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  • A Good Time for Gold: 4 Reasons to Buy the Precious Metal

    Mr Roger Chan | Senior Dealer |  | Feb 12, 2019

    2019 started off with massive uncertainty. While volatile market conditions make it more challenging for investors to plan their moves, the flipside is opportunities to gain are created if the right moves are made. Consider the current political and investing landscape. On the economic front, there is considerable unease surrounding trade tensions between the US…Read More

  • The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Equities Markets in 2018 & What Lies Ahead

    Global Markets Team |  |  | Jan 30, 2019

    It was a roller coaster ride for investors globally in 2018 as many market indices gave up their gains during the first half of the year. Volatility seen in the stock market arose as the trade war between the US and China, geopolitical tensions and growth concerns about the FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and…Read More

  • Key Events for Investors to Watch in 2019

    Global Markets Team |  |  | Jan 29, 2019

    2018 marked a tumultuous year for stock markets across the globe. The ups and downs that markets experienced can be attributed to key events that shook the international political economy. One of these is the Sino-US trade war. Stay in the know with this handy guide on what to expect in 2019. February Thailand Despite…Read More

  • A Guide to Portfolio Construction with ETFs

    Mr. Joel Lim | ETF Specialist |  | Jan 14, 2019

    Investors invest for a variety of reasons – from growing their savings to purchase a house, building a pool of funds for their children’s education, or preparing for their retirement needs. However, many investors are unfamiliar with the concept of portfolio construction, preferring instead to purchase individual securities piecemeal. This particular investment approach exposes investors…Read More

  • Managing Trades and Investments: What’s the Difference?

    Jonathan Yang | Student, Singapore Management University | Winner of the Phillip Youth Stocks Challenge 2018 | Dec 3, 2018

    The Psyche of Traders and Investors In the world of stocks and shares, it is important to recognise that rules for managing trades are different from that of managing investments. The Phillip Youth Stocks Challenge 2018 was a long-only trading competition over a three-week period. This provided opportunity for a suboptimal strategy given that the…Read More

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