Category: Investment Moats

How Ready are You to Retire?

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 […]

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Some Thoughts on DBS’s ETF digiPortfolio

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 […]

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Singapore Savings Bonds SSB October 2019 Issue Yields 1.75% for 10 Year and 1.64% 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 October 2019’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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The Differences between Singapore and United States Office Lease Agreements

The tenant leases for commercial properties in China, Hong Kong and Singapore are rather unique in that they are shorter. There are no rental escalation. Typically, the tenure is less than 5 years. In Singapore and Hong Kong, the commercial offices and shopping centers have 3 to 5 year leases. When real estate investment trusts […]

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NTUC Capital Plus (CSN2) 3 Year 2.3% Return Endowment Policy

This is a quick public service announcement. NTUC are issuing another tranche of these very popular high return for short duration insurance savings plan. Typically, from what I understand, these plans do not net the commission based advisers much commission. Usually, these are very attractive to those who are not easily swayed. As they get […]

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REPS Holding’s Resale Endowments: What You Need to Know

Resale endowment policy is not something new. However, in the realm of wealth building, it may be less talked about. And therefore, a lot of investors may not be aware about it. The concept from what Endowments have died down. In their place, there are some brokers who started dealing with Endowments that can be […]

Interactive Brokers setting Up Singapore Offices

There are a bunch of investors who are always searching for a cost effective broker platform. Through these platform they wish to handle the majority of their transactions. I think cost is one aspect but there are other considerations Think in terms of whether the broker will continue to be in business If you have […]