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All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter

Wouldn’t it be great if your investment gave you such returns as seen in this chart? Consistent and impressive indeed.

This was one of Madoff’s funds which gave abnormally consistent returns for almost two decades before crumbling spectacularly and revealed as an elaborate Ponzi scheme in 2008.

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Overcoming Aversions to Investing

There’s a group of people who take flight the moment the word “investment” arises. This happens usually because such people have low tolerance for risk or do not understand how to invest properly. These two reasons are also quite correlated – people who are risk averse do not bother to find out how investments work. People who do not understand investing principles end up losing money and then decide to avoid risk altogether.

In the low interest environment and the relentless increase in cost of living, can one truly afford not to seek ways to better grow their wealth? I do hope I am able to help people overcome their fear of investing.

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NTUC Income Relaunching Capital Plus

NTUC Income is relaunching Capital Plus on 18thFebruary 2011, Friday, which is today at the time of writing.

It is a 2-year single premium savings plan with a guaranteed return of 1.4% p.a. The minimum sum required is $10,000 cash or SRS, and the plan is available to all between 16 to 80 years of age.

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