Wk20: Ahead of Schedule – Overseas Holding hits 28%

As the saying goes, change is the only constant. In the early part of this year, SG market has been outperforming the rest. But from my last blog to today, SG market is the worst performer among the 3 markets that I track closely. STI lost 4%, HK Hang Seng lost 3.5% and S&P was … Continue reading Wk20: Ahead of Schedule – Overseas Holding hits 28%

Surprise! STI is the Best Performer

Surprise! Surprise! Over the last two quarters, STI was the best performer compared to Hang Seng Index and even S&P500! It gained 28% over the last two quarters with 2/3 of that gain made in the Oct-Dec 2020 quarter. In comparison, Hang Seng gained 22% and S&P 500 18%. Wow, nice job STI! Like the … Continue reading Surprise! STI is the Best Performer

Jan 2021 – Hope & Exuberance

S&P 500 might have shed 1.9%, erasing its gains for January and 2021 to date and the last one week being its worst since October 2020. However, January 2021 has on a whole started with lots of hope in all markets (with vaccination started in many countries) and ended with plenty of exuberance in the … Continue reading Jan 2021 – Hope & Exuberance

2021 Target: Increase net worth by 5%

Trained by years of corporate life, making personal Tasks and Targets (T&T) for the year has become an annual affair. For my investment journey this year, I have set the following T&T for 2021: 1. Increase my net worth by 5% is the key overriding one. After failing to deliver on this target last year, … Continue reading 2021 Target: Increase net worth by 5%

Net Worth, Yield and Diversification – Gain and Losses

I started this year with the ambitions to achieve the following: Increase Net WorthMaintain Passive Income YieldReduce DebtImprove Diversification of PortfolioReduce Trading and Focus on InvestMore Self Learning and ImprovementDo More ExerciseReduce Weight Reflecting on what I have done and achieved this year, I realised the results was a mixed bag - I succeeded on … Continue reading Net Worth, Yield and Diversification – Gain and Losses

Diversify to US and HK

In my first reflection post, I shared about my key learning this year. In second, its about strengthening my portfolio for passive income. This third one is about diversification beyond our local shores to reduce exposure risk. US & HK Markets Besides Singapore, the two key markets that I have sizeable positions are US and … Continue reading Diversify to US and HK

4.7% Dividend Yield on Equity Portfolio

4.7% dividend yield is the final outcome after all the hardwork this year. Total dividend received in 2020 was 85% of 2019 amount - which is expected given this COVID year. This is actually better than the 4.5% yield that I was expecting back in July when I wrote about it. This outcome was helped … Continue reading 4.7% Dividend Yield on Equity Portfolio

4 Unforgettable Months – Diversification and Regular Investment Softened the Blow

I wrote about the painful brutal lessons that I learned from the last few months yesterday. Today, I like to share the benefits I got by having diversified my investment assets and doing regular investment monthly. Many of my regular readers would know that I have an index portfolio. Although it is related to this … Continue reading 4 Unforgettable Months – Diversification and Regular Investment Softened the Blow

Dividends (and Others) to Show …

What a tumultuous start to the new investment in year! With a blink of an eye, 2 months have passed. My key takeaway so far are: (1) My equity portfolio lost 6% in value. Mainly in my Growth portfolio, which has the more risky and volatile companies. I had also done some switching out of … Continue reading Dividends (and Others) to Show …