The uneasy peace in Hong Kong was broken yesterday. It just added more frost to the freezing winds that are blowing through the global markets since China and President Trump escalated the trade war tension in the last few days. (Sigh) Anyway, this blog is not meant to be a pessimistic one. It is one … Continue reading Thank you & Goodbye OUE Hospitality
First, I like to thank all the subscribers who have signed up for regular updates from this blog. This week, the number of subscribers surpassed 200! Thank you all for your support and I hope you will continue to find this blog relevant to your investment and F.I.R.E journey. It is another incredible week again! … Continue reading Couldn’t resist the temptation … I touched even the untouchables!
In the investment world, there is a saying "Sell in May and Go Away". May 2019 was no exception, if you had shorted STI index on 30 April and bought it back on 31 May, you would have gained 8% in value. And this saying seems to have some basis. According to Investopedia, the Dow … Continue reading In May, They Sold, I Bought & I hope I am right
A few of you have asked me to share more details about my portfolio since my last post yesterday. So, here it goes. Just on Equity Portfolio - Income & Growth CombinedI don't have shares of all 63 companies in my watchlist. Currently, I own shares of 50 of them. Still a lot, I know. … Continue reading Equity Portfolio Dividend Yield is 2.9% Year-to-Date, > 5% Full Year Target Intact
The volatility of the market has returned again. The CBOE Volatility Index which gives an indication of the market volatility jumped from 12.85 on the 6th May to 22.87 on 9th May 10.40 pm (GMT+8). By the way, this index can actually be traded but you must be able o stomach a wild ride. Stay … Continue reading Opportunity for Portfolio Adjustment
I received this from a reader recently: Reader: I want to give up investing already. It is so difficult. I started a few months ago and I have already lost 40% of my original capital by investing in equities. Don't you feel insecure when you invest in equities? How do you "stay calm and collect … Continue reading Lost 40% just a few months after started investing
I chanced upon a list of "target prices" that DBS Treasury published for selected Singapore equities. I compared these target prices against the current prices of the companies in my watchlist and got the table below. I thought of sharing this table with you. It shows the biggest upsides between the current prices and the … Continue reading What stocks to consider accumulating
Time flies, it is almost a month since my last blog. The last few weeks have been very busy, particularly for work. I am happy to be able to bring a project to a reasonable milestone. But we all know its only the beginning. It will be tough days ahead. Well, let's celebrate first and … Continue reading Fickle Mr Market
I am sure you know what happened in the stock markets around the world in the last one week. The headlines on the steep drops and extreme volatility were seen everyday. For a moment, no one seems to care about the price of bitcoin anymore 🙂 ... global investors have a "new" love. Furthermore, there are … Continue reading Swapping in this (Bloody) Week!