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!
When everyone else was waiting for the outcome of Trump-Xi meeting later today, guess what I was doing for most of this week ... Yes, I was still selling (the title gave it away). I sold more Singtel shares this week at $3.50 while trying to keep the holding of Singtel in my portfolio to … Continue reading Trump-Xi meeting – whatever … Anyway, I sold more again this week.
I got an interesting question from a reader of my previous post about - "Did you buy anything in June then?" Yes, I did actually. I subscribed to Astrea V IPO and managed to get a few lots. It debuted above the 3-4% IPO price which was great. I look forward to its 3.85% coupon … Continue reading What I bought in the June Rally
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
Scanning the Invest section of the Sunday Times for useful articles has become a habit. Two weeks ago, I ran a series of blogs based on three articles that caught my eyes (1) FIRE seems farther away from me now (2) Giving MoneyOwl a Try and (3) High Gearing; I Don’t Dare. Last Sunday (7/5), … Continue reading Retirement Insecurity
I like to first apologise to my subscribers for not being active in the last few weeks. Work and family matters have taken up a lot of my time and attention lately, leaving very little energy left in me to blog and share my thoughts. But time waits for no man and silently, first quarter … Continue reading Q1 has been a good quarter; I have benefited from it too and gameplan is on track
(Disclaimer: This is not an advertisement for StockCafe) I found another interesting feature on StockCafe yesterday while reviewing the performance of my portfolios. I can see how many fellow StockCafe subscribers actually own the same stock as me. Although it doesn't influence me directly in my investment decisions, it provides another useful reference point and information … Continue reading My Top10 & Who Own Them Too
Jan19 has been a great month for equity investors. All major markets made an incredible turnaround from the dismal Dec and put on a strong show within a month. STI gained about 5%, Hang Seng/China Shanghai indexes gained about 10% and US S&P-500 8%. Happy # 1 My overall portfolio outperformed STI slightly, @6.5% but … Continue reading Jan19: 5 Happys
I got feedback from some of you that my last post was too serious and heavy going. Once in a while lah ... especially whenever I reflect on our country's competitiveness, I get concerned. Anyway this blog is back to our personal finance and life. So the last 3 weeks for me .... has been … Continue reading Busy busy 3 weeks 🙂
Yesterday, I had an insightful discussion with a very percipient person whom I admired a lot. After our discussion, I reflected on what he said about the issue of housing prices in Singapore and understood a deeper implication on why we need to keep our housing price affordable in Singapore. For many years, I used to … Continue reading Is a house a burden or an asset or is it more than that?