Author: Of Bulls And Bears

Stopped loss and Reduced risks

With the downside risks presented in the world, I am switching over to the defensive. It may be a time when doing less is doing more. (time spent on stock search can be minimized due to most companies being somewhat cyclical) Recent Actions: -Stopped loss on Alibaba at around USD 144; I would take it that losses are taken from previous profits and admit my mistake of owning an overvalued company (who says bloggers only share on their profits?) -Took profit on Sandfire Resources as mining industry is partially cyclical -Added second batch of SSB to build on interest...

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Portfolio Update: Added Associated British Foods

This will be a short post, following my long analysis on Sandfire Resources last week. I have just added Associated British Foods (ABF) from the the FTSE 100 Component into my portfolio. This is the name behind the budget retailer Primark, the Twinings English tea and the famous Ovaltine drink. It is a conglomerate dealing with 5 main business segments: Sugar, agriculture, ingredient, grocery and retail. While I am aware that Brexit decision largely looms and ABF is exposed to its operations in Europe, shares are selling at a compelling price after my due diligence. Over the years, revenues and dividends...

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Portfolio Update: Added Associated British Foods

This will be a short post, following my long analysis on Sandfire Resources last week. I have just added Associated British Foods (ABF) from the the FTSE 100 Component into my portfolio. This is the name behind the budget retailer Primark, the Twinings English tea and the famous Ovaltine drink. It is a conglomerate dealing with 5 main business segments: Sugar, agriculture, ingredient, grocery and retail. While I am aware that Brexit decision largely looms and ABF is exposed to its operations in Europe, shares are selling at a compelling price after my due diligence. Over the years, revenues and dividends...

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My Analysis on Sandfire Resources

Overview Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR) is a copper-gold exploration company based in Perth. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2004, Sandfire Resources was later added in the ASX 200 index in 2010 (not to be confused with ASX 100). Their Copper-Gold mine, DeGrussa, has been one of the best finds made in the history of Western Australia and has since been serving Sandfire Resources with good revenues. The company is being categorized as a Small Core company by Morningstar despite it being one of the largest copper producers in Australia. Main Projects Australia: DeGrussa Mine ,...

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My Analysis on Sandfire Resources

Overview Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR) is a copper-gold exploration company based in Perth. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2004, Sandfire Resources was later added in the ASX 200 index in 2010 (not to be confused with ASX 100). Their Copper-Gold mine, DeGrussa, has been one of the best finds made in the history of Western Australia and has since been serving Sandfire Resources with good revenues. The company is being categorized as a Small Core company by Morningstar despite it being one of the largest copper producers in Australia. Main ProjectsAustralia: DeGrussa Mine , Monty...

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Hedging My Investments with SSB

I have started to hedge my investments by selling Bumitama Agri to park into the “risk-free yielding” Singapore Saving Bonds (SSB) and getting some exposure to gold. The thought of hedging came as well after Wall Street reached its longest bull run history. Despite on-going positive GDP growths, unknowns can be dug out anytime and public investors like us will likely be caught off guard. Unless one can be confident that such warnings will be revealed to them in their life or profession before things happen, the overall risk is not really worth it. The current question in our...

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Hedging My Investments with SSB

I have started to hedge my investments by selling Bumitama Agri to park into the “risk-free yielding” Singapore Saving Bonds (SSB) and getting some exposure to gold. The thought of hedging came as well after Wall Street reached its longest bull run history. Despite on-going positive GDP growths, unknowns can be dug out anytime and public investors like us will likely be caught off guard. Unless one can be confident that such warnings will be revealed to them in their life or profession before things happen, the overall risk is not really worth it. The current question in our...

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Micro Needling: The money it will save you from expensive facial sessions

In my earlier post on how I save nearly half of my salary, the topic Micro Needling was mentioned. My apologies to UN for reading his comments this late, requesting for more information on this topic. Micro needling or other facial treatments commonly costs us around $100 or more in Singapore facial outlets. Some of us may avoid paying such hefty fees despite hoping to look younger or better. Many are unware that it is a problem that can be solved by themselves. When my dermatologist shared that micro needling is a faster process than most other procedures, it...

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Micro Needling: The money it will save you from expensive facial sessions

In my earlier post on how I save nearly half of my salary, the topic Micro Needling was mentioned. My apologies to UN for reading his comments this late, requesting for more information on this topic. Micro needling or other facial treatments commonly costs us around $100 or more in Singapore facial outlets. Some of us may avoid paying such hefty fees despite hoping to look younger or better. Many are unware that it is a problem that can be solved by themselves. When my dermatologist shared that micro needling is a faster process than most other procedures, it...

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Monthly Expenses: August 2018

Total Expenses: $1,284.80Family: $550-Monthly Allowance for Parents: $550 (recurring) Utilities: $76.00-Handphone Bill: $23 (recurring)-Internet bill: $53 (recurring) Food & Coffee: $364.70 Transport: $83-Ezlink Topup: $70-Grab: $13 Others: $211.10-4D and Toto bets: $18-Household goods: $31-New work shoes: $87.20-New shoes for my love: $39.90-Miscellaneous: $35 (Period: 26th July to 26th August, 2018) My food and transportation expenses have remained constant  as compared to last month’s. The betting had been slightly reduced but I think it is not good enough; below $10 will be great. Overall expenses this month have been jacked up by around $100 due to my 3 years old...

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Monthly Expenses: August 2018

Total Expenses: $1,284.80 Family: $550 -Monthly Allowance for Parents: $550 (recurring) Utilities: $76.00 -Handphone Bill: $23 (recurring) -Internet bill: $53 (recurring) Food & Coffee: $364.70 Transport: $83 -Ezlink Topup: $70 -Grab: $13 Others: $211.10 -4D and Toto bets: $18 -Household goods: $31 -New work shoes: $87.20 -New shoes for my love: $39.90 -Miscellaneous: $35 (Period: 26th July to 26th August, 2018) My food and transportation expenses have remained constant  as compared to last month’s. The betting had been slightly reduced but I think it is not good enough; below $10 will be great. Overall expenses this month have been...

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Recent Transactions and Dividends: June to August 2018

The market has been restricting much upside gains but it is a good time to accumulate on the dips. As you guys noticed, I frequently change stocks to gain on price appreciation and sell them when limited upside is foreseen. This is my strategy as a young investor to build up capital size. The strategy will definitely change to a high yielding portfolio as I age to reduce the risk reward ratio. Sometimes, my exit may be too early which is something I am still mastering. Like Peter Lynch wrote in his book, “It’s easy to make a mistake...

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Recent Transactions and Dividends: June to August 2018

The market has been restricting much upside gains but it is a good time to accumulate on the dips. As you guys noticed, I frequently change stocks to gain on price appreciation and sell them when limited upside is foreseen. This is my strategy as a young investor to build up capital size. The strategy will definitely change to a high yielding portfolio as I age to reduce the risk reward ratio. Sometimes, my exit may be too early which is something I am still mastering. Like Peter Lynch wrote in his book, “It’s easy to make a mistake...

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Monthly Expenses: July 2018

Total Expenses: $1,159.90 Family: $630.00 -Monthly Allowance for Parents: $550 (recurring) -Mum’s birthday dinner treat -Cousin’s 21st Birthday red packet Utilities: $76.00 -Handphone Bill: $23 (recurring) -Internet bill: $53 (recurring) Food: $353.80 -Groceries: Instant coffee, snacks, cereals -Hawkers/Restaurants -Coffees/desserts Transport: $60.00 -Ezlink Reload X 2 Others: $40.10 -Household products: Bathroom soap, Tissue boxes -WC, 4D and Toto bets: $27 -Haircut: $5 (Period: 26th June to 26th July, 2018) Before reading the book “Your Money or Your Life”, I have been tracking my expenses since the month of May 2018. As the months goes by, the revelations of where my...

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Monthly Expenses: July 2018

Total Expenses: $1,159.90 Family: $630.00 -Monthly Allowance for Parents: $550 (recurring) -Mum’s birthday dinner treat -Cousin’s 21st Birthday red packet Utilities: $76.00 -Handphone Bill: $23 (recurring) -Internet bill: $53 (recurring) Food: $353.80 -Groceries: Instant coffee, snacks, cereals -Hawkers/Restaurants -Coffees/desserts Transport: $60.00 -Ezlink Reload X 2 Others: $40.10 -Household products: Bathroom soap, Tissue boxes -WC, 4D and Toto bets: $27 -Haircut: $5 (Period: 26th June to 26th July, 2018) Before reading the book “Your Money or Your Life”, I have been tracking my expenses since the month of May 2018. As the months goes by, the revelations of where my...

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