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Won't humans be disadvantaged with the rise of machines possessing the capablities of quant/algorithmic trading ?
Leonard Tan
Leonard Tan
Level 6. Master
Answered on 04 Mar 2019
I think this recent article shocked many . One would think that machines following emotionless algorithms would be able to outperform human judgement with emotions mixed within. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-01/one-of-wall-street-s-most-popular-trading-strategies-is-now-failing I think this really goes against the tide of what algo trading have been pitching and really shows that Machines at least at this moment- might not posess the capabilities or dataset to consistently outperform humans in making decisions.

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Do you invest with CPF and SRS? Are they different account? Any difference with this two? What do you invest them in? Long term horizon?
Kenny Pang
Kenny Pang
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered 4h ago
Check out these two articles, should answer all your questions above CPFIS - https://blog.seedly.sg/cpf-investment-scheme-cpfis-oa-sa SRS - https://blog.seedly.sg/supplementary-retirement-scheme-srs-tax-relief-promotions-investment-options-comparison I used to pick individual (yes, there are restrictions on what products you can buy) REITs for CPFIS but have since gone into Robos for both as they give me exposure to US markets. Answer to your last question, it's the talked about 1M65/4M65. Transferring from OA and using SA guarantees you compounding interest of 4%. But this is irreversible and you should consider other factors especially if you need to use your OA for housing down payment in the next couple of years for instance.

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Thoughts on the latest CSOP China Bond ETF? They have both US and SG equity, which is a better option? How stable are they? Can we have the Seedly editors like Sudhan to review it. (:?
Hi anon, thanks for your question. Do you mean they are trading in both USD and SGD and which is the better option? If so, I'm guessing if you would like to limit your forex exposure, then SGD would be the better option. SGX should have done its due diligence before bringing it onboard for local investors so the investment should be safe/stable. The China government bonds under the ETF are A1 rated. If you would like diversification into China government bonds with low cost (estimated total expense ratio at 0.25%) and some yield (the ETF’s underlying index is currently yielding 2.98%), this could be it. For more information, you can check out the ETF's website at http://www.csopasset.com/sg/en/products/sg-wgbi/etf.php and also this news piece at https://www.etfstrategy.com/csop-debuts-in-singapore-with-china-onshore-government-bond-etf-icbc-csop-ftse-chinese-government-bond-index-etf-48589/. Hope this helps.

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I am currently holding a few lots of ST Engineering and I'm down by 3-4%. I was thinking if I should sell it off and start trading in the US stock market for quick growth. Need some views, thanks?
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Deedee
Level 5. Genius
Answered 1d ago
Agreed with Maisul, US stocks have higher volatility. If you can't stomach 4% paper loss , how are you going to stomach even 10% paper loss ? No such thing as quick growth in investments unless you do your own active trading to try to buy low, sell high :) which is why people always advocate at least 5 years in the market to ride out waves

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Do you hold gold ETF? Which gold ETF will you recommend?
Hi Anon, There are various gold ETFs available for investors out there. If you are looking at SGX, the ETF is SPDR Gold Shares ETF, ticker O87. However, the minimum lot size is 5 (which may be costly for some) and SGX's trading hours differ from that of the US markets. In the US markets, there are plenty of options. The biggest funds are GLD and IAU. The benefit of GLD is that it has 24/5 trading (assuming you have a broker which has access to after-hours trading), which means it is the most liquid, but has a higher expense ratio of 0.4%, whereas IAU has a lower expense ratio of 0.25%. You can also check out SGOL and GLDM, which have expense ratios of 0.17% and 0.18% respectively. All of these ETFs are backed by physical gold and have their vaults somewhere in London or Switzerland. I personally own GLDM. There are also gold mining ETFs like GDX that own shares of gold mining companies. Do note that GOLD is a gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp and is not a gold ETF. If you intend to actively trade gold, there are other options like leveraged ETFs, e.g UGL that offers a 2x long leverage on gold prices. If you're bearish, you can check out inverse leveraged ETFs/ETNs like DGZ, GLL and DGLD for an inverse relationship of -1x, -2x and -3x respecitvely. However, do note that these products are a little more complex and there are risks like low AUM and low volume, and often have a higher expense ratio. There are also inverse/leveraged products for gold mining ETFs, you can check them out here: https://etfdb.com/etfs/industry/gold-miners/ Gold serves as a hedge against inflation and volatility due to the lower correlation with the overall market. This means that you can be better protected in volatile times but it also means that your returns will be lower in a healhty bull market. Most would advise that gold take up no more than 5-10% of your portfolio.

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As a student with little cash at hand, how should I begin my investment journey? I've read a lot of personal finance articles so I am familiar with terms like ETFs, Index Funds, bonds etc.?
Bjorn Ng
Bjorn Ng
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 20 Dec 2019
Hey there! Well, honestly it takes time, it's great that you are building up your investing knowledge, keep it up! As a start, you can consider POSB Invest Saver Regular Savings Plan, where they will buy in to STI ETF/ABF Bonds every month based on the amount you allocated. Then, maximize your bank account through DBS Multiplier, UOB One, SC Jumpstart etc.. That's another way to let your money grow. And last, see how you can further gain more cash - for me I gave tuition in addition to my full time job. I too had little cash in the beginning so I have to work hard to generate more to invest.

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May I know any blogs/websites with a focus on China companies and evaluations ? Looking to invest into these China companies for a long (10-20 years) horizon so I want to learn and educate myself.?
Frankie Rappaport
Frankie Rappaport
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Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered 2d ago
Top idea. difficult field. I'd recommend China ETF investing, and ultra-longterm as you plan is super. Even when ad hoc news rarely serve the investor, I love this blog: https://chinalastnight.com reading on the website of top U.S. based China ETF company is also nice, I love some of their technology ETFs (KWEB, KURE; there will be even started a SSE Star Market 50 Index ETF, which then of course is quite risky) https://kraneshares.com/

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Tesla's shares slid 1% on top of the stock’s 10.34% decline during the normal trading session after “Battery Day". Guess it's time for Tesla bulls to strike? What platform to buy into Tesla?
I've been a heavy bull on Tesla since $200 (pre-split) Let's talk about Tesla for a while, but I'll save you the details on the company, the product and all that jazz. Let's talk about the stock price. - Faith in Musk & Co to achieve Tesla goals. I'm a Tesla Bull because of the maximum potential Tesla can go. They are nowhere near, so there are no financials, no revenue numbers on their Cybertruck, their Insurance expansion, their new batteries or their possible side businesses. All thats left is to trust in Musk to achieve that, and make sure that if he fails to do so, you are not impacted. - Understanding of the cult like nature of the stock Tesla's shareholders are like a cult. There are the super long term investors, fighting wtih the long term shorts. The increase of this group over the shorts caused the large and consistent spike in prices, as long term buying demand increased over long term selling demand. If the situation ever flips, Tesla suffers headwinds on a long term scale, the reverse might happen and the price will stay depressed longer. - The short term price speculations The current buying opportunity your looking at, is due to short term speculators running for the door when the Battery Day didnt announce anything revolutionary. This might turn into a long term downtrend (read before) or a short dip before a recovery (if speculators flood back in). Which group do you belong to? If you are a short term speculator, going in now for the chnance that it will spike is not a bad idea. if you believe in the long term potential + Musk and Co., making use of this chance is not bad too. Disclaimer, I am vested, heavily. I wont lie to tell you that I was disappointed and shocked by the price fall. I will be attempting to buy more if I can.

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Quite an interesting (though not necessarily strong) correlation between Trump's reelection and the stock market. How does the stock market historically react after a new US presidential election?
Jovan Lai
Jovan Lai
Level 5. Genius
Answered 2d ago
Hello! I’ll refer you to Mr Adam Khoo’s video. The relevant part you are looking for is in the first 9mins. https://youtu.be/RugCIVyc6qI

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Cant decide between CSPX & IUIT?
Frankie Rappaport
Frankie Rappaport
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Top Contributor (Aug)

Level 9. God of Wisdom
Updated 3d ago
I'd recommend MSCI ACWI instead, better (global) diversification CSPX seems the most efficient S&P500 ETF for non-U.S. investors. IUIT is a different affair, technology comed with more risk, chance and volatility. VGT being one of several alternatives.

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