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  • πŸ₯š Whether you have idle funds you'd like to optimise, or looking for advice to get covered against the unforeseen - you're in the right place.

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  • Here’s a community exclusive:

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  • Your risk appetite is like a compass guiding your financial decisions. πŸŒπŸ’°


    Age, financial situation, knowledge, and even life goals affect the levels of risk you're willing to stomach. This matters because aligning your risk appetite with your investment decisions can make or break your financial success.

    Consider the past couple of years – market twists, global shifts, and regulatory changes have been the backdrop of our financial landscape. πŸ“ˆπŸŒŽ These dynamic shifts have encouraged many to pause, reflect, and possibly reassess their risk tolerance.

    Now that things are somewhat stabilizing to a new kind of normal... Are you more or less risk averse compared to last year?

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    (a) Annuities must be credited via GIRO/FAST/PayNow with transaction code β€œCPF”/β€œSRS” or transaction
    description β€œCPF”/β€œSRS” into any of your personal or joint DBS/POSB savings/current accounts

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  • How much insurance coverage we need?

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  • I have heard many instances that people lose money from buying UT. Is it safe?

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  • Any tips on how i can start? Am still paying off my student loans and do not have a lot when it comes to disposable cash to invest. Would also say that i am moderately risk adverse, so anything crypto is something i'll not be comfortable investing in.

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  • Are you taking advantage of this promo which helped me to save cost on RSP to earn multiplier interest?

    Luckily there was this promo too 3 years ago, so my unrealised loss on UT is lower (see a separate post)

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  • I am not a believer in DCA investing. I invested in 2 unit trust (RSP) just to qualify for Multiplier bonus interest about 3 years ago. I decided to hold the investment (less than 1k) to see how it performs in this downward to sideways market while earning monthly and quarterly dividends. It had been dancing at a loss < $200 in the past 2 + years., waiting for the market recover.

    When will the market recover?

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  • Recently, DBS started imposing a fee of $2.70 on CPFIS Tbill maturity! However, this fee is not listed in the schedule of fees/charges. Is maturity = sale transaction?

    But the other 2 Banks do not impose a fee on maturity of CPFIS Tbill!

    Now I have to "crack my head" on how to beat this "inflation"!

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  • DBS is having the upcoming 9.9 extra bonus day:

    Details here :

    For me I'm expectant for the $18 cashback from Unit Trust & Digiportfolio.

    There's 2 Sustainability linked UT to choose from, Ninety One Global Environment Fund & BNP Paribas Global Environment Fund.

    Let me know your thoughts if you concur with me and which of the two you are going for!

    I'll be going for the BNP Paribas fund because it's more well established with a good track record. However, downside is that the price is slightly more pricy than the Ninety One.

    Research obtained from:

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  • Make the right money moves πŸ’ƒ

    Riding on last week's #CIOFriday report on adopting the I.D.E.A. framework <> when picking your investment options, we're sharing the best 20 industries. More to expect from the report, download it here <>

    The 21st century big guns are...
    β›“ Blockchain
    πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»Big Data/Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    πŸ”‹ Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) /Electric Vehicles (EVs)
    πŸ€– Robotics/Automation
    🐾 3D Printing
    πŸš€ Space Exploration
    ☁ Cloud Computing
    πŸ› e-Commerce
    🧩 Internet of Things (IoT)
    πŸ“² Social Media
    🧬Life Sciences
    πŸ” Cyber Security
    πŸ’» Digital Media
    πŸ’³ Payments
    πŸ’° Fintech
    πŸ“‡ Semiconductors
    πŸ“¦ Logistics
    πŸ”„ Energy Transition
    πŸ… e-Sports
    πŸ•³ Consumerism

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  • Click here to join the week-long AMA with the DBS Funds Team!

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  • This week, as part of our Fund Facts segment, the communities team have brought over some friends over from the DBS Funds team to answer YOUR burning investment questions.

    Ask me anything about…

    Unit trusts or investing in general

    How a human-robo-advisor like digiPortfolio works

    How DBS focus funds are selected

    This AMA will be going on throughout next week, Monday, 2 August to Sunday, 8 August. Ask as many questions as possible - the community team will pick the 10 most thoughtful ones* to receive a S$10 eCapitaVoucher from us at the end of the AMA period.

    PMs will be answering your burning questions using the @DBS handle! Keep a look out for it and... fire away! πŸŒ β¬‡

    This AMA is intended to be an informative and educational session for members of The Burrow to learn from a topic expert at DBS. Questions can be submitted via this thread and will be answered at any time between 2 - 8 August (when thread officially closes). Do note that Original Poster (OP) will not be addressing questions on financial advisory/stock picks and/or queries of a similar nature. Community Managers reserve the right to remove any questions that are not relevant and/or defamatory at their own discretion. Please refer to the Community Group Rules as a guideline.

    **Community Managers reserve the right to select 10 questions at their own discretion to receive a S$10 eCapitaVoucher, based on clarity and usefulness of question asked.

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  • #AskCIOFriday is back 🎈 The floor is open and we're taking questions back to the Chief Investment Office (CIO) team! Send them in below ⬇


    This week's topic: Old but Gold. Gold prices saw a turnaround from one of history's weakest quarters in 1Q21. This tends to happen when realised inflation is rising, demand is high and economies are re-opening. Read 'Alternatives: Gold 3Q21' report in full here.

    Highlights from the 3Q21 CIO Insights Gold report:

    Gold for currency hedging. This year, DM currencies have held up better than emerging Asian ones. The need to hedge currencies in Asia – amid rising inflation and virus resurgence – are boosting demand for gold among Asian investors.

    Gold shines as a stable alternative investment. We see potential new demand for gold arising from central banks looking to raise their allocation as part of their reserve management. The recent high volatility and price drop in cryptocurrencies also present opportunities for gold to shine.

    It will be a production growth story this year for gold and silver miners. Mining companies have expressed upbeat exploration progress and M&A opportunities. Gold mining securities should benefit from higher demand and rising prices. We (CIO) prefer larger, senior miners which demonstrate better cost and portfolio optimisation, and carry higher ESG ratings.

    Remains constructive on the med*um-term outlook for gold. The forecasts for gold remain at USD2,000/oz for the rest of the year.

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  • Answer: False. In the June NAV Insights newsletter, the dgP team shares the importance of identifying appropriate benchmarks for your investments. This may help to provide a better sense of your returns versus simply comparing investments against one another. Click here to view the full report.


    This is a new fortnightly segment where we share anything and everything related to investments here - quarterly fund reports, digestible reads by DBS product teams, learning resources for newbies and more! #growwiththeburrow

    Pssst, the opportunity to ask questions to our in-house topic experts will come knocking at your door real soon. Keep an eye out and you might get rewarded! πŸ‘€

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  • It’s time for a portfolio check-in (if you haven’t already). Here’s a run-down for April 2021. πŸ€“

    Fund Performance Update (APR 2021)
    All funds are in Singapore dollar (SGD)

    ➑️ Nikko AM Singapore STI ETF <>
    Returned 1.92% in April and recorded an annualised gain of 8.79% since inception.

    ➑️ NikkoAM-STC AxJ REIT ETF <>
    Returned 1.39% in SGD terms and recorded an annualised gain of 7.47% since inception.

    ➑️ ABF Singapore Bond Index Fund <>
    Returned 0.88% in SGD terms in April while portfolio characteristics remained close to its benchmark.

    ➑️ NikkoAM SGD IGBond ETF <>
    Returned 0.01% in SGD terms in April, while portfolio characteristics remained close to its benchmark

    🎯 The DBS Invest-Saver cashback is still on! Invest a minimum of S$100 a month and get up to *S$125 in cashback until 31 July 2021. <>

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  • #hearitfirst! Last year, over 100+ of you shared your first insurance journey.

    Because of you, we kick-started development for a brand new starter pack that provides:

    Essential coverage β˜‚οΈ Low premiums β¬‡οΈπŸ’°
    The next gen of first-insurance-buyers will thank you! 🀩

    Be one of the first 30 to help share your thoughts here <> to stand a chance for more food-deliveries with a $10 foodpanda voucher*!πŸ€—πŸ±

    *Terms and Conditions apply. Applicable for use only with DBS/POSB Cards.

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  • Many of us understand the investment vehicle is one ride to get on to ensure a financially secure life for the present and future. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a popular investment tool – time for a refresher on what they can truly do for your portfolio!

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    In collaboration with Singapore Exchange (SGX), join The Burrow Community for an engaging evening as we deep-dive into the investment fund! This free event is perfect for both beginners and intermediate investors – come as you are, and leave knowing more!


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  • The projected rise is proof that the future is online. Online retail sales jumped from 13.6% in 2019 to 18.0% in 2020, and is expected to reach 21.8% in 2024.
    Read the full report here.

    Q:With this in mind, might it be timely for investors to look towards e-commerce giants?
    Yay πŸ™†β€β™€οΈ or Nay πŸ™…β€β™€οΈto picking up e-commerce ETFs?

    Have a question for our DBS Chief Investment Office's CIO, Hou Wey Fook? Pen them below and we'll send them along!

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