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SSB – Aug 2019

Source: http://www.amosang.com/singapore-savings-bonds-ssb-visualizer/

This month’s SSB rates are indicated by the brown line, which comes in at 1.68% p.a. for the first 3 years. It’s a rather startling drop of 20 bps from last month! For comparison, see the blue line, which shows the interest rates from the Jan 2019 tranche. Looks like rates have fallen a fair bit. And if you hold this month’s tranche for 10 years, you would only make 2.08% p.a. Notice the sharp turn in the …

SGX high dividend stocks (non-REITs)

Pursuant to the earlier post about high yielding dividend REITs (http://www.amosang.com/2019/06/04/sgx-high-dividend-stocks-reits-and-business-trusts), some people have requested for the dividend yields for non-REITs instead. Diversifying to other asset classes is a good idea, so with another snap of my magic programming fingers (a la Thanos), here is a list of non-REIT stocks which have a dividend yield of 5% or greater.

The dividend yield is calculated by taking the dividends given for each stock in 2018 (by exDate), divided …

SGX high dividend stocks (REITs and Business Trusts)

The SGX stock market has been falling since the start of May 2019, fueled by fears generated from the US-China trade war. Has value emerged from the falling stock prices? Here, we present a list of REIT and Business Trusts which have a dividend yield of 5% or greater, sorted in order from low to high.

The dividend yield is calculated by taking the dividends given for each stock in 2018 (by exDate), divided by the stock’s closing price …

SSB – Jul 2019

Source: http://www.amosang.com/singapore-savings-bonds-ssb-visualizer/

This month’s SSB rates are indicated by the purple line, which comes in at 1.93% for the first 3 years, 7 basis points (“bps”) above last month’s tranche at 1.88% for the first 3 years. It looks like SSB rates have started to move upwards again!

Although it’s only 7 bps, I found it peculiar that interest rates could conceivably go up with the US economy is poised to go down due to the tariff tan-trumps presently going …