Saturday, February 13, 2010

RINGGIT COST AVERAGING-benefiting from the volatility of the stock market

Ringgit cost averaging is an investment method intended to reduce exposure to risk associated with making a single large purchase. The technique works by investing a FIXED AMOUNT on a particular investment at regular intervals (e.g monthly or quarterly) REGARDLESS OF A UNIT PRICE, whereby more units are purchased when prices are low and fewer units are purchased when prices are high.

Example : You want to save RM12,000 each year for your child's education fund by investing RM1,000 into a unit trust fund each month. In the period of one year there will be price volatility (high and low) but believe it, the power of RINGGIT COST AVERAGING has made your NUMBER OF UNITS PURCHASED normally high enough to cover and increase your investment at the end of the period.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Public Mutual declares distributions for 5 funds

Public Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Public Mutual, declared distributions for five of its funds. The total gross distributions declared for the financial year / period ended 31 January 2010 are as follows:
Fund Gross Distribution / Unit
Public Index Fund 5.00 sen per unit
Public Far-East Property & Resorts Fund 0.50 sen per unit
Public Islamic Optimal Growth Fund 0.50 sen per unit
Public Enhanced Bond Fund 2.00 sen per unit
Public Money Market Fund 2.50 sen per unit
Public Mutual Chief Executive Officer Ms. Yeoh Kim Hong said Public Index Fund and Public Far-East Property & Resorts Fund have generated one-year returns of 45.43% and 92.41% respectively for the period ended 8 January 2010, according to The Edge-Lipper Fund Table dated 18 January 2010. While Public Islamic Optimal Growth Fund, which is a EPF approved fund has generated a one-year return of 35.38% for the same period.
As for Public Enhanced Bond Fund, it has generated a one-year return of 10.99% for the period ended 8 January 2010. Public Money Market Fund, on the other hand, has generated a one-year return of 2.14% for the period ended 8 January 2010.
Public Mutual is Malaysia’s largest private unit trust company with 73 funds under management. It has over 2,000,000 accountholders and as at 31 December 2009, the total net asset value of the funds managed by the company was RM35.6 billion

Sunday, January 24, 2010

COST OF PROCRASTINATION - The benefits of starting Early.

Saving a huge sum of money for your retirement or education plan may seem like a daunting task but with time coupled with the power of compounding interest/ profit (for islamic investments), you will be amazed by how much your funds can grow simply by making regular investments. For instance :-

You can achieve RM1 million by investing RM220 monthly in an investment fund for about 40 years*.

Hence, starting early does have its benefits while procrastination may cost you dearly. For instance:-

If you start investing 10 years earlier (50 years timeframe)
You only need to invest RM90 a month in an investment fund to achieve RM1 million*

If you procrastinate by 10 years (30 years timeframe)
You will need to invest RM550 a month in an investment fund to achieve RM1 million*.

*Assuming rate of return is 9% per annum. This figure is only an assumption and does not indicate the past or future performance of any specific unit trust fund.

Capitalise On The EPF Members Investment Scheme To Grow Your Retirement Nest Egg

EPF Members Investment Scheme allows EPF members to invest 20% of the amount in excess of the required Basic Savings in Account 1 for investment in approved unit trust products.

The Benefits...
a) No cash investment required-investment is transacted directly from your EPF Account1
b) Diversification-opportunity to diversify your retirement funds with EPF approved funds.
c) Capital appreciation-opportunity to achieve capital growth and enhance your EPF savings.

Note : Please use KALKULATOR PELABURAN on the left  to check your eligibility for EPF withdrawal to invest in Unit Trust.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


21-11-2008: Public Mutual gets another award

(Dipetik dari TheEdgeDaily)

KUALA LUMPUR: Public Bank Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Public Mutual won the Most Outstanding Islamic Fund Manager award for second consecutive year at the 5th KLIFF (Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum) Islamic Finance Awards 2008 ceremony.

The award was presented by Second Finace Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop to Public Mutual's chairman Tan Sri Dr Teh Hong Piow at the award presentation ceremony on Nov 18 here.

Teh (left) receiving the award from Nor Mohamed.

The 5th KLIFF Islamic Finance Awards 2008 is organised by The Centre for Research and Training (CERT) together with the host, Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC), and in collaboration with Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes (DJIM), the International Institute of Islamic Finance (IIIF) and Messrs Hisham, Sobri & Kadir (HSK).

"This award represents the 121st award won by Public Mutual since 1999. Winning this award not only reinforces our position in the Islamic unit trust industry, but also affirms our commitment to excellence," Teh said.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Assalamualaikum & Selamat Datang

Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera, this is my blog about Unit Trust investment. If you are interested to know the benefits please text me.