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  • WELCOME TO THE PARTY, CHINA

    Written by Ng Yi Xian China’s stocks, also known as A-shares, took a major step toward global acceptance after finally winning a long campaign for inclusion in a leading emerging markets benchmark. U.S. index provider MSCI said on 21st June 2017 Wednesday, that it would add a selection of Chinese equities to its Emerging Markets […]

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  • THE FEES VERSUS PERFORMANCE CONUNDRUM

    THE FEES VERSUS PERFORMANCE CONUNDRUM Written by Ng Yi Xian How would you like to engage a fund manager who will not receive a single dollar, as long as the portfolio is not profitable? This is exactly what you will get, when you invest with Unicorn Financial Solutions. Offering such a fee structure is almost […]

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  • IF IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT USUALLY IS

    IF IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT USUALLY IS Written by Derek Ho Scams are schemes devised to swindle you of your hard-earned money. They can arrive in different forms; be it through an email, a phone call, by post, or even a well-groomed financial “expert”. There have been numerous scams reported in the news […]

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  • TAKING PROMPT ACTION

    TAKING PROMPT ACTION Written by Sophia Tan The CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS) was launched in 1986 and it provides members with the option to invest their CPF savings. These investments can be in various instruments such as insurance products, unit trusts, fixed deposits, bonds and shares.1 The aim is to provide members with the opportunity […]

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  • NUTS OVER ACCUMULATING

    NUTS OVER ACCUMULATING Written by Rey Ho What is one thing on Mr Squirrel’s mind months before the bitter cold of winter? Acorns – lots and lots of acorns. As a huge fan of this nut, he would scamper through the woods, searching and stashing away as many acorns as he could find. This is […]

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  • GOING WITH GOLD

    Gold is revered within mythologies, legends, cultures and races through history. It has been utilised in various fields such as art, jewellery, medicine and dentistry. Men are obsessed with it as an object of status and wealth. HOW DOES GOLD ENHANCE YOUR PORTFOLIO? From an investing point of view, Gold becomes a safe haven asset […]

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  • THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF INVESTING

    You must have heard about the tale of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ at some point in your life. The first pig built his house out of straw, the second out of sticks, and the third out of bricks. Then along came the big bad wolf who blew the first 2 houses down easily. Fortunately, the […]

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  • A BULL IN A ‘CHINA’ SHOP

    Since the start of the year, we’ve been bombarded by the media on how China’s markets are bearish and that their economy is declining. How does this impact your portfolio? Is it a cause for concern? Are the worries about the Chinese economy overblown? Before we get swept away by the frenzy from the media, we need […]

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  • US INTEREST RATE HIKE. HIGHLY ANTICIPATED…OR NOT?

    AFTER A 7 YEAR WAIT The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) finally raised its key interest rate to a range of 0.25% to 0.5% from a range of 0% to 0.25% on 16 December 2015. This was after a 7-year period of near-zero interest rates to support the recovery of an economy that was hit by […]

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  • Differently Different

    “Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” This is the famous saying by Mr Warren Buffett – arguably the most successful investor of our generation – that underlines his philosophy towards value investing. Value investing is an approach that generally involves buying stocks that are priced below their value, a […]

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