It has been a long time since I wrote anything on The Value Portfolio. Nevertheless, this should be the final review of The Value Portfolio in 2016.

Before that, I will like to state my expectation for the next year – I want to achieve a gain in excess of 10% for The Value Portfolio in 2017.

This may not be significant to many, but I consider this to be really tough considering how our economy has been performing.

In order to achieve this target of 10% gain, I believe I should focus much more on capital gain rather than dividend gain. Therefore, in addition to my plan, I will be adding an extra factor into consideration when I purchase any counter: a Catalyst. This catalyst is suppose to allow its share price to increase significantly in the next year.

Nevertheless, I will not be ignoring dividend too. Companies …