Investments

The Basics of Technical Analysis

A technical analyst’s best friends are charts and patterns. But to the uninitiated, these are hard to make sense of. Once you get a hang of the basics however, your new-found knowledge can be used to search for potential investment opportunities. The Assumptions Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s start from the beginning. What is technical analysis anyway? Simply put, it is a study of past price movement patterns and market data to forecast future price movement directions that

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A Dividend Investing Strategy

Singapore investors love their dividend stocks. According to the Investment Trends Singapore Broking Report 2015, 75% of investors polled stated that they usually invest in dividend stocks when trading on the Singapore market. And they are spoilt for choice! Many companies that list on SGX pay dividends. But with so many dividend-paying stocks out there, which stock would you consider? A High Dividend Yield Stock: Better than a Low Dividend Yield Stock or? That is the question. The stock with

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An Investment for Property Lovers and Dividend Seekers

Singaporeans are fixated with buying property – and they don’t just stop at one. In a report published in June 2016, Maybank Kim Eng’s research team found that approximately 1.1 million households in Singapore own the homes they occupy, but there are another 200,000 housing units are currently held as investments. This demand, coupled with land scarcity, means that property in Singapore doesn’t come cheap. There is however, a more affordable option for those looking to invest in property: real

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The Buzz Around U.S. Interest Rates: 3 Things You Should Know

It has been a story of “will they or won’t they” this entire year. We are talking of course, about interest rates. The last rate hike in December 2015 was the first since 2006, and gradual hikes were expected in 2016 but the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has ended every meeting so far with the decision to maintain interest rates. Market watchers are at the edge of their seats. The consensus is that a rate hike is looming and

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4 Benefits of a Monthly Investment Plan

Based on a Worldwide Cost of Living survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Singapore has been ranked as the world’s most expensive city to live in for the third consecutive year. Indeed, many living in Singapore have to contend with the high property and car prices. Healthcare and education costs are also not far from people’s minds. Investment is seen as a way to potentially amplify one’s wealth to better fulfil these life goals. But what if you do not

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