The biggest worry in the financial market now is not the US tapering or China tech crackdown, but the possibility of default of China Evergrande Group (中国恒大集团). The report of China Evergrande’s situation is on the news every day, but many Singapore investors are not even familiar with the name. This article gives you a […]
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In a low-interest-rate environment, your money might be yearning for better growth opportunities. But if you are not comfortable with investing. A short term endowment plan could be a good option. Short term endowment plans are issued by the insurance companies and I like their simple, no-trick and guaranteed return. After Aviva launched MySecureSaver, their […]
If you follow my blog and Telegram channel, you know I am not a big fan of “investing” in Bitcoin. But if I can get a Bitcoin for free, I wouldn’t mind, who would? Many people consider Bitcoin as a get rich scheme, but to me, Bitcoin is not exactly an investment (for now) or […]
The financial markets have turned upside down in the past one and a half years due to the global pandemic and government lockdowns. It’s interesting to see that people arrive at vastly different conclusions from the same financial event. While some people have made a fortune beyond their wildest dreams, others have incurred huge losses […]
“China Tech Crackdown”, this headline phrase has frequently appeared in the financial news lately and it has turned the stock market upside down. Many familiar names such as Alibaba, Tencent, Meituan, and JD.com, have dropped 40% to 50% from their peak. Didi, which presented an IPO one month ago, lost half of its value and […]
Believe it or not, inflation is the most important factor driving the financial markets right now, and yet there are vastly different views on what we can expect. While some investors believe that inflationary pressure will prove transient, others believe we are on the verge of a structural shift in the financial markets. I belong […]
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For a very long time, Singaporeans were deprived of investing in good financial products. Bond has always been the cornerstone of financial institutions and high net worth individuals' investment portfolio. However, most bonds in Singapore had a high entry barrier such as $250,000 which makes it …
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 go?” and “Is it too late …
Is Bitcoin a fad or the future? Is it worth long-term investment? Should you still buy it now at this price? These are the common questions that my clients and subscribers ask lately, and you probably want the answers too. I have wanted to write an article about Bitcoin on several occasions but I …
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 …
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 …
I wrote an article in 2019 when Astrea V was launched, I was not thrilled with PE bond offering such a low yield of 3.8% back then. But since the pandemic last year, the broad market interest rate has dropped to an even more ridiculous level. So PE-Backed Astrea Bond does appeal to some investors …
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