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 …

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

My portfolio aims for 50% local 50% international – Yours?

In the last few days, 2 blog topics caught my attention - one is about investment outside Singapore, particularly into the US markets and the other is about entering (Or not) the market when everyone is fearful. The first topic was posted by SG ThumbTack Investor on 14-Sep: To Infinity & Beyond? Nah! The second … Continue reading My portfolio aims for 50% local 50% international – Yours?

Thank you & Goodbye OUE Hospitality

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

FIRE seems farther away from me now

If you have not read the Invest section of last Sunday Straits Time, you have missed out on a few good articles related to financial planning. One of them is on "Financial Planning for the Sandwich Generation". I find the "advice" provided very useful, insightful and practical. These "advice" are in essence, the critiques from … Continue reading FIRE seems farther away from me now