July just passed rather quickly without too many things happening. Stocks miraculously (to me) recovered after the “Brexit” shock and things seem back to normal. How did my portfolio fare in July?
Many of my friends are complaining this year: some got only tiny salary increases and for others their salaries even stayed flat. Gone are the days when companies in Singapore had to fiercely compete for good people and nowadays firms embark on cost cutting and optimization while cutting employee benefits. The only solution: we need to give ourselves a raise.
June was a rather weird month featuring Great Britain’s exit from the European Union, a decision that might just be remembered as an historic blunder for the country. Only time will tell. How did my investments fare in this turbulent month?
As I was walking by an HSBC branch the other day I saw an advertising banner promoting taking a personal loan for a dream vacation. Are they serious?
Some days ago I found a letter in my mailbox from Standard Chartered bank. This is not a rare occurrence, given that this bank is not able to issue e-statements for online trading and instead sends monthly statements and letters after every single transaction.
Unfortunately this time the letter contained some bad news: “a revision of minimum brokerage amount”…
April was a crazy month and I invested a total of SGD 45,189. Why did I invest so much more than usual? What happened?
March proved rather happening and my portfolio rebounded from a very difficult January and February. I enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Taiwan and spent way too much money, so am I still on track with my goals?
Another month passed by and the year of the monkey has now officially started. How did the portfolio perform? Am I on track?
January was one of the worst months in the short life of my portfolio. With stock prices dropping in Asia and around the world I incurred some heavy paper losses, but as I wrote before it is very important to stay calm and focused on the long term objectives.
Here is how I fared in January…