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Monday, July 31, 2017

July 2017

The month of July has been another challenge. Stock counters under performed and USD went even weaker. The earning has been declining again and the year's outlook become somewhat uncertain. I cannot be sure if it's just a test, and it is a tough test now.


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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Mid of 2017

Just a timely update on this year's track. Recent weak USD and some stock counters under perform has impact the profit. only around 3% overall for the 1st half of year. It's a long journey and would need to see how the 2nd half of 2017 unfolds. Stay tuned.


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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Apr 2017

It's very fast to reach end of Apr month. This has been a good month in general. Though USD had been weak, stocks are doing well. Local shares rose, and US shares also recovering from previous sell down.

It's interesting to see month of May is coming.


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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mar 2017

Overall Mar has been a plain month. USD went weaker despite of rate hike. Local stocks gained.
The US stocks didn't run up any more in Mar period, which is interesting while the emerging markets start to gain.

For the month of Mar, the overall portfolio gained a small amount. I think this is doing all right. While the focus is on the forthcoming as I would not expect still such a smooth journey ahead..


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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Feb of 2017 Review

This has been another good month for stocks. Currency wise USD went weak as more of a correction, and overall still doing fine as the fx operations has countered its effect.

For local markets, I'd kind of think caution is needed. The recent recovery of export and economy data may be due to a weaker Sgd and seasonal effect. Now Sgd has recovered stronger and fundamentally speaking, challenges are still there. As for now I'm vested with Reits & Trust with overseas exposure and no retail business dependency.

I'd look forward to the developments coming in Mar. I kind of think Fed would increase rate this time.



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

Monday, February 6, 2017

The first month of 2017

I have not been blogging much since last post. Work is getting more disruptive which is something I don't like. The first month has been good, local stocks have risen, and continuing its momentum.

Right on CNY day, the new president of US has started his show. The new policies that had been demanded can really be classified as stunning to the world, and not just 1, more have come and it's getting intense and lot of protests going on.

It kind of benefited local stocks market as money start to take interest here. Of course it's not sure how it will develop and the outcome. After all, the US economy still is the driver for whole world.

So I'd think a good start may need to turn to more cautious positions. Things could turn south, just as always.


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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Close of 2016 and 2017

The markets are still moving but much quieter as end of year holiday season arrive.

Many things have happened. It turns out still be a good year after all. The overall return for this year is around 8% profit, which is better than I expected at mid of year where was struggling recover from loss.

I can't foresee what will happen in 2017. Thus I have reduced exposure significantly. I think some stocks should still do better, but will not be easy to pick any more. The US stocks have risen, the USD currency has also risen, is it a trend continuation or is it a trap.

I'd put 2017 as a cautious year. Among the world, tension is still clear, uncertainty is present. One good factor is inflation pick up, but that still depend on oil price recovery. If economies still lag, the markets won't reflect it well.

All in all, a good investor need to be able to maintain profitability at uncertain times. and here comes 2017.


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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The market trends look out

It has been eventful for Nov and very soon closing of 2016 is here.
The markets have moved quite drastically here, and it's interesting to see how it will move on into next year.

The 'trump' card. USD has pulled back from there, and more strongly than ever is aiming for new high grounds. The US stocks surged with bank counters, on hope of new policy changes on banking industry.

A pragmatic leader and divided country. Changes will be brought in and world economy are getting more divided seemingly.

I would think markets have been at some too optimistic side. Corrections are due.
US will see challenges and that will bring back USD to reality. Besides, US stocks are no longer say cheap on valuation ground. The index may get range moving, and from there, individual counters performance will vary quite some.

The emerging markets should be able to hold their ground. The negative side have been factored in to some good degree, and value is about to come into play.

Will there be a crash? I would think chance is at lower percentage. Usually markets don't crash when there are obvious challenges around. So I would think SG markets will have some good move next year, at least some range opportunity.

Brexit is still there, and Europe still struggle with refuge issue. With this background, UK is bringing opportunity with the weaker pounds and weaker stocks. It's not easy to pick the right timing and stock choice, and hopefully some prudent trades can bring decent profit.




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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Week Update to 12-Nov-2016 - Trump Has Won

This has been a big week. Trump has won and markets went haywire. While stocks and USD responded very bullish, I can't say there is no any concern on the ground. A more divided people, and a leader with unusual pattern. Overall it has been good week for my holding, and my profit grows some. I've exit partially, to lock in for this year, and rethink the next path forward to 2017.


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

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Week Update to 15-Oct-2016 - USD went strong play

The past 2 weeks have seen a strong pull back for the USD. It has helped my positions performance too. After 10 months for the year, the overall profit has finally come to black. Hopefully can ride the momentum a while and have a good finish and well poised for next year. It looks brighter now.


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