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Optimal Withdrawal Strategy for FIRE in Singapore: Using CPF LIFE, SRS and Brokerage Account Together

Reading Time: 15 minutes Why bother thinking about an optimal withdrawal strategy? Well, what’s the point in saving and investing if we’re not going to enjoy the fruits of our labour? Eventually, once we’ve accumulated enough in our retirement accounts to meet our FIRE number, we can pull the trigger and start living off of the income that can … Read more

CPF on FIRE: The 10 Commandments you must follow before investing your CPF money

Reading Time: 9 minutes After the analysis I’ve been doing on the STI ETF and the findings that came from that analysis, it’s been making me wonder if we should be investing our CPF OA monies in the STI ETF for the better returns. If you’re not yet aware, as part of the CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS), the Singapore … Read more

The Ultimate Comprehensive Analysis of The 11-Year Returns of the STI ETF: Part 2 – Rolling Internal Rate of Returns

Reading Time: 8 minutes What are the rate of returns of the STI ETF look for rolling investment windows of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 years? What’s the most likely returns you’d get based on the length of your investment and how does the length of investment affect your returns? I did the analysis and compiled the results here.

The Ultimate Comprehensive Analysis of The 11-Year Returns of the STI ETF: Part 1 – Dollar Cost Averaging

Reading Time: 18 minutes As Singaporean investors, when we talk about a Singapore-Dollar-denominated broad-based diversified stock index, the only good option we really have is the Straits Times Index. Even though it only has 30 companies, it’s the best we’ve got. But how good is it?