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The Independent Abecedarian Blog was established since 23 August 2013 with an idea to inspire at least one person and let him/her know that any dream, big or small, can be a reality if you work hard enough.

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Whilst still having a lot more to learn and experience, The IA hopes that his sharings will inspire persons to convict tenaciously towards their individual colossal dreams as no dream is impossible once you believe it isn’t.





Are profits from FOREX Trading taxable in SG?

Are the income from FOREX trading taxable in Singapore? In fact, what about the profits from other financial instrument (binary options, futures, etc.)?
For anyone currently or is interested to enter Forex trading, this post will help you answer some questions I have myself when I started getting serious in FX trading! And save you some time looking around the web...

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The IA Portfolio Update: 42.9% Cash on hand

As an NSF with age of 20, I surely do not have piles of investment capital so commission costs are obviously the killers. Thus ever since the wind up of OCBC BCIP’s no min commission promo, I’ve stopped chipping into any stocks and started allocating my savings directly into my Investable Cash section (War Chest). This gradually led to an unhealthy level of 42.9% Cash on hand as of current...

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