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Syfe Portfolio Performance Review Q1 2024 : Navigating Market Shifts 

After a strong rally in 2023, equities continued their momentum into the first quarter of 2024. In particular, the S&P 500 hit new historical highs and posted a +10.2% gain for the quarter. This marked its best first-quarter performance in five years. On the other hand, the bond markets...

Banks Start Cutting Interest Rates on Your Savings Account

Most of us in Singapore could be quite familiar with high-interest rate savings accounts such as the UOB One Account and OCBC 360 Account. These savings accounts can offer account holders quite attractive interest rates, provided that certain criteria are met, such as minimum spending on credit cards and...

S-REITs Earnings Recap For 2023

It’s been a tumultuous year for S-REITs, with the sector being plagued by high inflation rates and growing interest rates. Despite these challenges, S-REITs made a comeback and reached a record high in December 2023.Here is a quick recap of the latest S-REIT earnings season. Table of Contents Diversified REITCapitaLand Ascendas...
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How to Invest in Gold ETF in Singapore

Gold is a valuable commodity that’s the go-to investment during times of economic volatility to safeguard one’s wealth. And with the metal’s prevailing reputation as a ‘safe haven’ asset, it’s no wonder that there has been a growing interest in the metal. For those who want to avoid the hassle...
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Fed FOMC March 2024 Meeting: What It Means for You

During the March 2024 Fed FOMC meeting, the chair of the Federal Reserve emphasised that the Fed remains “fully committed” to achieving its 2% inflation but at this point, he does not think it is appropriate to reduce rates until the FOMC is confident that “inflation is moving down...

Are We in a Tech-Stock Bubble Like 1999?

The US equity markets started off 2024 on a surprisingly strong note. In particular, a few names related to artificial intelligence have seen their prices continue to hit new highs. Nvidia and AMD, for example, have been up +78% and +43% year-to-date (as of March 11, 2024). The drastic...

5 Steps to Make the Best Use of Your Bonus

It's that time of the year! You may have received or are going to receive your bonus soon. Give yourself a pat on the back for all the hard work you've put in throughout the year. The lump-sum bonus amount gives you the freedom to go on that luxury retreat...
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2024 Personal Finance Outlook: How to Mitigate Higher Cost of Living?

Nowadays, personal finance has risen as an essential skill to master. As we step into 2024, the financial landscape in Singapore is undergoing a seismic shift.  According to the Worldwide Cost of Living (WCOL) 2022 Survey, Singapore shares the title of the most expensive city in the world with New York...

6 Reasons to Consider Investing in Thai Stocks via Singapore Depository Receipts (SDRs)

From petroleum to airports to a conglomerate that operates 7-Eleven, Singapore investors can now get a slice of some of Thailand’s top blue chip companies through Singapore Depository Receipts (SDRs).  A new type of investment product that lets investors access overseas markets through SGX, the SDRs first launched on 30...

Dimensional ETFs and More: New on Syfe Custom Portfolio

We are excited to introduce new equity ETFs with a value and quality tilt to Syfe Custom Portfolio. We will do a deep dive to help you decide whether the ETFs align with your investing goals, and how these ETFs can add value to your investment portfolios.  Table of Contents:...