Nearly half of Singapore investors are positive about future investment prospects, research by Friends Provident International (FPI) suggests.
Almost half (47%) believed investment opportunities have improved compared to six months ago.
Results from the Singapore Investor Insight Survey of Singaporeans and Singapore residents with more than US$50,000 suggest optimism will continue into 2010, with 41% believing opportunities will improve over the next six months.
Of those surveyed, almost 80% said they would be willing to accept risk if the opportunity to make money presented itself.
Almost half (48%) also believe current uncertainty in the markets should not deter them from following their investment plans.
Chris Gill, principal officer of FPI Singapore, says: "It's very encouraging to see so many investors share a positive outlook.
"Any uncertainty around the current economic climate is not deterring investors from financial planning and making investment decisions that will help them achieve their financial objectives."
Of the respondents a third were identified as having an ‘adventurous' attitude to investing, the group most likely to educated to graduate level or above, with higher levels of income and a sizeable amount of investable assets.
They choose to draw their investment information from a range of sources including their own research (59%), online investment guides (35%), and their financial adviser (21%), rather than being overly dependent on a single source of information.
Of this adventurous group, 78% spread their investments over a range of assets, with nearly three quarters also familiar with the term and benefits of ‘asset allocation', developing a portfolio, and risk management.
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