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IMPossible X Investor. JCG Fund. Case Manager. 100Angels. REIT builder. Closet audiophile. ISFJ. Type 5.

Jonathan Chia Guangrong

Fund Manager at JCG Fund

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IMPossible X Investor. JCG Fund. Case Manager. 100Angels. REIT builder. Closet audiophile. ISFJ. Type 5.

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Fund Manager at JCG Fund

Jonathan Chia Guangrong

Fund Manager at JCG Fund

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Investments

Stocks Discussion

ETF

REITs

Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 19 Feb 2020
Seeking Alpha. Centred around US market though. Good articles but the goldmine is in the comments section.
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Investments

Stocks Discussion

PhillipCapital (POEMS)

Regular Shares Savings Plans (RSS/RSP)

Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 17 Feb 2020
I'll avoid the Infinity US 500 fund if I were you. Costs doesn't make sense as Frankie mentioned. There are several choices when it comes to investing in the S&P500: https://www.investopedia.com/investing/top-sp-500-etfs/. Do pull the trigger only if you think the index will continue to rise further.
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REITs

Investments

Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 17 Feb 2020
I won't really consider going into a reit etf as suggested by Frankie. Reason being there are management fees involved and the dividend yield is lower. Not to mention you can replicate the holdings yourself since they are transparent. For reit building, you need to decide which sector you are comfortable with. Look at the quality of the sponsors and their track record. Can they grow the dividend and stock price over time? Are the dividends stable at least? Any wonky management decisions? (OUE). Personally I'm somewhat biased towards the industrial sector. Been holding AIMS APAC for quite a number of years. Currently leveraged into Sasseur and MLT with some good paper gain for both. Suggest that you read up on the different reit sectors, their pros and cons before investing into any. Find an entry point when the nav and stock price are at its lowest. Alternatively, there are some relatively affordable courses like dividend machines that are good for beginners to attend. This course only opens up once a year which is around this period I believe. Hope this helps.
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Stocks Discussion

Investments

Savings

Brokerages

ETF

Interactive Brokers

SAXO Markets

SAXO Capital Markets

Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 04 Feb 2020
I'll suggest Td Ameritrade. Robust platform with powerful charting tool if you need. Simple to use and the mobile is great as well. I use my phone to trade if I'm lazy to fire up the desktop application. If you have sufficient volume, consider giving them a call to discuss if commission can be lowered.
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Stocks Discussion

ETF

S&P 500 Index

Investments

Brokerages

FSM INVEST EXPO 2020

Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 17 Jan 2020
Td Ameritrade, interactive brokers and Stanchart are the common ones discussed here. I've been using TD Ameritrade and it's a great platform. Straightforward, simple to use yet it has powerful charting tools. No hidden fees, no monthly minimum fees, no inactivity, custodian or platform fees. For interactive brokers, the commission for retail investors is cheaper than Td Ameritrade (unless you got a community rate) BUT there are more fees involved. Minimum monthly, live data feed fees. Not sure if there are others as I personally don't use it. This is gathered from my brief read through some time back. I've not used Stanchart though I have an account. Someone mentioned the fx spread is horrendous. Can't comment further. If you want to buy into the S&P500 and hold long term, consider VOO or IVV https://stockanalysis.com/what-is-the-best-sp500-etf/ listed in the US market. Any one of the 3 brokers I mentioned will allow you to buy these etfs.
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Investments

S&P 500 Index

NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)

Stocks Discussion

FSM INVEST EXPO 2020

AutoWealth

Robo-Advisors

Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 17 Jan 2020
So far I don't think there is a way to passively / automatically dca into US stocks. At least cheaply. Most likely you will need to do manual dca into the platform. For US stocks, consider using TD Ameritrade or interactive brokers. If you are not sure what to buy into, either use an Etf or a robo advisory.
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Wedding

SG Budget Babe

Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 16 Jan 2020
Depends on how close you are to your friend. As mentioned by others here, you should at least cover the cost of your seat. Can research current estimated table prices here: https://singaporebrides.com/wedding-banquet-price-list/ Oh and if you are close to your friend, consider adding more.
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Insurance

Whole Life Insurance

Term Life Insurance

Critical Illness (CI)

Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 16 Jan 2020
Premiums will depend on a few factors. Age, current health status, family's medical history, benefits applied for and how each different insurer's actuaries calculate their pricing models. You can consider starting off with this article on investment moats: https://investmentmoats.com/budgeting/insurance/cheapest-term-life-insurance-in-singapore/. Other than this, you need to find a FA (not tied financial advisor) to do a needs analysis and offer a comparison of plans and premiums from the different insurers.
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Stocks Discussion

S&P 500 Index

NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)

FSM INVEST EXPO 2020

Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 16 Jan 2020
He won't be impeached and the dems won't have their way. Besides a slight blip if I recall when impeachment was announced, market has mostly shrugged this off and moved to greater heights.
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Lifestyle

Career

FIRE Movement

Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 15 Jan 2020
I got an anti library of books, media and games to go through. Like you, I'm also working towards an early retirement or at least have the option not to rely a day job. Would love to travel through Japan in its entirety as well.
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