It wasn't too long ago that the industry saw its first retail private equity bonds opened up to retail investors. One year after Astrea IV was issued, Singaporeans are once again anticipating the launch of these bonds.
Interactive Brokers is one of my favourite online brokerages for buying overseas stocks. Its low cost, great platform and excellent FX rates means that I can build an overseas portfolio easily without paying too much commissions on local brokerages like Standard Chartered and DBS.
You’ve probably heard it countless times – diversify your investments, don’t put all your eggs into one basket. Equity ETFs offer an excellent way to build a diversified portfolio of stocks. In Singapore, you might have probably heard of the STI, the index that tracks the performance of the top
What gets measured gets managed. It isn’t surprising that I apply a bit of what I do professionally into my personal finances – analytics. In order to understand my spending habits, I decided to track my monthly expenses to derive some insights so that it can be managed! Background and
The first three months of 2019 has seen global equities rebound significantly following last December’s sharp sell-off, driven by a less hawkish Fed and perceived progress made in trade talks between the United States and China. With geopolitical tensions and mixed economic data threatening to grind the decade-long bull run
I feel that this question gets raised quite occasionally over the course of my university life and rightfully so, students are generally concerned about how to land their dream job. I have been through at least 20 interviews and landed offers for almost 75% of them over my entire life,
This is an interesting topic that I was asked by a friend to share my thoughts on, and probably one that might be of interest to a wider pool of readers – hence I thought of penning some of my thoughts and analysis down in this post. Comparing apples and
I previously blogged about the benefits and how to get started with Singapore Savings Bonds (SSB), which are a terrific way for Singaporeans to invest their money in – even aunties and uncles can beat inflation! Recently, there’s news that the government has plans to increase the deposit limit to
$10,000 is the magic number that most people start to ask questions about what to do with their money – in this post, I will share what I would do with ten grand in the bank. It all begins with a plan There are many ways one could invest or
It’s the shopping season again and luckily for me, this year, I’ve been spending less. In this post, I’ve decided to address a common tactic that online merchants have been using to rob you without your knowledge. Spend 5 minutes of your time reading this and you may save hundreds
It seems like the Singapore bond market has been pretty interesting in 2018! We saw the launch of Singapore's first private equity bonds from Astrea earlier in the year and now we have Temasek launching more bonds to retail investors - spicing up the market with more offerings...