September was a month for emerging market bears. Stocks remained under pressure and the overall mood is getting worse with lots of negative news crowding the headlines while our little island is covered in persistent, unhealthy haze. How did my portfolio develop in these tough times?
August probably was the most turbulent month in the short history of this blog. How did my portfolio do in times of falling share prices and wide-spread concern about China’s economy?
Yesterday I set out to hunt some vampires in my house. Not the undead, blood sucking kind featuring long fangs and strange capes, but the energy sucking type. Let me explain!
What a happening month July was: Greece and China grabbed the headlines and the markets were quite choppy. How did my portfolio perform during this time?
Today I got an interesting question by reader Kah in response to my article comparing ETFs tracking the Singapore Straits Times Index. Kah asked me whether it makes sense to POSB Invest Saver Plan and how fees matter in this case. Read on for the full analysis!
Recently I read a lot about unit trusts, which most of the time are actively managed funds with high expenses. They are well loved by financial advisers trying to earn some commissions, but I would like to explain why you should be very careful when evaluating unit trusts.
Recently I decided to add an exchange traded fund (ETF) tracking the Straits Times Index (STI) to my portfolio. My reasons: I more or less believe in the future of Singapore as a great place to do business and I have too many ETFs in Hong Kong Dollars already.
Which ETF is the best choice for tracking the STI?
June was a rather happening month, with the economic crisis in Greece reaching new heights, rattling my small portfolio. Am I still on track?
In May I embarked on quite a big project: I moved to a new apartment! Taking advantage of Singapore’s declining rental prices I upgraded from a tiny flat to a huge and swanky place for just SGD 300 more. How much did I spend in the course of moving house?