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Rental Property vs a Diversified Investment Portfolio

I am often asked whether it is better to invest in a rental property or into a diversified investment portfolio.  To help answer that question I will quickly outline the differences in this apples and oranges comparison....

July 31, 2020

How has COVID affected Taiwan’s economy?

COVID-19 brought the global economy to a sudden stop, causing shocks to supply and demand. Taiwan has been one of the notable successes of the COVID-19 crisis so far. It has prevented a rapid spread of the COVID-19 disease without going into total lockdown. People in Taiwan have been able to maintain many of their freedoms, retaining key elements of a normal life. Major reasons for Taiwan’s success include: previous experience with SARS, implementation of some of the world’s toughest bo...

July 29, 2020

Why is my financial adviser asking so many questions?

Imagine you had made an appointment with your GP because you were feeling unwell, and as soon as you sat down, the doctor wrote you a prescription and sent you on your way. I'm sure you'd be quite upset. How could your doctor prescribe a remedy without understanding what was wrong? A good GP would ask about your history and symptoms, perhaps recommend tests, or discuss a diagnoses and treatment options before handing you a prescription. It's the same with a good investment adviser. Before w...

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