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

Why diversify when xxxx is returning x%?

One question I get asked a lot is why I recommend a diversified investment when I know that xxxx is doing so well at the moment. There are many double digit and sometimes triple digit returns, e.g. China stocks, tech stocks, etc. why are we spreading our eggs into many baskets? Sometimes even Warren Buffet … Continue reading Why diversify when xxxx is returning x%?

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