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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"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

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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Confession of old timer in the market!

We know he is very active in the market; but he seldom talks about it. 

Surprisingly, today he confessed!

After more than 20 over years in the market trading and investing; he didn't achieve much. He said he probably just breakeven!

For trading, he has tried many different methods including margin trading and using high leverages to make from small price movements.  

He also tried to do value investing and invest long-term like Warren Buffet.

The only thing in the market he didn't try is forex trading.

Now, he bets on China market.

BTW, he started young too in his 20s!

The Moral of the Story

Time and effort spent in the market is irrelevant!

There is something out there in the market that many of us still can't get hold of it!





  1. He is the second old timer colleague who told me after 20 over years in the market and achieve nothing much. Both also started in their 20s.

    1. It is not the mirror which is showing your true self; the stock market does it perfectly.

  2. Hmmmm.. Just curious is the He = CW8888? Lol
    Anyway, welcome back to your blogging after some breaks?

    1. He = CW8888

      So he is your model role to follow in your late starting investing journey?


    2. I always think that all "lao jiao" sure got vast experience to learn from. I read many but follow no body, I stick to my following my heart and mind hehe

    3. Hopefully we don't become "lao jiao" after spending 20 to 30 yrs in market just to breakeven.

    4. Once a "lao jiao", always a "lao jiao", regardless of the outcome! Lol

  3. everyone will reach the lao jiao stage one day

  4. To make your 1st million in life is very difficult. To keep it, is much, much more difficult.
    The Chinese says something like that.
    True or not?
    Ask some "lao jiao" lol.
    To me, actually when you leave this world, then you can have your summation of your life.
    Never when you are still living.
    So is your venture in the stock market.


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