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Updated on 18 Apr 2019

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 6. 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 6. Master
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,
Level 6. Master
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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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 6. Master
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 Lee
Gabriel Lee,
Level 6. Master
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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