IS it really worth to pick shares over cash? The Scrip Dividend Scheme has been employed by multiple companies in Singapore this year and many investors were given the choice of getting dividends in the form of cash or shares. This presents a potential dilemma as it appears to be an obvious choice to pick shares over cash. However, I am also aware that there are investors who prefer cash over shares due to various reasons. As such, it would be ideal to do this week’s post on the pros and cons of taking either cash or shares over the other. Besides that, I will also collate the responses I received so far to share both perspectives as much as possible. Shares offers more value on the long run It is true that shares will be more valuable over the long run because of two main reasons.

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