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Beating the Market Index Returns With a Simple Method

September 8, 2014 by Doctor Wealth Team
Investing in market index ETFs provide a generally diversified portfolio with the ability to track overall market returns. What if there is a method to beat the market returns with a simple mechanical and quantitative process? Well, a strategy of simply buying the 10 per cent of the Singapore market with the lowest price-to-book (PTB) […]

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YES! I Also Say So That Investing = Gambling

August 24, 2014 by Richard Ng
Today, there is an article in the The Sunday Times that caught my eye. It can be found at the Invest section with the title of “Investing is a bit of a gamble” (by Melissa Tan). I totally agreed with her view that investing is kind of like gambling, but so does most other things […]

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Case Study: What Separates The Winners From the Whiners?

August 10, 2014 by Lionel
One of the coolest things about having a decently-sized email list (we’re almost 2,300-strong now – woot!) is that my Gmail inbox becomes a giant petri dish of different types of readers. I get to hear from people from all walks of life: “regular” executives/entrepreneurs/bloggers/journalists, freeloaders who don’t read my blog and ask me for […]
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How To Invest Using Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) For Portfolio Diversification

July 17, 2014 by Doctor Wealth Team
When it comes to stock investing, one of the simplest and very effective method is to have a diversified portfolio. A simple way to think of diversification is not to have all your eggs in one basket. For stocks, a basic diversification strategy is to have many different stocks instead of a few. Another is […]
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MAS Should Consider Removing SIP Rules on ETFs

July 9, 2014 by Doctor Wealth Team
Following the recent article, more Singaporeans turning into investors, there were a record number of new accounts opened in past 12 months. While the number of user have gone up, total stock market turnover for first 6 months actually dropped dramatically by 34% to $136 bil. It seems strange that while there are more investors, […]
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Nikko AM STI ETF V.S. SPDR STI ETF

May 21, 2014 by Little Boy
It’s been awhile since I did my last post. Woohoo, exams are finally over. Yay, FREEDOM :) I will be doing a summary on the difference between Nikko AM STI ETF and SPDR STI ETF. Some people are still confused over these two ETF. I hope my post can bring some enlightenment. Basically, these two […]
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We are not perfect but we can improve our lives.

April 8, 2014 by AK71
Hi AK, I am also pessimistic, actually. The thing I realised these couple of months is in life things can be unfair or by a stroke luck fate deals a bad set of cards or bad things happen because of my incompetence. However, whatever situation one is in, the cliche of being optimistic that’s sold by […]
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Why Living In The World’s Most Expensive City Can Be An Advantage

March 9, 2014 by Lionel
A lot of people are complaining about how hard it is to get by in Singapore these days. Maybe it’s because of that EIU report claiming that Singapore is the most expensive city to live in. Maybe it’s the huge surge of unhappiness over the recent transport fare hikes and Whatsapp charges. My Facebook feed […]
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The best investment advice you never get

February 22, 2014 by Investment Moats
Barry Ritholtz ripped this whole post just in case it went missing from the original site. I thought it’s a good long read so I shared it here. The best bits for me in the article was the tale of Patrick Geddes, a former CFO of Morningstar, which is a mutual fund research house. One […]

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Gold correction over …

February 19, 2014 by Oldman
After a major correction, gold has lost it’s shine and people have not been talking much about them recently. Most of the people were worried about the tapering, stocks and interest rates, this might be a good opportunity to relook at gold again. In the recent Barron’s Roundtable, gold and gold mining stocks were highlighted […]

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What’s Good To Invest In “Right Now?”

February 6, 2014 by Lionel
One of the side effects of being a personal finance blogger is that relatives love asking me for financial advice. This Chinese New Year, about 20 uncles and aunties asked me “so what’s good to invest in right now?” in between mouthfuls of prawn rolls and bak kwa. What’s good to invest in “right now”? I […]
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The Myth of the Successful Money Manager

January 4, 2014 by Lionel
I love to laugh at the fancy ads that fund management companies take out on the MRT. They’ll say things like “Hey, we’re superdamnawesome at knowing our stocks, so don’t worry, let us do the dirty work to invest for you!” But the truth is, “professional” investors like unit trusts (or as Americans call them, […]
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