|Image taken from SSB's site - www.sgs.gov.sg|
Singapore Savings Bond (SSB) - 1.68% (June 2018)
Singapore Savings Bond (SSB) - 1.65% (May 2018)
Singapore Savings Bond (SSB) - 1.55% (Feb 2018)
As a recap, on my thoughts about the shiny part for the Singapore Saving Bonds:
1. The flexibility in your funds
2. A risk-free place for you to park your money with no capital loss
3. A relatively lower amount and attractive rates compared to FDs. (In fact, SSB is offering a higher interest as compared to FD today)
Below is the interest rate table for the upcoming SSB Aug 2018:
One must always remember that despite the flexiblity of SSB, the fund here has to spare fund to you and that you can last for at least a month while waiting for proceeds from redemption.
With an average return per year at 2.57% if one were to hold through the entire 10 years, it certainly look pretty decent as a "short-term" flexible option to CPF for one to has in their portfolio.
Do take note that everyone's situation is different and unique. Actions should never be done because majority are doing so, but to consider upon your own situation before acting.
Personally, I view the SSB as an instrument to keep my dollars tied away and to only act upon when there is a very shiny opportunity awaiting me. This action here also keeps away a certain fraction of the portfolio in cash position that is not exactly having the standard low interest provided by the banks.
I do not know when an opportunity like this might surfaces, but let's hope that it doesn't!
Or at the very least, I do know that at this very point, I do have $1,000 to act on. Haha!
For more information on redemption, please check on from SSB's official website here.
Here are some important dates for this bond for anyone who's interested to consider:
Issue Date: 1 August 2018
Maturity Date: 1 August 2028
Interest Payment: 1st interest payment will be made on 1 Feb 2019, and subsequently every six months on 1 Feb and 1 Aug every year.
Opens: 6.00pm, 2 July 2018
Closes: 9.00pm, 26 July 2018
Results: After 3.00pm, 27 July 2018
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