There are many investment strategies touted in investment literatures. “Buy and hold for dividends”, “Dollar Cost Averaging” are two of the most popular techniques given out to investors. As shared many times in my blog, I am no longer opting for a “buying and holding” strategy for dividends, I am focused in trading. “Buy and hold for dividends” works well for blue chip sectors when Singapore is industrializing and there, there was a core, growing and more predictable local stock market for these stocks; no so in today’s more volatile market conditions.

As for “Dollar Cost Averaging”, what would an investor get, if he keeps averaging down a Keppel Corp stock from their previous high prices to today’s low prices? I am not saying these techniques are no longer useful, but investor must take into perspective that today’s stocks markets are different from the earlier stocks markets.

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