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T-bills with CPF and SRS in March 2023.

To this point, I’ve utilized for T-bills largely with money, utilizing largely cash from maturing mounted deposits.

As increasingly cash obtained locked up in T-bills in addition to recent mounted deposits with increased rates of interest, I  reached a stage the place I did not have anymore money to use for T-bills.

Then, I discovered some cash taking part in truant at residence which I shortly put to work in T-bills in February.

Sadly, except I had a cash tree at residence, it could be unimaginable to search out extra money taking part in truant at residence.

I nonetheless need to proceed getting T-bills to be able to preserve a significant publicity to mounted earnings particularly throughout this era of a lot increased yields.

In fact, till just a few months in the past, for a few years, whilst a retiree, I used to be doing voluntary contributions and top-ups to my CPF account to attain this purpose.

I’ve all the time considered the CPF as an funding grade authorities bond which provided comparatively engaging yields whereas having an annuity angle.

So, though it’d look like I’ve just lately developed a fascination for mounted earnings, I actually have not.

It has all the time been an vital a part of my funding portfolio.

Anyway, I checked out how a lot cash I might need left in my SRS account and CPF-OA as we are able to purchase T-bills utilizing cash in these accounts.

My SRS account just lately obtained a leg up as I offered my funding in SATS, reserving a modest capital acquire within the course of.

My CPF-OA nonetheless has some $52K out there for professionally managed merchandise.

I’ll break up the $18K out there in my SRS account into 3 equal components and apply for the three T-bills on supply within the month of March.

These could be non-competitive bids as I believe that the cut-off yields for all of the T-bills to be auctioned within the month of March could be significantly better than the SRS rate of interest.

That is one prediction my bowling ball which thinks it’s a magical crystal ball goes to get proper, I really feel.

Sure, I stated to my bowling ball, “You win liao lor!”

The $52K out there for funding in my CPF-OA, I’ll make a aggressive bid for the T-bill closing on 1 March.

I’m bidding very near a 4% p.a. yield this spherical as I see inflation knowledge coming in robust and likewise a strengthening US$ in opposition to the S$.

As the appliance is being made on-line, the price actually is not that top like earlier than.

On-line utility saves me a visit to the financial institution and, fairly probably, a very long time in a queue.

It is extremely lucky that DBS has made on-line utility for T-bills utilizing CPF-OA cash out there.

If profitable, I’d lose solely an additional month’s value of curiosity earnings (i.e. for the month of March) from CPF-OA because the T-bill will mature in early September. 

This could give me ample time within the month of September to switch the cash from the CPF-IA again to the CPF-OA in order that I’d not lose one other month’s value of curiosity earnings for the month of October.

In complete, I’d lose 7 months’ value of CPF-OA curiosity from March to September.

That is in contrast to the 1 12 months T-bill which I utilized for in January utilizing CPF-OA cash.

For that T-bill public sale, my bid yield was only a bit greater than 3.4% p.a. as that was the rate of interest OCBC provided for mounted deposits positioned utilizing CPF-OA cash.

The cut-off yield for that T-bill was 3.87% p.a. which wasn’t a nasty final result.

That 1 12 months T-bill began on the finish of January 2023 and matures on the finish of January 2024.

So, for that T-bill, sadly, I’d lose 2 extra months’ of CPF-OA curiosity earnings for the months of January 2023 and February 2024.

Complete of 14 months of CPF-OA curiosity earnings misplaced.

Simply speaking to myself about T-bills.

If you’re new to eavesdropping on AK, please don’t soar to the conclusion that that is all that we’ve to do to attain a big degree of economic safety and, finally, monetary freedom.

For the overwhelming majority of us, mounted earnings alone shouldn’t be going to get us to monetary freedom.


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