Author: SG Wealth Builder

The BullionStar Review: Good time to buy physical gold?

SG Web Reviews is pleased to conduct another interview with BullionStar Singapore on gold investments. SWR: Recently, gold prices has dipped quite a lot. In your view, do you think its only a correction or the start of a bear trend for gold? Many relate the slump in gold prices due to the recovering US economy and news that the Feds are easing on their QE programs. Other factors include China, being a net importer of gold, not performing as well economically as expected and Cyprus selling its gold reserves to clear its debts. However, as investors are dumping...

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The Value Investors: Lessons from the World’s Top Fund Managers

When I was approached to do a book review on “The Value Investors: Lessons from the World’s Top Fund Managers” last year, I was quite hesitant because I don’t believe in fund managements. As a self-style investor, I prefer a more hands on approach to investing. Even if I lose my monies, at least I learnt some lessons out of my investment mistakes. However, when I chanced upon a review by another fellow blogger, I changed my mind. Apparently this book is an investment-biography book which features interviews of twelve value-investing legends from around the world, learning how their...

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Singapore Dividend Stocks: Making Passive Income

Below is an article from guest blogger, Richard who works as a stock analyst and has 3 years of experience in the stock market. He likes to write articles and hope to share his experiences with investors in Singapore If you would like additional SGX Dividend Stocks data, information or screening tools, please visit website http://sg.dividendinvestor.com, a leading source for in-depth research and analysis for stock investments.One of the best ways to diversify a dividend growth portfolio is investing internationally. Singapore is an excellent country in which investors can look for the companies that have a stable earnings and...

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Why I don’t believe in financial advisors

My impression of financial advisors has never been good. Generally, if you managed to pass a few MAS exam papers after graduating from the university, you can work in the banks or financial institutes as financial consultants, advisors or planners. Most of these so-called financial advisors are nothing more than salesperson interested in selling you only unit trusts and expensive insurance. Typically, they would first calculate your retirement needs and then systematically work on your fear of having insufficient monies in your twilight years. Once they managed to convince you that you are under insured or inadequately invested, they...

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Property investments in Singapore

Today, The Straits Times published that a record 18,400 new homes is expected to be completed in Singapore this year. This figure surpassed the previous high of 14,600 units built in 1997, according to Urban Redevelopment Authority data. Coupled with the slew of policy measures implemented by Singapore government in recent years, the red hot property market seems to cool down a bit. Although the number of transactions for resale and sub-sale transactions dropped in the last few months, private home prices still remain high. Analysts expected private home prices to post a moderate rise of about 3 –...

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Press release: The End of Ethics and A Way Back

How to Fix a Fundamentally Broken Global Financial System by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch and Jordan D. Mamorsky SINGAPORE, April 26, 2013 – In this new book by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Research Professor for the Spiritual Capital Initiative at Yale University and Jordan Mamorsky, attorney and Yale University postdoctoral fellow, The End of Ethics and a Way Back makes an impassioned call for an end to corrupt and irresponsible practices and the restoration of a more virtuous, ethics-based version of capitalism. It delivers a penetrating, at times controversial analysis of the demise of virtuous capitalism, and a road map for achieving...

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The most important skill you must possess

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned the importance of sales and emphasized the need to master the art of selling. Most of us would dismiss that the ability to sell is only for salesmen and marketing executives. But I beg to differ and I think that there is no difference between working for money or making money. In order for everyone to excel in his trade, you must be able to sell your ideas and thoughts to your counterparts. If you cannot articulate well and made your colleagues buy-in your thoughts and proposals, you will find it difficult to progress in your...

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Gold Investment:BullionStar at a Glance

The following article is an advertorial from BullionStar. It is for information only and readers must not miscontrue it as an offer or inducement to buy. SG Web Reviews will not be responsible for any losses made by readers as a result of any investments made by readers based on this article. Physical Metal The bullion you buy from BullionStar is just that – your bullion. BullionStar only offers fully allocated bullion. No paper promises, no unallocated accounts, no risky Ponzischemes. The bullion you buy from BullionStar is YOUR bullion.Your Metals – Your choice BullionStaroffers you a wide range...

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Are you prepared to be rich in Singapore?

A couple of weeks ago, I read an article about the life of a serial entrepreneur. He was lucky enough to sell off his online business more than a decade ago during the dotcom crisis and managed to land a huge windfall from the transaction. Overnight, he became a multi-millionaire and could afford not to work for the rest of his life. But he chose to become a salaried employee and stay on to manage his business for the board of directors. The reason was because he was passionate about his work and loved what he was doing very...

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Stock Investments Insights: Sold off my k1 Ventures shares

Today, I sold off my k1 Ventures shares at $0.162. Taking into account the various dividend pay outs in the last three years and after deducting off the commission fees, the annual return rate is average 3.33%. I made about S$1000 profit. Actually all long, I had never considered my holding in k1 Ventures as a form of “investment”. This is because back in 2010, I had wanted to pull out a portion of my CPF Ordinary Account (CPF-OA) monies and parked it under a stable stock before my HDB flat purchase. The intent was to sell off the...

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Entrepreneurship Insights Series: 10 Entrepreneur Comments That Kill Investor Deals

By Marty Zwilling of Startup Professionals MusingsLack of confidence in your self, your product, and your startup is a surefire recipe for disaster. At the other extreme, too much confidence or arrogance can kill you just as fast. It’s always painful when a startup fails, but as a mentor to founders, I would hope that you can learn from these failings and not stumble on the same issues. I’ve written about these before, but since I see them so often, I thought it might be worth reiterating: “Business plans are for dummies.” Some startups think business plans are only...

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More than half of S’poreans would migrate if given a choice

According to a Mind Share survey,  more than 50% of the 2,000-odd Singaporean polled agreed or strongly agreed that, “given a choice, I would like to migrate”. The results of the survey hardly surprised me. We all know that push and pull factors always come into play when people decide whether to migrate or not. For most people, the desire for a better quality of life and career advancement are the most common priorities. However, besides these two aspects, the survey revealed that there are actually much more push factors that compelled Singaporeans for wanting to desert their nation Among...

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Interview with Gerald Tay, CREi Academy Group

SG Web Reviews is honored to conduct an interview with Gerald Tay of Conspiracy of Real Estate Investments (CREi) Academy Group. CREi provides property investment education tailored specifically to the ordinary investor & folk; and share time-tested, proven investment strategies which every keen ordinary investor can learn and apply with consistent success. Growing up, how is your childhood like?  How does it shape your investment philosophies? Unlike many, I was very fortunate to be born into a very rich family in the 1970s Singapore and learnt important wealth philosophies from my multi-millionaire grandfather. Our family were in businesses and...

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Loan shark harassment scams in Singapore

A few days ago, Mediacorp Channel 8 reported that a number of Singaporeans were tricked by con artists into paying ten of thousands dollars. Apparently the scammers sent text messages to the victims and claimed that they owed loansharks a sum of money and if they don’t pay up, they threatened to harass them. Several of the victims were gullible enough to fell prey into their tricks even though they did not owed loansharks any debts. This is because they thought that their identification cards might have been manipulated and used by strangers or tenants to borrow money from...

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What Should Property Investors do with their Money Today?

By Guest Blogger Gerald Tay, CREI Academy I want to share some personal thoughts and investment decisions based on the 2013Q1 URA PPI flash estimate and what it means for the property market. The 2013Q1 estimate of 213.1 represents a 0.5% quarter-on-quarter increase, which is a moderation from the 1.8% q-o-q pace we saw in 2012Q4, but suggests that the market prices are still rising, albeit slightly, despite 7 rounds of government cooling measures. Today, we’re at the record peak of the property cycle since 1965. It does not take a lot of common sense to tell us we...

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