Author: KPO Adventure

StashAway Referral Link for Our Readers

A couple of readers have actually contacted me and ask for our StashAway referral link because we have motivated them to start investing. Unfortunately, I have been rejecting/turning down their nice offers because sharing our referral link would reveal our real identities and we prefer to keep them hidden as compared to saving a few dollars in fees. I contacted StashAway and they were kind enough to entertain me. So I am proud to announce that we have a referral link for our readers! You no longer have to go around asking friends/colleagues for one (my suggestion when I...

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StashAway Referral Link for Our Readers

A couple of readers have actually contacted me and ask for our StashAway referral link because we have motivated them to start investing. Unfortunately, I have been rejecting/turning down their nice offers because sharing our referral link would reveal our real identities and we prefer to keep them hidden as compared to saving a few dollars in fees. I contacted StashAway and they were kind enough to entertain me. So I am proud to announce that we have a referral link for our readers! You no longer have to go around asking friends/colleagues for one (my suggestion when I...

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StashAway – December 2017

StashAway did its first reoptimization for the month and you can read more about it here – StashAway Portfolio Reoptimisation. Unfortunately, USD continues to fall! 1. ACCOUNT SUMMARY (as of the last day of the month) Based on the statement (29 Dec 2017), we have $53.87 profit after taking into account a -$18.69 currency impact. The first week of 2018 has been great! Our returns went up even more to $129.54 but so did the currency impact -$58.71. SGD time-weighted returns: 4.4% USD time-weighted returns: 8.3% 2. PORTFOLIO DETAILS  We receive USD $10.27 dividends which have been paid and reinvested. This amount of dividends would have easily offset the fees incurred till...

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StashAway – December 2017

StashAway did its first reoptimization for the month and you can read more about it here – StashAway Portfolio Reoptimisation. Unfortunately, USD continues to fall! 1. ACCOUNT SUMMARY (as of the last day of the month) Based on the statement (29 Dec 2017), we have $53.87 profit after taking into account a -$18.69 currency impact. The first week of 2018 has been great! Our returns went up even more to $129.54 but so did the currency impact -$58.71. SGD time-weighted returns: 4.4%USD time-weighted returns: 8.3% 2. PORTFOLIO DETAILS  We receive USD $10.27 dividends which have been paid and reinvested. This amount of dividends would have easily offset the fees incurred till date!...

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Portfolio Update – December 2017

Our portfolio increase by 5.35% to $296,159 – $10,344.29 of capital injection and $4,692.21 of  capital growth/reduction. The last few days of 2017 brought our portfolio value closer to the $300,000 mark! You can refer to Portfolio Performance in 2017 for more information on the performance for the whole year :) BOUGHT – APAC Realty (12,000 units) @ $0.86 I did a write up on APAC Realty previously. In short, looking at its PE and our entry price, the stock was worth more than when it first IPO-ed at $0.66. At the point of writing this article, it is currently trading at $0.89 :) Dividends The total dividends...

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Portfolio Update – December 2017

Our portfolio increase by 5.35% to $296,159 – $10,344.29 of capital injection and $4,692.21 of  capital growth/reduction. The last few days of 2017 brought our portfolio value closer to the $300,000 mark! You can refer to Portfolio Performance in 2017 for more information on the performance for the whole year :) BOUGHT– APAC Realty (12,000 units) @ $0.86 I did a write up on APAC Realty previously. In short, looking at its PE and our entry price, the stock was worth more than when it first IPO-ed at $0.66. At the point of writing this article, it is currently trading at $0.89 :) DividendsThe total dividends collected this...

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1 Year Anniversary – Thank You to Our Readers!

It has been 1 year since we started this blog when there were only 2 readers (CZM read my post while I read hers) to thousands of readers now. Interestingly, the first post of the blog was actually written by CZM – Food in London on 29/12/2016. Let me share some interesting statistics/numbers which were contributed by each and every readers :) We have > 215,000 pageviews since inception! The number continues to grow as you read this article. The latest number can be seen on the top left hand side <— Majority of the readers are from Singapore. Majority of...

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1 Year Anniversary – Thank You to Our Readers!

It has been 1 year since we started this blog when there were only 2 readers (CZM read my post while I read hers) to thousands of readers now. Interestingly, the first post of the blog was actually written by CZM – Food in London on 29/12/2016. Let me share some interesting statistics/numbers which were contributed by each and every readers :) We have > 215,000 pageviews since inception! The number continues to grow as you read this article. The latest number can be seen on the top left hand side <— Majority of the readers are from Singapore. Majority of...

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2017 Expenses Review

I have been tracking my expenses since I started working 2.5 years ago. However, I do not do any budgeting as I believe that both of us have inbuild “kiam” (thrifty/stingy) mechanism to prevent overspending and did not want to compromise too much on the quality of life. Hence, the yearly review is important (otherwise, it will be pointless to track them). Looking back at my 2016 Expenses Review, at first glance I definitely did worst but I felt relieved when I dig deeper into the numbers. 2017 2016 % Change Wedding $14,267.74 $7,800.00 82.92% Parents $8,611.00 $7,653.00 12.52% Me...

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2017 Expenses Review

I have been tracking my expenses since I started working 2.5 years ago. However, I do not do any budgeting as I believe that both of us have inbuild “kiam” (thrifty/stingy) mechanism to prevent overspending and did not want to compromise too much on the quality of life. Hence, the yearly review is important (otherwise, it will be pointless to track them). Looking back at my 2016 Expenses Review, at first glance I definitely did worst but I felt relieved when I dig deeper into the numbers. 2017 2016 % Change Wedding $14,267.74 $7,800.00 82.92% Parents $8,611.00 $7,653.00 12.52% Me...

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2017 Net Worth

Let me start by wishing everyone Merry Christmas!!! Net worth is easily one of the most important financial numbers one should know. It is like your personal balance sheet. This is the classic comic where everyone is actually poorer than the beggar who has a net asset of $2.73. Your friend/colleague may be living in a huge condominium, driving some fancy car but it could all be financed by debts. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that as long as their income allows so. You can refer to the following articles/google on the importance of net worth. InvestmentMoats –...

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2017 Net Worth

Let me start by wishing everyone Merry Christmas!!! Net worth is easily one of the most important financial numbers one should know. It is like your personal balance sheet. This is the classic comic where everyone is actually poorer than the beggar who has a net asset of $2.73. Your friend/colleague may be living in a huge condominium, driving some fancy car but it could all be financed by debts. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that as long as their income allows so. You can refer to the following articles/google on the importance of net worth. InvestmentMoats –...

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Portfolio Performance in 2017

2017 will be over soon! I hope everyone manages to meet their 2017 new year resolution if not you have about 2 weeks to do so :) I believe we will not be buying/selling any more stocks as the year ends so let’s take a look at how our portfolio did for the year of 2017. The overall performance of our portfolio since 2014 is 8.98% (time-weighted return) and 9.60% (XIRR). Yay! We are easily contented, our return is positive and higher than bank/CPF SA interest :) If you are wondering what is the difference between time-weighted return and XIRR,...

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Portfolio Performance in 2017

2017 will be over soon! I hope everyone manages to meet their 2017 new year resolution if not you have about 2 weeks to do so :) I believe we will not be buying/selling any more stocks as the year ends so let’s take a look at how our portfolio did for the year of 2017. The overall performance of our portfolio since 2014 is 8.98% (time-weighted return) and 9.60% (XIRR). Yay! We are easily contented, our return is positive and higher than bank/CPF SA interest :) If you are wondering what is the difference between time-weighted return and XIRR,...

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StashAway Portfolio Reoptimisation

I received an email from StashAway last Friday (15th December 2017) titled “Your portfolio has been re-optimised”. If you use StashAway and missed the email, you might want to click on this link to see what has been reoptimised in your portfolio. Let’s take a look at what has changed for ours (General Investing – Highest Risk Level at 28)! Do note that the changes in allocations will vary across portfolios due to risk preferences. As stated, the main objective of this reoptimisation is to “harness the undervaluations of gold (GLD) and consumer staples (XLP)“. There are 6 changes in our portfolio as...

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