23 Jul 2020
For US stocks, you should go for growth via capital appreciation. That is exactly what I am doing.
The majority of my portfolio is in US stocks.
Sg stocks are generally great for dividend-paying stocks or REITs - given one bought it at the right price. Due to no tax for dividends paid.
Most of the monthly stock case studies I did for my members are also US stocks. It's a pretty exciting market, to be honest as there are more global companies in the US stock exchanges.
In terms of your time horizon, 3 months to 2 years, I think that could be dangerously short. Read about the basics of investments here in my intelligent investor summary.
Hope this helps!
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You need to consider (aside from the 30% dividend tax), how much handling fees do brokerage firms charge.
Take for e.g. a company that offers 5% dividend yield. Post tax = 3.5%. FSM charges a $2 handling fee.
So if you were to work backwards, your dividends would minimally have to be $2 / 3.5%. Therefore it really depends on how much capital you put in for dividend yielding stocks.
But personally, US growth stocks has not disappointed me.
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Generally, I go for growth stocks for the US market and dividend stocks for Singapore market (and if...
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