We have heard or read in personal finance matters that we should not be a yield pig. Indeed, promises of very high yields in instruments which we could hardly understand should be looked at with great suspicion.

This does not, however, mean that we simply brush off high yields. After all, certain S-REITs were offering very high yields at the depths of the GFC a few years ago. People who sniffed at them in disdain back then could be sniffing for a different reason now.

We have to be courageous and careful at the same time. What my driving instructor told me years ago just came back to me. In driving, we have to be 胆大心细. So, if we wished to change lanes and we were only 胆大, we might end up in an accident. If we were only 心细, we might never make the change!