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About apenquotes

Born in 1976. Married with 2 kids (a boy and a girl). A typical Singaporean living in a 4 room HDB flat. Check out my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/apenquotes.tte.9?ref=bookmarks

Thoughts on my portfolio (Aug 21)

There comes a point when I stopped tracking the stock prices of the stocks in my portfolio. Nevertheless, since the world is so connected, and news spread instantaneously, I can almost feel the volatility daily. Probably the biggest impact to … Continue reading

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Is the Singapore Private Education Sector “hijacked by capital”? So what if it is?

Since late last week, there was an interesting development in Chinese stocks, and for Singapore retail investors invested in listed Chinese private education companies, it was hell. China stocks tumble in ‘panic selling’ amid education crackdown (read here) To quote … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my DCA investment for Aug 2021

My habit in investing is to do monthly dollar-cost averaging (DCA) into my stock portfolio. Typically I get my monthly salary at the end of the month, so while others are excited about shopping for the latest clothes or gadgets, … Continue reading

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The dichotomy of the pandemic induced way of life vs the stock markets

Whether we like it or not, the pandemic has in many ways affected our lives. Perhaps I am by nature optimistic. Although it sometimes works against me, I often like to look at the bright sides of things. Likewise, even … Continue reading

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Worst COVID-19 pandemic hit S-REITs and where are they now?

The COVID-19 pandemic in many ways is unprecedented and without a doubt, it has a pronounced effect on the stock market. It has halted the longest-lasting equity bull market. For REITs, it has also challenged the long-held notion among investors … Continue reading

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My Story Fund Stock Portfolio

My portfolio is more skewed towards dividend stocks. I guess it is because I enjoy the process of slowly building up a stream of passive dividend income. Over time it gives me great satisfaction in seeing the cost yield + … Continue reading

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Singapore millionaires: Figures in perspective

Number of millionaires in Singapore to surge 62% by 2025 to 437,000: Report (read here) To quote the above article: “Singapore may have 437,000 millionaires by 2025 compared with 270,000 in 2020, according to the bank’s 2021 Global Wealth Report.“ … Continue reading

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Is there a point in setting a personal financial milestone?

On 20 Feb 2020, I wrote in a blog post that I have reached my networth financial milestone. Prior to that post, on 29 April 2018, I highlighted that my ‘journey’ to reaching this milestone was facing some hiccups mainly … Continue reading

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Formulation of my investing strategy

Finance blogs When I have the time, I would like to read personal financial / investing related blogs. There is actually a finance blog-roll in one of my blog page. After some time, I can sort of get a feel … Continue reading

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Exchanging my cash for something of more value

Prior to reading about the term bitcoin or cryptocurrency, I seldom thought about the term fiat currency or fiat money. Well, money to me, is just …. money. Pieces of paper with numbers on them, which I can use to … Continue reading

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