STI vs S&P500: Why I continue investing in Singapore
By Alpaca Investments  •  February 18, 2023
I want to begin by saying that there’s no “right” or “wrong” investment strategy – we are all investing based on our convictions, our beliefs, our risk appetites, how we perceive data and much more. I am not making a judgement of whether one investment strategy is “better” than another, because ultimately, we are all investing for the same goal – to make money. In recent years, a popular line of thought is to simply invest in the S&P500. In this post, I share my thoughts on this concept, specifically looking at the implications for Singapore-based investors who may choose to pursue this strategy. Personally, while I invest in the S&P500 (albeit not exactly, but via a Quality factor ETF), I don’t believe in putting all my eggs in the same basket. Thus, the intention of this post is to share why I continue to invest in the Singapore market, and have allocated a significant portion of my portfolio (~50%) to local...
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By Alpaca Investments
I'm currently an undergraduate studying accountancy in one of the local universities. My ideal career would be either in private equity or venture capital, as the analytical process involved greatly interests me. I believe in working hard, while concurrently putting our money to work. I currently have a low five-figures portfolio, accumulated from working part-time jobs, my National Service allowance and my savings.

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