The guys at the Fifth Person held their monthly webinar this week. This month's theme was about lessons from Ong Kang Wei's (one of their blog contributors) personal investing journey. Interestingly, he started investing when he was 15 and like me, started in the US market. Listening to him talk about US stocks that he, and coincidentally I, used to own and the mistakes he … [Read more...] about 3 Lessons from my Top Investment Losses
I have always maintained that I suck at trading and timing the market. That said, from time to time, intense short term pain in the markets sometimes compel me to think about making a high percentage trade. Recent volatility in the Singapore stock market presented some opportunities for me to do just that. This blog covers mostly the actions I did take, so a story of how I … [Read more...] about Don’t Freeze
Last week's bloodbath in the markets brought back a familiar sense of fear and panic in the market. It is because of times like this that it is paramount that you are comfortable with your holdings. You don't want to be forced to sell at bad prices due to short term price movements. So here are some small things I do to maintain my sanity during times of … [Read more...] about Peace of mind matters
Let me dust off a Hearthstone related meme. Everyone panic! Run for cover! Sell everything! The markets are collapsing! Over the 4 years that I've been in the market, there have been periods where everything seems so dark and the markets so bloody. I had the whole "catching the falling knife" situation with Keppel Corp thing, the periodic doomsayer of Apple, … [Read more...] about Everyone picnic!
The strength of the global market rally since New Year's Day has been nothing short of bonkers. Which makes it even more perplexing when it was off of nothing. No significant news. This has led to some observers saying that this is a FOMO rally. FOMO is a term familiar with Crypto and Western investors, which means I mean look at the 2018 YTD charts of Tencent, … [Read more...] about The FOMO is real
I was reading The Sunday Times Invest section (my Sunday must read section) and came across this article: Overcoming the fear of losing money In summary, it talks about the fear that grips everyone when presented with an investment opportunity and how to deal with it. One way was to change your perspective and view each decision within a portfolio of decisions. Much like … [Read more...] about Fear of losing money – a Keppel story