It’s that time of the year once again when I review my investment portfolio for the year: year 2014. Year 2014 commenced with bullish analyst reports, as always for the beginning of every year (its all about hope, I believe). As we see now, the STI has modest gains for this year. The gains registered by the STI reflected just how there were surprises on the Singapore stocks market for the year and this has inevitably shaped my investment portfolio for year 2014 as well.

Compared with year 2013, each of my dividends and trading profits for year 2013 has increased and collectively, they have increased by around 34%. During year 2014, I have sold off non-performing stocks, consolidated my portfolio and entered into new themes. As for the new capital which I injected into the Singapore stocks market for the year, it was just 33% of the amount injected …