Wk11 : Wild Wild West

My overseas equities holding has dropped from 26.5% to 26.1% of my total value of equities. It may reduce even further by my time tomorrow morning when the US market closes as the futures are showing deep red now. Actually the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have been doing quite well this week, but so has … Continue reading Wk11 : Wild Wild West

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

FIRE seems farther away from me now

If you have not read the Invest section of last Sunday Straits Time, you have missed out on a few good articles related to financial planning. One of them is on "Financial Planning for the Sandwich Generation". I find the "advice" provided very useful, insightful and practical. These "advice" are in essence, the critiques from … Continue reading FIRE seems farther away from me now

Q1 1.38%, On track for 5% Dividend Yield for the Year

Feb is often a happy month of festivity and full of "feel good" feeling with Chinese New Year and Valentines Day anchoring the celebratory mood. For most of us who are working, it is also a month to commit to your target and make plans to realise them by end of the year. Making plans … Continue reading Q1 1.38%, On track for 5% Dividend Yield for the Year

Glad that Net Worth is Holding On

Many things happened in the investment world in the last 3 months. I am just glad that my dividend yield target stays on track to deliver 5% return by end 2018 and my net "worth" has managed to hold on. I started tracking my net worth quarterly since Q4 last year because I came to believe that … Continue reading Glad that Net Worth is Holding On

March On Towards Financial Freedom

I always find it inspiring to read the stories and feel the relentless drive by some very young people towards financial independence.  One of them is Dave and Kate, the authors behind the "Minimalist In the City" who blog delicately with a good command of the English language about "random thoughts and journey towards a … Continue reading March On Towards Financial Freedom