As a rising alternative to WhatsApp, Telegram boasts enhancements such as unlimited server storage, convenience, privacy (where phone numbers cannot be tracked in a group) and the capability to use the chat on multiple devices at the same time, such as on your smartphone and computer.
In addition, users can join Telegram channels to receive up-to-date push notifications on a wide array of topics, including current affairs, discount codes, and of course, investing and finance.
If you’re interested to give your financial knowledge a boost, we present you with 13 channels that we recommend you to follow, for all the latest investment and financial content on your phone or computer.
For those who require timely news and articles pertaining to the global economy, they can subscribe to Bloomberg Telegram channel.
Established in 1990, Bloomberg is an international agency that delivers business and markets news, data, analysis from its international bureaus.
The Telegram channel pulls the latest news from its website and provides coverage of finance news beyond Singapore.
#2 SGX Invest
The Singapore Exchange, as the only local bourse that provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement and depository services, has its own Telegram Channel to push out its content to investors.
The channel, which has grown to over 24,000 subscribers, provides market insights, weekly updates on fund flows affecting sector and stock performances, and the latest events and talks that may interest investors. So, if you are investing in local stocks, this is one channel that you should be subscribed to.
#3 SG Market Updates
SG Market Updates is a Telegram channel that provides timely news and articles pertaining to stocks and finance in Singapore.
In this channel, subscribers can find finance-related articles from multiple sources, including The Straits Times, The Business Times, RTT News, Investor-One and many more. It also pulls articles from financial blogs, such as Turtle Investor, Investment Moats and Forever Financial Freedom.
#4 REIT Chat
Local dividend investors who prefer to receive a regular stream of income from their portfolio often choose REITs as their choice of investment.
If you want to learn more about the locally listed REITs or discuss them with other members of the community, you can join the REITS Chat Telegram Channel, which has over 4,000 members, including Kyith Ng of Investment Moats.
#5 Business & Finance News
Investors who are trading in the US Markets can turn to Business & Finance News Telegram channel for US-related business news updates.
With around 17,000 subscribers, the Telegram channel is independently operated, and is not affiliated to any media organisation or company.
The channel pushes business news and analysis with a predominant focus on the US. It covers a wide range of news, such as economic policy, business policy, financial news, stock markets and technology.
#6 Rayner Teo
As the most-followed trader in Singapore, Rayner Teo is a well-known name and veteran trader in the trading community and has been featured on many platforms, including DollarsAndSense.
The TradingWithRayner Telegram channel, delivers useful insights and knowledge on trading, as well as links to his YouTube videos with short snippets of trading rules and information. Presently, the channel has amassed over 85,000 subscribers.
The former prop-trader founded the trading website TradingwithRayner in 2014, with a growing readership of over 100,000 readers each month. He also runs a YouTube channel with over 1,600,000 subscribers.
Read Also: Rayner Teo Did Not Want A Career Limited By His Company, Managers Or Job Scope. He Found This With TradingWithRayner, Running A Popular Blog, YouTube Channel and Telegram Page #myfirsttrade
#7 Seedly Personal Finance SG
First started out as an expense tracker app in 2016, Seedly has since grown and expanded into a personal finance community and was acquired by the CompareAsiaGroup – the parent company of SingSaver, a comparison site for financial products in Singapore.
Their Telegram channel – Seedly Personal Finance SG – is a platform for those who prefer to have bite-sized news and content from the website pushed to them on-the-go. With over 50,000 subscribers, the Telegram channel promises a faster avenue for people to click and read up any finance related articles or news of interest.
#8 CPF Board
Where else to know your CPF better none other than the CPF Board’s official Telegram channel? The CPF Board launched its Telegram channel in September 2020 with a fast-growing subscriber base of over 27,000 subscribers.
Enhance your financial literacy by consuming CPFBoard’s bite-sized content, common CPF queries and announcements addressed through their Telegram Channel.
#9 1M65 Singapore
The 1M65 movement, which was started by Mr Loo Cheng Chuan in 2015, has grown over time impacting many people on the virtues of building their retirement adequacy through their CPF savings.
If you’re still new to the concept of how to save a million dollars (with your spouse) by the age of 65, you could join the 1M65 telegram channel, which has over 28,000 members who actively share information on CPF and other personal finance-related issues.
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Check out their Bond Market Monitor updates that happen three times a month, analysed by their Fixed Income analysts on important events happening around the world.
#11 The Woke Salarypeople
If you are a fan of DollarsAndSense’s content, you will most likely enjoy The Woke Salaryman’s webcomics as well. Breaking down the finance jargon and concepts, their series of webcomic aims to help young Singaporeans understand personal finance matters better.
Not missing out on their Telegram users, their webcomics are also shared on their Telegram channel – The Woke Salarypeople.
#12 MileLion Roars
MileLion, a Singapore-based miles and points website that advocates people to travel better for less. From credit card rewards, airlines or hotel loyalty programs, they show you how you can wisely squeeze your wallet without compromising your travel plans.
Despite the travel limitations during this pandemic period, it doesn’t keep The MileLion from roaring innovative hacks around miles credit cards and local staycation tips. Follow their Telegram channel – The MileLion Roars – to get first-hand alerts whenever new articles are posted on The MileLion’s website.
If you are new to the personal finance space in Singapore, then TheFinance.sg telegram group can be a good starting point. It collects feeds on new articles published by local personal finance sites and investment bloggers. This makes it an easy one-stop destination to get the latest content without having to search on the individual sites.
#14 Finbite Insights
If you like the investment content by Dr Wealth, specifically their CEO, Alvin Chow, then Finbite Insights is one telegram channel that you should not miss. Started in 2021, Alvin gives his thoughts and insights in bite-sized and easy-to-understand explainers, usually around twice a week. Though there is a paid version that provides content on a more regular basis, this one remain accessible for free.
Last but not least, there is yours truly. With over 20,000 subscribers, the DollarsAndSense’s Telegram channel is perfect for readers who like to stay informed of the latest articles on-the-go. The channel also conducts regular polls related to financial decisions, and pushes a handy reading list every week through “Reads For The Weekend”.
What’s more? You can also stay updated with us on the various platforms if you have not already done so:
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This article was originally published on 5 June 2020 and updated with new recommendations. Additional reporting by Deanna Lim.
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