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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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

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Sunday 2 November 2014

Time Factor in Saving vs. Investing???

Save young?

The power of compound interests is your friend!

100% true!

Invest young?

Investing is NOT the same as saving.

CAGR in investing is NEVER THE SAME as compound interests!

CAGR may be negative. 

Once we locked in large negative return, we may have to struggle for a long time just to breakeven.

"It's not whether you're right or wrong that's important, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong." ~ George Soros

We know the true story of one man in his 40s came in the second half of 2009 with his large War Chest. The rest is History.

He has more than enough in his own terms to sing song everyday.

Then we read another true story in Sunday Times about one young man in late 20s who came in the early 2009 and made large capital gains. 

He later swapped his large capital gains for passive income strategy in the later years and targeting for $10K passive income per month.

So what is The Moral of Story?

"It's not whether you're right or wrong that's important, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong." ~ George Soros


  1. Save young is true. Invest young also true but make sure you know what you are doing.

    1. Young at 2008 - 2009 and young at 2006 - 2007.

      Same youth.

      Outcome in learning experience in investing can be vastly different.

  2. Uncle CW,

    Both save and invest young is true. But "balance" is the key! You still go to school and finish your education, and you still need to work to increase income without which, you do not have enough to save and invest.

    Life is more than savings and invest only! Again "Balance" !!!


    1. You also wear New Balance shoes?

      When not sure, we should take middle path or balance (50 - 50 or 40 - 60). Play safe. Wrong also not too painful.

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    3. Wear Nike shoe when the market crash.

      Just do it!

  3. Haha,
    I wear what our SAF provides. I wear new balance during NSF time. Now it is asics...heard later in the year it will change to Adidas. I just adapt and balance.

    Also balance is related to Age and Experience. Older and wiser normally has more balance. Young or less experience has more energy and drive in relative more uni-direction. Just a thought! - There may be exceptions of course.


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