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Money Matters

Learn about successful investor portfolios with our Equities 101 guide

Is investing in equities risky? Most would say yes – thanks to the pervasive stereotype of the stock market investor as a gambler—reckless and compulsive, someone looking to ‘win big’. To add on to this, the last financial crisis has also left an impression on some of the stock market being risky.  Surveys show that compared to previous generations, millennials are far more hesitant to invest in equities¹.

In many ways, this is nothing more than a fear of the unknown. And the solution is simple—knowledge. In the following infographic, we will teach you what you need to know about equities so you can make more informed investment choices.

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Deposit Insurance Scheme

Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors are insured by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, for up to S$75,000 in aggregate per depositor per Scheme member by law. Foreign currency deposits, dual currency investments, structured deposits and other investment products are not insured. For clarity, investment products are not deposits and do not qualify as an insured deposit under the Singapore Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes Act 2012 Rev. Ed, Cap 77B.


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