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 […]
Every month, I publish an investment note called “Ivan’s Reflection”. The purpose is to document my thoughts process so I can review if they are right and wrong in the future. This creates transparency for my clients and people who are interested in my investment management services. It also forces me to be accountable for […]
If you want to build a portfolio and invest for retirement, should you buy more stocks during a financial crisis? To many novice and professional investors alike, it sounds like a good idea. After all, stocks always go up higher in the long term, right? So buying stocks at a hugely discounted price seems to […]
A low-cost income investment portfolio is crucial for retirement planning. Without a portfolio of income-generating assets for passive income, you will never achieve financial freedom. But there are some practical issues to consider. As an independent financial adviser, I spend a lot of time constructing portfolios which will make sense to local investors. Yes, there […]
Recently, Charles Schwab has decided to leave Singapore for good. Over the next few months, Charles Schwab Singapore will cease to provide services and will close its office in Singapore. Here is what you need to do.
Many people bought Real Estate Investment Trusts as a safe haven with a stable income. But professionals know REIT is just like any other instruments, you should invest for total return (both capital gain and dividend income). Since I published the article warning investors that REITs was overvalued, I received a lot of queries about […]