If you have been following my blog, you would have known that I am a retail investor who do a mix of investing and trading in Singapore stocks. You would also have known that I do not stick to one particular kind of stocks. My stocks portfolio consists of blue chips, penny stocks as well as stocks with growth potential.

I have different strategies for each of these stocks, hence when the stocks markets went south in Oct 2014, some of the strategies worked, some did not resulting in some of my portfolio heading south as well.

Overall, my stock portfolio still managed to yield dividends and trading portfolio for year 2014 but I feel that some of my long stock positions could have been sold off earlier for profits especially in this current stocks markets backdrop where it seems stocks except stocks of the speculative type head south.

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