“If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.” - Warren Buffett
With recent volatility in global financial markets, and particularly locally here in Singapore, it is little wonder that we are seeing investor nerves sky-rocketing.
With two Integrated Resorts, numerous lotteries, non-casino gaming machines, betting and offshore gaming websites, it is no wonder that Singaporeans are the second biggest gamblers in the world - losing US$1,174 (double that of third place Canada).
Given the current status of the residential property market both here in Singapore and in China, 2015 will see investors continue to shift towards commercial real estate markets, such as hotel investments, outside of Singapore.
As Japan continues to try to claw its way out of 20 years of deflation and stagnation, Singaporean investors would be wise to be vigilant to the reverberations the world’s third-largest economy has on the Singapore dollar and other asset classes.