15 May '16, 2am

How much cash to hold in our portfolio?: I have discussed the cash component of my portfolio in some detail in my…

I have discussed the cash component of my portfolio in some detail in my previous posts but I have not dedicated an entire post about cash yet. Given that about one year has passed since we started seriously investing in Singapore in May 2015, it’s a good time to discuss in more detail the role of cash and the amount of cash we hold in our portfolio. Why do we hold cash in our portfolio? In my asset allocation post, I discussed how we hold cash for the three main purposes of Emergency, Spending and Investment. I will give an overview of how we have been using our cash for these purposes. Emergency We have set aside Emergency cash holdings to be used in the event of financial emergencies. We have yet to experience these unpredictable and life-altering events in the past year but I should mention that the risk …

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