5 Reasons China’s Recent Stock Market Rally Could Be Fundamentally Different

So far, 2024 has been a dynamic year for China’s equity markets. In January, a derivative-induced meltdown sent Chinese stocks lower on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, spilling over to Hong Kong and US-listed China ADRs. But things may be looking up for China’s stocks.  Since February 2nd and...

FOMC Update: What Do “Higher For Longer” Interest Rates Mean for Your Money?

Highlights:  In the May FOMC meeting, the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) sent mixed signals. It held its benchmark interest rate steady at a 23-year high of 5.25% to 5.5%, marking the sixth consecutive meeting where rates remained unchanged.Acknowledging the stubborn inflation, the Fed hinted that borrowing costs could remain...

Answer Your Top Three Investing Questions: Q2 2024 Investment Outlook

2024 started off on a high note for both the US economy and developed market equities. However, with geopolitical tensions and potential delays in rate cuts, volatility has reemerged in recent weeks. Given the market uncertainty, investors are grappling with several key questions regarding the current market conditions. Ritesh...

VOO vs. SPY vs. IVV vs. SPLG: What’s The Best S&P 500 ETF In Singapore?

A look at three of the most popular S&P 500 ETFs

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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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...

2024 Best Dividend Stocks in Singapore

Investing wisely is like finding a sweet spot between taking calculated risks and reaping the rewards.  When it comes to the best dividend stocks in Singapore, 2023 has been a year of pleasant surprises – defying expectations amidst the uncertain economic climate.  According to The Business Times, record dividends are expected...

How Female Investors at Syfe Challenge Gender Investment Stereotypes

Negative stereotypes of female investors have been around for a long time. Women are thought to be more cautious and risk-averse compared to their male counterparts, and often assumed to invest later in life and less than men. But the once male-dominated investment world has been undergoing notable change. Women...