*

beaverjuice

  • *****
  • Global Moderator
  • 7226 13
  • Road to Perdition
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2015, 10:59:49 pm »
good idea. I like buying USA stocks ETF as it is very easy to get news and updates.
Will consider world index ETF from 2016 onwards.
What world index ETF are you vested in?

VUSD
VWRD
VHYD
VDEM
VDPX
VERX
VUKE
IEDY
STHY
And i think got one infra ETF ... can't remember LSE ticker liao


Edit ... yes. IDIN
« Last Edit: November 01, 2015, 11:22:10 pm by beaverjuice »
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

*

beaverjuice

  • *****
  • Global Moderator
  • 7226 13
  • Road to Perdition
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2015, 11:00:40 pm »
No idea never heard of etf....dunno anything dun wan lose money. Scary
Mai kia ! Mai kia !  :-*
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

*

loonzz

  • *
  • Fresh Petal
  • 34 -1
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2015, 11:22:24 pm »
VUSD? ???

World index like the Vanguard VRWD (USD) or VWRL (GBP)? ???

the currency translation "losses" is around 1 - 1.5% under the SCB platform.

yea, the fx spread on SCB is pretty lousy. you could buy USD outside, deposit it in dbs and just write a cheque from dbs to SCB though. that way you will avoid SCB fx spread. the only cost you will incur is only the $2 per month for your current acct in dbs. it's just one of many ways to avoid SCB lousy spread  ;)

*

loonzz

  • *
  • Fresh Petal
  • 34 -1
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2015, 11:26:26 pm »
good idea. I like buying USA stocks ETF as it is very easy to get news and updates.
Will consider world index ETF from 2016 onwards.
What world index ETF are you vested in?

oh, you meant you buy s&p etf in US exchange? you will be taxed 30% for all your dividends and not to mention the estate tax when you pass away. i prefer to buy from LSE, the WHTis only 15% and the estate tax will only kick in for much more capital outlay.
i buy a bit of VWRD. some people prefer IWDA because dividend is reinvested but this etf does not cover emerging market while VWRD cover all.


*

beaverjuice

  • *****
  • Global Moderator
  • 7226 13
  • Road to Perdition
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2015, 09:16:29 am »
yea, the fx spread on SCB is pretty lousy. you could buy USD outside, deposit it in dbs and just write a cheque from dbs to SCB though. that way you will avoid SCB fx spread. the only cost you will incur is only the $2 per month for your current acct in dbs. it's just one of many ways to avoid SCB lousy spread  ;)


Thanks !  This is interesting.... will look into it.

I think Vanguard also has the 3085 AP ETF that is listed on HSE so on hindsight i should have bought this instead of the VDPX on LSE. But it is in HK$ though ... another currency to maintain.

Maybe i'll buy HPH trust, and opt for HK$ dividend and recycle them into 3085 ... :P
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

*

jellyfish

Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2015, 12:04:29 am »
oh, you meant you buy s&p etf in US exchange? you will be taxed 30% for all your dividends and not to mention the estate tax when you pass away. i prefer to buy from LSE, the WHTis only 15% and the estate tax will only kick in for much more capital outlay.
i buy a bit of VWRD. some people prefer IWDA because dividend is reinvested but this etf does not cover emerging market while VWRD cover all.

sorry, the ETF that u are talking abt is WHT?
That is a ETF of S&P?

*

littlesotong

  • ***
  • Petal
  • 465 14
  • #include <stdio.h>
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2015, 10:54:29 am »
i play forex...
chronicles of a baby sotong & the deep sea diver

*

beaverjuice

  • *****
  • Global Moderator
  • 7226 13
  • Road to Perdition
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2015, 07:22:14 pm »
sorry, the ETF that u are talking abt is WHT?
That is a ETF of S&P?

@jellyfish - i think he means witholding tax.

"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

*

migration

  • **
  • Junior Petal
  • 205 4
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2015, 10:44:47 pm »

forex - that's something I've been meaning to do ..... oanda?  I know nuts about forex .... :-[

forex can be examined using TA and/or FA too. Do you use TA or FA?

I would think one need to follow the central bank policy of that country in order to invest in Forex. e.g. interest rate change or QE or election coming.

One "tool" a lot of ppl look into is carry trade.
http://www.investopedia.com/walkthrough/forex/intermediate/level6/carry-trade.aspx
Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.

*

~老婆餅~

  • ***
  • Petal
  • 650 1
  • 1 for $2, special price 5 for $20
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2015, 11:20:07 pm »
I buy simple medical insurance and term insurance

and the rest? I invest in STI ETF (straits times index ETF) and S&P ETF, the SPDR.
thats it.

not heavily confusing life insurance nor endowment plans.
no fanciful stocks or beautiful stocks like DBS or Apple or Google.

Just ETF - replicating the breadth and varieties of Singapore stock markets and the American stock markets. duplicating the breadth, diversifying my risks and best of all - LOW COSTS.

no high commission nor management fees.

Same thinking, except that I have no money ;D
~I come here in peace~ *holds up white flag*

*

beaverjuice

  • *****
  • Global Moderator
  • 7226 13
  • Road to Perdition
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2015, 12:05:47 am »
forex can be examined using TA and/or FA too. Do you use TA or FA?

I would think one need to follow the central bank policy of that country in order to invest in Forex. e.g. interest rate change or QE or election coming.

One "tool" a lot of ppl look into is carry trade.
http://www.investopedia.com/walkthrough/forex/intermediate/level6/carry-trade.aspx

I don't use TA / FA. i'm using proprietary HCCI - henessy-chivas-cannon-index to determine market sentiments before making entry ... but donch tell anyone okies ... :-[
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

*

migration

  • **
  • Junior Petal
  • 205 4
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2015, 06:27:51 pm »
I don't use TA / FA. i'm using proprietary HCCI - henessy-chivas-cannon-index to determine market sentiments before making entry ... but donch tell anyone okies ... :-[
Okie... I zip now  :-X
Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.

*

beaverjuice

  • *****
  • Global Moderator
  • 7226 13
  • Road to Perdition
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2015, 06:53:55 pm »
Friday 9 tables open cannon, last night only 3 tables open cannon.

Like no momentum ....  market doesn't look good next week :(
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

*

regularguy

  • *
  • Fresh Petal
  • 32 3
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2015, 04:40:34 pm »
property and forex...

*

kyith

  • **
  • Junior Petal
  • 57 2
  • Wealth Mentor, Value Based Income Investing
    • View Profile
Re: Investments - What Do You Invest In?
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2015, 09:39:43 pm »
interesting that we have a savvy exchange traded fund (ETF) crowd here as well as forex traders.
Engineer by Day, Ghost Wealth Mentor that shares his practical and philosophical experience in building & managing wealth, deconstructing financial independence and fin security. Blogs at www.investmentmoats.com

Temasek subsidiary to invest in MMA promoter ONE Championship

Started by beaverjuiceBoard News, Current Affairs Discussions

Replies: 0
Views: 179
Last post July 13, 2016, 11:32:16 am
by beaverjuice
4 reasons you must invest, especially if you're lazy

Started by beaverjuiceBoard Money and financial discussions

Replies: 0
Views: 227
Last post August 28, 2016, 08:13:05 am
by beaverjuice
What do U invest with ur monthly salary?

Started by hildianBoard Money and financial discussions

Replies: 3
Views: 219
Last post December 20, 2017, 10:11:00 am
by beaverjuice