https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbXP_sUiF8M Question: So should I buy insurance from friends? Answer: No, you should not buy insurance from your friend if your friend has little experience. Do not buy insurance or anything from your friend just for the sake of support. Buy because you felt that the advice given was good and the product suits you. A true friend is the one who will look … [Read more...]
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Three Approaches to Investments
Someone wrote to me the following comment: “I invested via Endowus, Sfye, Moneyowl and Stashaway. None of them are doing well. I am very sad. I thought ETFs could weather the storms better than investing in individual stocks.” Do you resonate with the above statement? If you do, continue to read this newsletter. One of the main reasons why many investors are not satisfied with their … [Read more...]
How to create your own dividends paying portfolio
The other day, one of my clients informed me that he plans to take early retirement. Despite being below the statutory retirement age, his employer is offering a special package to encourage employees to voluntarily leave the company due to the ongoing economic recession. Rather than waiting for conditions to deteriorate further, he decided to apply for the early retirement package. During our … [Read more...]
What Can You Invest If You Have $400k?
Question: I have about $400,000 to invest. I would prefer something safe, what should I do? Answer: For capital guaranteed product, I recommend Singapore Saving Bond. First because you can liquidate fast within one month. The capital is guaranteed, and it does not fluctuate with the market. Second, the interest is good – much better than fixed deposits. Third and more importantly, it is … [Read more...]
My Retirement Pastime with iFAST TV
Here is an interview with iFAST TV on my retirement pass time. Haha.. … [Read more...]
High Savings Account Or Bonds?
Question: Can I just put my money in high interest savings account rather than buying bonds? Answer: The advantage of these high interest saving account is that the minimum entry amount is very low. Anyone can afford this kind of saving account. When comparing with bonds, I assumed this person is asking for direct bonds. Direct bonds minimum entry level is typically USD $200,000 or … [Read more...]
What are the recommended dividend stocks in Singapore for retirement?
1. It is not recommended to invest for the sake of dividends I am not in favour of investing for the sake of dividends. I am not saying that we should not invest in stock that pays dividend. However, if the objective of the investment is solely to receive dividends, I am against this kind of objective. I am always a believer in investing in a diversified portfolio. However, to be invested in a … [Read more...]
Now is the time to start investing
Hi, this is Wilfred Ling. I just felt the need to record this video because I have something really important to speak to you. Having been a financial planning practitioner for 16 years, there is one observation. When the stock market is doing well, when there are plenty of jobs, I have many clients coming to me to invest. Almost everyone claims to be high risk taker and long-term … [Read more...]
Market keeps crashing, what stocks to buy now?
Question: The market keeps crashing. People are asking what is the shopping list, for stocks, what should they be buying during this market crash? Answer: We are having a what you call bear run (e.g. when the stock market is declining)? The stocks market is declining because of recession expectation. One advice I can give you is to choose stocks which you know will survive the … [Read more...]
AIA Pro Achiever 2.0 and my recommendations
AIA Pro Achiever 2.0 was a product which someone recently asked me about it. She was told by her insurance adviser that the return of 8% is guaranteed which is false. I proposed that we meet up so that I can provide her with sound financial advice, and she agreed. 1. What are the factual details for AIA Pro Achiever 2.0? So, what are the information regarding AIA Pro Achiever 2.0 that are … [Read more...]
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