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 […]
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In Singapore, basic health insurance needs are covered under the CPF Medishield scheme, you can upgrade your basic Medishield Life to private insurers for better coverage. These plans are called private Integrated Shield Plans (IPs). In this article, I will explain what Medishield Life is and how the integrated shield plans work.
If you follow my blog, you know I was bullish about the energy sector since a few months back when everybody’s focus was on technology stocks and bitcoins. I also reiterated my conviction in my August “Ivan’s reflection”. My thesis was simple: The economic rebound after Covid lockdowns have lifted will boost consumer demand. Lower […]
The Home Protection Scheme (HPS) is a mortgage reducing insurance that insures CPF members and their families against losing their homes in the event of death or permanent incapacity before their housing loans are paid up. HPS will give you protection up to age 65 or the end of the loan period, whichever is […]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has released the amended MAS Notice 307 on 08 October 2020. This revision will impact investment-linked policies (ILP) issued by all insurers from 08 October 2021 onwards. I applause for the new regulation as the charges for investment-linked policies are always complicated and confusing. This gives the consumer a […]
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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Recently, I wrote an article to caution the readers about the euphoria in the innovational technology stocks. In less than two weeks, many such stocks have crashed more than 20%, led by the stock market darlings such as Tesla, Square and Roku. So what happened? You may not realize that the driver …
Should you invest in the stocks of China’s biggest technology companies? The answer is a definite yes to me. But how you invest in China is the tricky part, especially the technology sector. Many clients and readers asked me about Lion Global’s new ETF, Lion-OCBC Securities Hang Seng TECH ETF. Is …
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 …
How often do you hear the advice to do long term investment? They say the smartest thing to do is to buy and hold because the market always come back; stay invested and you will outperform 90% of the fund managers. Should you believe long term investing? Long term investing seems to make …
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 are …
If you follow my blog, you know I was bullish about the energy sector since a few months back when everybody’s focus was on technology stocks and bitcoins. I also reiterated my conviction in my August “Ivan’s reflection”. My thesis was simple: The economic rebound after Covid lockdowns have …
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