Stocking up on Tat Seng Packaging and its inventory

I am now a tiny “business owner” of carton boxes.

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My new love!

I did not find much information about Tat Seng Packaging on the WWW, except for its most recent annual report released for FY2016. Even its Investor Relations website has only been last updated in 2015. But I wasn’t worried, because their business model is very straight forward and simple to understand – they produce all types of cardboard/corrugated boxes.

I mentioned the three reasons why I bought the company’s shares and I quote it here again. Continue reading “Stocking up on Tat Seng Packaging and its inventory”

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September 2017 – Portfolio Updates

September was an interesting month for my portfolio. I experienced a few firsts, and I have got to say that being new in investing helps with being more cautious and less complacent about my decisions.

For the first time, I have experienced a 2-digit percentage point drop in my position with ComfortDelgro stock and learned how to deal with seeing red in my portfolio. Continue reading “September 2017 – Portfolio Updates”

The problem with reading investment books – 401(k) plan

 I have a big problem when it comes to reading investment books. More often than not, the books are written by authors from the USA and many of them include the option of using the 401(k) as a tool to improve their finances, as like what a typical Singaporean would do with her CPF system. It is such a pain because I don’t know what are the actual benefits of the 401(k) and the limitations of it. I also can’t relate to the tips that the books are trying to convey no matter how many times I read it, and because of this, the usefulness of the books isn’t 100% brought out.

Thus, the birth of this post. I’m done with this. And since Miss Niao has quite a few readers from the US, I hope that this post would benefit them as well. Continue reading “The problem with reading investment books – 401(k) plan”

Investing your CPF money, really?

There was a period of time earlier this year that I contemplated on using my CPF money to invest. I sought some advice from my financial adviser back then on how the process is like and what options were available. The idea of using money that has to be locked away for a long, long time and not having to consider much “risk” with using cash on hand was a tantalizing thought indeed.

But the idea didn’t last long with me. Continue reading “Investing your CPF money, really?”

When I tell people I’m an investor… (The concept of Margin of Safety)

Sometimes, I don’t know if it is a good thing to tell people that I am invested in the stock market. It is a dilemma because I don’t quite like all the responses that I am getting from the other party.

Friend A: “Wow really ah?! How much you earn already? Can buy car?”

Friend B: “My auntie’s uncle’s son is insurance agent then he/she also do this one. Very rich now already!”

Friend C: “Thanks for telling me! Can tell me what stocks to buy or not?” Continue reading “When I tell people I’m an investor… (The concept of Margin of Safety)”

ComfortDelgro stock price rises by 8.76% – BIG announcement

I have some good news to share.

Wait for it…

I passed my driving test!!! On the first attempt! How lucky I was to get a nice Traffic Police. Phew. I’m glad that’s over.

Oh wait, okay. I’m sorry. Perhaps this wasn’t something you wanted to hear. :p

Let’s go ahead with the REAL announcement.

While heading back home after my driving test, I opened the “My SGX” app to check on the latest stock prices. That was when I saw a big increase for ComfortDelgro’s stock price.

How much increase did I observe? Continue reading “ComfortDelgro stock price rises by 8.76% – BIG announcement”

19-year-old Singaporean Investor – Tips for Young Investors

Quite frequently in the recent weeks, I have been receiving emails from my readers. It is heart warming to see that Miss Niao’s readership has grown substantially and that there are people out there who find my blog posts beneficial.

One of them is a 19-year-old engineering student that goes by the alias, Sleepy Devil (SD for short). I’m just going to have to call him/her this until he/she reveals a more appropriate name. And let’s just assume that SD is male.

What’s so special about him then, to have been able to gain a feature on Miss Niao? Continue reading “19-year-old Singaporean Investor – Tips for Young Investors”