Saturday, March 28, 2015

Yearly Balance Update to 28-Mar-2015

This week has been a hit for my portfolio. The US stocks went into correction instead of normal window dressing. Gold and Oil price see some sudden movements but still showed weakness towards weekend. USD in general still been some weak, and this could continue.

The yearly profit decrease further to 2.0K. I've realized some losses from wrong entries. This is last week of Mar, and the updated profit chart as follows:




Disclaimer: This post is not a call to buy or sell. Plse do your own analysis and make investment decisions.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Yearly Balance Update to 21-Mar-2015

This week yearly profit decrease to 3.5K, mainly due to weaker USD towards end of week.

I've done lot of rebalance of portfolio this week, it's kind of change of path. The objective is to be more disciplined, less risk exposure and more organized approach in trades.


Disclaimer: This post is not a call to buy or sell. Plse do your own analysis and make investment decisions.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Lessons and A New Start Point of Blogging

I've think about the blog content and removed all posts prior to 2015. This is a place more for me to write down the path of investment journey. It shouldn't become a burden, and I'm not a very social person. So the blog needs to be simple, easy to maintain.

The first 3 months have been very eventful.
DOW made new high, but showed much fluctuation. The biggest movement is USD, it has been a huge run, against many currencies and I'm no longer sure it will ever come back. The movement come together with Oil price which dropped straight half and at 45 level now. EUR has made unbelievable plunge and parity become a realistic question mark.
At one time, I wanted some lock in of profit and shorted USD. It turned out trapped myself in, and I had to cut loss after the run went into force. This is the bad move in 2015 and it seemed I never get lucky in the FX market.
The stocks recently declined with strong USD. This is not good sign as the economy can be good but market go the other way round.
I then realize change in direction is needed. Cash is becoming the King now, especially USD.
The market might have become of less opportunities now. I will focus less on stocks, and keep most fund as Cash for interest/ fixed dividend income.

I fall in again the trap of trading too often. Too many trades and too much cost burned for nothing.
This is bad as I already make same mistake a few times. This is something which need more self control.
A more relaxed method is to be devised. The big trend could be visible and the many noises are unnecessary to be dealt with.

To follow where the money goes. This rule is so general, but this is almost only thing which I learn in past 5 years. It's a game where no one can be sure of winning, but the weak ones always get flushed out. Investment should make money, it's what it is built for. If losing money, it must be wrong, and better be out if cannot find profitable instruments. Looking at past 50 years of economy history, it's definitely moving up.

Though year 2015 has just passed 3 months,  I would need to make the adjustments. The following areas will be the focus: USD, Oil, Gold, China A shares. For the stocks, will wait for greedy prices.


Disclaimer: This post is not a call to buy or sell. Plse do your own analysis and make investment decisions.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Yearly Balance Update to 14-Mar-2015

This week, the USD has continued to be strong. Stocks are in general in decline.

I've reduced stocks holding this week. The yearly profit decrease to 4.3K this week.


Disclaimer: This post is not a call to buy or sell. Plse do your own analysis and make investment decisions.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

NFP Beats Estimate Again - Yearly Balance Update to 7-Mar-2015

This week has been bad for my portfolio, almost suffer loss from all frontier.
There has been a few trades, but all turn out not performing. USD went very strong, Dow suffered loss towards end of week. on the other side, EUR is dropping like a stone.

The yearly profit has decrease to 4.6K this week.


Disclaimer: This post is not a call to buy or sell. Plse do your own analysis and make investment decisions.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Yearly Balance Update to 28-Feb-2015

This week the USD has continued to be strong. Dow made new high.

The total profit has increase to 6K this week.
It's last week of Feb, the updated profit chart as follows:



Disclaimer: This post is not a call to buy or sell. Plse do your own analysis and make investment decisions.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

CNY Holidays Season - Yearly Balance Update to 21-Feb-2015

This week many markets are closed after Wed for celebrations to CNY. In general stocks went up, USD very strong, Oil price fluctuated, and Gold beaten down.

The yearly profit is at 5.6K this week.

I'd wish all a Happy CNY!


Disclaimer: This post is not a call to buy or sell. Plse do your own analysis and make investment decisions.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Yearly Balance Update to 14-Feb-2015

This week the USD has been strong. I've been clearing big portion of stocks this week, and used some FX instrument to lock in profits from USD currency gain.

Yearly profit is at 5.6K this week. 


Disclaimer: This post is not a call to buy or sell. Plse do your own analysis and make investment decisions.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Oil Price Recovers - Yearly Balance Update to 7-Feb-2015

This week the USD went strong with solid jobs data. The stocks recovered, and oil price recovered. Gold price was slashed down towards end of week. JPM and ATT paid dividends this week.

It has been good week for my portfolio. Yearly profit increase to 5.3K.

The market data can be deceiving. Good news can mean start of weak cycle. Need to watch closely, the recent strong dollar could require some pullback soon. The stocks managed to break out, but a new high still seems some uncertainty. Interestingly, the quick market movements always can pose surprises.


Disclaimer: This post is not a call to buy or sell. Plse do your own analysis and make investment decisions.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Bears Have Come to Attack - Yearly Balance Update to 31-Jan-2015

This week the US stocks went bearish. USD was strong, GLD and Oil price have recovered towards end of week.

This is last week of January 2015. The yearly profit stood at 2.9K. And largely from currency gains.
Updated chart as follows:
The first month have shown a bumpy journey. I think this will be the theme of this year. Many opportunities but turbulent times. The stocks may not always be that bullish any more, but other things like commodity and currency can pose good opportunity for gains.


Disclaimer: This post is not a call to buy or sell. Plse do your own analysis and make investment decisions.