What are Financial Assets and Securities?

For the purposes of SimplePassiveInvesting.com, we focus on investing in financial assets and securities, not real estate or businesses. So, it is useful to define certain terms that you will commonly see in investment articles. Such as, what are financial assets and securities? What is an Asset? As defined by Investopedia, an asset is “a resource […]

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What is Investing?

Investing sounds like such a “grown-up” word. It sounds like a very complex thing to do and requires great education, experience or specialized knowledge to do. It seems investing is only for a select few otherwise dabbling in it may result in you losing all your money. All the above is more or less true. […]

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Determine Your Investment Goals Before Investing

Before you actually start investing; that is, buying financial assets or securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds/ unit trusts/ ETFs etc), you need to develop an investment strategy. Developing an investment strategy includes: 1) Determining Your Investment Goals 2) Understanding Basic Investment Concepts 3) Constructing a Portfolio of Investments that Supports Your Investment Goals In this […]

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Useful Websites for Investors in Singapore

Here are a list of useful websites for investors in Singapore with specific information on investing in Singapore as well as general information on investing and economics. Government/ Association Websites SGX The Singapore Exchange website includes login access to SGX and CDP services as well as the SGXAcademy which has online and offline courses for […]

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Books on Investing and Passive Investing

Here is a list of highly recommended books on investing and passive investing. For New Investors – For Developing Investing Mindsets “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki   “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing” John C. Bogle “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas Stanley and Dan Danko For Intermediate Investors – Practical Guides […]

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How to Pass the Customer Account Review and Customer Knowledge Assessment

This article discusses how to pass the Customer Account Review and Customer Knowledge Assessment that your stock broker is required to administer by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Before you can buy or sell (also called trade) certain financial assets, you have to be deemed knowledgeable enough to make such investments that might potentially lose […]

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How to Invest in Bonds in Singapore

Bonds are considered the “safe” option in the investment world, although nothing is guaranteed. Simply put, a bond is basically a loan from you to whichever government or entity (like a company) you are purchasing the bond from. Returns come in the form of interest (called coupons) on the loan you have given. Bonds are […]

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5 Investing Concepts You Must Know

After determining your investment goals, you need to have some fundamental theoretical knowledge to ensure your investments have a good chance of being successful. This article introduces you to 5 investing concepts you must know. Understanding this fundamental knowledge will allow you effectively plan your investment strategy and enable you to construct your investment portfolio that […]

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