We were on the verge of the greatest retirement crisis in history and COVID-19 just triggered it. In the decades to come, globally, we will witness hundreds of millions of people slipping into poverty in their retirement years, not because they lost money in the stock market, but because they saved. Why? If you are […]
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If you want to receive Guaranteed Return without locking in your capital for long, you should consider a short-term endowment plan. An endowment plan is the simplest form of investment. You pay a premium to the insurer who promises you a guaranteed return in a fixed number of years. In the past couple of years, […]
Are we drawing down the national reserves too fast? With President Halimah’s assent, Singapore is withdrawing another eye-popping $31 billion from its reserves to fund Covid-19 support packages, you may justifiably wonder: “Is there a limit to this?” By now, Singapore has used close to $100 billion from its reserves to fight the “deepest economic crisis […]
If you were to look only at the stock market and nothing else, you’d probably have no clue that millions of people just lost their jobs, hundreds of global companies are filing bankruptcies and yes, we are still in a global coronavirus pandemic. Why do the stock markets ignore all the bad news? Are we […]
With the global recession triggered by COVID-19, we have seen that the Singapore REITs index has suffered a massive 20% loss. You may be asking, “What would be the impact of COVID-19 on REITs? Is it a good time to buy REITs now?” In this article, I want to help you understand three questions. Why […]
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 clearer the […]
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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 …
The recent stock market crash may have wiped out several years’ worth of your investment returns. I know you are in pain. But do you know covid-19 is not the real culprit of the stock market plunge? It is something else. I guess that your level of pain is probably negatively correlated to 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 …
With the global recession triggered by COVID-19, we have seen that the Singapore REITs index has suffered a massive 20% loss. You may be asking, “What would be the impact of COVID-19 on REITs? Is it a good time to buy REITs now?” In this article, I want to help you understand three …
The only way to retire in Singapore is to own Income Generating Assets. I have discussed how you can use optimally leveraged and discounted property to generate good income for your retirement. However, there is a problem. While Asian investors are still trying to catch the last train of …
The new 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as the Wuhan Virus, has occupied much of our thinking in recent days. And if you invest in stocks, you have a lot to worry about. Is the world economy going to collapse due to the broken supply chain? Is the global stock market facing a meltdown? …
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