February 2018 – Portfolio Updates

The stock market has been crazy volatile this month. Oh my goodness. For the first time in 7 months, this will be the first portfolio update of my blog that marks history.

I have to report a negative time-weighted return of -0.87% against STI ETF of 3.56% as of 28th February.

Which technically means that I’ve lost money in the stock market since the beginning of this year!

1. Keong Hong

Despite P/E constantly decreasing ever since their earnings report was released (it is currently at a mere ratio of 2.19), the price continued to decrease just as well. Continue reading “February 2018 – Portfolio Updates”


First Taste of Recession?

Having being fresh out of the oven from 9 months of investing, I finally got a mini bite of how a bearish stock market is like.

For the first time, I opened my MySGX app and all the stocks were red!

Only on Friday, things started to become slightly optimistic and recover again. Can this is considered a correction? But it only lasted a few days…

How did my portfolio do? Time weighted returns are negative, and underperformed the STI. -1.46% against 0.03%. I am actually doing badly in 2018. That’s not very nice. Continue reading “First Taste of Recession?”

January 2018 – Portfolio Updates

January brings much news to the market. I’ve read many articles about how everyone is anticipating for a stock market crash, and that a correction would be due soon. Unfortunately for some people (or fortunately for me), I have also read many articles about cryptocurrency, and its crash has been more apparent and realized much earlier than the current bull run that I am experiencing.

My views on cryptocurrency? Continue reading “January 2018 – Portfolio Updates”

Why I Bought Indofood Agriculture At Its 7 Year Low and 1.6% Dividend Yield

Just a few weeks ago, I have mentioned in my 2017 Updates that I have bought some units of Indofood Agri (5JS) and concentrated about one-fifth of our portfolio. Half of this amount of investment was from me, and BF decided to jump in together with me on the other half.

While we were discussing about our buy, BF asked me about the dividend yield. He uses dividend yield as a gauge to know how much “interest” he is earning from his investment. Continue reading “Why I Bought Indofood Agriculture At Its 7 Year Low and 1.6% Dividend Yield”

All You Need To Know About The Engineering Industry in Singapore (2018)

Mr. 15HWW has recently posted an article about The Booming Electronics Sector. I made some comments on that article but honestly, there was so much more that I wanted to say but couldn’t in a small text box. It actually kinda made me pretty motivated to talk about how it’s like being an engineer, and where else can I talk to people that I don’t know? Thus, the birth of this post. (Thank you 15HWW for the inspiration!) Continue reading “All You Need To Know About The Engineering Industry in Singapore (2018)”

The Importance of Dividends

How important would you take dividends into consideration when buying a stock? Personally, I take dividends quite seriously, and it is one of the key criteria before I decide to make a transaction. If I come across a stock that doesn’t give dividends, I will most likely skip to the next stock – unless the stock has a very good reason for not giving dividends.

There is even a term for investors who highly emphasize on high yield dividend stocks, and they are called income investors! A fellow blogger and my good friend, Warriortan, gets a significant amount of passive income from this method and blogs about how you can do the same. Continue reading “The Importance of Dividends”

2018 Personal Goal Setting and Review

2018 has just started to set in and I told my colleagues yesterday that it feels like nothing much has changed – at work at least. Life still goes on, work still goes on, CPF interest is in, Nikko AM STI ETF went XD two days ago… Yeap pretty much the same…

…except that there’s actually a lot more stuff going on now as compared to the beginning of last year.

2017 to me was a great year, in fact, much greater than what I would have expected myself to achieve. Continue reading “2018 Personal Goal Setting and Review”