The new year is just hours away, so its time to think a bit about the future and what success would look like in 2018. No lofty goals here, just practical, achieveable life stuff. Financial 1) Achieve portfolio returns of 10% This has been my minimum goal every year, to achieve double digit returns annually to beat inflation and make my time worthwhile. As you … [Read more...] about 2018 Goals and Expectations
Archives for December 2017
Recently, I managed to get hold of a popular cold wallet for cryptocurrencies - the Ledger Nano S - for my Dad, as he was looking to potentially take his cryptos off the exchanges in the future. Here is my first impressions of the product. Cold wallet? You mean its ice cold? Well, of course not. There are generally 2 types of crypto wallets, Hot and Cold … [Read more...] about Ledger Nano S First Impressions
It's Christmas eve, so tis' the season to be reflective? :) As this is my first annual review on this blog, this is going to be a long post, so grab an iced tea and sit tight. Career 2017 has been a significant year of change for me, having to adapt to a new work environment, new job and hit with restructuring within the company. It's been a hell of a ride and I would say … [Read more...] about 2017 Performance Scorecard
The past week saw significant M&A news for one of stocks on my US Portfolio - the Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is paying approximately 52.4 billion in a all stock deal for most of 21st Century Fox's (NASDAQ: FOXA) entertainment assets. With such a massive deal, I find it an appropriate time to re-evaluate my position on Disney, starting from the basics: Why did … [Read more...] about Fox joins the Mouse House
I have been looking into diversifying into the Chinese market for the longest time but have been too lazy to do the homework (actually, I'm still too lazy). Which is why I recently initiated a position in Tencent 腾讯, a no brainer tech play in the Chinese market. To be honest, I've not looked at the financials of the company before pulling the trigger. I invested based … [Read more...] about Recent moves – Tencent
In recent months, there is a lot of hype over the surge in cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin. I mean, look at this sweet sweet chart: (Courtesy of Yahoo Finance) Man, about 2,100% return in 1 year based on the 52 week low compared to current price. You know there's way too much interest when even the random aunties on the MRT are talking about investing (happened to me … [Read more...] about Is Bitcoin for you?
November comes to a close, so its Portfolio update time! :) Total portfolio value: $107,457.33Growth for the month: $1,761.44 Commentary:The star of the month is Valeant Pharmaceuticals, reversing after earnings from 11.49 to 17.25 today. Almost gave up on that one, thankfully I didn't (partly because I was overseas inundated with work). Keppel Corp and Keppel … [Read more...] about Portfolio @ Nov 2017