Category: Investment Moats

You Cannot Sustain Your Dividend Portfolio Without a Stream of Good Ideas

If I were to give one factor that makes dividend investing difficult for a lot of people it is a stream of constant ideas. Ideas are companies, bonds of companies and other securities that you can invest in to earn a total return. What you wish for is to set up a 15 stock portfolio […]

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Your Descent into Active Trading Starts Here in this Investing Note & SGX Tournament!

Do you wish to test your trading skills, beat the pants out of professionals and be rewarded for it? Now your chance is here! Investing discussion group platform InvestingNote.com is partnering with SGX and Societe Generale to organize an active trading tournament for traders. You can be part of this competition. All you have to […]

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You would Moderate Your Spending if the World Collapsed

One of the biggest counter-argument to the safe-withdrawal-rate way of deriving your retirement income is that most of us do not spend like this in reality. Our real-life spending tends to go up and down and seldom stays constant. So it is quite hard to accept that if we are given $40,000 that is inflation-adjusted, […]

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An “Extreme” Early Retirement Life is Not so Extreme. It looks Pretty Good

If we wish to reminisce about how these financial independence movement started, we got to discuss a little about the history. From what I know, this can be broken up into a few “Eras”. Paul Terhorst wrote Cashing in on the American Dream in the 1980s Then Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin wrote Your Money […]

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Singapore Savings Bonds SSB November 2019 Issue Yields 1.74% for 10 Year and 1.62% 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 November 2019’s SSB bonds yield an interest rate of 1.74%/yr for the next 10 years. You can apply through ATM or Internet Banking via the three banks […]

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2 New ETFs helping Singaporeans Gain Diversified Global Equity Exposures

One of my ex-co-worker let me know that there are 2 exchange traded funds (ETF) listed on the London Stock Exchange this year. I thought these are pretty good to let you guys and gals be aware of. This is more suitable for the buy-and-hold investors who understand the benefits and shortcomings of investing in […]

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Why Affluent Singaporeans are not on Track for Desired Retirement

Majority of the affluent looking to retire are not financially on track yet. This is according to a recent Standard Chartered Survey. This Standard Chartered Survey covers 1000 respondents across 5 different countries China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. The survey asked 200 respondents between the age of 35 to 59 years old, from […]

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Why I say Trust & Competency in Your Financial Adviser is Less Important

Last week, I wrote a post on Providend titled Here are the Top 3 Attributes of a Good Financial Adviser. I thought it will give you some good examples how you could go about assessing a prospective financial adviser if you wish to engage one. After I have published the article, I would like to […]

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