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

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 – Hard Ruthless Lesson

I am sure all the investors out there will agree that it was an unforgettable 4 months start to the year 2020. In those 4 months, I experienced more upheavals in my investment portfolio than probably all combined in my last 20 years of investing experience. I have never seen the stock market dropped so … Continue reading 4 Unforgettable Months – Hard Ruthless Lesson

Nervy but Good Start to a New Year, so I Sold and Strengthen my Warchest

First full trading week of the year has come and gone. What a week! The missile attack by Iran on US bases in Iraq on Monday was a "bombshell" (pun intended). Market went down sharply at the start but surprisingly, it recovered by the end the day. Volatility was written everywhere in the market. If … Continue reading Nervy but Good Start to a New Year, so I Sold and Strengthen my Warchest

Having the 5% Annual Yield Target Helps Shape My Investment Approaches

Yesterday X'mas eve dinner with my extended family was nothing fancy but it was a nice and cosy family dinner around our dinning table. It is such moment that makes me feel that it doesn't take much for one to feel contended for and be grateful. I feel the same in personal investment.     … Continue reading Having the 5% Annual Yield Target Helps Shape My Investment Approaches

Is dividend growth y-o-y a must? Am I too easily contended?

Let me first reflect on Aug 2019 before going to the main topic. It wasn't a happy month for many investors. Most indices across the world went lower, with Hong Kong being one of the worst. Guess what, Singapore wasn't far behind. These two trading hubs are bearing the backlash from the US-China trade war. … Continue reading Is dividend growth y-o-y a must? Am I too easily contended?

Investing In Uncertain Times

Should I be surprised? Thanos Trump just snapped his fingers again and the US stock markets (and probably the rest of the world come Monday) had a rude shock and reacted violently. (Sign) ... how should we invest in such turbulent and uncertain times? Even big corporations are struggling with investment decisions now with so … Continue reading Investing In Uncertain Times