The 3 Pitfalls to achieving Financial Freedom

The goal of Financial Freedom is to break free of the dependence on and compulsions of money.In my advisory practice, I’ve seen those that managed to do so, and those that are unable to do so.So where are the pitfalls? 1 Materialistic accumulations Life is an ever increasing need to experience higher and higher sense … Continue reading The 3 Pitfalls to achieving Financial Freedom

Understanding how Investment Marketing appeals to our mind

And the correct questions to ask Recently I received a forwarded message about an investment product: First thing to note is that this is a Fintech Product. And looking through the website, it is a crytocurrency trading algo. There are a great many investments free from speculation risk, e.g. FD, bonds... Fintech and Crypto are … Continue reading Understanding how Investment Marketing appeals to our mind

Investment Review 30th Sept 2020

I last posted my Annual Investment Review in January 2017, looking back on 2016. https://aikyong.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/investment-review-2016-revised/ Since then I've stopped investing in single stocks and continued on a diversified plan. I thought I'll look back on my investment performance since it's been awhile. Before I dive into the investments, note that I have dabbled in new … Continue reading Investment Review 30th Sept 2020

On the misconception of trading time for money and trading money for time

“Before diagnosed with C, my father was busy working, earning money. After that, he retired and tried to join in the family’s activities. Before he was always saying ‘you guys go ahead’, nowadays it’s always ‘where you guys going?’. It’s driving me and my siblings nuts!” - Ms W... One thing the family members always … Continue reading On the misconception of trading time for money and trading money for time

Stories we tell ourselves about market irrationality

One of the dangers of investing on our own is the abstract stories we tell ourselves about market behavior. Generally, at this point in time, the story is about the market’s “irrational” behavior. There are some stories about how value investing doesn’t work anymore. The investment models and numbers doesn’t map onto the market. There … Continue reading Stories we tell ourselves about market irrationality