Category: Singaporean Stocks Investor

AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT challenged.

I have said before that AA REIT is not unique in the industrial REIT space. All industrial landlords in Singapore are facing difficulties presented by over supply and weaker demand. 

From the latest results presented by AA REIT, it is obvious that…

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HDB Lease Buyback Scheme and you.

Reader:

Parents in late 60s considering whether to go for lease buy back on their HDB flat (42 yr old flat) or leave it to children. 

Lease buy back so that parents can increase current monthly pocket money and thus lessen burden. Parents are…

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Home loses $23,000 yearly to house antiques?

Inspired by several past conversations.

From a financial perspective, should a single buy a one bedroom HDB apartment for $100,000 or a three bedroom HDB apartment for $500,000? 

The former seems less demanding financially. However, in the…

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I do not believe in emergency funds.

“It will never happen to me.”

What if it should happen one day?

Then, die lah.

OK lor.

Reader:
Don’t believe in emergency funds. Better to put money in bank preference shares or perpetuals.

AK:
Well, let’s hope you never meet with an…

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SingPost posts sinking dividends.

Reader:
I am a sad shareholder of Singpost. Final dividend is 0.5 cent. Should I continue to hold and wait for improvement?

Suspicious looking package at 

Singapore Post mail processing centre.

AK:
Those who thought they would continue to get…

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You are not successful in Singapore unless you do this.

In retirement, I have become totally slothful. I go to bed late. I wake up late. I spend time getting my hands dirty in my planter and also staring into my aquarium.

Make simple meals. Do some housework. Watch some TV and do lots of online…

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Standard Chartered Bank’s Bonus Saver.

When I shared on Facebook why OCBC 360 has gone from the top to the bottom of my list of “jumping through hoops” savings accounts, a reader suggested Standard Chartered Bank’s Bonus Saver as an alternative.

Coincidentally, my sister started a…

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Should invest (more) in SPH now?

Reader:
Hi ak, I like to hear your view on SPH. I have hold the stocks which I bought few years ago avg price 4.1. With this recent big drop, do u think it make sense to buy more to avg down the cost? The business seems to cutting more div in coming……