Bought My First SG Government Bond

I just applied for the 5 years SG Govt Bond that was opened for application. It is my first purchase of this investment instrument. The specific code for this bond is N519100A and you can click-through to get more details. It can be applied via ATM and Internet Banking and closes on 12 noon 29 … Continue reading Bought My First SG Government Bond

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Busy busy 3 weeks :-)

I got feedback from some of you that my last post was too serious and heavy going. Once in a while lah ... especially whenever I reflect on our country's competitiveness, I get concerned. Anyway this blog is back to our personal finance and life. So the last 3 weeks for me ....  has been … Continue reading Busy busy 3 weeks đź™‚

Is a house a burden or an asset or is it more than that?

Yesterday, I had an insightful discussion with a very percipient person whom I admired a lot. After our discussion, I reflected on what he said about the issue of housing prices in Singapore and understood a deeper implication on why we need to keep our housing price affordable in Singapore. For many years, I used to … Continue reading Is a house a burden or an asset or is it more than that?

SPH Reit: Is Declining Occupancy starting to Bite?

The headlines from their latest Media Release last week screamed “SPH REIT delivered steady distribution. 1Q 2019 DPU held steady at 1.34 cents. Figtree Grove Shopping Centre – yield-accretive acquisition in New South Wales, Australia”. As an income investor, I am naturally happy. But is everything so rosy for SPH Reit? I somehow didn’t feel … Continue reading SPH Reit: Is Declining Occupancy starting to Bite?