Showing posts from February, 2018

1st Qtr 2018 : Dividend and Portfolio Update

image credit Is time to calculate our dividend income for 1 st Qtr 2018 as the financial result for most of the company should have been announced by this time. The market has gone through like a “ roller coaster “ ride in 1 st Qtr 2008 where it was down by almost 10% at one point and rebounded subsequently. As I mentioned in my early blog post ( here ), even with correction of 10-20% from the current high in the US market, I would consider it still as “ expensive or rich in valuation “ and normal correction in any market cycles.

The Power of Saving

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

Fake News : Dividend Income from STE

<Image credit: to> With the increasing usage of the internet as the main platform of social media for us to communicate and as the 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!!

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