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Review Of 2018 ; Hopes For 2019

Review Of 2018 ; Hopes For 2019

Review Of 2018 A quick overview of 2018 – it has been a relatively good year despite the hemorrhaging market. I love bullet points and will use them for your easy reading! 1. Investment Core Index portfolio ended -5.3% (YTD), 5.17% (All-time) Income portfolio...

2018 Performance Scorecard

2018 Performance Scorecard

With only 1 trading day remaining in 2018, its time to review how 2018 went for me. Career 2018 has been a busy and transitional year for me. My company went through a restructuring exercise which resulted in my team in Singapore going down from 2 to 1 (Yup I’m...

What Abraham Can Teach Us About Investing

What Abraham Can Teach Us About Investing

2018 was a pretty meh year for investing.  Stock markets around the world are in the red for the year. As I’m writing this, the S&P 500 is down 7%, the FTSE is down 12%, and Singapore’s very own STI is down 10%. What do we make of all this? If you...

Reviewing 2018, & what’s next?

Reviewing 2018, & what’s next?

It’s time for a review of 2018, and I have to say that I managed to protect my capital (which is great and am fortunate) but I did not capitalise aggressively on opportunities that I was aware of. But for both Wall Street and Main Street and for investors who have to...

DW Portfolio Bubble Chart (Dec 2018)

DW Portfolio Bubble Chart (Dec 2018)

I created my very first portfolio Bubble Chart! :) *X-axis: Yield-on-price *Y-axis: Unrealised paper gain *Size of bubble is based on market value of the counter *Propnex is excluded as it has not given a full-year dividend yet Overall patterns:  - All counters have...

Top Reads this Week (30 Dec)

Top Reads this Week (30 Dec)

If you enjoyed this, do also check out Financial Chickens, a new initiative to compile the top daily reads from the sources that I personally follow. This is going to be the last Top Reads for the year, so Happy 2019 to all readers! 4 Important lessons I learned...

2 Scenarios – What are your choices?

2 Scenarios – What are your choices?

Scenario 1 Imagine, I come to you and made you two offers: Offer A: You have a 50% chance of making $3300 and a 50% chance of losing $3300. Offer B: You have a 100% chance of making $2000. Which will you choose? I reckon most people will choose Offer B. I probably...

Cory Diary : Sector Map Distribution 2018-1230

Cory Diary : Sector Map Distribution 2018-1230

Just drawn up a map on my current equity investment portfolio. Do note SSB/Treasury, Pension and Fixed Deposits are not included. Everything in percentage. There are mainly two areas which I will focus on here.Dividend Play About 50% in dividend focus equity...

Year End 2018 Portfoilo Update

Year End 2018 Portfoilo Update

It has been a while since the last update of my portfolio; since then the market has experienced a turbulent time of decline. Among my portfolio, a stock of mine, First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust)has announced a drastic corporate actions. This too has spurred me to...

2018 viewed in the eyes of the books

2018 viewed in the eyes of the books

I set up a goal to read 52 books way back in 2007. I saw the list of all the books I've read, all typed out neatly in a Microsoft word document spanning over 11 pages in size 10 font. It was easily the best habit I've adopted and the effects are still rippling through...

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