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Jan 2019 Portfolio

Jan 2019 Portfolio

The market made a spectacular V shape recovery from Dec to Jan. My portfolio recovered from -4% to barely positive territory. I didnt buy during this month as most of the stocks are climbing. However I shouldnt be too happy and will be holding my seatbelt tight as I...

Home prices up 7.9% in 2018

Home prices up 7.9% in 2018

Quoting the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) fourth quarter 2018 housing statistics, Morgan Stanley reports that unsold inventory rose, but they think it is temporary. While vacancies fell faster than they expected, it did not translate into higher rents. Home...

Top Reads this Week (3 Feb)

Top Reads this Week (3 Feb)

Rounding up the top reads from around the web, as shared by fellow investors or myself in the Financial Horse Facebook Group. Totally illogical to suggest CPF payout term of 28 years where there is no one to receive balance payout (The Online Citizen) Following up on...

Best. January. Ever.

Best. January. Ever.

January 2019 is making the -8.8% in 2018 feel like a distant memory. Since my last post, I’ve received some queries asking about my specific positions. With the CNY break around the corner, I’ve some time to put all this up. Some have asked me why...

Turtle Investor Chat Highlights #2

Turtle Investor Chat Highlights #2

Wasn’t expecting this but the beta Telegram group I set up has been incredible helpful. Didn’t expect random chatter to end up giving so much insights and things I haven’t even thought of. More importantly, I’m glad that this little platform...

Jan19: 5 Happys

Jan19: 5 Happys

Jan19 has been a great month for equity investors. All major markets made an incredible turnaround from the dismal Dec and put on a strong show within a month. STI gained about 5%, Hang Seng/China Shanghai indexes gained about 10% and US S&P-500 8%. Happy # 1 My...

Cory Diary : Liquid Asset 2019-0202

Cory Diary : Liquid Asset 2019-0202

Equity takes up 50% of my liquid asset. With Bond/Pref, that will be 59%. If I am to add Gov securities, that's 68%. This group is making money to work category. I was working on the above points and then realize is really a bad plan to lower my saving by 12 points...

SPDR GLD ETF Lot Size Change

SPDR GLD ETF Lot Size Change

OK, I may be “WOLS” (internet-speak for being slow on the news), but I would like to highlight that from 14 Jan 2019 onwards, you are able to purchase the State Street Global Advisors SPDR Gold Trust (or better known as the SPDR GLD ETF) in lot size of 5...

My Sweet Retirement Goals for 2019

My Sweet Retirement Goals for 2019

I should have done this last year back in December 2018 but honestly, I didn’t know what I wanted to achieve in the year 2019. Goals have to be SMART (S – Specific, M – Measurable, A – attainable, R – relevant, T – time-based)....

10 rights, 6 wrongs

10 rights, 6 wrongs

Revisiting 6 rights, 2 wrongs a previous post that I have written in 2016, this is an update 2+ years since: What do we see?That I have learnt my lesson. Now 10 rights, 6 wrong. Overall gain for equity portfolio = 8.09%It would have been 12 rights have I not sold...

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