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Posted by: beaverjuice
« on: March 25, 2016, 09:20:46 am »

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-savings-bond-s/2387530.html


The merit of the Singapore Savings Bonds probably should not be measured by how popular they are, says a financial planner
Posted by: beaverjuice
« on: March 25, 2016, 08:59:21 am »

http://business.asiaone.com/news/why-the-singapore-savings-bonds-going-die-natural-death

.... not cited in the article is the low yield of SSB - 2.4% - 2.8% albeit secure investment.

also expectations of interest rates moving up are baked into some savvy investors' expectations while the current yields are not.

a good write-up from @kyith is found in his blog
http://www.investmentmoats.com/budgeting/more-details-of-the-singapore-savings-bond-looks-like-my-emergency-fund-now/

plus the SSB is really competing with the ABF SG BOND ETF (SGX: A35)
http://www.nikkoam.com.sg/etf/abf
which has slightly better liquidity and invests in a wider basket of quasi-government bonds

personally i'd rather put money in the Fullerton Singapore Income Fund which is a unit trust/mutual fund investing in a wider universe / wider risk basket with closer to 4% dividends.