Author: Investment Moats

Which Singapore REIT will Survive and Thrive Better During this Challenging Period?

DBS has a pretty good report out which shows some of the “stress-test” they put the REITs listed in Singapore through. For those serious in investing in REITs, this is a good blueprint how you can assess the defensiveness of REITs in times of stress. This kind of assessment is very quantitative and should not […]

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Singapore Savings Bonds SSB June 2020 Issue Yields 1.05% for 10 Year and 0.57% for 1 Year

Here is a higher yielding, safe way to save your money that you have no idea when you will need to use it, or your emergency fund. The June 2020’s SSB bonds yield an interest rate of 1.05%/yr for the next 10 years. You can apply through ATM or Internet Banking via the three banks […]

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Why Not Give Us Access to Our Own CPF Special Account in these Special Times?

One day, when my colleague and I were taking the train back after work, my colleague suggested that the CPF should be flexible enough for people to withdraw their money to fund their sabbatical or mini-retirement. I think that is forward looking. But I do not think the government will go that far to allow […]

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Understand Prime US REIT better in 24 Points

With the latest move to semi-annual reporting, Prime US REIT will not be announced it’s official financial results. However, as with many REITs, they are providing business development updates. The results looked good on paper. Distributable income rose 12.9% from IPO projection. Net property income rose by 6.7%. One of the main reasons the results […]

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How Much Money do You need to be Financial Independent? A Deep Dive

It was around 2012 or 2013 that I first encounter this thing called financial independence. What I learn to open my eyes to the possibility that maybe I have an option to spending the next 30 years of my life working. One of the first things was to figure out: How much is enough? How […]

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