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Invest in the Best Gift for Your Loved Ones this Christmas

Nov 11, 2021

gift-a-portfolio-x-christmas

Gifting season is here! Want more meaning & value from your gift spending? Then get SquirrelSave's Gift-a-Portfolio! Ideal for family, loved ones and friends, SquirrelSave Gift-a-Portfolio grows financial security for life.

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SquirrelSave Reference Portfolios Racing Ahead!
+13% to +21% (Jan-Oct 2021)

Nov 5, 2021

SquirrelSave’s Reference Portfolios have risen +13% to +15% in the first 10 months of 2021, much higher than the estimated low single digits by competitors.

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8 Ways To Build Your Child's Financial Literacy

Oct 5, 2021

8-ways-to-build-your-childs-financial-literacy

Here are some ways you can develop your child's financial literacy habits from an early age.

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Sep 2021 SquirrelSave Reference Portfolios Outperform
+11% to +15% YTD end-Sep 2021

Oct 5, 2021

Seasonally, September tends to be the worst performing month of the year. SquirrelSave has managed to perform well despite headwinds.

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SquirrelSave ONE Dollar Portfolios:
Update +18% & +26% in 15 mths!

Sep 6, 2021

SquirrelSave ONE Dollar Portfolios: Update +18% & +26% in 15 mths!

We designed SquirrelSave to start investing from ONE Dollar that we can help the unbanked millions, and those badly served with expensive financial products.

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End-Aug 2021
SquirrelSave Performance Update
Reference Portfolios Edge Up Further in Aug 2021
+13% to +19% YTD end-Aug 2021

Sep 6, 2021

We are pleased to report that SquirrelSave reference portfolios rose further in Aug 2021, beating some other competitors significantly this year.

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SQUIRRELSAVE PERFORMANCE UPDATE
Reference Portfolios +12% to +16% YTD end-July 2021

Aug 5, 2021

SQUIRRELSAVE PERFORMANCE UPDATE Reference Portfolios +12% to +16% YTD end-July 2021

On the back of very good returns for the first 6 months of 2021, our SquirrelSave reference portfolios rose further in July 2021.

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INVESTMENTS AS A MEANINGFUL GIFT FOR A FRIEND OR A LOVED ONE!

Jul 27, 2021

INVESTMENTS AS A MEANINGFUL GIFT FOR A FRIEND OR A LOVED ONE!

Wouldn’t it be good to teach the virtue of sharing or saving instead of spending?
Why not give an investment portfolio to friends and family instead of buying the usual gifts?

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SquirrelSave ONE Dollar Portfolios: +16% & +22% in 13 mths!

Jul 1, 2021

SquirrelSave ONE Dollar Portfolios: +16% & +22% in 13 mths!

Over many years of investing experience, I realised that we are after all, human. Instead of really investing, we are mostly speculating and timing the markets.

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SQUIRRELSAVE: +11% to +13% IN FIRST HALF 2021

Jul 1, 2021

SQUIRRELSAVE: +11% to +13% IN FIRST HALF 2021

In our end-May 2021 blog, we talked about being disciplined and quantitative, instead of following traditional investment folklore. Data proves it is better to stay invested instead of timing markets. That’s why we created SquirrelSave AI to track markets 24/7.

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MY SQUIRRELSAVE PORTFOLIO: +35% in 25 months

Jun 26, 2021

MY SQUIRRELSAVE PORTFOLIO: +35% in 25 months

Last night, someone who had read my blog dated 2 April 2021 asked about my SquirrelSave portfolio…

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GLOBAL VACCINATION CHALLENGE & GROWING INTEREST IN CRYPTO ASSETS

Jun 5, 2021

GLOBAL VACCINATION CHALLENGE & GROWING INTEREST IN CRYPTO ASSETS

As we closed the first week of June, the leading USA exchanges were boosted by better-than-expected jobs data. The flagship Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and S&P 500 hovered around recent record highs while the Nasdaq Composite which had experienced a tech selloff recovered.

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SELL IN MAY & GO AWAY?

May 31, 2021

SELL IN MAY & GO AWAY?

There is a popular saying, "Sell in May and go away”! While we investment folks may call it folklore (no pun intended 😊), SquirrelSave’s investment team takes a quantitative approach to make sense of it.

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LATEST! APRIL SQUIRRELSAVE PERFORMANCE: UP +7.3% TO +8.6%

Apr 30, 2021

LATEST! APRIL SQUIRRELSAVE PERFORMANCE: UP +8.4 TO +9.8 PERCENT

Following our first quarter 2021 performance update, SquirrelSave is pleased to see that our Tactical Asset Allocation (TAA) adjustments are delivering good results!

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SQUIRRELSAVE PORTFOLIOS ARE UP +5.7% TO +7.0% IN FIRST QUARTER 2021

Apr 13, 2021

SQUIRRELSAVE PORTFOLIOS ARE UP +7.4 TO +8.8 PERCENT IN FIRST QUARTER 2021

At SquirrelSave, we use data-driven Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques to optimize portfolio returns within projected risk parameters.

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MY SQUIRRELSAVE PORTFOLIO: +27% in 22 months (+14% per annum)

Apr 2, 2021

MY SQUIRRELSAVE PORTFOLIO: +27% in 22 months (+14% per annum)

As at end-Mar 2021, my SquirrelSave portfolio is up +27% since June 2019 (or 14% p.a)… Here, you can see that my portfolio which started in June 2019 with just SGD 15,000 is now worth almost SGD 19,000.

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Pandemic One Year on with Vaccines, Global Recovery & Rise of Crypto...

Mar 16, 2021

Pandemic One Year on with Vaccines & Global Recovery

All of us still breathing should give pause to mourn those who have perished during this pandemic. Going forward, we must be mindful of the immense and uneven suffering wrought by Covid-19.

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Go Digital & Gift a Squirrelsave Hongbao this “Niu” Year!

Feb 8, 2021

SquirrelSave portfolios

As we kick off the “Niu” Year of the Ox, SquirrelSave invites you to go digital and gift a SquirrelSave investment portfolio – instead of a cash Hongbao.

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Stay Invested & Reap Better Returns

Jan 20, 2021

Stay Invested & Reap Better Returns

After years in investments, I realised that there was a limit to my capability. There is only so much information I can process within a given time. Yet, the world of investing was getting more complex.

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How did My Squirrelsave Portfolios Do in 2020?

Jan 4, 2021

SquirrelSave portfolios

As we start investing for 2021, let’s review my SquirrelSave portfolios which I set up along the way since 2019.

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As 2020 closes, what lies ahead for global investment markets?

December 10, 2020

Four BIG worldly things to think about

Investment markets are expecting Biden to be sworn in as the next US President on 20 Jan 2020 - assuming Trump does not upset the apple cart. Investment markets do not like uncertainty.

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Blistering November Gains for Stock Markets Even As Covid Rages On

December 1, 2020

USA stock markets hit record highs in November 2020

Enthusiasm about vaccines drove USA stock markets to record highs in November 2020.

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Risk Management Still Critical - As It Always Has @ SquirrelSave

November 1, 2020

Risk Management Still Critical - As It Always Has @ SquirrelSave

In the past two weeks, the stock market has become choppy. Headlines scream about the largest fall since whenever. That’s obvious, right?

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The Best Time to Invest?

October 7, 2020

There is no such thing as the best time to invest, unless you are a historian

Sorry to burst your bubble. There is no such thing as the best time to invest, unless you are a historian.

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Market Update – 1 Sep 2020

September 1, 2020

Top 10 years ranked by monthly performance in Aug 2020

August 2020 has seen a recovery. While DJIA remains around 4% below its pre-Covid high, the S&P500 has finally broken through and setting new record highs.

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Anyone Can Enjoy Smart Investing – Starting From One Dollar

August 31, 2020

Start investing with SquirrelSave even with only one dollar

A one dollar global portfolio? Yes! SquirrelSave is designed to help anyone invest with low cost, using the power of AI and global diversification.

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Time to Take Stock of Investing (no pun intended)

August 14, 2020

Gold price continues to rise

Since our launch, we had a decent ride managing market risks using our machine learning AI engine. The Covid crash showed that our system is crash-proof.

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Glad that SquirrelSave is Navigating Smartly Amidst this Crisis

July 25, 2020

Gold price continues to rise

Two weeks since I wrote about SquirrelSave’s bold allocation to Gold in my portfolio (and yours too, if you are a SquirrelSave client), Gold continues to rise.

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Shhh!!! My SquirrelSave Portfolio Seems o Know Something About Gold

July 10, 2020

Gold is back to its previous peak seen in Aug 2011

5-Year chart shows that gold is suddenly doing well in June 2019. 10-Year chart shows that gold is now back to its previous peak seen in Aug 2011.

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How My SquirrelSave Portfolio Behaved Through the Covid-19 March 2020 Market Crash

May 19, 2020

How My SquirrelSave Portfolio Behaved Through the Covid-19 March 2020 Market Crash

We have trained our investment system to cover the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, it is interesting how it navigates a live market crash and ongoing volatility.

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Sharp Recovery Since the Covid-19 Crash

Apr 14, 2020

Sharp Recovery Since the Covid-19 Crash

China's Shanghai Composite and Japan's Nikkei 225 closed at their highest since mid March 2020. Is this sharp recovery for real?

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Getting It Right: Realised and Unrealised Gains/Losses

Apr 7, 2020

Getting It Right: Realised and Unrealised Gains/Losses

In typical gambling behaviour, people are mostly heading for the exits because they have lost everything (including what they won previously).

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Is Covid-19 different from the past crisis?

March 30, 2020

Is Covid-19 different from the past crisis?

Yes, Covid-19 is different from the causes of previous crises. There is deliberate policy-induced economic contraction – unlike other crises.

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Covid-19: Defining Your Investment Experience

March 30, 2020

Covid-19: Defining Your Investment Experience

The IMF is forecasting a global recession in 2020. On the bright side, some analysts are forecasting a recovery as early as the third quarter of 2020.

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Covid-19: Has Fear Run Ahead of Markets?

March 9, 2020

Covid-19: Has Fear Run Ahead of Markets?

Greed and fear are the driving forces behind buying and selling decisions. We buy when there is an excessive greed. We sell when there is an excessive fear.

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Market Update Mar 2020

March 2, 2020

Market Update March 2020

Major benchmark indices such as the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq had the worst week since the Global Financial Crisis of October 2008. The CNN Fear And Greed Index has retraced from extreme greed levels in January to deep fear levels.

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SquirrelSave portfolios are doing fine despite Covid-19

February 25, 2020

SquirrelSave portfolios are doing fine despite Covid-19

Despite the world fighting the Covid-19 outbreak, SquirrelSave's portfolios are still showing positive performance. Our investments are well-diversified across global markets; mainly allocated to US REITS, US stocks, and China A-shares.

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How Covid-19
Affects Investment Strategy

January 30, 2020

How Covid-19 Affects Investment Strategy

As with any flu outbreak, there will likely be an acceleration in the number of infections before it peaks and slows down. In the meantime, stay away from high-risk areas, practice good personal hygiene and use common sense. But what about our investments?

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Stop Paying
for Bad Performance

November 1, 2019

Stop Paying for Bad Performance

In the investment world, those who have more money pay the lowest fees. Those who have less money to invest - pay much more. It’s painful to see how these small investors are fleeced every day.

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Whitepaper: SquirrelSave’s F.A.M.E
[Factor Analytics Machine Learning Engine]

Victor Lye, CFA CFP®, Yi-Chen Chia, CFA CAIA FRM

Whitepaper: SquirrelSave’s Factor Analytics Machine Learning Engine

Contents
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Pivot’s Factor Modelling with Machine Learning Analytics
Section 3: Portfolio Optimization on Pivot’s Factor Model
Section 4: Personalized Solution – Dynamic Advisory and Rebalancing

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Market Update Aug 2019

Aug 10, 2019

Market Update August 2019

The global risk outlook has risen compared to 3 months ago. Concerns over global growth remain high amidst trade war fallout fears. Gold touched fresh multiyear highs while bond yields continue to fall. Negative interest rates threaten wiggle room for policy actions.

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Smart Investing with
Global Diversification at SquirrelSave

Jun 13, 2019

Smart Investing with Global Diversification at SquirrelSave

Internet social media has shifted the way news or facts are delivered and perceived – with profound implications for the way we should invest. I am asked by many these days about the implications for their investments because of the news frenzy about the USA-China trade war. I can understand the anxiety. Yet, I need to remind ourselves about our human short-term memories.

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Why Replace The Human
Investment Manager?

May 21, 2019

Why Replace The Human Investment Manager?

When investors ask me what I do, I cheekily tell them that I intend to replace their human investment manager. They think I am doing a marketing pitch for them to appoint me as their investment manager. When I clarify that I am not proposing myself in place of their investment manager and add that I am not claiming to be better than their investment manager, they get puzzled and curious.

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The Good Old Days,
and The Fantastic Days Ahead...

May 7, 2019

The Good Old Days, and The Fantastic Days Ahead

Many years ago, when I was a stockbroker, I researched companies listed on various stock exchanges. Based on my research, I would recommend buying or selling the listed shares of specific companies to professional fund managers who typically managed unit trusts or mutual funds[1].

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Applying Serious Gaming
to Improve Risk Profiling Analytics

Team SquirrelSave

Whitepaper: Serious Gaming in Risk Profiling

In this White Paper, we share how SquirrelSave breaks new ground with gamification of risk profiling to restore some order to the muddied world of personal investing.

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What You Should Know About Unit Trusts

April 18, 2019

What You Should Know About Unit Trusts

If you are new to investing, it can be very intimidating. Not everyone is schooled in finance or accountancy. Even for first-timers schooled in finance or accountancy, it can be confusing. Not everyone has the same gung-ho risk attitude. Yet there is a fear of losing out when you hear boasts from people who say how much money they made from investing.

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Is Risk Profiling Just Another Questionnaire?

April 11, 2019

Is Risk Profiling Just Another Questionnaire?

For too long, investing has lost its way. With so many financial products and hard-selling, we risk paying too much for something unsuitable. It is an uneven playing field. Yet, we are to blame.

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Psst! Are you investing, gambling or speculating?

April 5, 2019

Psst! Are you investing, gambling or speculating?

Many people say they invest. But they are really gambling or speculating! What aboout you? The difference in investing, gambling and speculating is in the underlying personal behavior which depends on attitudes towards the risks involved.

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NOV 2021

Invest in the Best Gift for Your Loved Ones this Christmas

SquirrelSave Reference Portfolios Racing Ahead!
+13% to +21% (Jan-Oct 2021)

SquirrelSave参考投资组合飞速增长!
+13%至+21% (2021年1月至10月)

SquirrelSave ONE Dollar Reference Portfolios
+12.3% & +15.2% in first 10 months of 2021
+19% & +29% in 17 months since May 2020 inception

松鼠储蓄一美元参考组合
2021年前10个月,+12.3%和+15.2%。
自2020年5月开始以来的17个月内,+19%和+29%。


OCT 2021

8 Ways To Build Your Child's Financial Literacy

Sep 2021 SquirrelSave Reference Portfolios Outperform
+11% to +14% YTD end-Sep 2021

2021年9个月SquirrelSave参考组合表现优异
截止到2021年9月底的投资回报率为+11%至+14%。


SEP 2021

SquirrelSave ONE Dollar Portfolios:
Update +18% & +26% in 15 mths!

SquirrelSave一美元投资组合。
15个月内上涨了+18%和+26%!

End-Aug 2021
SquirrelSave Performance Update
Reference Portfolios Edge Up Further in Aug 2021
+13% to +19% YTD end-Aug 2021

2021年8月底 松鼠储蓄的最新表现
参考投资组合在2021年8月进一步上升
截止到2021年8月底,累计回报率+13%至+19%。


AUG 2021

SQUIRRELSAVE PERFORMANCE UPDATE
Reference Portfolios +12% to +16% YTD end-July 2021

松鼠储蓄业绩更新
2021年至7月底参考投资组合累计回报率+12%至+16%


JUL 2021

INVESTMENTS AS A MEANINGFUL GIFT FOR A FRIEND OR A LOVED ONE!
投资作为一个有意义的礼物送给朋友或爱人!

SquirrelSave ONE Dollar Portfolios: +16% & +22% in 13 mths!
SquirrelSave一美元投资组合:13个月内增值+16%和+22%!

SQUIRRELSAVE: +11% to +13% IN FIRST HALF 2021
SQUIRRELSAVE:2021年上半年增长+11%至+13%。


JUN 2021

MY SQUIRRELSAVE PORTFOLIO: +35% in 25 months

GLOBAL VACCINATION CHALLENGE & GROWING INTEREST IN CRYPTO ASSETS


MAY 2021

SELL IN MAY & GO AWAY?


APR 2021

LATEST! APRIL SQUIRRELSAVE PERFORMANCE: UP +7.3% TO +8.6%
最新信息! 4个月松鼠储蓄(SQUIRRELSAVE)的表现:上涨+7.3%至+8.6%

SQUIRRELSAVE PORTFOLIOS ARE UP +5.7% TO +7.0% IN FIRST QUARTER 2021
松鼠储蓄的投资组合在2021年第一季度上涨+5.7%至+7.0%

MY SQUIRRELSAVE PORTFOLIO: +27% in 22 months (+14% per annum)
我的松鼠储蓄(SQUIRRELSAVE)组合:22个月内增值+27%(每年+14%)



MAR 2021

Pandemic One Year on with Vaccines, Global Recovery & Rise of Crypto...
疫苗,大流行一年后,全球复苏和加密货币的崛起


FEB 2021

Go Digital & Gift a Squirrelsave Hongbao this “Niu” Year!
这个 "牛 "年,迎接数码化,送松鼠储蓄(SquirrelSave)红包!


JAN 2021

Stay Invested & Reap Better Returns
保持投资并获得更好的回报

How did My Squirrelsave Portfolios Do in 2020?


DEC 2020

As 2020 closes, what lies ahead for global investment markets?

Blistering November Gains for Stock Markets Even As Covid Rages On


NOV 2020

Risk Management Still Critical - As It Always Has @ SquirrelSave


OCT 2020

The Best Time to Invest?


SEP 2020

Market Update – 1 Sep 2020


AUG 2020

Anyone Can Enjoy Smart Investing – Starting From One Dollar

Time to Take Stock of Investing (no pun intended)


JUL 2020

Glad that SquirrelSave is Navigating Smartly Amidst this Crisis

Shhh!!! My SquirrelSave Portfolio Seems to Know Something About Gold


MAY 2020

How My SquirrelSave Portfolio Behaved Through the Covid-19 March 2020 Market Crash


APR 2020

Sharp Recovery Since the Covid-19 Crash

Getting It Right: Realised and Unrealised Gains/Losses


MAR 2020

Is Covid-19 different from the past crisis?

Covid-19: Defining Your Investment Experience

Covid-19: Has Fear Run Ahead of Markets?

Market Update Mar 2020


FEB 2020

SquirrelSave portfolios are doing fine despite Covid-19


JAN 2020

How Covid-19 Affects Investment Strategy


NOV 2019

Stop Paying for Bad Performance


OCT 2019

Whitepaper: SquirrelSave’s F.A.M.E
[Factor Analytics Machine Learning Engine]


AUG 2019

Market Update Aug 2019


JUN 2019

Smart Investing with Global Diversification at SquirrelSave


MAY 2019

Why Replace The Human Investment Manager?

The Good Old Days, and The Fantastic Days Ahead...


APR 2019

Whitepaper: Serious Gaming in Risk Profiling

What You Should Know About Unit Trusts

Is Risk Profiling Just Another Questionnaire?

Psst! Are you investing, gambling or speculating?