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…
Asian stock markets had a tough January so far: Indexes around the region have been falling and our Singaporean Straits Times Index is below 2,600 points at the moment. Now we should all panic and run around with our heads on fire, right?
What an eventful year 2015 was! Now it is time to look back: did I achieve my goals for 2015?
The internet is full of personal finance blogs, but not all are created equal. What makes a personal finance blog interesting? The answer to this question is always subjective, but for me it is: Good and personal stories, helpful advice, solid analysis and fresh new ideas presented in a clear format without too much intrusive advertising.
Being fat and broke used to be two of my key challenges in April 2013. I happily spent my entire paycheck each and every month and always wondered why I could not lose weight or why I was always broke at the end of the month. Curiously I tackled both problems successfully in the same way…
Who would have guessed that October would turn out to be the best month for my small portfolio this year?