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”
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!”
We always talk about retirement in Singapore and the projected expenses that we need to reach financial freedom. I set out on my journey with a target of having a passive income of S$3000 per month by the time I am 40 to cope with the rising cost of living in Singapore and possible inflation of my standard of living.
Now that I am 28 officially, my goals still stand with similar projections.
All I need is S$616,930.67 with a 6.5% annual yield to reach my goal.
Sounds easy? Of course not. That 600-odd thousand amount is the amount of money I have to have in my investment instruments ALONE. All the money I have in my CPF or emergency funds, or even war chest to be specific enough should not count in that amount.
Based on those numbers, I also have to pump in S$30,000 of fresh funds per year. That is not a small amount at all, and barely leaving me any other money for additional savings or other purposes.
But recently, I was introduced to another solution to reach retirement much faster. How fast you say? Continue reading “Would You Retire Overseas?”
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?”
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?”
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)”
It has been more than two weeks since I last posted an entry. Apologies for anyone who has been waiting – it has been a long week for me and I couldn’t spare extra time to blog since I have a lot of back log to clear at work. Always so much to deliver, but with limited time on my hands.
As the end of 2017 draws to a close, I have started seeing other finance bloggers posting about their portfolio performance and how their investment journey has been. Continue reading “4 Lessons (and Quotes) About My Investment Journey – 2017 Edition”