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Asked on 11 Sep 2018

What was the first investment you made and how much? If you were to make your first investment again today, what would it be and how much?

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Jay Liu
Jay Liu
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 15 Sep 2018

My first investment was NikkoAm STI ETF. Started with $100 a month and now higher. I'll still invest in STI ETF but will invest way higher as it reach 3.70+ at one point in time.

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Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 15 Sep 2018

Didn't do any investing until I graduated and became a financial planner. Bought a ilp back then, with about 100 per month. Switched funds multiple times since.. On hindsight, I would have saved more before buying into reits in a lump sum. There were nothing like posb investsaver or maybank ke's monthly investment plan back 10 years ago. Maybe Philip securities' monthly share builder plan was available back then, but the fee was quite high.

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Lok Yang Teng
Lok Yang Teng
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Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 11 Sep 2018

My first investment was Nikko AM ETF, $100 per month. At that time I was just starting out so I didnt want to lose all right at the beginning.

If I were to make my first investment again, I would still buy ETF but will choose and research the ETF more thoroughly before buying it.

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Frankie Rappaport
Frankie Rappaport

14 Feb 2020

I totally agree
Davin
Davin
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 09 Mar 2020

My first investment was Capitaland Mall REITS and the amount is $5k. Today most of my investment are in physical properties and start to diversify to equities by DCA.

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Rais M
Rais M
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 26 Feb 2020

My first investment would be buying Disney shares at $35 many years ago. Today it is >$120.

If only I know back than... I would have invest more in Disney. Haha.

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Geraldo L.
Geraldo L.
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 26 Feb 2020

I started off with STI ETF for my first trade, probably a few hundred dollars. Given a choice, I would do a lump sum into a Global ETF like IWDA or VWRA.

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MT2020
MT2020
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 26 Feb 2020

My first investment is nikko am sti etf. If i had a choice i would invest in tech stocks instead as i had a long way for me to ride out the volatility.

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Frankie Rappaport
Frankie Rappaport
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Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 14 Feb 2020

McDonnel Douglas stock decades before

starting today that would definitely the following ETF:

VOO (S&P 500)​​​

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Gangeshwar Krishnamurthy
Gangeshwar Krishnamurthy
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 13 Jan 2020

My first ever investment was in Nike Inc, ($NKE) after carefully analysing their valuation (not from hearsay). I bought them for US$80 and sold it for US$101 after 4 months.

Best investment ever!

If I were to start my first investment today, I would look at the stocks of Chinese companies on HSI.

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First was after finishing studies and waiting for the 1st day of my full time job to begin.

was $2k - it was simpler time back then and I could watch the market depth and basically see which was my order and when it was matched.

Today again - I'd say so much more comfortable with markets so really any number is ok - it really depends on how much capital I am playing with. I'd probably do more REITs

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Jeff Yeo
Jeff Yeo, amateur Social contributor at School of social sharing
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 20 Sep 2018

Invested first 5k of my cpf I think I lost money the value should be 4K ish currently :(

i would the 5k into CPF SA instead

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Yong Kah Hwee
Yong Kah Hwee
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 15 Sep 2018

The first investment I made was in M1, and that was 3 years ago. I started small, and invested about $700 in it. Did not do much research on it and got burned haha.

If i were to make my first investment again today, I'd probably get one of the REITs! :)

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Gabriel
Gabriel
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 15 Sep 2018

The first investment I made was through a robo advisor, Smartly as it caught my attention of being able to invest outside of the Singapore market along with low fees. If I were to make my first investment again today, I would set up a RSP (POSB investsaver) to DCA into STI ETF along with Stashaway and Smartly

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Jasmine Tsoi
Jasmine Tsoi
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 15 Sep 2018

My first investment was to buy STI index 3 years after graduating cos at that time I didn't know anything and my uncle said they were good for dividends and stable😂 I wish I started earlier though! I still think STI index is a good buy so I would do it again, or start earlier with a regular savings plan!

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