28 Mar '16, 2pm

New: Regional Currency Outlook and Property Investments – Which Overseas Markets Look Attractive? https://t.co/aFqxNBHgbm

By Paul Ho (guest contributor) An overseas property investment consists of two components – the property investment and the currency investment. If you invest in a property that increases in value by 20% over a period of three years, but the currency depreciates by 30% over the same period, you will be realizing a loss if you liquidate. Usually, Singapore-based investors will compare the local currency in the country of investment against either the Singapore Dollar (SGD) or the US Dollar (USD).Most often the base currency is SGD, simply because that is the currency that the Singapore-based investor earns, and is most familiar with. Interest rate trends in major economies The US economy is recovering, with unemployment at five percent (as of Nov 2015) and an Interest Rate (IR) of 0.25%. On 16 Dec 2015, the Federal Reserve increased the overnight target rate from 0.25 perce...

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