Monthly Archives: December 2016

Which markets did well in 2016?

Surprise, surprise. UK’s FTSE 100 outperformed the rest in the stock indices I tracked below. Despite the Brexit hanging over UK, UK stock market did very well with a jump of 14.4% from a year ago. Dow Jones Industrial Average … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2016

Ten years ago, I took the decision to quit full-time job. I left Temasek Polytechnic back in 2006. Times fly. I then did a bit of adjunct teaching for the polytechnic for about six years before dropping out of the … Continue reading

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Changing strategy from dividend stocks in 2017

My portfolio of Singapore equity selection was mainly based on dividend stocks. If the dividend yield was above 3.0%, I would be happy to hold on to them. Dividend yield is based on the actual dividend received in the year … Continue reading

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“Show Me the Money Book 4” by Teh Hooi Ling – A Book Review

I read all four volumes of “Show Me the Money” written by Teh Hooi Ling. Book 4 is on Ideas and Philosophies to Navigate Life and the Markets. The book covers articles written up to August 2013, the year when … Continue reading

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Asset Mix of Investable Funds – December 2016

From the start of 2016, my portfolio asset mix had changed. The biggest reduction came from divesting some fixed income/bonds (-7.5 percentage points). Correspondingly, the cash and cash equivalent went up by almost the same margin (+7.0 percentage points). There … Continue reading

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“Freeing our hearts and minds”

In this joyous season and with the start of a New Year very soon, may all find peace and compassion in your hearts. How many times can you forgive someone? The answer is: One More Time. Forgiveness softens your heart … Continue reading

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Do you know where your money went for the year?

Money came and went throughout the year. At the end of the year, do you know how much money came in and how they were spent in the year? Sometimes, you scratch your head and wonder how come your bank … Continue reading

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