18 Aug '11, 7am

Why young people should NEVER invest their CPF savings?

Your views are valid but in my opinion “never” is too strong a word to use. I believe the problem is because the investor is not given the complete information. CPF isn’t meant for short term investing. You still can but like you mention, the risk is very high. Especially so if you intend to use it to buy a house. I have met several agents who only focus on investments using CPF without doing a proper fact finding on the individual long and short term needs, capability and risk appetite. I do have a small amount of my OA invested when I was in my 20s and I don’t intend to sell it to finance my housing loan. I just make sure that I proportion my CPF base on my comfort level. Another advantage is in the event I lose my job and still need to service my loan, I can sell that small amount of investment to tide me over for another few months. Of course the downside is I may have...

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