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14 things to know about Frasers Commercial Trust before you invest

Frasers Commercial Trust (SGX: ND8U) is a Singapore REIT that invests in a portfolio of commercial office properties. As at 30 September 2017, it has six properties located in Singapore and Australia valued at S$2.1 billion. In this article, I’ll bring a detailed account of Frasers Commercial Trust’s developments since its listing, the individual performances […]

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Singapore tax deductions and rebates you probably didn’t know you could get

The tax system in Singapore is quite straightforward. Unlike many other countries, you don’t need to pay a trained accountant to identify all the ways to optimise your income. However, this can also be a flaw. Many Singaporeans don’t pay attention to the Singapore tax deductions and rebates available to them. Here are some commonly […]

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11 things to know about Frasers Centrepoint Trust before you invest

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) (SGX: J69U) is a REIT that invests in retail malls located in Singapore. It was listed on 5 July 2006 with three retail malls valued at S$915 million in its initial portfolio. Since then, FCT has enlarged its portfolio to six retail malls worth S$2.67 billion as at 30 September 2017. […]

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7 things to know about KIP REIT before you invest

KIP REIT (Bursa: 5280) is a Malaysia retail REIT that was listed on Bursa Malaysia in February 2017. KIP REIT’s IPO comprised 13.5 million units to the public and 220.65 million units to institutional and selected investors. There was overwhelming demand from the retail public as the offer was oversubscribed by 5.07 times. KIP REIT’s […]

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3 things you need to do when your stock’s price falls 30%-50% (or more…)

One of the most frequent questions I get from readers is what to do when a stock’s price falls 30% to 50% and whether they should buy more, continue to hold, or sell to cut their losses. Tough choice… which is why it’s important to have a systematic and logical investment process to evaluate your […]

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13 things to know about Padini Holdings before you invest

Padini Holdings Berhad (Bursa: 7052) is a Malaysian fashion retail conglomerate that owns nine fashion labels familiar which are household brands in Malaysia. They include Padini, Padini Authentics, SEED, P&Co, PDI, Miki, Brands Outlet, Vincci, and Vincci Accessories. As of 2 January 2018, Padini Holdings Berhad is worth RM3.4 billion in market capitalization. Padini is […]

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How to start investing in Singapore: A practical guide for beginners (updated 2018)

It’s been over four years now since we founded The Fifth Person. In that period, we’ve shared our investment insights and analysis, published hundreds of articles, and written about how anyone can achieve financial independence through prudent and long-term investing. Along the way, we’ve received several emails from readers who wanted a practical guide on […]

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Bitcoin crashed 40% from its all-time high – here’s what to do next

So, I last penned an article on Bitcoin here back on 11 July 2017. If you listened to me then and not bought Bitcoin, you would have missed out on buying it at $2,322.18. Which means you’d also have missed out on selling Bitcoin at its all-time high of $19,190.33, netting you an absolute return […]

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How servicing your mortgage in cash instead of CPF can add $200,000 to your retirement

Most Singaporeans prefer to service their mortgage using their CPF Ordinary Account (CPF OA). In fact, you are probably wondering why some Singaporeans service their mortgage in cash, when the CPF OA funds is “money they can’t spend anyway”. Regardless of whether you use a private bank loan or a HDB Concessionary Loan, you always […]

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11 things to know about Jardine Strategic before you invest

Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited (SGX: J37) is a Singapore-listed conglomerate with multiple business interests located across the Asia-Pacific. Presently, it owns and derives income from the following public-listed subsidiaries: 57% shareholding of Jardine Matheson Holdings (SGX: J36) 75% shareholding of Jardine Cycle & Carriage (SGX: C07) 50% shareholding of Hongkong Land (SGX: H78) 78% shareholding […]

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