The Value In You and Me

I don’t know if we’re on the verge of recession. We can’t ever predict such things to happen. Just when the stock market is doing rather well this year (at time of writing, STI ETF time-weighted returns are at 8.32%!), I have also received a few pieces of bad news from a bunch of friends and colleagues.

If you’re in a similar industry with me, then you’ll know about the ongoing retrenchments around a few MNCs in Singapore. So far, I’ve personally known 3 friends who are affected by this this year, and they are only in their early 30s and 40s. Continue reading “The Value In You and Me”

I’m back for a while!

Okay… So I kinda went on a pretty long hiatus on my blog.

I do have some reasons why, but excuses are just excuses, and I know that people still read my blog, for some reason.

Title is pretty self explanatory, and it really means that I’m back to give a quick update on my life so far. And well, to keep my blog “on track”. And probably myself too.

I actually contemplating on not blogging, like forever. Continue reading “I’m back for a while!”

Goals and Expenses Review – Q1 Y2019 (+ Free Template!)

It is time for my expenses review again for the first quarter of 2019. Also, I decided to make this year’s goals more visible by arranging them into a nice table. Unfortunately, this doesn’t make them easier to achieve, just visually more appealing. 😀

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I blogged about my financial and expenses goals and there are five particular goals that I wanted to strive for on my financial journey 2019. Continue reading “Goals and Expenses Review – Q1 Y2019 (+ Free Template!)”

February 2019 – Portfolio Updates (Kraft Heinz Co. and more)

The second month of 2019 doesn’t bring too much happenings in my portfolio, apart from the fact that I have moved some of my funds around. I committed to being more aggressive with my fund allocation this year and pushed most of my extra funds into stocks within the past two and a half months.

In February, I made a divestment in AEM and sold all my shares at $1.06 per share. I can say that this decision has been rather quick, and although I did mention before that my target price for this stock was supposed to be $1.31, the actual intrinsic value based on more conservative calculations is in the range of $0.96 to $1.03. Continue reading “February 2019 – Portfolio Updates (Kraft Heinz Co. and more)”

October 2018 – Portfolio Updates

So 11.11 happened over the weekend and usually I’ll be stuck in front of my PC trying to find good deals. For this year though, I didn’t buy a single thing nor went to any website to look for something, for the sake of buying something. It just felt like I didn’t need anything, and I am thinking if it’s related to my minimalistic approach to stuff now.

The cycle goes something like this. The less I purchase, the more I know what I need, and I can be selective with my money. And being a natural cheapskate towards myself, it is easy to say “no” when it comes to unnecessary evil.

In fact, I don’t even shop all that more when I’m overseas.

Well, alright. Perhaps I am guilty of some splurges on food and anything that costs <$20 but costs >$20 in Singapore. Continue reading “October 2018 – Portfolio Updates”

What’s the whole point?

Today is the 22nd of March and it is time for me again to mourn about how MCR broke up. It has been officially 5 years since the devastating news was announced. Somehow, I find it hard to relate as much to music since then. In all honesty.

I remember watching how Gee was addicted to drugs and booze when they started to get huge (easy peasy pumpkin peasy pumpkin pie MF!). And again during Danger Days, and of course when they broke up. Similar thing happened to Mikey.

What is the best thing that you can do when shit happens to your bro? Write a song about it.

But really, it got me thinking. What’s the whole point? Continue reading “What’s the whole point?”

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?”