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A bear market is a condition in which securities prices fall and cause negative investor sentiment

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A virtual account is good for you to practice your investment rationale and thesis but it negates the emotional factor behind investing which I find is a considerable and significant factor in determining how one executes their trades in reality. i.e. When one's virtual account drops 50%, one is still able to sleep soundly, but if that occurs in real life where money is real, the pinch and emotional attachment behind that monetary value would be very different. Here's some virtual accounts you might want to try out your investments on: https://www.investopedia.com/simulator/ Tradehero (on Android and Apple) But my 2 cents of advice, try investing with real money, put in a small amount, buy into a sound + reputable company and try dabbing your toes in investing.
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This is truly quite a scary news to hear about: “the pace of decline has also accelerated,”. “What we can hope for in a best-case scenario is for the numbers to start to stabilise towards the fourth quarter.” What do you think?

Singapore exports plunge 17.3% in June for biggest drop in 6 years, Economy News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Weighing on the export outlook are trade tensions between the United States and China, weaker external demand and a fading semiconductor cycle.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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Yes: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/trade-war-hit-singapore-most-se-asia-recession-2020-possibility " In the meantime, Singapore’s domestic demand, which includes household spending and the construction industry, has remained resilient and could offset the fall in trade. The construction sector will be held up by ongoing public infrastructure projects such as the 21.5km North-South Corridor by the Land Transport Authority. However, the growth of residential construction activities has eased, and demand for durable goods such as motor vehicles has weakened. The Monetary Authority of Singapore could remove the appreciation bias of its S$NEER, a trade-weighted basket of currencies against the Singapore dollar, ICAEW predicted. " In short, we could : 1) Increase domestic spending 2) Use S$NEER to control SGD level against other currency to control our export / import economy to ensure stablity. Since worry is not helping and we ourselves can't do much. Suggest for one could: 1) Try to save more emergency funds, 2) Relocated investment into safe / guaranteed but lower yield investment for the time being 3) Upgrade own knowledge and skillsets 4) Cut or reduce unneceesary wastage and spending / luxury spending 5) Stay resiliant and focus! We will definitely be affected but as always, we'll always do our best to ride to any storms and succeed because we are always Survivors!

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If you're investing for the long run, then it doesn't matter when you start investing. Don't time the market. Instead of going in with a lumpsum, try stretching your capital injection over 6 months or so.

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From April 2019, MAS has gone ahead with a proposal to increase the insurance coverage for Singapore-dollar deposits under the Deposit Insurance Scheme (administered by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corp (SDIC)) to $75,000 per depositor from the current $50,000 . According to MAS, the new coverage amount will fully insure 90% of depositers . This is also why I tend to spread my savings among a few high yield savings accounts

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I think it's less that people want a crash to happen but more that they believe it's inevitable, and thus, want to take advantage of it. Their existing investments and job security may probably be affected as well. And because they fear buying high, they'll wait for markets to drop.

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Yeah you are definitely correct in a sense ah, i mean thats in theory and seems at first glance to be true. It easy to relate economic downturn to lower prices for etfs/equities, but u have to understand may not necessarily happen too. Not sure if u study economics( i studied in jc ah), like everytime there must be this term 'ceteris paribus', means certain factors must be there for some stuff to happen. So not necessarily bearish/downturn then buy. For me maybe i just monitor the prices, like at the historical chart before i set a price in comfortable to buy with.

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Saw a bearish comment online which was trending ! I will let you guys do the rationalizing yourself if its fair and apt in your opinion. I myself see great truth in many of the statements. I myself believe the whole promise of the business model innovation was good, but many of the details that made the model attractive(legally not employing drivers) is now being picked apart by countries govt regulations and unions. Costs therefore are not as low as ridesharing companies like Uber would like to be. As much as worldwide growth and horizontal growth into other side domains(food delivery) is what Uber is looking at to eventually make turning profitable easier, there is a limit to its current growth potential seeing how the global ridesharing and food delivery landscape has grown to saturation in pretty much every country. The fact that Lyft is specialized on ridesharing alone just makes its prospects more confined to current situation of the battle of ridesharing against regulation.
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Hello! In a bear market, the safest strategy is to hold cash or invest in stable financial instruments such as short-term government bonds. This is an extreme method, and not often used. Investors usually take a defensive strategy by investing in defensive stocks , which are often large companies with strong balance sheets and long operational history. These companies have strong financial position that will allow them to meet ongoing operational expenses and thus survive the downturn. I would avoid small growth companies because they have lack the financial security required to survive downturns. By nature, the financial markets are impacted by a recession. Therefore, investors may want to invest in sectors that thrive on recession, such as consumer staples and commodities. Consumer staples are typically the last products that a household removes from its budgets, therefore making it one of the safest. As economies slow, demand slows and commoditiy prices tend to drop. If investors believe a recession is coming, they'll often sell commodities, which drives prices lower. However once the economy moves into recovery phase, the growing economy would need inputs including natural resources. These needs grow as economic output grows, therefore pushing up the prices for such resources.
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