Investing

Fundamental vs Technical Analysis

On Thursday, Sep 3, 2020, there was a massive sellout of tech stocks. The NASDAQ dropped 5% on Thursday. Apple was down 8 per cent; Amazon was down 4.5 per cent; Microsoft was down 6%. The losses were further extended on Friday, Sep 4, 2020. Tech is the rage now and may possibly be the… Continue reading Fundamental vs Technical Analysis

Personal Finance, Real Estate Investing

Feeling Poor After Purchasing A Home

The property market in Singapore is one of the hottest in Asia. Even COVID-19 could not dampen the property prices here.  Housing sales rebounded sharply in June after circuit breaker (Singapore's version of a lockdown) was partially lifted. I always find it amazing that people here in Singapore buy property like hotcakes. Most private homes cost… Continue reading Feeling Poor After Purchasing A Home

Investing

Are Irish Domiciled ETFs More Cost Effective For Singaporeans? Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I explained and showed that Irish Domiciled ETFs are more tax-efficient for Singapore investors. However, dividend withholding tax is not the only cost in investing. In part 2, I will explore the other costs associated with investing and compare between US-domiciled ETFs and Irish domiciled ETFs to find out which is… Continue reading Are Irish Domiciled ETFs More Cost Effective For Singaporeans? Part 2

Investing

Are Irish Domiciled ETFs More Cost Effective For Singaporeans? Part 1

We love our dividends - well, most do. The Singapore stock market is one of the highest yielding stock markets in APAC and among other developed countries. However, there is one crucial factor to take note when it comes to dividends from international stocks - foreign withholding tax. For example, a non-US tax resident investing… Continue reading Are Irish Domiciled ETFs More Cost Effective For Singaporeans? Part 1

Spending & Saving

DBS Flash Deals And Online Banking Insurance

When you apply for cards via the links, I will receive a small commission. All reviews are my own opinions DBS is currently having a promotion for its credit cards from now until Aug 6. New cardholders will receive $200 in cashback once you charge 1 qualifying transaction within 30 days from card approval date… Continue reading DBS Flash Deals And Online Banking Insurance

Investing, Uncategorized

Building A Dimensional Fund Style Portfolio With ETFs

Dimensional funds are quant-type funds focused on capturing the risk premium of small-cap, value and profitability. However, Dimensional funds are only accessible by financial advisors or roboadvisors here in Singapore. I offer ETF alternatives to build a portfolio similar to Dimensional funds.