CW8888: So you think after reading some investment blogs, some investment books, some online investment articles, attending some free investing preview seminars or value investing course; you are on your way to do better than CPF OA 2.5% CAGR?
Who are these CPF members in lesser 20% who manage to beat CPF OA 2.5% CAGR over past 10 years and what it takes for them to outperform?
One of them is definitely not value investor by theory or concept. LOL!
Read? CPF OA is just 2.5% BUT it doesn't mean that you as an retail can easily beat it. Stop believing all those stuff you read in the Cyber world on Compounding Effect
SINGAPORE - The Government will review the Central Provident Fund Investment Scheme (CPFIS), Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Tuesday (Sept 13), taking up a recommendation proposed by an advisory panel early last month.
The CPFIS was set up to offer CPF members a way to earn higher returns on their savings but it is "not fit for purpose", Mr Tharman told an audience at the Economic Society of Singapore's annual dinner.
Over the past 10 years, more than 80 per cent of the CPF members who put their savings into an investment product via the CPFIS would have been better off just leaving their money in the Ordinary Account, which earns a guaranteed 2.5 per cent each year, Mr Tharman noted.
Some 45 per cent of those who made use of the CPFIS even made losses over the same period.
In its second and final set of proposals to the Government last month, the CPF Advisory Panel, which had been tasked to recommend ways to improve the CPF system, had mentioned a need for the CPFIS to be reviewed.
This is in line with one of the priorities the Government will have to focus on to take the CPF system into the future, he said - providing a convenient option for those with more than the basic CPF savings levels to earn higher returns.