This Is The Fastest Bear !! 2020

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We have experienced the fastest and furious " Bear" ever in market history. It only took less than 20 days for Dow Jones Index to reach the bear market ( i.e corrected more than 20% from the peak).

This is the situation we never experience even in GFC 2008/09. We have seen some of the REITs dropped in double digits % continuously in a few days and we can see that most of the REITs are having 50% sales now.



Asian markets ( except Nikkei ) i.e STI  and  HSI are both in GFC level in term of the long term mean valuation, as well as FTSE100 and DAX.














Finally, S&P500 and DJ also dropped below mean level, but still far from the level achieved in GFC in 2008/09. We will need another -21% to reach -1SD. Bear in mind that it has also corrected more than -30% from the peak.











How about S-REIT





FTSE ST REIT Index also at -2SD now but is still not at the level achieved in 2008/09 during the GFC where it was caused by " subprime " and hit the property sector badly.

At this moment, we can see that the worst affected REITs are mostly second liner and REITs which are having foreign assets in Europe and the US.



Is It Good Time To Invest Now? 


I don't have a crystal ball to tell but if you have "holding power" and are using the "spare cash" to invest right now. I think the odds are on your side and the probability to win the market in the next 2 years is high. Provided you have also choosing the right and fundamentally strong companies which you think would survive eventually in this Covid-19 Crisis.

Below is one of my favourite chart :


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Except 1929/30/31 where global economy was having Great Depression, chances of market rebounded strongly after -30% dropped are very high.


As I mentioned before, although the market is in crisis level in terms of valuation now, the battle with Covid-19 is not going to be easy and ended soon. We still need to wait patiently for the market to recover and reverting to mean and the market may continue to drop for a while right after you pressed the buy button since nobody knows when will be the "bottom". I still stage my buying in phase at this moment.


Cheers!


STE


Quote Of The Day :



"The best values today are often found in the stocks that were once hot and have since gone cold" by Benjamin Graham


Comments

  1. Hi STE ,

    First time commenter here.

    I noted you loaded up on petroleum companies instead of REITs , is there any reason for doing so ?

    Understand that the oil industry is compelling right now, but there is quite alot of uncertainty how long a under $ 30 barrel of oil will hold. Though I agree that RDS is among the more diversified energy (instead of oil) company.

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    1. Hi Verseun,
      Thanks for the comments , yes, I hv loaded up some oil majors recently but not huge in % , in fact I bought more Banks and REITs in last two weeks. Reason for investing in oil & gas sector mainly from technical perspective that these companies might be oversold though understand that oil demand will be affected by this Covid-19 crisis and oil price may remain low in view of continuous dispute between Opec and Russia. I am hoping that some technical rebound might happen with possible price reverting to mean. I might be wrong and things may drag for some time...Of course another concern will be the renewable energy that challenge the oil consumption...but I guess it still too early and may sometimes ...

      Hope this clarify .
      Cheers !


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  2. Hi STE

    Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and the very informative market index charts. It really helps me a lot to understand with the graphs and -1SD/-2SD explanation that you share in your blog.

    Would you be able to share with me where to get the graphs & SDs for Indices that you shared above?

    Cheers
    Whatsyap

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    1. Hi Whatsyap,

      Thanks for the comments, I plot the chart by using excel . If you are interest , please just drop a mail to : stesg50@gmail.com
      I shall forward the sample file to you with some simple explanation.
      Cheers ! :D

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  3. Hi STE,

    Can I check where do you generate the graphs for the different SD? Is it a paid software or program?

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    1. Hi lee,
      I am suing excel to plot these chart, If you are interested , please just drop a mail to : stesg50@gmail.com
      I shall forward the sample file to you with some simple explanation.
      Cheers ! :D

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  4. Hi Shubham/Roger/YC/tetmin/Clare/Tan/NT/Kenneth/Martin/

    Thanks for reading my blog and as request, have forwarded the sample file separately to all. Hope you find the chart useful.

    Cheers! : D

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  5. thanks for your Charts. I will probably buy some tomorrow. :)

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  6. Hi Daniel W, Daniel T, Hao, Loo, Richard W, TY , KC,

    Thanks for reading my blog and as request, have forwarded the sample file separately to all. Hope you all find the chart useful.

    Cheers! : D
    STE

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  7. Hi STE,

    I am turning 20 and i have decided to read up more and begin my investing journey amidst this health crisis. I have a long time horizon for my 20+k in savings currently and my goal is to enjoy the power of compound interest in the end and not be sidetracked by the current/short term volatile nature of the stock market. As such, i would really appreciate advice on how i can carry out my plan. Either by investing my money in blue chip dividend stocks or dividend REITs or as you have said this method might not be apt for young investors looking capital growth.

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    1. Hi darren6040,

      Thanks for reading my blog, I am so sorry that I couldn't give any specific advise on how to invest as I am not a qualify financial adviser. But as general , having a diversify portfolio during at anytime is a prudent strategy...as you said, since you are young and have much longer investing horizon time frame , investing during this crisis time and keep for long term may be quite rewarding eventually. If you don't have much time to monitor the market , having few ETF ( for blue chips and REIT ) might be a good idea.
      You may read up more from some financial platform InvestingNotes.com or Seedly.com for more detail on how to invest.
      Sorry that I can't really give much advise on this .
      Cheers !!
      STE

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