By now you are probably aware that Aviva and Singlife are going to merge into one company. You may be wondering how it affects their policyholders and what is the impact of Singapore’s financial industry. Recently, I was interviewed by the Straits Times regarding my views on the merger. If you think about it, since the […]
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How many of you still remember the famous Hong Kong show “The Greed of Man” (大時代)? The dramatic scene of the final battle between Ting Hai (丁蟹) and Fong Chin-bok (方展博) on the trading floor of the Hong Kong exchange was probably the childhood memory that triggered my interest in the stock market. Whatever political […]
If you are a retiree or planning for retirement, you need to understand inflation. And if you are wondering what will drive the direction of the stock market in the near future, it is not the historical high of the Nasdaq stock index or a new vaccine, it will be the “average inflation targeting”. Inflation […]
Happy National Day weekend! As we all know, this year’s national day celebration is going to be quiet. Covid-19 pandemic has not only changed our lives today, but it will also alter the way we live and work in the years to come. To help you prepare for the future, I am offering a 50% […]
The gold price has soared beyond the record of US $2,000 per ounce. The rally is so strong that it spilled over to the silver market. Silver rallied from $18 per ounce to $26 per ounce, a 44% rally in a month. Now the questions are, “How high can the price of gold and silver […]
It is often said that the financial market is like a battlefield between David and Goliath, it is a war between the small-time retail investors (the “dumb money”) and the mighty institutional investors (the “smart money”). The retail investors did lose money most of the time because unlike David, they underestimate their opponents. Thanks to […]
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For most Singaporeans, unit trust is the best investment instrument to start with. But why so many people lost money in unit trust investment? Because most people chose the wrong funds. If you want to make money, you need to know how to choose the right unit trust for yourself. It is unlikely …
For many Singaporeans, the idea of an early retirement is pure fantasy. If you recall your everyday hearing about expensive housing, car and even food, you will be convinced that you will never be able to retire at all. But what if early retirement isn’t quite as an impossible task as you …
I hate to say this, but we live in one of the richest countries on the planet and yet most of us don’t feel rich. We are living in a world where “rich become richer” and “middle class are sandwiched”. On my journey to pursue the best investment strategies and the smartest money management tips, I …
ETF Investing is one of the most misunderstood investment strategies. It was created with good intentions but was misused by many people to sell their products and services. At the surface level, they give you some investment advice that seemed to make sense. The typical pitch goes like these: …
The global stock market has just had an amazing rally in April despite a looming recession ahead. Do you feel puzzled and frustrated by this? Did you sell your stocks in March or were you waiting on the sidelines? The further we get into this global lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the …
Dividend-paying stocks are the most popular investment products among Singaporeans to plan for retirement. After I published this article last week, many readers want to know what are the tools available to choose dividend stocks efficiently. Gone with the days when you have to fork out big …
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