If the year were to end today, 2022 would rank as the 7th worst calendar year return for the stock market since the Great Depression. Despite there is still plenty of time left before the year is over, there’s no denying that this has been a terrible year in the stock market to date, especially […]
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If you have followed me for a long time, you know I was one of the early adopters to advocate using REITs as an Income Generating Asset for retirement. I have written an article to explain how REIT investing works and over the years, more and more people started investing in Singapore REITs (S-REIT). But REIT […]
It never feels good when we are in this kind of market, it is hard to find any optimistic news. From interest rate hikes to inflation fear, from Russia Ukraine tension to global recession. The financial market is upside-down and many cracks are spreading. How should you position your investment to protect your downside and […]
As unfortunate as it is, Russia has decided to attack Ukraine. While it seems to be a geographic conflict, it is actually a financial war in disguise. As I have explained in this article, there is an invisible financial hand behind most of the geo-conflicts, and the Russia-Ukraine war is no different. If you are […]
Russia-Ukraine tension is all over the news headlines recently, and it is only natural to ask if war is really looming? And how will it affect the financial market and our lives? I always say that you can’t invest successfully if you don’t understand history, and you won’t understand history if you don’t understand finance. […]
Tapering and rate hikes are lingering over the financial market since December and they will be the biggest drivers of the stock market in 2022. What should we invest in a rising inflation and interest rate environment? If you follow my blog, you will understand that there is no long term investment. Every investment moves […]
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What is your biggest fear of investing? Are you afraid of Choosing the wrong investment and losing money? Missing the opportunities which were right in front of you? Those used to be my struggles too, until I found a systematic way to invest. To be fair, there are many ways of …
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If you are still asking which cryptocurrency you should “invest” in, you are heading in the wrong direction. As I have discussed in my earlier article, the value of what crypto brings to this world is not just a few more symbols to trade or a get rich quick scheme. It is a much bigger revolution. …
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