Category Archives: Startup

Short note

Stock Portfolio I think I shall mark today as the day that my overall stock portfolio turned positive (+2%). It doesn’t mean anything in the short term, especially in today’s volatile market. For all you know, tomorrow, the overall stock … Continue reading

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Startup investing. Harder than I think.

You know when you are a small time retail investor, there are a number of investment vehicles you can participate in. Eg. Singapore Bonds, Shares, Unit Trusts, P2P loans… Crowd funding for startups equity is also one of them. However, for me, … Continue reading

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Head they win, tail they win… and we are still buying.

You know investors are a shrewd bunch. They have to be, to amass a sizable war-chest. Typically, it takes effort to save up a pile and become an investor in the first place (unless you happen to have rich parents, … Continue reading

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How do you define risk?

Ever had the thought of quitting your job and just start a business doing what you like. No boss, no deadlines, no long boring meaningless meetings, flexible working hours and of course no regular pay cheques. However, wait before you … Continue reading

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Stories vs Numbers

There is a lot of fear in the market and economy right now. I sense it when I am talking to my relatives during the Chinese New Year holidays. I read it in the news. The economy is bad, industries … Continue reading

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What defines the boundary?

As legendary hedge fund manager Ray Dalio told Tony Robbins: “It’s almost certain that whatever you’re going to put your money in, there will come a day when you will lose 50 percent to 70 percent.” It pays to remember … Continue reading

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What is your reference point…..?

I am sure you are aware that markets are pretty volatile these few days. In the case of my portfolio, the overall paper loss has not fallen to the Aug / Sept 2015 level yet. Frankly I haven’t been focusing much … Continue reading

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Start of the new year…

Ok, I have been enjoying the holidays so far. Taking some time off, chilling out with my family etc. Today we decided to buy an insurance policy for our son. My wife also bought one for herself. These are policies that … Continue reading

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Conversations with startup founders

I met a couple of start-up companies’ founders / co-founders during these past few months. I have emailed, contacted and reached out to a number of start ups. Consequently I have not been writing much (or talking to myself much) … Continue reading

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Reboot and Start-Up

I have just updated Windows 10 into my laptop. I have yet to test the system out fully. Initial updating processing and start-up took some time. I have been reading up on start-ups recently. Watching a few videos on pitches … Continue reading

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