Dare to look at your portfolio?

It is the end of January 2016. We had experienced one month of manic investment sentiments.

 

Share markets were generally on the downward spiral. Singapore STI declined 8.8% in one month. The market capitalization was down 6.4% in value. My Singapore equity portfolio lost 27% in value. I continue to stay invested in Singapore equities despite the poor showing of these stocks.

 

China stock market was terrible. The Shanghai Composite Index lost a whopping 22.6% in just one month. My China Fund unit trust lost 21% as a consequence.

 

My only consolation is that on a Total Portfolio basis, my investments are now 7% below cost. Thanks mainly to more cash kept off investments.

 

I see tough time ahead, as confidence in the financial markets dwindled.

 

Copyright © 2016, limkimtong for Living Investment

 

The material presented is intended to be general and written in layman’s language as much as it is possible. The author shall not be liable for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of material written. Please seek professional advice from your financial advisor or financial institutions on material written covering financial matters.

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2 Responses to Dare to look at your portfolio?

  1. B says:

    Wow what did you own for Singapore equity that lost 27% in value?

    • limkimtong says:

      All the banks, telcos, offshore and marine counters, STI ETF, etc. mainly dividend stocks. I did not factor in dividends received in the calculation of loss of values.

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