I have been monitoring the Singapore Savings Bonds for the past few months, hoping for interest rates rise. I was hoping for safe heaven to park my excess cash. However, the results have been disappointing. The effective return per year for Singapore Savings Bonds seems to be trending down and even fell to a low of 2.19% for the month of April 2016. The lowest yielding stock in my current portfolio gives an estimated return of 2.40% per year. The interest rates of the OCBC 360 account can easily beat the Singapore Savings Bonds.
I am glad I have subscribed to October 2015 Singapore Savings Bonds which gives an effective return of 2.63% per year. I am expecting my first payout from Singapore Savings Bonds next month.