Monday, December 14, 2015

Successful Investors Have No Regrets


I chanced upon an article or book (cant remembered which one) titled 'Successful people have no regrets'. Though I didnt read the article but I sort of agree with this statement.

Let me give you an example, during time like this when market was weakened due to potential Fed's rate hike and China stock market crash or any other reasons. It's a good time to buy the market right? Some people will be procrastinating as to 'when' is the good time or best time to buy stocks?

They are worried that if they buy too early, the stock prices could dive deeper due to more incoming bad business news. They want to avoid this and want to sit out and wait for the best time to buy. But what happens if they wait for too long and the stock market suddenly perform a V shaped recovery and they missed the boat? Well, there isnt any best time to buy.

So, when is the best time to buy? The lowest point of the dip and just before the stock market recovers? Well, I am afraid nobody knows when it will be the lowest point till it happens! ie the market recovers and stock analyst will say 'There! thats the lowest point' when its already happened and thats in the past, gone, opportunity lost!

Many a times, you will hear someone with full of regrets and say things like 'Aiya! I missed the boat! The market recovered and I thought its going to drop further!' or you rather be a successful investor with no regrets who will stroke on his chest and say 'Heng ah! Luckily I nibbled and bought some shares when the price was low'

Though I dont considered myself to be a successful investor yet, still learning to be one :)

I gathered that to become a successful investor with no regrets, you buy bit by bit and space out your buys. Some average down when their stock prices fall by a certain margin, others buy consistently across different time frame eg monthly. That way, you will buy some shares when the price is low. Of course, it may not be the 'best' price but at least you bought your targeted stocks during bearish market opportunities like this.

This is just one solution to at least buy bits of shares when market is down and next time when the market recovers, you will be patting yourself on your shoulder and uttered silently that you have done a great job :)

This downturn, I am going to take advantage of this opportunity and definitely not going to be the one who say 'Sh*t! I missed the boat!'

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Nov 2015 Portfolio

This month STI dip down abit after having a fantastic V shaped recovery in Oct 2015. This is quite expected as all goes up must come down for a while. Its quite common to see a retracement down a bit. Also in the month of Nov 2015, there were quite a few companies paying out dividends so its quite expected for STI to go down abit.

This month I added Keppel Reit into my portfolio.
Keppel Reit is trading at quite low price with a low PE of 7 and low PBR of 0.66. It has some solid portfolio of office towers in both Singapore and Australia. Big names such as Bugis Junction Towers, Marina Bay Financial Centre, One Raffles Quay and Ocean Financial Centre are all under its card.

STI vs my portfolio

My portfolio is still hovering in the negative region :( but good news is that I beat STI at least a consolation prize :)

PeriodSTIMy Portfolio (Realised)Verdict
Jan 20152.71%3.21% I win
Feb 20152.41%2.16% I lose
Mar 20153.31%0.62% I lose
Apr 20156.02%4.18% I lose
May 20153.31%3.84% I win
Jun 20150.90%1.14% I win
Jul 2015-2.41%-3.83% I lose
Aug 2015-10.54%-9.07% I win
Sep 2015-14.16%-9.34% I win
Oct 2015-8.43%-4.48% I win
Nov 2015-12.05%-8.57% I win

Total 20 stocks in portfolio

This month I received dividends from SIA Engineering, Ascendas Reit, StarHub, Sabana Reit, Lippo Mall Tr.

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