Author: Lady, you can be free

My Stock Report Card for Jan – Dec 2017

My Stock Report Card for Jan – Dec 2017 US Stock SG Stock Total Dividend Collected between Jan – Dec 2017 : SGD $ 27,296.13.  Total Profit/Loss from Sales of Stock between Jan – Dec 2017 : SGD 120,423.21 This quarter, I added some Tencent, Intel and Alibaba during the minor market dip. Sold off the remaining Starhub shares (Profit : $20,032.63) when the CEO resigned.  What a year 2017 ! Crazy paper gains from my US portfolio. Expected disappointing dividend returns due to the sales of Starhub for my SG portfolio. Looks like I have to review and relook...

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How was your 2017 ?

I can’t quite decide whether 2017 is a good or bad year. The market around the world has hit a record high, the economy across the board is doing fairly well.  Yet, the world seemed to have moved further apart. The world leaders behaved like triads and there seemed alot of bottled anger among the civilians that resulted in unexpected election results and breakups. Personally, 2017 has been a year of indulgence for me. I ate well, slept well, travelled slowly and intently, had zero stress, zero targets, met up with alot of old acquaintances to reminisce good old...

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My Love Affair with Starhub

Yes ! I finally sold off bulk of my Starhub stock and I am heart broken. Starhub has been one of my favourite stock that I have kept close to my heart for more than 10 years (since 2005 where I first started my investment journey). Total gains from Starhub todate is $ 383,340 (+95%). (Dividends : $272,666; Capital gain : $97,658; Unrealised Profit : $13,016 ). When the management announced that Starhub was going to cut dividend Q1 2017 this year, I decided to trim a significant % of the stock. Why did I fall in love with Starhub...

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My Stock Report Card for Jan – Sep 2017

My Stock Report Card for Jan – Sep 2017 Total Dividend Collected from Jan – Sep 2017 : SGD $ 21,720.24. Profits gained from Starhub and OCBC sale : SGD 96,785.58. Sorry to have disappeared for so long, decided to take a digital break. Between Jan – Sep, I have since sold off Starhub and OCBC. I have added Microsoft, Tencent, Tesla, Frasers HTrust, Nikko-AM STC Asia REIT. My US portfolio has been fantastic but my Singapore portfolio has been lackluster. The signs of the Singapore economy and the performance of many of the Singapore companies have been worrying, they...

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Free Eminence Cufflinks Giveaway Lobang !!!

I was approached by Eminence to try out their Cufflinks. Since I don’t wear Cufflinks. I have asked them for 2 Eminence Cufflinks to give away to you instead ! To win them, go to my Facebook, tag a friend and leave a comment there to tell me why you deserve an Eminence CuffLink. I will pick 2 winners with the most creative comments. Boys, this accessory would lift your image and would be a great conversational starter for business or personal. Girls, great gift for valentines. They even allow you to personalize the cufflinks. You can put your photo or...

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My Stock Report Card for Dec 2016

My Stock Report Card for Dec 2016 Total Dividend Collected from Jan – Dec 2016 : SGD $ 62,205. Income distribution in Dec came from Aimsamp Cap Reit, SPH. I sold off SPH as I think they might be too late in their transformation exercise and added some Facebook. Happy New Year :-). What a year, 2016 ! For the first time, the Singapore market performed badly while the US market hits all time high. As you might have noticed, in the past few years, I slowed down on the accumulation of dividend stocks in Singapore and started to look for growth stocks in the US...

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My Stock Report Card for Aug – Nov 2016

My Stock Report Card for Aug – Nov 2016 Total Dividend Collected from Jan – Nov 2016 : SGD $ 59,048.62 Income distribution in Aug to Nov came from M1, SMRT, Keppel Corp, Singtel, OCBC, Suntec Reit, Keppel Reit, Starhub, Capitamall Trust, Sabana Reit, HPH Trust, Aimsamp Cap Reit, SGX, IBM, Bank of America, Apple, Citigroup. I took some profits from Citigroup and added more Alibaba this month. I am so sorry for the late updates. In the past months, I embarked on this crazy trading learning journey. I’ve always been fascinated by the technicals (Candlesticks, RSI, Fibonacci, Elliot Wave, Ichimoku etc) and...

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K.I.S.S. CPF

When CPF announced the Lifetime Retirement Investment Scheme (LRIS) scheme few days ago, I was really irritated. I think CPF have failed to understand what people meant by “Flexibility”. To be honest, I am a big fan of the CPF Life scheme. It was very simple and clear.  If you haven’t heard of it, check it out here http://ladyyoucanbefree.com/2014/06/08/my-retirement-planning-project-2014-sgd-1-k-per-month-guaranteed-for-life-with-cpf-life/. I thought that was a brilliant scheme to bring peace of mind to folks who are on their way to retirement. It also gives their kids peace of mind that if they could help coach their parents to achieve that minimum sum target before their retirement, they are...

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My Stock Report Card for Apr – May 2016

My Stock Report Card for Apr-May 2016 Total Dividend Collected from Jan – May 2016 : SGD $ 31,528.11 Income distribution in Apr and May came from Apple, Citibank, IBM, Bank Of America, Keppel Corp, SGX, Starhub, UOB, SPH, Suntec Reit, Capitamall trust, Keppel Reit, Sabana Reit and M1. OMG ! Microsoft bought Linkedin. I wished I bought Linkedin ;-). Someone please buy Twitter...

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Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish Series : Get Paid To Travel Doing What You Love !!!

Last year, in my Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish series,  I shared a story about this guy, Hendric who QUIT to travel the world with only $16K savings !!! Since my blog is within the financial community, many people fell off the chair and there was a huge debate over whether he should or shouldn’t follow his passion. Over the past 1 year, he has demonstrated that when you follow your passion, you achieve amazing stuff. Within a year, he won the OMY Best Travel Blog Award, got featured on Nuyou Singapore Magazine and Arirang TV, scored a scoot stint to go...

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101 Things to Do Before You Die

I started a bucket list 2 years ago, inspired by the Kaileigh’s Bucket List story. Thought this is a beautiful way to remind ourselves that there are many things in life to experience besides the daily toil. This morning, I came across an interesting article http://www.wanderingearl.com/why-i-made-a-list-of-memorable-life-experiences-this-morning/ which once again reminds me the beauty of life experiences. However, I am running out of ideas for my bucketlist so thought would like to solicit for new ideas. Do you have a bucket list / life / travel experiences to share ? I would love to hear from you ! MY BUCKET LIST Swing Rope...

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