These are not big amounts, but definitely we “felt” the earnings compared to placing the same amount in bank time deposits. We had two subscriptions, one via online broker (i.e. COL Financial) and the other via a local bank.
Here’s another investment option. This time these are bonds (liability of the company) instead of preferred shares (company selling part-ownership of the company). This one’s being issued by SMC Global Power Holdings, which is a subsidiary of SMC, the one who issued the preferred shares we featured in March.
At such a high cut-off, it already deprives many retail investors of being able to invest in a low risk but slightly higher returns — which could have been a great non-traumatic start for newbies. A classic case of richer people having more investment options while those who have less are stuck with riskier options.
The rate of returns pose opportunity costs and opportunity losses to other available investments with much higher and faster ROI. As such, bulk of my portfolio will remain in these higher return albeit higher risk investments.
Simply because of the very high and competitive interest rates that are hard to come by. Such rates are hard to come by and achieve, even in a bullish stock market. Plus the risk is commensurately less for the possible earnings via interest and dividends.