Why measure as closely as possible to commonly accepted measuring methodology? This is to indicate to ourselves that we are active or DIY retail investors/traders who are continuously looking to revise our strategies and methods to achieve better performance than investing in some ETFs or Funds or doing CPF Top Up; otherwise why waste our time, energy and resources doing it. For true performance measuring; cash as war chest is obviously part of our portfolio. When cash as war chest is fairly large and hold continuously over several years during the whole measuring period; it will drag down portfolio performance under current low interest rate environment. Bo pian!
Another way to wow our readers and to inspire them is to show them large number! Did you see that landed property or Ferrari behind me?
I am 61 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee.
Single household income since 1995 with three children. Eldest son and daughter are now working and youngest son still in his 2nd year uni in SUTD.
I have been doing long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 so I am that Panda or Koala in the investment world; but I am still surviving well in the wild.
I am now executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2038.
Last updated: 3 Sep 2017
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