Investments

Will High Interest Rates Affect The Local Stocks?

In my road towards financial independence, I decided to invest some of funds to grow my wealth. I encouraged my colleagues to do the same by inviting a reputable insurance agent in the workplace. The insurance agent stressed how one’s risk level play an integral part in his or her actions. For many investors, they are worried about losses and interest rates. Interest rates in Singapore are not set by the central bank or Monetary Authority of Singapore. Instead, the

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Is Forex trading profitable?

Onprofitability: a definition In the business world, an economic activity is profitable if it’s able to generate earnings relative to the associated expenses. In other words, profitability is basically the ability of making monetary gains from a given activity. In the financial world, on the other hand, profitability is often related to the ability of generating a positive risk-adjusted-return at a given point of time, even consistently over time.  Given the first definition, it’s safe to assume that the Foreign

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Newbie’s Guide To Investing In Singapore

Contrary to popular belief, investing is not only for the rich and famous. Anyone can get started with an investing program. There are various ways to invest small amounts of money and to grow one’s portfolio over time. In fact, this differentiates investing from gambling. Investing takes time and effort! #1: SET THINGS STRAIGHT This week, I invited an insurance agent to enlighten my team about the products available in the market. She highlighted how important it is to map

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What On Earth Are Investment Bonds?

DEFINITION A bond is a fixed income investment in which an issuer or investor loans money to an entity. Entities such as companies or governments borrow the funds for a definite period of time, involving an interest rate. These bonds are used by said entities to raise money or finance a variety of projects. PREPARATION If you are comfortable with getting less money in return, then you will benefit from investing on bonds. You may think that bonds are less

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Choosing Trading Indices or Individual Stocks and Shares – Which Is Best Suited to You?

Indices versus stocks and shares is a tricky question. You can trade both, but most people prefer to stick to one or the other. Let’s take a look at both and discuss the pros and cons. What are Indices? Indices are compilations of stocks and shares. The FTSE 100 is an index of the top 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. There are many others, including the S&P 500 Index, the Hang Seng Index, the Dow Jones Industrial

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