Mid Year Review (4) – Growing my Index Portfolio Steadily

Followers of my blog would know that besides my equity portfolio, I have an index portfolio that I mentioned periodically. Started in 2017, it has since quadrupled in size. Different from my equity portfolio, my index fund portfolio is made up fully of ETFs. Furthermore, it goes beyond just equity ETFs to include Bond, Gold … Continue reading Mid Year Review (4) – Growing my Index Portfolio Steadily

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

In May, They Sold, I Bought & I hope I am right

In the investment world, there is a saying "Sell in May and Go Away".  May 2019 was no exception, if you had shorted STI index on 30 April and bought it back on 31 May, you would have gained 8% in value. And this saying seems to have some basis. According to Investopedia, the Dow … Continue reading In May, They Sold, I Bought & I hope I am right

Equity Portfolio Dividend Yield is 2.9% Year-to-Date, > 5% Full Year Target Intact

A few of you have asked me to share more details about my portfolio since my last post yesterday. So, here it goes. Just on Equity Portfolio - Income & Growth CombinedI don't have shares of all 63 companies in my watchlist. Currently, I own shares of 50 of them. Still a lot, I know. … Continue reading Equity Portfolio Dividend Yield is 2.9% Year-to-Date, > 5% Full Year Target Intact

A painful week thankfully softened by the reliable dividends from the S-Reits’ Old Guards

It is another painful week for equity investors all around the world. For local investors, we witnessed the STI going below the 3000 points psychological support to close the week at 2972 points, 3% down from the previous week. This mirrored the S&P 500 index, which dropped 4%. What was scarier to me was the … Continue reading A painful week thankfully softened by the reliable dividends from the S-Reits’ Old Guards

Lost 40% just a few months after started investing

I received this from a reader recently: Reader: I want to give up investing already. It is so difficult. I started a few months ago and I have already lost 40% of my original capital by investing in equities. Don't you feel insecure when you invest in equities? How do you "stay calm and collect … Continue reading Lost 40% just a few months after started investing

2-7 Apr 17, Top 5 Most Interesting Finance/Investment Articles I read this week

Contributed by: Warriortan 1. Five reasons why you should attend annual general meetings if you’re an investor " I’ve been attending AGMs of the companies I have invested in for the past five years now. The information I’ve gleaned from them has been highly valuable and extremely useful for my investment decision-making process ... It has led … Continue reading 2-7 Apr 17, Top 5 Most Interesting Finance/Investment Articles I read this week

A Lazy Blog … Learning How to Invest by Yourself the Easy Way

Contributed by: Warriortan   Rather than bore you with a long essay, I thought of sharing a few videos that you may find useful in gaining more knowledge around personal financial investments and kick start your path towards financial freedom. I hope you will find this a refreshing change.  Sit back, have fun and enjoy … Continue reading A Lazy Blog … Learning How to Invest by Yourself the Easy Way