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

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 »

.... 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

plus the SSB is really competing with the ABF SG BOND ETF (SGX: A35)
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.