Should I be surprised? Thanos Trump just snapped his fingers again and the US stock markets (and probably the rest of the world come Monday) had a rude shock and reacted violently. (Sign) ... how should we invest in such turbulent and uncertain times? Even big corporations are struggling with investment decisions now with so … Continue reading Investing In Uncertain Times
If you have spare cash today, I won't hesitate to recommend SG Saving Bond (SSB) to you. It's the best investment product for Singaporeans out there now! The first year interest rate of the Dec'18 issue is 1.89%. Solid, right? I believe most of you are familiar with it. If not, you can click hereto find … Continue reading Maximising Value from Your SSB Portfolio
If you are like me who have started buying SSB since it was launched and/or through 2016 & 2017, you may want to examine your returns from your current SSBs and consider upgrading. First, let's see a chart that shows the 1st year yield of the monthly SSBs from the maiden issue to the most … Continue reading Time to upgrade your SSB yield if you have not done so!
After a hectic week of non-stop 5 consecutive nights of conference calls with my US and European colleagues, I finally found some respite now to contribute my thoughts to our blog. In between, 8 new readers have subscribed to our blog and I thank you for your support. In the last one week, our STI … Continue reading I think my plans are working out okay
The first half of 2018 has come and gone. All of a sudden, the market looks gloomier now than at the start of the year. It has been hit from many fronts including the rise in US interest rate, rise in crude oil price (aka inflation), rise in protectionism with trade war looming between US … Continue reading Alas, a Depressing 1H 2018 But some Food for Thoughts on what we can do for 2H
I like to extend a warm welcome to the five new subscribers who joined us since the last blog post. Your support is a major motivator to me to keep this going. I am sure most of you would have heard of, read about or tracked the recent steep rise in the yields of 10 … Continue reading Dividends, Treasury Notes and Me
1/3/6 Months SIBOR rates are climbing fast Just went to have a look at the Sibor rates provided by DBS. Got a bit of a rude shock - the 1, 3 and 6 months Sibor rates for Jan 2018 are at the 3 years high (2015/2016/2017 & Jan 2018). 1 month is 1.331% (Q4 … Continue reading Rising rates – Its going to be painful
One more week to apply for Singapore Saving Bond if you have not done it yet. Doing this because I believe SSB is the best place to "park" your war chest - safe and sound 😊 Details of This month’s Offer Issue: SBJUN17 GX17060T Closes: 9.00pm, 26 Apr 2017 Results: After 3.00pm, 26 Apr 2017 Yields … Continue reading Have you bought Jun’17 Singapore Saving Bond?
Contributed by: Warriortan Thinking of doing a simple gentle reminder to all my readers that the closing date of the latest issue of SSB (May 2017) is coming up soon. From the SSB website: This month's Offer Issue: SBMAY17 GX17050F Opens: 6.00pm, 3 Apr 2017 Closes: 9.00pm, 25 Apr 2017 Results: After 3.00pm, 26 Apr … Continue reading May 2017 Singapore Saving Bond: I have bought, have you?