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Tay Fund Commentary 2011

Tay Fund Commentary 2011

As investors, it’s easy to get caught up in the hysteria and follow the herd. And yet, to earn a return that is excess of the market’s requires us to act against conventional wisdom. Markets are whimsical and it is my firm belief that it should never...

How I read (almost) 52 books a year

How I read (almost) 52 books a year

Since a lot of readers commented that they had only been reading 1-2 books max in a year, I thought it'll be a good time to share what I did to read that many books. First of all, let me add that in my opinion, reading many books is not as important as reading the...

Using XIRR to calculate stock performance

Using XIRR to calculate stock performance

Maintaining my stock portfolio has always been a challenge for me. I use a simple method of calculating my current stock value plus dividends against my original investment amount. However, I have a nudging feel that this is flawed because I did not account for the...

Happy Lunar New Year 2012!

Happy Lunar New Year 2012!

This year 2012 is a year of the water Dragon. Dragon is the most auspicious animal in the chinese belief and tradition.  Chinese history and belief is full of fascinating stories about the animal dragon. Dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious...

ACE Startups

ACE Startups

The Action Community for Entrepreneurship announced on 19 Jan 2012 that it will be providing funding, networks and mentorship to 500 startups in an effort to promote entrepreneurship in Singapore. Under this new programme called Ace Startups, Singaporeans and...

Retirement Age and Retirement Planning

Retirement Age and Retirement Planning

As soon as we settle into working life we start to look forward to retirement - that great day when we can leave work for the last time and be free to enjoy our golden years. For most people, this happens at the birthday after you reach the government retirement age....

Gold

Gold

Last week "crash guru" said he sold his gold, so I immediately did the opposite and went to long 1 standard Gold contract on my demo account. US$ 5k profit. Next time confirm must do opposite!  LoL!...

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