Speechless

(edited with typos) The recent volatility and drastic fall in equity prices had left me speechless. On some days, I was shocked into inaction while on others, I took irrational decisions. I guessed I was frightened. I knew I should be more "steady" than that but I just couldn't. Sleep got affected and that was … Continue reading Speechless

Stay Calm, Don’t Sell in a Panic – Too Passive for Me

What should we do in a market going through a major correction like what we saw recently? Many bloggers said "Stay Calm, Don't Sell in a Panic". This is THE #1 BEST advice that one can receive in a market like this. BUT honestly it is easier said than doneWhen we see the market dropping … Continue reading Stay Calm, Don’t Sell in a Panic – Too Passive for Me

Dividends (and Others) to Show …

What a tumultuous start to the new investment in year! With a blink of an eye, 2 months have passed. My key takeaway so far are: (1) My equity portfolio lost 6% in value. Mainly in my Growth portfolio, which has the more risky and volatile companies. I had also done some switching out of … Continue reading Dividends (and Others) to Show …

When Dividends is my only consolation …

The bloodshed in the market for the last few days would have frightened any faint-heart investors away. Even seasoned investors like me was also appalled by the speed and magnitude of the fall, especially today - 28 Feb. The selling was simply ferocious and relentless ... Many of the stocks had reached levels that I … Continue reading When Dividends is my only consolation …

Nervy but Good Start to a New Year, so I Sold and Strengthen my Warchest

First full trading week of the year has come and gone. What a week! The missile attack by Iran on US bases in Iraq on Monday was a "bombshell" (pun intended). Market went down sharply at the start but surprisingly, it recovered by the end the day. Volatility was written everywhere in the market. If … Continue reading Nervy but Good Start to a New Year, so I Sold and Strengthen my Warchest

Gain some and Pain some – Eagle, Dairy Farm, Noble and Hyflux

With one and half trading days to go, and most people either in holiday mood or in "sian" mood (with the thoughts of going back to work), I think its time to wrap up my investment efforts for the year. From the macro angle, 2019 has been a fine investment year for global markets in … Continue reading Gain some and Pain some – Eagle, Dairy Farm, Noble and Hyflux

Having the 5% Annual Yield Target Helps Shape My Investment Approaches

Yesterday X'mas eve dinner with my extended family was nothing fancy but it was a nice and cosy family dinner around our dinning table. It is such moment that makes me feel that it doesn't take much for one to feel contended for and be grateful. I feel the same in personal investment.     … Continue reading Having the 5% Annual Yield Target Helps Shape My Investment Approaches