Monthly Archives: December 2018

10-year Bull Run for US stock markets halted

US stock markets hit rock bottom during the Global Financial Crisis on 1 February 2009. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) was 7,062.93 points. It was on a bull run for nearly 10 years touching a high of 26,828.39 on … Continue reading

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How was 2018?

As 2018 draws to a close, were my wishes and resolutions fulfilled? At the start of this year, I wrote the following: Hope 2018 brings less turbulence Less ego in politicians Wish for a safer world Not to be upset … Continue reading

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Penny Stock Informatics Education Limited

Informatics Education Limited (Informatics) was founded in 1983. In 2002, I spent $1,330 for 3,750 shares. After share consolidation in 2016, I now own 187 shares. My share investment is now worth ONLY $10 at share price of $0.057.  My … Continue reading

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Return on Invested Capital – 2011 to 2018

Return on Invested Capital tracks the performance of investments. It tells about income made on these investments in a year. Any realised capital gains and losses made on investments are added to and deducted from streams of dividends and interest … Continue reading

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Speaking the Truth in the age of Fake News

Speaking the truth is the way to counter the proliferation of fake news in the era of social media. Truth and fake are opposites. One more truth results in one less fake. What constitutes speaking the truth? Not telling lies … Continue reading

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Change in Asset Mix of Investable Funds – December 2018

Asset allocation of investable funds is an important aspect of investments. One should not put all money in one basket. The risk is too high should the single asset collapses. 2018 turned out to be a volatile year for investments … Continue reading

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Calculating actual dividend yields for 2018

It would be informative to know what is the ACTUAL dividend yield based on cost of purchase. I tracked actual dividend received each year by security counter. I have the actual cost of purchasing a security. With these two numbers, … Continue reading

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