With fastened revenue devices again within the highlight once more, the MAS treasury payments obtained quite a lot of consideration because the yields climbed larger. Each tranche that was issued after July was between 2 – 3% yield, with the best cut-off yield coming in at 4.4% p.a. in December.
Thoughts you, we haven’t seen such excessive yields in nearly a decade, and a few savvy Singaporeans have been fast to behave. In case you’ve been paying consideration right here on this weblog and subscribed to some T-bills after I wrote this text, congratulations in your yield!
However how a lot did MAS obtain in T-bills final 12 months, and the way does it examine with one 12 months in the past? Right here’s your reply:
In 2022, Singapore invested SGD 108.4 billion into the 6-month T-Payments issued by MAS.
There have been 25 tranches issued (identical as in 2021), however the quantity allotted was 9.4 billion extra.
That’s 9,400,000,000 SGD extra!
How did that occur?
Properly, if you happen to’ve been retaining monitor of the yield, it’s not stunning to see why so many individuals have been dashing to subscribe.
And if you happen to didn’t already know, you can even use your CPF-OA funds to subscribe, which kinda is sensible for the reason that yield is larger than 2.5% p.a. proper now. The trade-off? You’ll should bodily queue up at your native financial institution if you happen to want to make investments your CPF funds.
Find out how to calculate your T-bill yield
In case you’re confused by all of the phrases proven on the MAS public sale outcomes web page, right here’s a simple method:
Your Yield = (S$100 – $X) / $X x 100
$X refers to your buy value, which could be calculated based mostly on how a lot you spent on the T-bills (you have to minus off any returned capital and extra). (S$100 – $X) is how a lot you bought refunded, whereas the remainder of your capital will come again upon maturity in 6 months.
The yield that you just get at maturity is basically the distinction between the acquisition value and the face worth. Nonetheless misplaced? Okay, right here’s an instance:
- You set in $50,000 to buy T-bills
- You bought refunded $25,000 as your utility was solely partially profitable.
- You additionally obtained again $498.75 as the ultimate public sale value was decrease than your preliminary bid value.
- Therefore, you bought 250 T-bills at ($25,000 – $498.75) = $24,501.25
- Take that divided by 250 = $98.005 every (how a lot you paid vs. the unique worth of $100)
Thus, your situation is now one whereby you’ve paid $98.005 for a 6-month T-bill with a face worth of $100, so your yield is calculated as ($100 – $98.005) / 98.005 x 100 = 2.03% for six months.
That’s 4.06% p.a. (multiply by 2 as a result of 6 months x 2 = 1 12 months).
Not too shabby, contemplating the way you don’t have to make sure you’re depositing your wage by GIRO month-to-month / spend in your bank cards / clock 3 payments, proper?