By now you are probably aware that Aviva and Singlife are going to merge into one company. You may be wondering how it affects their policyholders and what is the impact of Singapore’s financial industry. Recently, I was interviewed by the Straits Times regarding my views on the merger. If you think about it, since the […]
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How many of you still remember the famous Hong Kong show “The Greed of Man” (大時代)? The dramatic scene of the final battle between Ting Hai (丁蟹) and Fong Chin-bok (方展博) on the trading floor of the Hong Kong exchange was probably the childhood memory that triggered my interest in the stock market. Whatever political […]
If you are a retiree or planning for retirement, you need to understand inflation. And if you are wondering what will drive the direction of the stock market in the near future, it is not the historical high of the Nasdaq stock index or a new vaccine, it will be the “average inflation targeting”. Inflation […]
Happy National Day weekend! As we all know, this year’s national day celebration is going to be quiet. Covid-19 pandemic has not only changed our lives today, but it will also alter the way we live and work in the years to come. To help you prepare for the future, I am offering a 50% […]
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 […]
It is often said that the financial market is like a battlefield between David and Goliath, it is a war between the small-time retail investors (the “dumb money”) and the mighty institutional investors (the “smart money”). The retail investors did lose money most of the time because unlike David, they underestimate their opponents. Thanks to […]
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The fear of the Wuhan virus is real, but sometimes emotions tend to cloud our judgements. I received several calls from anxious clients asking if the stock market is going to collapse and if the doomsday is coming. What is the real impact of world epidemics on the stock market? Should you …
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 …
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 …
ETF Investing is one of the most misunderstood investment strategies. It was created with good intentions but was misused by many people to sell their products and services. At the surface level, they give you some investment advice that seemed to make sense. The typical pitch goes like these: …
We all dream about financial freedom. We all want to keep up our lifestyle after or even before we retire, and to continue enjoying the things we are passionate about without worry about money. But for many people, that often stays a dream. What are the steps to turn that dream into …
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 …
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