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Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust Q3 FY19/20 Results

Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust has gone through some tough months. Their main revenue-generating asset, Festive Walk, was caught in the middle of the Hong Kong unrest and was damaged to a certain extent. This uncertainty, have corrected its share price to as low as $1.12 from a high of $1.46. 2 days ago, the […]

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How much You Need to Retire at 55 years old (factoring in your CPF Life Annuity Income)

If you wish to retire 10 years earlier than the official retirement age of 65, how much money do you need, if you know you will be getting some CPF Life annuity income at age 65? I think many of you would entertain the thought of retiring at age 55, especially if you think you […]

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Of Having More Conviction, Rolling Returns and Dimensional Core Equity

When we put our money in fixed deposits or savings account, we can reliably count on that if we put the money in on May 2018 and take it out in May 2020, we will get a certain annualized and cumulative returns. It is difficult for a person new to investing to visualize their returns […]

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Levels of Wealth That Buy You Some Freedom

Would you escape one prison, only to find yourself jumping into a different prison? One day, I stumbled upon this discussion between one of our associate adviser and a client adviser. They were discussing how much a lot of people would yearn to escape wage slavery by being financially independent. However, in financial independence, you […]

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FX Rates Offered By Standard Chartered Singapore Tightens to 0.30%

I updated roughly 1 month ago on my blog that through Standard Chartered Banking LiveFX, the exchange spread we get for currency conversion seems to have improved. The spread that we used to need to pay was about 0.80% difference between what they quote versus the spot foreign exchange rates (FX). with LiveFX, this sort […]

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Comparing Money-Weighted Returns Versus Time-Weighted Returns

MWRR/XIRR is a different way of measuring your returns compared to the traditional TWRR/CAGR. Both have their strengths and each has its weaknesses. There are usually a few prevalent ways to see if your portfolio or net wealth is performing well, versus others. But the most common debate has been Time-Weighted Rate of Return (TWRR) […]

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Singapore Savings Bonds SSB February 2020 Issue Yields 1.75% for 10 Year and 1.54% 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 February 2020’s SSB bonds yield an interest rate of 1.75%/yr for the next 10 years. You can apply through ATM or Internet Banking via the three banks […]

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