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Keon Chee

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    Do not take investment lightly — one mistake can set you back for a long time.
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    We belong to the sandwich generation. Our children depend on us, as do our parents. For our children, we are seeing the price of a higher education rising faster than the rate of inflation. For our parents, we are possibly looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs for treating major illnesses they run the risk of contracting. The sandwich generation is being chewed on at both
  • Fabi_annnnnnnцитуєторік
    WEALTH ACCUMULATION — THE NUMBER ONE REASON WE INVEST
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    Instrument

    Rate of Return

    Accumulated

    Keep under pillow

    0.0%

    $240,000

    CPF OA

    2.5%

    $411,709

    STI

    6.0%

    $1 million

    S&P 500

    12.0%

    $5.9 million
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    If we were given these three investment choices, the obvious choice would be the S&P 500, which provides the best returns.
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    Risk is the possibility of losing money on our investments. The CPF OA rate of 2.5 per cent is an almost unchanging rate. It may move up a little, or go down a little, but it will never hit negative, which means that we can’t possibly lose money.
  • Fabi_annnnnnnцитуєторік
    Investing in the S&P 500 produces winners and losers, and along with that, a sense of unpredictability.
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    We can see that looking at returns without considering risk is clearly a major mistake for any investor. But we are sure you will agree that if you want to seek out the best returns, you will have to tolerate some risk.
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    What history tells us is that there is a positive relationship between risk and return, and we can assign relative risk levels to the three investment choices as follows:

    TABLE 1.3. RELATIVE RISK LEVELS

    Investment Choice

    Risk Level

    CPF OA

    Low

    STI

    Medium to High

    S&P 500 Index

    High
  • Fabi_annnnnnnцитуєторік
    BIG MISTAKES CAN SET YOU BACK — PERMANENTLY

    An investor needs to do very few things right as long as he or she avoids big mistakes.
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