With fastened earnings devices again within the highlight once more, the MAS treasury payments obtained numerous consideration because the yields climbed increased. 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 evaluate 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?
Nicely, in case you’ve been maintaining monitor of the yield, it isn’t stunning to see why so many individuals have been speeding to subscribe.
And in case you didn’t already know, you too can use your CPF-OA funds to subscribe, which kinda is sensible for the reason that yield is increased than 2.5% p.a. proper now. The trade-off? You’ll should bodily queue up at your native financial institution in case you want to make investments your CPF funds.
How one can 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 formulation:
Your Yield = (S$100 – $X) / $X x 100
$X refers to your buy value, which might be calculated primarily based on how a lot you spent on the T-bills (it’s good 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 simply get at maturity is actually the distinction between the acquisition value and the face worth. Nonetheless misplaced? Okay, right here’s an instance:
- You place in $50,000 to buy T-bills
- You bought refunded $25,000 as your utility was solely partially profitable.
- You additionally acquired 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 state of affairs 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?