2015 has actually turned out to be a horrendous year, or a wonderful year, depending on how you look at it as an investor. Checking against the STI, I realised it has actually suffered a -14.3% dropped compared to this time last year. Taking into account 3% of dividends which the STI index would not have accounted for, that would actually be -11.3% net in terms of total returns.

So if you’re sitting on a 11.3% loss, you’re pretty much doing market normal. You’re normal! On the other hand, if you’ve been buying throughout the year when the market dropped, it’s probably going to turn out great in the longer run. That is, provided you didn’t buy a bunch of junk! You had a lot of guts and I wish you success!

My stock investment has returned an IRR of -1.2% for 2015 inclusive dividends reinvested …