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 red in my portfolio – Comfortdelgro down 15.45%

I have blogged quite a few posts about my buy in to ComfortDelgro (CDG) and why I thought it was a good buy. albeit being overvalued when I calculated the company’s actual intrinsic value.

Today, I would have to eat my words. And it is indeed because I chose to pay a premium for the stock in the beginning at $2.33. Continue reading “The red in my portfolio – Comfortdelgro down 15.45%”

August 2017 – Portfolio (and Miss Niao) Updates

Another month has passed and we are already reaching the last quarter for 2017. Time flies by too fast – even more so with my new job assignment.

Starting your career in a new company can be both challenging and destructive at the same time. For one, you could be faced with an immense amount of work that could engulf you too much to the point where you might not be capable of delivering what you are needed to. Yet again, your learning curve would also be growing at an exponential rate and lead you to gain the most amount of knowledge that you need within the shortest period of time. Continue reading “August 2017 – Portfolio (and Miss Niao) Updates”

ComfortDelgro – 2Q/1H 2017 Financial Results Analysis

With the recent release of ComfortDelgro 2nd Quarter financial results for 2017 on 11th August 2017, I saw a lot of brackets. Brackets, as you know, represents a decline in financial status as compared to the previous year’s results, and can have a negative or positive effect.

I would not say that this is their best performing quarter. In fact, many of their business segments have reported a decline in revenue except for their Public Transport and Driving Centre Services. Continue reading “ComfortDelgro – 2Q/1H 2017 Financial Results Analysis”

Miss Niao’s Portfolio Numbers Revealed

I’ve received a request from Matthew Seah for details on my portfolio. I did not realize that the settings for my existing portfolio at StocksCafe was private by default. Well then, I guess I’m ready for that to change.

I’ve updated my portfolio preferences to be open to everyone, but with the exact figures and transactions unrevealed still. This way, you can see what holdings I currently have and how my portfolio is doing overall.

There are a few reasons why I chose to do this. Continue reading “Miss Niao’s Portfolio Numbers Revealed”

July 2017 – Portfolio Updates

This would be my first post for an update of my portfolio. Yay! The main reason is because I have collected some dividends in July and would like to note down the progress of my portfolio.

It has been almost three months since I stepped out of my comfort zone and bought my very first stock that isn’t the STI ETF. Fast forward till today, BF (yes, I pulled him along with this journey with me) and I have built a portfolio with almost $30,000 invested capital. At the time of writing, each of our stock holdings has generated paper gains. Our portfolio stats, as calculated from my online portfolio, has an overall time weighted annual return of 9.9% and a paper gain of 5.57% on invested capital with dividends collected. Continue reading “July 2017 – Portfolio Updates”