Revealing More of My Q1

I received a few questions following my last blog which sparked the inspiration to do another blog tonight. Some of you were interested in the size of my portfolios but sorry folks, I am not comfortable to reveal. It is not big enough - I am just a normal employee in a company that has … Continue reading Revealing More of My Q1

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Not a profitable 2018 but I have made progress.

Not withstanding 2018 has not been a profitable year for me, I have made several forward strides in my investment journey. Some of them are: I am fully invested now. Thus, cash is limited for any major change in investment strategy. I have built a portfolio that I am confident it will deliver 5% dividend … Continue reading Not a profitable 2018 but I have made progress.

I think my plans are working out okay

After a hectic week of non-stop 5 consecutive nights of conference calls with my US and European colleagues, I finally found some respite now to contribute my thoughts to our blog. In between, 8 new readers have subscribed to our blog and I thank you for your support. In the last one week, our STI … Continue reading I think my plans are working out okay

Alas, a Depressing 1H 2018 But some Food for Thoughts on what we can do for 2H

The first half of 2018 has come and gone. All of a sudden, the market looks gloomier now than at the start of the year. It has been hit from many fronts including the rise in US interest rate, rise in crude oil price (aka inflation), rise in protectionism with trade war looming between US … Continue reading Alas, a Depressing 1H 2018 But some Food for Thoughts on what we can do for 2H

Glad that Net Worth is Holding On

Many things happened in the investment world in the last 3 months. I am just glad that my dividend yield target stays on track to deliver 5% return by end 2018 and my net "worth" has managed to hold on. I started tracking my net worth quarterly since Q4 last year because I came to believe that … Continue reading Glad that Net Worth is Holding On

Simple Reflections on 2017 Investment Journey

With a few business hours to go before we close 2017 and welcome 2018 investment year, I don’t expect any drastic change in investment values. With a bit of time on my side today as I am on leave, it would be timely to do a bit of reflection on my investment journey … frankly … Continue reading Simple Reflections on 2017 Investment Journey

Q2 Review: Swopped Reits to Equities

I spent the morning analysing and reflecting on the changes in my active portfolio in the last quarter. Some of my findings surprised me even. So thought of sharing it with you ... Surprise #1: STI has a rather subdued Q2 STI climbed from 3171.11 on 30Mar to 3226.48 on 30June, rising only 1.75%. This … Continue reading Q2 Review: Swopped Reits to Equities

Interesting Sg, O&G Finance/Investment Articles that I like this week: 23-29 Apr 2017

Contributed by; Warriortan, #investforyourself   This has to be my favourite: Useful Thought Experiment: What If You Were To Die Exactly 10 Years Later? "What’s both fascinating and cruel about life is how unpredictable it is. And at the heart of it all is not knowing when we would leave this world. Death tends to … Continue reading Interesting Sg, O&G Finance/Investment Articles that I like this week: 23-29 Apr 2017

Reflections: 5 Ways to Not Only Preserve But Also Grow the Value of your Stock Investments

Contributed by: Warriortan Before I begin this, I like to pen a short eulogy for our family dog, Nicky, who passed away yesterday morning after giving us tremendous joy, generous companionship and steadfast loyalty for 15 years. Nicky joined us soon after he was born. Until recently before he was plagued by one illness after … Continue reading Reflections: 5 Ways to Not Only Preserve But Also Grow the Value of your Stock Investments

Personal Reflections of our First Meeting 23 Feb 2017

Contributed by: warriortan Our first meeting - 23/2/17, Star Vista Glad that we finally got together to do our first "business" lunch. In the midst of the aroma from the curry and Assam fish heads, yes for those who were not there, the six of us had two fish heads, we were able to blend laughters … Continue reading Personal Reflections of our First Meeting 23 Feb 2017