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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?

My FIRE Path: 2018 Progress & 2019 Goals

Reading Time: 9 minutes CAN WE GET OFF THE ROLLER COASTER NOW PLEASE!?!?!? Investors in 2018 (Probably) Whew! 2018 was an ‘interesting’ year, to say the least. Although the year was filled with volatility, the majority of the time, the market was moving sideways and even slightly up compared to where we were last year. That was until October … Read more

CPF on FIRE: CPF LIFE, what’s the optimal approach?

Reading Time: 9 minutes Update (25/12/2018 12:00PM SGT): As pointed out by Adriel in the comments section (Thanks for the heads up!), the original post had the ERS amount incorrectly at 2x the FRS, however the correct amount is 1.5x the FRS. This has been fixed and it impacts the result of the withdrawal rate analysis. The CPF LIFE Scheme is a life annuity scheme that provides Singapore Citizens and Permanent … Read more

My “never have to work again” number – An introduction to the Safe Withdrawal Rate

How much do you need to never have to work again?

Reading Time: 9 minutes This post will go into the basics of Safe Withdrawal Rate and the 4% rule, so if you’re already familiar with the concept, you may wish to skip this one. When speaking to my friends about financial independence – and the freedom you get from knowing you’ll never have to work again to earn money … Read more