Saturday, April 25, 2015

Yearly Balance Update to 25-Apr-2015

This week USD went being softer. Local currency has been strong.
The stocks continue to be rising, Gold loses the shine.

Yearly profit has turned into loss of -0.9K. It has been a tough week.


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

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Yearly Balance Update to 18-Apr-2015

This week USD went be weak, even weaker than before last week. A lower low has formed.

The yearly profit decrease to 0.05K this week.


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

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Yearly Balance Update to 11-Apr-2015

This week the USD surprised and recovered its strength especially on EUR. The stocks have been doing well, especially for Asia markets like Shanghai, Hongkong.

The yearly profit has increase to 1.8K this week. There has been a few trades too.


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

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Mar NFP Surprise Hit the USD - Yearly Balance Update to 4-Apr-2015

This week my portfolio gets a hit from weaker USD.

The yearly profit has turned into loss of -0.05K. It's getting back to square for year 2015.
Made a few mistakes this year, and it helped me to see clearer how the markets are operating for profits. It's a tough world for retail participants.

The weakening USD could continue for a while, and my balance will likely be red for next few months.


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

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.