At a Glance

Thinking of the best way to make your money work for you? Start off by reading these pointers to help you make a well-informed decision on growing your wealth.

 

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UNDERSTAND YOUR RISK APPETITE

All investments contain an element of risk. The key to successful investing is in understanding and managing these risks. Read on to find out what are the factors to consider when making your investment decision.

PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAPS TO AVOID WHEN INVESTING

Are your decisions guided by facts, or are there psychological traps that you could be blind to? Here are four common ones.

5 STEPS TO SCALE THE HEIGHTS OF INVESTMENT THROUGH EQUITIES

Similar to planning for an adventure, careful planning, determination and active monitoring of the environment are needed to achieve your investment goal. Here are 5 steps to get you started with investing in equities.

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BONDS

What are bonds? Are there different types of bonds? Read on to find out what bonds are, and the pros and cons of this asset class, to strengthen your understanding of bonds.

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS (ETFS)

It’s easy to trade, offers diversified exposure and can be bought straight from your mobile phone. Enter the world of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), a type of investment fund that is listed and traded on stock exchanges.

 

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Investing in Unit Trusts

  • Invest with ease by leveraging on the rigorous research and expert analysis done by the DBS Funds Selection Team.
  • Updated quarterly, the DBS Focus Funds are a short-list of the positively-rated funds selected by the DBS Funds Selection Team.
  • Use the DBS Fund Search tool to easily sort funds by their asset class, investment geographic region, or risk profile.
  • Create a watchlist of the funds you are interested in and monitor their performance conveniently.
  • Identified a fund to invest in? Simply click ‘Buy Now’ to transact using your DBS iBanking login details or your ATM card number and PIN.

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DBS Invest-Saver

  • Grow your money from just S$100 a month.
  • Invest through digibank anytime, anywhere. No securities trading account or CDP account required.
  • Change your investment amounts without incurring a fee.
  • Minimal Sales Charge of 0.5%, with no other administration or platform fees involved.

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DBS Vickers Online Trading Account

  • Access 7 key global markets for quick and convenient trading.
  • Lower online trading commissions on cash upfront trades.
  • Fuss-free settlement of trades, including those in foreign currencies.

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Young Investor Account

  • Designed to help young investors agreed 18 to 20 years old start off on the right foot in their investment journey.
  • Learn more about trading with seminars and courses.
  • Gain access to key global stock markets with DBS Vickers.

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FX Services

  • Choose from 9 foreign currencies – AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, CNH and USD.
  • Pick a tenor that suits you — from one month to a year.
  • Earn potentially higher interest rates compared to SGD.

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Currency Linked Investment

  • Tailored to your choice of currency pairs, strike rate and tenor.
  • Potentially earn higher returns on the principal amount invested.

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Investing in Bonds

  • Invest in a Singapore bond ETF via a regular savings plan with a minimum of SGD 100/month.
  • Buy into unit trusts from SGD 1,000 as a lump sum. These funds often hold portfolios of 40-50 stocks or bonds, thus reducing the risks associated with any of those securities.

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Singapore Government Securities

  • These securities include Treasury bills (T-bills), SGS Bonds and Savings Bonds, which are all backed by the full credit of the Singapore Government.
  • Singapore Savings Bonds (SSBs) allow you to get back your investment amount back in full.
  • For SSBs, the longer you hold your bond the higher the return.
  • If you need to cut short the redemption term, for SSBs there is no penalty for exiting your investment early.
  • From 1 February 2019, you can use your SRS funds to invest in SSBs.

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digiPortfolio:

  • Start a portfolio with just SGD/USD 1,000.
  • You can withdraw your investment anytime without penalty.
  • Let the DBS Investment Team do the monitoring for you. With their deep expertise, your money is in really good hands.

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Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS)

  • Contributions are eligible for tax relief.
  • Grow your retirement funds. Choose from a wide range of financial products and enjoy tax-free investment gains.
  • Tax-free withdrawals on 50% of the withdrawn amount upon age 62.

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CPF Investment Account

  • Enjoy the flexibility and control of deciding where to invest your CPF savings for greater potential returns and a more comfortable retirement.
  • Receive monthly statements with information about your investment, total costs and estimated market value, plus advance notice of all rights announcements.
  • Enjoy the convenience of self-service banking for existing iBanking, Phone Banking or ATM card holders.

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Structured Deposits

  • Simple and structured, suitable if you don’t have time to actively manage your investments.
  • Improve potential yields by broadening exposure to other financial instruments.
  • Its medium to long term tenor may be suitable if you are looking at waiting out a longer maturity period.

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