My Stock Watch List
Why do we need a Stock Watch List?
I guess most of the investors are having their own stocks watch list in hand which they intent to buy when opportunities arise.
Having a watch list of potential investments next to your workstation allows you to seize upon opportunities presented by the sometimes over-react Mr. Market. Armed with a watch list, investors will be at an advantage position as he or she can simply wait for good investments to arise rather than going out looking for them when needed.
Besides, having a watch list will also avoiding us of “impulse buying “ like getting “too excited “ on certain counter as others investors are talking and chasing ( peer pressure ), or may be getting “ hot tips “ from our neighbor or uncle.
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The problem is, impulse stock buys are just like impulse candy buys. They skip over our better judgment. Maybe they’re good ideas, or maybe they’re bad ideas, but if we don’t do our due diligence and invest in them anyway, then it’s luck if the investment works out and it’s entirely our fault if it fails. As such, one should buy stocks base on validated information / analysis and after due diligent instead of “impulse , emotions or tips “.
Criteria In Setting Up your Stock Watch List:
Individuals will have their own preferences in setting criteria to choose the stocks they would like to add into their watch list.
Same as others, I do maintain a Watch List for non-REIT/ Biz trust counters. But why non-REIT/ Biz Trust ? First and for most, you may notice that my portfolio are having much more REIT/Biz Trust and I am trying to take advantage of Mr. Market’s over reaction from time to time to increase my non-REIT portion of stocks into my portfolio.
These are few very good analysis of REIT and data from various sources /links / blogs which you may find good investment for your watch list for income stocks :
REITs: The 3 High Level Metrics when Picking REITs to Purchase for Buy and Hold or Speculation by InvestmentMoats
There are more than 700+ stocks listed in SGX , one will need to narrow down the list by setting your own criteria to filter it. For me, I am getting information from SGX Stock Facts , Blog post , good web analyst ( please refer to My Blog List ), where you may spot good company from their discussion from time to time.
My Stock Watch List
I have a very long list of My Stock Watch List basing on various fundamental ratio.
As I mentioned , each one may have their own criteria in choosing their favorite stocks to put into the list , for me, basically I like low debt ( except some property counters ) , high yield .
Of course any potential buying will also be determined by other factors like PE , PB and risk factors of their underlying business.
The list including those stocks I already own ( highlighted in Blue ) and any potential stock (in yellow color ) I am looking at . In case any stock being dropped from my portfolio , It may change to yellow color and I shall keep monitoring it , if anything change from previous analysis.
As you may notice , my portfolio is very much skew towards “income stocks “ . Dividend received give me a peace of mind and freedom to choose ( between family and work ).
I can also choose to re-invest my dividend or keep as buffer (war-chest ) in order to take advantage on any “black swan “ event which may cause turmoil to market and at the same time provide greatest opportunities.
Having a “watch list and war chest “ is vital in Winning the loser’s game .
Remark of disclaimer: This Stocks Watch List is just for illustration purpose and not to imply a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell of a particular stock, please DYODD prior using or acting on this information.
How about you ? Do you maintain your Watch List and how do you set your criteria in selecting the counter to put into the LIST ?