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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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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How to Invest in ETFs in Singapore

In this article, we explore how to invest in ETFs in Singapore. What is an ETF? An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is another financial instrument that can be loosely described as a combination between a mutual fund and a stock as there are characteristics of both. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these two financial […]

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How to Invest in Gold in Singapore

This article explores how to invest in gold in Singapore. In investing, a financial asset refers specifically to an asset that has been securitized. “Securitization is the process of taking an illiquid asset, or group of assets, and through financial engineering, transforming them into a security.” A financial asset is a non-physical or intangible asset. The value […]

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How to Invest in REITs in Singapore

This article explores how to invest in REITs in Singapore. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) can be loosely described as a mutual fund that invests in income generating real estate assets such as shopping malls, offices, hotels or serviced apartments. Assets of REITs are professionally managed and REITs are required to distribute at least 90% […]

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Investments to Avoid for New Investors in Singapore

In this article, instead of exploring financial assets to invest in, we discuss which investments to avoid for new investors in Singapore. These investments to avoid also apply to savvy passive investors. Investment-Linked Insurance Policies (ILPs) The most basic financial assets include cash, stocks and bonds. Financial instruments can be thought of as packages of individual […]

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