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Investing amid rising interest rates: Get tips at The Sunday Times Invest Seminar

Published on May 6, 2014 11:08 PM
 
People walk past a logo of the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) outside its premises in the financial district of Singapore on April 23, 2014. A group of financial commentators and experts from The Sunday Times and DBS Bank will be speaking at The Sunday Times Invest Seminar. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

A group of financial commentators and experts from The Sunday Times and DBS Bank will be speaking at The Sunday Times Invest Seminar.

Aimed at giving retail investors practical ideas and tips on how to invest their money, this is the third such annual seminar organised by The Straits Times Money Desk.

This year's theme is the US Federal Reserve's plan to gradually reverse its monetary stimulus policy, a move which will eventually lead to higher interest rates.

How should investors, already having to deal with funds flowing out of emerging markets to the developed economies, cope amid a rate hike that is likely to kick in next year?

Among the speakers at the seminar on May 10 are:

- DBS Private Bank chief investment officer Lim Say Boon on which Asian markets are outperforming and where investors should park their funds for the rest of the year.

- The Straits Times money editor Lee Su Shyan on how the tight labour market in Singapore and other policies can have an impact on the overall investing climate.

- Deputy money editor Dennis Chan on how even with the current tepid stock market, investors cannot afford to ignore equity investments when deciding on the make-up of their portfolio.

- Economics correspondent Alvin Foo on the outlook for the commodities sector and the opportunities it offers.

- DBS' head of fixed income Clifford Lee on whether investing in bonds is a relevant option for retail investors amid the rising rate environment.

- DBS' senior currency economist Philip Wee on the prospects for the yuan and other currencies.

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Look ouf for more stories on the seminar over the weekend.

What: The Sunday Times Invest Seminar
When: May 10, 9am to 2pm
Where: Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Admission: Tickets for the event are sold out
Info: Go to www.regonline.sg/sutinvest2014

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