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Saturday, 17 August 2013

STI ETF for passive retail investors. What is your total return since 2008?

Just For Thinking ....

STI ETF for passive retail investors!!!

You have been buying 1 lot of STI ETF at every first trading day of the month since 2008, what is your total return as of 16 Aug 2013?

Total Return = Unrealized P/L + Total Dividends Received

Here is what Uncle8888 has simulated:

Total Return (Jan 2008 - 16 Aug 2013 market closing price of STI ETF) = 20.1%

Annualised Total Return is about 4%



  1. I don't understand - is 4% considered a lot? it seems quite little, and when I look at unit trusts, some of them have high double-digit growth. am I missing something?

    1. Passive retail investors are more likely to compare it with Bank's Fixed Deposit rate.

      May be not too bad.


  2. What would the return look like if you invested a fixed some into STI ETF (instead of 1 lot) ?


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