I started serious Investing Journey in Jan 2000 to create wealth through long-term investing and short-term trading; but as from April 2013 my Journey in Investing has changed to create Retirement Income for Life till 85 years old in 2041 for two persons over market cycles of Bull and Bear.

Since 2017 after retiring from full-time job as employee; I am moving towards Investing Nirvana - Freehold Investment Income for Life investing strategy where 100% of investment income from portfolio investment is cashed out to support household expenses i.e. not a single cent of re-investing!

It is 57% (2017 to Aug 2022) to the Land of Investing Nirvana - Freehold Income for Life!

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Welcome to Ministry of Wealth!

This blog is authored by an old multi-bagger blue chips stock picker uncle from HDB heartland!

"The market is not your mother. It consists of tough men and women who look for ways to take money away from you instead of pouring milk into your mouth." - Dr. Alexander Elder

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." - Aristotle

It is here where I share with you how I did it! FREE Education in stock market wisdom.

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Thursday 25 October 2007

Monday 22 October 2007

Tuesday 16 October 2007

Portfolio update - add CDL and CPL

Sunday 14 October 2007

Two cents’ worth: When embracing risk, volatility can pay well on the stock market

An article from Sunday Times 14 Oct 2007.

Some major ideas as follows:

• For long-term financial planning, one point to note is that, on average, over long periods of time, shares have outperformed cash and fixed interest investments by 5 percent to 7 per cent annually.

• While no one can predict the future, this basic relationship should continue to hold true for the next century, barring extreme events. The return above cash rate from shares is called the equity risk premium.

• The difference between success and failure is not how investment markets behave – we know generally they generally do well over the long term – but how investors behave.

• Research suggests that investors detest the way a loss makes them feel even more than they fear the loss itself. It appears the emotional distress they suffer can be detrimental as the financial loss itself. Taking investment risks involves accepting the possibility of making a loss and suffering regret when that happens. Risk-averse investors might avoid loss, but in doing so, they also lose the possibility of making significant gains.

• The time horizon is always an important factor to consider when making investment decisions.

Saturday 13 October 2007

Risks vs Returns

One of my colleagues has been busy finding which bank offers the best FD rate; but, he was very disappointed as the best rate is only 1.88% with 6 months lock-in period.

I advised him to invest if the money is not meant for emergency use or short term.

However, investing involves risks, and not many people are willing to take higher risks, spent more time educating themselves on stock investing for better returns.

For many years, I have been like him; not willing to take higher risks as I have heard too many sad stories of how people got burnt when market crashed. I was fearful then. I put my money in FD for many years and wasted many of years of opportunity of growing wealth.

We must spent more time on financial education, monitor the market closely, and learn to take higher risks for better returns.

Looking back at the bold decision that I have taken in 2003 when I decided to take higher risks, spent more time educating myself on trading, and started active stocks trading.

See the above table for the result of returns vs FD rate.

Thursday 11 October 2007

Wednesday 10 October 2007

Monday 8 October 2007

Welcome CDL as 10th member of $10K Hall of Fame

CDL will be XD tomorrow and the dividends collected has enabled CDL to join as 10th member of More than $10K Hall of Fame.

Portfolio update - Buy CDL, Cosco, Yongnam

Friday 5 October 2007

Portfolio update - Buy CDL, Sold LABS

I will need to do one more sale transaction for CDL to become a new member of More than $10K Hall of Fame. Cheers!

Thursday 4 October 2007

Wednesday 3 October 2007

Financial Independence through trading stocks

When I casually mention financial independence through trading stocks to friends, relatives and colleagues, they do not seem to believe that it is possible. Quite sad that I could not honestly tell them that I believe I am on target in 4 year time by Sep 2011.

Portfolio update - Bought CDL

Tuesday 2 October 2007

Portfolio update - Took some partial profit

STI so high!! It is time to take some partial profit and raise capital for the next battle. Market is always there!
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