Tag: income investing

Focus on Total Returns, Not Income Investing

The desperate search for yield has led to a number of people choosing to invest in income funds, or in mature companies providing a high dividend yield. On the surface, it might sound sensible, but it is erroneous. It may lead to investors underestimating the risk of investing in high yield instruments. Moreover, what is less obvious is the opportunity cost of focusing on yield ...

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How to Avoid Getting Hurt: Don’t Chase Yields Blindly

Some of the most popular asset classes Singaporeans love are REITS, bonds, and stocks that pay a high dividend yield. And understandably so, because we are so sold on the idea of generating consistent, sustainable passive income to cover our expenses. It has almost become like a Singaporean dream to invest for income. There is nothing wrong with that and it is great that people ...

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