Monday, 20 February 2017

Investment Using SRS fund - My Experience

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Many articles have been written on SRS Account and it’s pro and con. You may find few good blogs and summary as below :

SUPPLEMENTARY RETIREMENT SCHEME (‘SRS’) ACCOUNT from HeartlandbOY  (here )

Is the Supplementary Retirement Scheme a Waste of Your Time and Money? From Money$mart.sg (here)

Why it makes sense to contribute to the SRS account (to a certain extent) from moneydigest.sg (here )

While some may not agree on useful or merit of contributing money into SRS account on reason of “long lock-in “ period and others .

Why I Am Not Too Keen On The Supplementary Retirement Scheme from My 15 Hour Work Week (here)

And of course the famous AK on his blog on “ How AK uses his SRS money and why ? (here)





I was quite reluctant to contribute into SRS account at initial stage because of very long lock-in period where one can only start to withdraw when we reached our statutory retirement age to avoid any penalty. But when my taxable income hit tax bracket of above 10% , I changed my mind and started to contribute in 2013 and the following year of 2014.  I have only contributed 2 years of SRS as I have stopped working in end of 2014.

I have enjoyed more tax deductible in YA2014 & YA2015 with total SRS contribution of $25,550.


My Investment return on SRS Account :


As of today , I am getting around 8% (XIRR ) of ROI on my investment by using SRS account , which is not bad for  3.5 years of investment, of course  will need to see this in much longer term or time horizon.






How about you ? are you contributing to SRS and what kind of investment you have made or done for money under SRS account and your return of course ?



Cheers !!




“Growing old is not an option. We don’t have a choice. But we do have choices that will greatly affect our quality of life for the rest of our life.” by Henry K. Hebeler

4 comments:

  1. For you, it doesn't matter SRS, cpfis or cash, you show that you can make money from the market. :-)

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    1. Hi Uncle CW8888,
      LOL , not really , some of my counters ( O&G) in CPFIS are sitting with double digit lost in % :-( , I hope to share on this. Also , I think sometime " luck counts " haha .
      Cheers !!

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  2. Hi STE,

    Thanks for the mention. Much appreciated.

    You are certainly putting your SRS money to good use! Very handsome return to date!

    Cheers,

    Heartland Boy

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    1. Hi Hearland Boy,

      LOL , I like your blogs about investment / retirement and lifestyle . As for my return on SRS account , I think 3.5 years of investing still consider short and need to see how it perform in longer period of time.
      Cheers !! :-)

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