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Investing in VALUES, not just numbers. It's a way of life and part of life. That's why Investing is so Fun and Interesting.

Eric Ong Cfa

Project Analyst at 8Bit Global

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Investing in VALUES, not just numbers. It's a way of life and part of life. That's why Investing is so Fun and Interesting.

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Eric Ong Cfa

Project Analyst at 8Bit Global

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Some of the great value investors like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch They are able to generate an annual average 20-30% p.a. over the years. Their results are really really great and admirable. 5-8% is somewhat like our general index return over the years. Hence, if ones invest in Index ETF, most likely one could achieve. Generating a return 20%-30% investing in a stock is possible. It will be tougher if its a portfolio of stocks, and it will be even tougher to hit it annually years after years. But with a better understanding of the company you invested, and the right price, It is definitely achievable. One of the many methods is value investing. They are a lot of books, blogs, youtube, courses, classes, seminars, universities that shared about investing skills and techniques. So, youtube is just one of the many channels. I didn't really know what technique he is using. If you find his techniques sound logical and applicable, then you may learn from him. Just be open-minded with it. Or you may google "Value Investing", they are many write-up and blogs. Or you may find numbers of value investors in the Seedly Community too.

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Eric Ong Cfa
Eric Ong Cfa, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Answered 2w ago
Usually it done thru ATMs. However, you may see if you can do it thru internet banking. https://www.dbs.com.sg/personal/investments/other-investments/electronic-securities-application

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Eric Ong Cfa
Eric Ong Cfa, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Answered 2w ago
It wil largely depends on the market and company you invest into. For Example, in US Market, it is trasacted in 1 unit, i.e. 1 lot = 1 unit. For Taiwan Market, their stock are mainly traded in 1000 multiple. For Japan and Hong Kong wise, it varies, it may be 1000, 2000, 100. So depends on the company it self. For Malaysia and Singapore, it is in multiple of 100.

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STI ETF

Eric Ong Cfa
Eric Ong Cfa, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Answered 2w ago
First, expose yourself to various investment tools (Insurance, Mutual Funds, ETF, Stocks, Options, Bonds, Real Estates, Cryptos, P2P, etc) and method (Trading, Investing, Lending, Fixed Interest Returns) From there, learn about your risk acceptance level. Don't need the money, not necessary willing to take risk. So understand whether would you be willing to take high risk, especially in investment products that involve higher speculations. Don't need to rush into any investment. And agree with Ser Jing, you may start of with picking some easy reads, like "The Little Book of Investing" Series.

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Eric Ong Cfa
Eric Ong Cfa, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Answered 3w ago
There is two major things to note: 1. Upcoming leases renewal Their Contract with the hospital is 15 Years + 15 Years. A few of their hospitals are near the first 15 years in 2 years time. If they couldn't agree on the term, then it will be a potential drop in rental income, and hence hurt the distributions returns. The reason for the worriness is because of the 2nd point. 2. Rental Collections from Hospitals Their Account Receivables have been piling up. The reason being is the hospital aren't paying as punctual. The reason being is the payment isn't from the hospitals directly, but from their sponsors, which is Lippo Karawaci. And recently, Lippo Karawaci runs into cash flow issues. Hence, there are worries that this would affect First REITs further. Hence, even though at current, it seems like their NPI and DPU looks OK. Due to the reason above, any changes on their sponsors, hospitals, and renewal of leases would affect the return of the REITs.

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FIRE Movement

Eric Ong Cfa
Eric Ong Cfa, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Answered 3w ago
To achieve that, you may have to achieve an investment yield of at least S$12,000 / S$150,000 = 8% The required yield is high, but ain't achievable. Click the link to find out how https://wealthpark.io/articles/best-dividend-stocks-and-how-to-find-them-1-2-three-things-to-never-miss-out/

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Eric Ong Cfa
Eric Ong Cfa, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Answered 3w ago
There are a couple of brokers in Singapore has the access to buy China A-Shares. POEMS, UOB, CIMB. If I'm not mistaken, POEMS and UOB can trade thru online. Personally, I own China A-Shares thru POEMS.

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Eric Ong Cfa
Eric Ong Cfa, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Answered 3w ago
Personally, I have an account with TD Ameritrade, they have a superb platform to look at all available options in a single view. I have once used Interactive Brokers. Interface alright, but not as good as TD. From what I understand, both brokers still charge brokerage for a client outside the US. Recently, I learn about First Trade. They charge zero brokerage, but their web-based/desktop version is really old school. But their mobile version is quite ok. Their account opening process is really straight forward and easy too.

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Eric Ong Cfa
Eric Ong Cfa, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Answered 4w ago
Especially agree on the first liner by Jacky! 1. Reading also means by learning! Since you are interested in investing, you will be far easier to pick up investing compare to those aren't. 2. Build up Investing Capital Investing need capital, hence, find more ways to build up your capital, by decreasing expense, or increasing income. 3. Learn about your risk profile Jacky is far more risk-seeking person, hence he goes on to investment with higher risk. However, it may not suit everyone, especially if one couldn't take the huge fluctuation of tech stocks. Hence, if you are a risk-averse person, you may start with ETF, REITs, where the risk and price fluctuation will comparably lower. 4. Take care downside Before invest, do have your risk protected. Have a good coverage of insurance and emergency funds. So, you wouldn't need to liquidate your investment if the situation arises. 5. Diversification There is a lot of way of diversification, but I especially like simple ones, that doesn't complicate. I followed the three-bucket strategy. Personal Bucket - which is mentioned under point 4 (To take care downside). The 2nd bucket is Market Bucket- where invest in ETF or companies that could at least hedge interest. 3rd bucket is aspiration bucket - where you grow your pot thru Growth Companies like tech stocks. Hope it helps!

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Eric Ong Cfa
Eric Ong Cfa, Project Analyst at 8Bit Global
Level 6. Master
Updated on 08 Oct 2019
For Singapore REITs, there isn't However, there are US REITs that give out a monthly dividend. Realty Income (O) They are so proud that even they make it as their company tagline https://www.realtyincome.com/Home/default.aspx
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