Uncertain times call for careful investing

Over the past year, we have been witnessing the trade war between United States and China. In this period of temporary economic uncertainty, investors should look at strengthening their financial foundation.
Over the past year, we have been witnessing the trade war between United States and China. In this period of temporary economic uncertainty, investors should look at strengthening their financial foundation.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

There are short-term hiccups when we invest for the long term - gear up so as not to lose out

Many years ago, a foreigner told me our army was like the boy scouts, only good for marching during National Day Parade because unlike other armies, we have never experienced going to war.

Of course, being still an NSman, I was offended. I told him firmly he'd missed the point altogether.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 08, 2019, with the headline 'Uncertain times call for careful investing'. Print Edition | Subscribe