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Video – ESG Investing for Australian Expats

By | 2021-02-24T09:21:43+08:00 February 24th, 2021|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Investing, Investing in Shares|

What is ESG investing..? Will it improve my investment returns..? How do I get started..? The growth in investment in this space over the last 5 years has been remarkable, and 2020 has only accelerated this. From the devastating bushfires in Australia to a cyclone in India and Bangladesh, the recent events in the United [...]

ESG Investing in Singapore for Australian Expats

By | 2021-01-19T07:16:20+08:00 January 19th, 2021|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Financial Literacy, Investing|

The term ESG was first coined in 2005, as part of a study called ‘Who Cares Wins’, which brought together many parties from the financial services sector to explore the role played by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in the long-term investment decision-making process. The growth in investment in this space over the last [...]

Retiree Mistakes to Avoid During COVID-19

By | 2020-05-19T07:59:51+08:00 May 19th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Investing, Retirement, Superannuation, Superannuation for Expats|

COVID-19 has taken its toll on Australians all over the world, both personally and financially, and it is the retirees in particularly that need to avoid making some serious financial mistakes that they may not be able to recover from. With most financial markets having declined since the start of this year, we are seeing [...]

Biggest Investors Mistakes During a Downturn

By | 2020-03-18T08:35:15+08:00 March 18th, 2020|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Literacy, Investing, Investing in Shares|

The Dow is off ~25 – 30% this year. Trump has banned all travel from Europe, with the exception of the UK. Sporting seasons are being cancelled, the Olympics might even be next. Nobody appears to be immune from the Corona Virus (COVID-19), with politicians, sports stars, actors and everyday people contracting the virus. What [...]

Franking Credits for Aussie Expats

By | 2018-09-27T09:43:04+08:00 September 27th, 2018|Aussies in Singapore, Australian Expat Financial Advice, Australian Expats, Australian Expats in Singapore, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Investing, Investing in Shares, Tax|

Franking credits form a very important element of the Australian tax system, and providing you’re willing to invest the time to understand how they work, or work with an Adviser who does, you can significantly improve your personal finances. Many countries around the world have franking credits including Australia. Whether you’re living and working in [...]

High Dividend Stocks – Is it time to EXIT..?

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+08:00 July 17th, 2017|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Investing, Investing in Shares|

Let’s start with the basics. A dividend is a share of a company’s profits that are paid to shareholders. Investing in companies that are paying consistent dividends has been a consistently profitable strategy over the past 5 years, but is it time to change tact? With interest rates rising, and political uncertainty at record highs, [...]

Financial Planning Myths Blown WIDE OPEN

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+08:00 May 3rd, 2017|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Literacy, Financial Planning, Investing, Investing in Shares, Meeting a Financial Adviser, Retirement|

“Sticking your head in the sand does not prevent the tide from coming in.” ― K.J. In the world of financial planning, we’ve seen all sorts of strategies and advice being provided, but just how do you separate fact from fiction. How can you tell the brilliant from the BS. Below I have dispelled some [...]

2017 – Investment Outlook for the Year of the Rooster

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+08:00 January 13th, 2017|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Financial Planning, Investing, Investing in Shares, Superannuation for Expats|

2016 was certainly an interesting year for financial markets and investors. After experiencing the worst 5-day start ever with the S&P 500 falling approximately 6%, global markets rebounded to reach all-new highs. Investors took on higher risk as they ditched the safe-havens of government bonds and started investing more into higher-yield bonds and growth assets. [...]

Hillary Gets Trumped – Key Investor Takeaways from 2016 US Election

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:05+08:00 November 22nd, 2016|Australian Expats, Fee-Based Financial Adviser Singapore, Foreign Exchange, Forex, Investing, Investing in Shares|

“The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.” Peter Lynch The one certainty when it comes to investing is uncertainty, and as this past fortnight has shown us, markets do not typically like surprises. This is highlighted by the fact that the All Ordinaries in Australia dropped significantly [...]

How to Recover Financially From Divorce

By | 2018-04-01T10:23:09+08:00 March 23rd, 2016|Australian Expats, Divorce, Financial Planning, Investing|

The divorce rate in Australia sits at just above 2%, and while a relatively low statistic this is often a dramatic change for those who’ve had to go through this. For a long list of reasons, while the majority of divorces are initiated by women, it often takes them a lot longer to recover financially [...]