Mapletree Pan Asia Commercial Trust’s dividends fall further. Is it a bargain at 6.5% yield?

Mapletree Pan Asia Commercial Trust (MPACT) announced a further decline in its dividends in the latest quarter. We find out if the REIT is worth considering at a 6.5% dividend yield. What happened? Mapletree Pan Asia Commercial Trust (MPACT) reported that its distribution per unit (DPU) for the third quarter fiscal year 2023/2024 ended December 2023 … Read more

New 6-Month Singapore T-Bill Yield in Mid-February 2024 Should Head Up Slight to 3.60% (for the Singaporean Savers)

A Singapore Treasury Bill issue (BS24103H) will be auctioned on Thursday, 15 February 2024. If you wish to subscribe successfully, get your order via Internet banking (Cash, SRS, CPF-OA, CPF-SA) or in person (CPF) by 14th February. You can view the details at MAS here. In the past, I have shared with you the virtues … Read more

DBS raised its dividends again. Worth buying at 7.5% yield?

What happened? DBS raised its dividends once again.  The company reported a record profit of $10.3 billion in 2023, an increase of 26% compared to the previous year.  This would mean that DBS has met its target of achieving a profit of above S$10 billion this year.  With the strong profit, DBS raised its dividend … Read more

Singapore Savings Bonds SSB March 2024 Yield Recovers to 2.88% (SBMAR24 GX24030V)

Here is a safe way to save money that you have no idea when you will need to use or your emergency fund. The 10-yr and 1-yr Singapore Savings Bonds rates since the first issue in Oct 2015 The March 2024’s SSB bonds yield an interest rate of 2.88%/yr for the next ten years. You … Read more

Best Fixed Deposit Rates yield 3.55% – Better buy than T-Bills now? How to split cash between T-Bills, Fixed Deposit and Savings Accounts?

A lot of you have asked where to park cash today. How do you know how much cash to put into each of the following options: T-Bills Fixed Deposits Money Market Funds High Yield Savings Accounts And how to best approach the issue? So I figured I would share some thoughts on this, and take … Read more

BlackRock’s Rick Rieder generates outperformance and attractive yield for his income ETF

In a sea of income-generating exchange-traded funds, BlackRock ‘s actively managed Flexible Income ETF (BINC) seeks to stand out with a multisector approach that balances high quality and high yield. It doesn’t hurt that the fund is being run by Rick Rieder, chief investment officer of fixed income, who oversees $2.8 trillion in fixed income … Read more

New 6-Month Singapore T-Bill Yield in Mid-January 2024 Should Stay the Same at 3.75% (for the Singaporean Savers)

A Singapore Treasury Bill issue (BS24101Z) will be auctioned on Thursday, 18 January 2024. If you wish to subscribe successfully, get your order via Internet banking (Cash, SRS, CPF-OA, CPF-SA) or in person (CPF) by 17th January. You can view the details at MAS here. In the past, I have shared with you the virtues … Read more

T-bill yield steady but SSB interest rates fall

Happy new year!  We started 2024 by checking out the latest fixed deposit rates, which indicated that most banks maintained or lowered their interest rates in January. This may not come as too much of a surprise, as bond yields have been falling in recent months.  Likewise, the latest Singapore Savings Bond (SSB) offers a … Read more

Singapore Savings Bonds SSB February 2024 Yield Plunges More to 2.81% (SBFEB24 GX24020T)

Here is a safe way to save money that you have no idea when you will need to use or your emergency fund. The 10-yr and 1-yr Singapore Savings Bonds rates since the first issue in Oct 2015 The February 2024’s SSB bonds yield an interest rate of 2.81%/yr for the next ten years. You … Read more

New 6-Month Singapore T-Bill Yield in Early-January 2024 Should be Higher at 3.80% (for the Singaporean Savers)

A Singapore Treasury Bill issue (BS24100F) will be auctioned on Thursday, 4 January 2024. If you wish to subscribe successfully, get your order via Internet banking (Cash, SRS, CPF-OA, CPF-SA) or in person (CPF) by 3rd January. You can view the details at MAS here. In the past, I have shared with you the virtues … Read more