With a blink of an eye, a quarter of 2018 is over. How has 2018 been for me? So far, 2018 has been kind to me in every aspect of my life.

Since this is an investment blog after all, I shall begin with a review of my holdings.

As I am primarily an income investor, the trend in dividends received is one indicator that I pay attention to. This does not mean that I conveniently overlook unrealized losses, stick my fingers into my ears and go “la la la, I can’t hear you.” I have observed new US income investors/bloggers engage in such mental gymnastics whenever an investment of theirs sours. I hope that I do not end up that way.

Over time, I realized that I have become more judicious in my entries, holding period, and exits. I have become more comfortable with the act of taking money off the table.