If you are considering various ways of investing for retirement, you will often come across investment advice telling you to invest in the STI ETF (Straits Times Index Exchange Traded Funds). The typical pitch goes like these: You should buy the STI ETF because passive investing beats active investing in the long run. You should […]
If you want to invest for retirement, you are facing an uphill task. Most investment strategies will never help you reach your retirement goals. The reason is simple, they are investment strategies, not retirement strategies. You need to understand that investing for wealth and investing for retirement are not the same thing. I wish I […]
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 that you […]
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 exclusive to the wealthy. When retail investors battling in stock […]
Real Estate Investment Trust, a.k.a. REIT, is a popular income generating investment nowadays. It is also one of the 5 core Income Generating Assets that I recommend for retirement planning. But the risks of investing in REITs are not well understood. In the course of my work, I realize many people have these common misconceptions: I […]
The only way to retire in Singapore is to own Incoming 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 purchasing physical properties, the ultra-rich from the […]
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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 …
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. …
NTUC Capital Plus is a very popular short-term savings plan in Singapore with Guaranteed interest. The insurer NTUC INCOME has just launched a new tranche CSN2 with a 2.3% yield. 3-year single premium endowment plan Non-participating - meaning no bonus, all returns are guaranteed. …
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 …
Despite the seemingly endless US-China trade war, the market prices of REITs have increased sharply since the beginning of the year. If you have substantial holdings of Real Estate Investment Trusts, you need to be careful. This may sound counter-intuitive, but if you are investing in REIT as …
The latest buzz in Singapore's financial market is the launch of Astrea V PE Bond, a retail private equity bond by a Temasek unit. If you have not heard about it, you do not have much to lose. But if you are contemplating to subscribe to it, you should continue to read. Just google "Astrea V …
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