I realize I have not written any updates on Manulife US REIT’s latest acquisition. So here it is. Just a short update. This year, majority of the REITs have seen their share price appreciating. With the share price appreciation, the cost of equity (which in this case, is the dividend yield the REIT pays to […]
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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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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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In my capacity on my day job in Providend, I was asked to make a comment on a recent MorningStar study that came out. You can see my comments here: Unfortunately, my Chinese is so lousy that I cannot translate this. Basically, Zaobao seeks a comment why local funds are comparatively so expensive and my […]
I woke up this morning feeling very frustrated about something at work. There is this functionality that is so simple, yet I can’t find a lot of service provider offering it. So I am contemplating coding this myself. It will also be good since I may eventually be able to own the intellectual property rights […]
LendLease Global Commercial REIT is going ahead with their IPO. However, the number of properties that will be injected into the IPO will only be 2, contrary to what I have speculated in my first article. The Australian based group LendLease will be looking to a placement and public offer of 387 million units. The […]
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In investing, things are most of the time not definite. I make a very poor salesman because straight away, people can detect a lack of confidence. I would rather say, my face most of the time, show how uncomfortable I am with things. That is why we have advisers because they don’t have this problem […]
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If you would like to post some rather vulnerable rant about the CPF on your social media, you got to recognize a few things: The CPF team picks up these things rather fast. This may make people abuse the social media as a way to get their unreasonable request through CPF have a serious trail […]
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This week is pretty much drained. So I don’t have any bandwidth to explore things that are new. Weekends is probably to catch some breath. One of my reader that I met up with some time ago asked me these 2 deeper question about retirement: What amount of principal will you feel comfortable to quit […]
Both Straits Times and Business Times ran the update that DBS will be launching their Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) portfolio for the investors. And it got me thinking about a few things. Firstly, the product. A Human-Robot Managed ETF Portfolio There will be 2 portfolios that are launched: The Asia Portfolio: Gives you Singapore listed […]