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Top Reads this Week (17 Dec)

First off, apologies for the delay in the Top Reads this Week as I was sick all weekend. As a bonus, this week’s top reads also includes a huge piece of news just out today: MAS doubling the limit on SSBs, and allowing purchases via SRS funds. This definitely opens up a lot more opportunities on using SSBs as a portfolio diversifier, and SRS as a means of tax planning. I’ll definitely be doing a fuller post on this once I wrap my head around the full implications. If you enjoyed this post, do also check out Financial Chickens, a...

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5 Investment Predictions for 2019 (Singapore Edition)

As every investor will know, 2018 has been an absolute disaster for almost all asset classes. The year to date (YTD) returns for major asset classes as at October 2018 are set out below, and if you plot the same chart as at December, almost everything is going to be in the red. That’s how bad it was. So what does 2019 hold in store for us? I’m going to set out 5 investment trends here, and how to play them. Of course, please note that these are just my predictions. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with...

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Top Reads this Week (9 Dec)

If you enjoyed this, do also check out Financial Chickens, a new initiative to compile the top daily reads from the sources that I personally follow. The Investment Outlook for 2019: Late-cycle risks and opportunities (JP Morgan) If you have some time this week, this is well worth the read. Sums up most of what you […] The post Top Reads this Week (9 Dec) appeared first on Financial...

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I still remember what happened on 17 October 2018. That morning, I woke up with bleary eyes, much like I do every morning, and checked the performance of the US markets overnight. It was uneventful. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed something unusual. It was an email from my hosting provider. Intrigued, […] The post Support Financial Horse appeared first on Financial...

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[Ask FH] Investment Advice for Singaporean Investors

Since my previous post on building a balanced stock portfolio for all ages, I’ve received a number of really great reader queries. Unfortunately I’ve been a bit late in responding to them, so huge apologies to all. As always, if you have any burning questions on investing at all, drop me an email at [email protected] with the […] The post [Ask FH] Investment Advice for Singaporean Investors appeared first on Financial...

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Top Reads this Week (2 Dec)

If you enjoyed this, do also check out Financial Chickens, a new initiative to compile the top daily reads from the sources that I personally follow. When Cash Outperforms Everything (A Wealth of Common Sense) Cash has outperformed both stocks and bonds YTD. And that’s rare… Keppel KBS US REIT makes another Acquisition, boosting dividend yield […] The post Top Reads this Week (2 Dec) appeared first on Financial...

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Top 10 Investment and Personal Finance Blogs & Websites in Singapore (2018/2019 Edition)

Amidst all the doom and gloom around financial markets recently, I thought it was good to take a step back from all the G20, trade war and fed hike talk this week. After all, it’s December 1st guys! On that note, I decided to do something a bit more light hearted today: The Top 10 Investment and Personal Finance Blogs & Websites in Singapore for 2018/2019! 10. A Singapore Stock Investor  Number 10 on this list is ASSI (or AK), one of the older names in the Singapore blog community. He writes in a very Singaporean style, which makes for...

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Top Reads this Week (25 Nov)

If you enjoyed this top weekly reads, do also check out Financial Chickens, a new initiative to compile the top daily reads from the sources that I personally enjoy and track, all in one place. Somerset Puteri Harbour Investors frustrated with returns (EdgeProp.sg) Good read on the perils of investing in foreign property, especially when […] The post Top Reads this Week (25 Nov) appeared first on Financial...

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Best Stock Brokers for Singapore Investors (2018/2019 Guide)

Stock Brokers have come a long way. From their heyday back in the 1980s, to their complete replacement by computers, it has truly been stunning to see how the rise of technology can destroy an entire profession. I’ve touched on which stock broker to use in my previous articles here and here, but I did […] The post Best Stock Brokers for Singapore Investors (2018/2019 Guide) appeared first on Financial...

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Top Reads this Week (18 Nov) + IUIGA

Singapore startup IUIGA reached out to me recently regarding a promotion of their service. Financial Horse is a huge supporter of local startups, so I was more than happy to oblige. As a quick summary, they’re basically a retailer that buys quality products directly from the original design manufacturers that produce for international brands. They […] The post Top Reads this Week (18 Nov) + IUIGA appeared first on Financial...

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All Weather Portfolio for Singaporeans

One thing that I realised from the [Ask FH] series was that a lot of Singaporeans wanted to invest, but they weren’t sure the best way to go about doing it. Even for myself, the sheer number of investment choices on the market these days is overwhelming. Do you go with something from your pushy […] The post All Weather Portfolio for Singaporeans appeared first on Financial...

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Top Reads this Week (11 Nov)

The End of the Bull Market – Ray Dalio (Tony Robbins) Most of you guys will have seen this before, but I’m still impressed by Ray Dalio’s all weather portfolio everytime I think about it. If you want a sleep well at night portfolio for all economic conditions, this is a great starting point. What […] The post Top Reads this Week (11 Nov) appeared first on Financial...

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Singapore Airlines: Flying High or Clipped Wings?

I’ve been doing a lot of macro, asset allocation related posts recently. So boy, does it feel great to go back to basics today with a simple question: Is it time to invest in Singapore Airlines shares? Basics: Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines needs no introduction to any Singaporean. From Wikipedia: Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA; SGX: C6L) is […] The post Singapore Airlines: Flying High or Clipped Wings? appeared first on Financial...

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Rights issues for Singapore REITs – Decision making process (Keppel KBS REIT)

I recently received this question from a reader: Hi FH It’s my first time having to make a decision on a rights issue. Are you able to share your thoughts on the rights issue for Keppel kbs reit? For example, what are the possible thought process that an investor has to go through to make a decision for the rights issue of this reit? What is the possible rationale for the reit manager to issue the new shares at such a discount? Thank you! Absolutely fantastic question! Rights issues are a core part of REIT investing, and every REIT...

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Top Reads this Week (4 November)

  1. Suggested Stock Allocation By Bond Yield for Logical Investors (Financial Samurai) As I get older, I’ve come to appreciate the value of bonds in a portfolio, and the stabilising effect they bring. Here’s an interesting take on how much bonds you should hold, depending on prevailing yields. Shared by a Reader: 2. Far […] The post Top Reads this Week (4 November) appeared first on Financial...

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