Setting Goals ~ Aristotle
- First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective.
- Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods.
- Third, adjust all your means to that end!
Past Investing Goals (2003-2011)
In this long investing journey, I have successfully completed the Growth path; and by conventional wisdom of investing during retirement phase I should be taking the Income path for the next 10 years investing goals.
Next 10 years (2012 - 2021) investing goals
The current Investing/Trading strategy that takes me along this investing journey from 2003 - 2011 is as below:
But, I realize that there is some weakness in current investing/trading in meeting yearly investing goal. The short-term trading performance will tend to have significant impact on the investing goal. It can either lead to under or over-performing the yearly investing goal and also depends too much on trading profit and losses.
Reserve Capital from CPF OA
Now that I have unlocked the reserve capital from CPF OA for investing. I will have to think of new investing/trading strategy for the next 10 years investing goals and conventional wisdom is to take the Income path.
Strategy A - Change to Income investing and do some fun trading
Dumping most of the reserve capital into fixed capital and also re-diverting most of the current re-cycling capital into fixed capital to stay invested in the stock market for dividends; but retains some re-cycling capital for fun trading.
This is passive income investing approach. Frankly speaking, I feel that there is nothing to shout about this strategy as there is no shortage of good dividend yielding stocks to pick. Dividend investing will require intensive fixed capital to stay invested in the stock market to receive those dividends so account size really matters. It is relatively easier for investors who have large capital to execute it well to meet their investing goals.
I will just need to pump in enough fixed capital to roughly receive the anticipated amount of dividends to meet the investing goal. If the anticipated dividends fall short, I will then pump in the rest of the reserve capital into fixed capital to make it works.
Strategy B - Change to Income investing, fun trading and fighting the next Bear
It is quite similar to Strategy A, but this one will require lots of patience to see cash rotting in the bank while waiting for the next Bear to come. But, will he come?