Author: Llama Finance

Saturday afternoon well spent with Christopher Ng Wai Chung (Dr Wealth) – Early retirement masterclass

It was a bright sunny Saturday afternoon. Instead of spending time with Mrs Llama, I made myself travel all the way to Hengda building at Cecil Street for a talk by Dr Wealth (Christopher). (She had wanted to come along, but she was not feeling well). Unfortunately, I got lost along the way and was late to the talk. After registering, I entered a room filled with avid...

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Tumble Mumble 5 – Portfolio update and Trading Results of November 2019 trades

Continuing from what I owned from the previous post on 28 Nov, I have sold off 1 and added 1 stock to maintain a total of 3 stocks in my Tumble Mumble portfolio. Current speculative holdings: 1. Weibo @ $43.20 2. Pampa Energia SA @ $13.25 3. Funko Inc @ $14.18 4. Banco de Chile @ $20.50 (newly added) I have sold off Pampa Energia SA at $13.95. I have added Banco de Chile as Chile...

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I attended Growth Investing Mastery workshop by Kelvestor and it impacted me

I have always learnt about trading and investing from youtube videos, the internet, investment books, or blogging friends. Other than all these, it is probably the finance modules I have taken in school that opened my world to investing. However, I feel that I should also learn from other famous investors, hence, I signed up for the Growth Investing Mastery workshop via EventBrite. ...

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Journey to create an Adsense qualified blog by an IT noob

Everything on the creation of a blogsite called LlamaFinance Blogging is not easy, it took me around 3 months for LlamaFinance to qualify for adsense. Difficulties were faced at each stage, and I would like to share these tips and help budding bloggers out there. Especially on errors or issues faced in Blogger itself. Oh wells, you could say WordPress is better, but blogger has its...

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How to bypass paywalls to access financial news?

Bloomberg… Business Times.. New York Times…The Times… Beginning mid 2010s, many news sites has began paywall in order to trade their traffic for increased revenue. They have resorted to what we call Paywalls in order to charge you for access to news or information on their sites. To do so, they would implement either a Soft paywall or Hard paywall. What are Hard & Soft paywalls?...

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Tumble Mumble 4 – Kids love this! Sold in any other shopping malls in Singapore! Why not invest in it?

Its a toy, its a collectible, its something that everyone likes. Have you heard of Funko Pop!? It is a toy that is sold at retail stores from a range of $15 SGD to $30 SGD. Of course, there are rare ones and those that are not so rare. There is a toy for almost every other brand. You name it, they have it. I tried to find out its street value from carousell and this is the result: People...

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Couple Finance VIII – Going to Hanoi with Mrs Llama and friends

How much does teens spend on travelling? How much exactly on a trip to an ASEAN country? Does Singapore teens overspend on travelling? Let’s see the exact breakdown of amount spent on a super enjoyable trip by Mr, Mrs Llama and friends. Pre-trip expenses 1. SIA – 250$ per pax 2. Serene Premier Hotel Hanoi – $88.50 per pax for 3 nights This is how the hotel looks like 3. FWD...

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My experience using Standard Chartered Online Trading to trade US stocks

There are many reasons why you would want to open an account with Standard Chartered bank. one of it is the lower brokerage fees with SCB compared to other brokerage houses. Traditional brokerages like Vickers, iOCBC are charging minimally 25 USD or 1.8% whichever is higher. SCB charges minimally 10 USD, or 0.25% for personal banking clients. If you have $200,000 in assets,...

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Llama REITs portfolio (using the LlamaFinance Net worth calculator)

As described previously in this post, I have began a savings plan for myself. The plan is very simple. So, here it goes. Every month, I would carve $1,500 out of my salary. This makes up $4,500 for a quarter and will be invested into REITs according to my own model. However, the target I set for myself is $5,000 per quarter though. This will mean that I aim to make $500 per quarter from...

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Llama Stocks Portfolio Update 17 Nov 2019

With the current Tumble Mumble strategy, the basket of stocks I hold changes frequently. I am thinking to update it on a regular basis. It could be daily, once every 3 days, or even weekly. This is to serve as a personal trading record, and to account for my own trades. This is to promote transparency to myself, and push myself to succeed. We are all only as good as our next trade. And we...

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Tumble Mumble is a failure and I lost $6,000 from trading

Hello everyone! I have not been blogging for a long time. You can say I am reflecting on the Tumble Mumble concept. Oh wells, it is a failure. Losses had reached $6k SGD, and this is bad as I am near my next phase of life. Basically, coupled with a huge expense incurred in October 2018, and cut in salary due to career change, this has significantly impacted my morale in trading and quality of life. Was Tumble Mumble all wrong? Why should you buy into stocks that have already dropped a lot right? Losers are gonna stay losers....

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Ultimate guide to LlamaFinance Net Worth Calculator

Click me to access the LlamaFinance Net Worth Calculator Please click on the Llama picture above to access the LlamaFinance networth calculator. This is a step by step guide to use this calculator to calculate your net worth for the next 30 years. There are many financial advisors out there who use the power of compounding to blow up figures, and to induce you to purchase the...

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Tumble Mumble 3 – Opportunities in the second week of September 2019

Happy mid-autumn festival to you! First, let’s take a look at the state of Llama Portfolio. It is now at a position of -0.07% against its original value of 50,000 :) 2 weeks of tumble rumble effort has gotten some results in rescuing the Llama portfolio. Cash is maintained at a high level to capture the next opportunity. Be it in Tumble Rumble, or in any big news ahead. Meanwhile, attention is on oil as US-Iran relationship warms up, pushing oil prices low. ECB has also lowered its interest rate; implying that US is about to do the same...

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Tumble Mumble – Why did Mr Llama start the Tumble Mumble series

As promised, I am going to write on the inspiration to start the Tumble Mumble series. I am going to be honest and say I am still exploring what is best for me. Presently, I would say both. I have tried to invest for good. Putting money into various REITs and stocks. They proved to be good, however, I always took profits at the wrong time, or sell at the wrong time. Intention was always to hold till it gives a good capital gain. Yet, while holding, profits turn to losses and vice versa. News and events occur and...

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