Money Week 2012 Episode 38
What Stocks To Buy in 2013? The Straits Times Index (STI) gained 20% year-to-date, making it one of the top performing regional indices, out-performing the US three most followed indices and some of the major European markets. Can the local stock market maintain its upward momentum in 2013? And for sectors which delivered stellar performance this year, like the REITs and oil and offshore marine, how are they likely to perform in the new year? And which are the sectors to avoid? Where To Park Your Money in 2013? In 2013, the US economy is likely to be on the mend; while the Chinese economy expects to regain its growth momentum under a new leadership, Europe is possibly the only major economic engine that will continue its lackluster performance. One thing in common among these economic powers though, is that their central banks are adopting a loose monetary policy to spur growth. Under such economic backdrop, where should investors park their money? Between regional equities, fixed income instruments, currencies and commodities, which asset class is likely to best reward investors? Financial Planning 101: Simplified CPF Life SchemeFrom January 2013, the CPF Life scheme will be simplified into two plans, namely the Standard Plan and the Basic Plan. What are the differences between the two plans? How should a CPF member decide on the best plan?