FTSE STI ended 2018 at 3068.76 compared with 3402.92 a year ago, representing a loss of 334.16 point or 9.82%. It was never a good year for global stock market not just STI. Most of the year STI was in correction mode with a high of 3641.65 in May and a low of 2955.68 in October. The following summarized my Investment Portfolio performance for 2018 vs 2017 2018 2017 Variant Non-Strategic Unrealized Gain/Loss +34.89% +68.72% -49.23% Strategic Unrealized Gain/Loss +22.20% +21.29% +4.27% Portfolio Unrealized Gain/Loss +36.59% +57.69% -36.57% Realized Gain/Loss +10.73% +10.73% +0.00% Dividend Return +57.15% +51.79% +10.35% Cash Holding +33.13% +33.13% +0.00%
About The Author
Am a typical retail investor who started investing in stock market in 1993, the same length of period as SingTel was listed in SGX and ironically SingTel was my first vested stock. Back then was a passive investor and started to turn more active in stock market in 2006. A year later when I switched my engineering job to a finance related one, I became what commonly known as trader ( trade for living ) and at the same time also strongly believe in fundamental/value investing that is the way to growth wealth. In a way I classify myself as a "Strategic Investor". As a trader, I track market movement daily and as an value investor, I am always on the lookout for cheap bargain to hold for long term.
April 4, 2017
May 10, 2018