Dear Mr Tan
You have recommended to invest in government bonds. It now earns less than 3% p.a. and you have to lock it for 5 years or more. I do not find it to be attractive. Is there a better return from other safe investments?
If you wish to have a safe investment, it is better to buy government bonds to earn 3% p.a. for 5 years, or a total of 15%, instead of investing in a financial product that requires you to bet on the outcome of certain stocks.
Many people invested in the financial products during the past years, and obtained a poor return of less than 1% p.a. For example, the Swing fund gave a return of 2% for 5 years, or just 0.4% p.a.
If you do not wish to lock up your money to earn 3% for 5 years, you can invest in a money market fund and earn about 2% p.a. at the current rate. If interest rate goes up, your return will increase, and it changes with the money market.
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