Category Archives: Financial Management

Cost of Living under spotlight

When I looked at my financial wealth, it wasn’t great for this year. 2018 is turning out to be worse than 2017. The Donald Trump impact on financial markets was felt keenly in recent months. My invested assets returned only … Continue reading

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DBS 50th Anniversary Promotional Sales Charge on Unit Trusts

When you buy unit trusts on-line from DBS/POSB websites, investors pay 0.5% promotional sales charge. This promotion sales charge is for period 22 July to 19 August 2018. Terms and conditions apply. See bank’s on-line web pages. This limited period … Continue reading

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The Nikko AM SGD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF

This Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) was reported in The Business Times on 23 July. It was not reported in The Straits Times. The first time I heard about this was through a e-newsletter from fundsupermart.com. The Nikko AM SGD Investment … Continue reading

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Investing in Investment Property – A personal experience

Like most people interested in investing in residential properties, my wife and I too did this back in 1997 (before the Asian Financial Crisis). On 19 July 1997, we exercised an option to purchase a unit in Trellis Towers directly … Continue reading

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Hyflux – in financial difficulty

Hyflux was once a growth stock some 10 years ago. The stock was trading at $2.90 per share in 2008 when I bought into the company. Now the share is suspended and the price at suspension was $0.21. That was … Continue reading

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Half-year mark report card on equities

How can I describe half-year performance for financial markets? Horrible! After a promising start in January when the Straits Times Index (STI) reached a high of 3,609.24 points (YTD change of 6.1%), the STI is now below last year’s closing. … Continue reading

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There were times that I wish I did not invest

My investments took a tumble again. With the US imposing tariffs on trade with several countries in particular with China, the world is on edge. The Federal Reserve of US (Fed) is also increasing benchmark interest rates faster. This did … Continue reading

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