Let me first reflect on Aug 2019 before going to the main topic. It wasn't a happy month for many investors. Most indices across the world went lower, with Hong Kong being one of the worst. Guess what, Singapore wasn't far behind. These two trading hubs are bearing the backlash from the US-China trade war. … Continue reading Is dividend growth y-o-y a must? Am I too easily contended?
Should I be surprised? Thanos Trump just snapped his fingers again and the US stock markets (and probably the rest of the world come Monday) had a rude shock and reacted violently. (Sign) ... how should we invest in such turbulent and uncertain times? Even big corporations are struggling with investment decisions now with so … Continue reading Investing In Uncertain Times
For those who followed the local stock market, you would not have missed the big news that YangZiJiang (YZJ) Shipbuilding has requested for a trading halt after the Singapore Exchange (SGX) flagged “unusual price movements” in the company’s shares on Thursday 8/8/2019. It had fallen 20% or $0.26 to S$1.04 on heavy volume of 83.7 million shares … Continue reading The Importance of Diversification
It would be so boring if I write another blog post about what I bought again. So I will start with a different topic before doing a short one on my "Buy" this week ... Yes, its another "Buy" week for me amidst all the chaos in the market recently. SReits are beginning to show weaknessesWhile reviewing … Continue reading SReits are beginning to show weaknesses
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