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Types of Investments

Types of investments

If it is long-term financial security you are after, you will have to start investing – and better sooner than later. Here is a quick guide to the different types of investments: 1. Time deposits A time deposit is a bank deposit with (i) a higher interest rate than a …

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The Best Advice We’ve Heard about Crowdfunding and P2P Lending

best and worst advice about crowdfunding

Don’t invest in a person or a company on the basis of its name and fame The rise of crowdfunding and its offshoots have attracted big names. Celebrity artists like Neil Gaiman and Whoopi Goldberg have utilized crowdfunding campaigns. Businesses more familiar to our ears have tapped into peer-to-peer (P2P) …

Investing in a Post-US Election World

Investing in a Post-US Election World

Prior to US Election Day 2016, most polls had projected a Hillary Clinton victory. So to say that the eventual result was unexpected seems fair. The shock impacted the markets even before the official winner was declared. As Donald Trump’s victory became more and more assured, gold prices soared; the …

8 Steps to Creating a Smart Financial Plan

8 Steps to Creating a Smart Financial Plan

An illuminating Straits Times article published early this year revealed the results of a poll conducted by the Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS). Some unexpected and uncomfortable finds were disclosed. Only a third of Singaporeans had a comprehensive financial plan. Only 11% felt knowledgeable about financial matters. Most felt …

3 Reasons Why Peer-To-Peer Lending Should Be In Your Portfolio

Why Peer-To-Peer Lending Should Be In Your Portfolio

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending is a fixed-income instrument. The concept of how it works is that individuals lend money to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It is somewhat like crowdfunding, where people pool money to give it to a company that they want to support. However for P2P lending, they lend …

The Most Overlooked Principle of Investment in a Weak Economy

The Most Overlooked Principle of Investment in a Weak Economy

In my years as a consultant, I have advised and been mentored by many brilliant individuals including the CEO of major corporations and household names. Risk / return ratio was always the centerpiece of major decisions. While regulators and financial institutions are taking up more responsibility in the post-crisis world with Dodd-Frank and …