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The Power of Saving

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I have written about the “The Power of Divided( here ) and shared my view on the important of dividend throughout my investment journey.  I try to visualize it through the chart as below which I published every quarter in my portfolio and dividend update.


As I am not really good in doing analysis on financial detail for companies or trying to identify the next FANGs type of exponential growth companies, my investment philosophy is quite simple that buying those company with strong fundamental (clean balance sheet with less debts ) and have dividend pay-out regularly. Of course ,buying at right timing especially during crisis will give you a boost in your ROI but one need to take note also on the important of diversification as well. ( More reading on My Investment Strategy –Part 1 ! Time & Timing –here)

Fake News : Dividend Income from STE

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With increasing usage of internet as main platform of social media for us to communicate and as source of news replacing traditional printed media, corporate and government starts to pay more attention to the problems and consequence of  “fake news “ and its impact on society at large.



Stock Market Crash : DJ just fell more than 1000 points!!

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DJ falls more than 1000 points!! STI sinks more than 100 points!! Nikkei 225 plunges more than 1000 points. You will see such news headline on every major financial news portal in last 2 days. Well , finally the long-awaited market correction is here and is quite normal to have market correction of -5 to -15% in any market cycle especially when we have experienced such long bull market sinceGFC in 2008.
We must always remember that market is about “ psychology “ and full of “euphoria and panic “ from time to time…

Volatility Paradox vs Market Returns

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Buffett once said: “When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they’re the first thing I open and read. I always learn something.” What can we learn from latest memo from him ( you may read the full memo here ).
In his latest memo , he touched on the topic of “market volatility” and “Pro-Risk behavior” . According to him , although most of the valuations seems pointing to high and overvalue scenario in major stock markets  but the “unacceptability of low returns on cash & Treasuries / Bonds couple with the attitude of “ FOMO “ , continue to push the market indexes to higher high. Every week, we could hear or see the news of market reaching new record high , again and again.

Just For Fun & Photos Sharing

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Recently , after reducing my holding in Capital Commercial REIT(here) and Accordia Golf TR , other than deploying my fund to short term bonds  and building up my war chest , I am also thinking of adding new counters which would generate some passive income to replace the loss of income from these two counters which used to be the main holding in my portfolio.
While doing the due diligent for one of the target stock , I came across this paragraph in one of the analyst report…

What Reversion To The Mean means ?

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This is one of the best article on topic of “ Reversion to the Mean “ … just for reading.
The Realities of Mean Reversion by Jack Forehand,  Validea's Guru Investor Blog

Quote “Mean reversion is one of the most powerful forces in investing. Whether it be the performance of asset classes, the fundamentals of companies, or economic data, almost everything in investing will revert to long-term averages over time.” Unquote
Full article ( here )

What is your “ Share Turnover “ ratio ?

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What is 'Share Turnover'From Investopedia.com
Share turnover is a measure of stock liquidity calculated by dividing the total number of shares traded over a period by the average number of shares outstanding for the period. The higher the share turnover, the more liquid the share of the company.

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