This colleague was sitting beside Uncle8888 in the meeting room and after reading one of his FB's post he briefly mentioned one trader became rich by trading binary options and showing off his Ferrari!
Uncle8888 heard it and told him not to trust all these unaudited statement or claims. He also shared with him on his real encounter and face-to-face with one of our local "Gurus" and the other one till his grave also no answer to simple "Yes" or "No" question.
Next month, Sep 2016 will be the last month that Uncle will be monetizing his time, energy and effort as full-time employee earning salary.
He will move from owning part-time business to full-time.
It is business of minding his own business with no suppliers, no customers, no staff, no peers and NO bosses setting KPIs for him.
Now, he sets his own KPIs based on 3Ms - Method, Mind and Money Management. It is something that he has done before over the last 16 years; more or less he has made it autonomous. It doesn't matter whether he meets his KPIs or not as there is no penalty or performance appraisal by bosses.
He is his own boss!
Earn more. Spend a little more!
Earn less. Spend lesser!
In investing, once our Mind is seasoned and salty and we are ready at all time mentally and financially to write it off.
It is less stressful as knowing that we just need a few good ones to overcome many sour ones.
Once we know ourselves we can choose to ignore whatever investing theories or concepts that are advocated by others. When we know we are not Nail; why are we looking for Hammers for inspiration and guidance.
So it is important that we know ourselves and our track records will rightfully point to the way forward how we should be minding our own business.
Finally, Uncle8888 understood the true meaning of "Passive" Income when he is more concerned where to find those missing Pokémon than where to find the next few income stocks and also Auntie8888 doesn't seen to have concerns whether next few month got enough money in "ATM" (Drawer) to buy vegetables.
Let see who is the next investment blogger who still has the cheek to say that passive investors can use Pokémon Go method of investing.
Novice catching is of course NO sweat!
But, Catch Them All with serious Goal and Target is damn hard work. It is not much different from retail investors who are very determined to achieve their investment goals and targets over market cycles. It will require lots of hard work with some element of good luck at the right place and the right time to catch them all!
This is universal true for anything that we don't have control and absolutely have no idea when it will happen. But; when we have spent more than enough time and with some luck we can achieve.
Once we write it off and take the paper loss to make it into book keeping "realized loss"; it will affect our investment portfolio XIRR or CAGR; but there is No cheating whatsoever. It has been rightful accounted.
Write it off and move on!
Keep worrying over it as paper losses will suck our energy!
Oil prices extended their rally on Monday, with global benchmark Brent advancing 2.9 percent to $48.35 a barrel. U.S. crude futures rose 2.8 percent to $45.74.
US stocks jumped to fresh records Monday behind stronger oil prices, while European markets were little changed.
All three major US indices pushed to fresh records for the second time in three sessions. Prior to last Thursday, that feat had not been accomplished in more than 16 years.
Wall Street stocks have been propelled to fresh records by the comparative strength of the US economy, coupled with expectations of accommodative monetary policy, including very-low interest rates set by the Federal Reserve.
Analysts said Monday's records were largely due to positive momentum, on a light day as far as major economic reports and earnings.
In the End; it is nothing more than just our Human Asset and our Financial Assets.
How high CP is our Human Asset?
High value human assets with high saving power can easily walk the investing path of more "passive" investing approach and focus more of their time, energy, and resources to evolve their human asset to higher CP Power like Pokémon creatures.
How do you foresee the value of your human asset over next 15 to 20 years?
Higher CP power or lower?
Stuck or lower CP power can still evolve through more passive investing approach to supplement your human asset for retirement? Can meh?
Come and follow Uncle8888 chase Pokémon Go and lim kopi at various places. Catch Them All! Got spare time in between may be he can share how to catch stocks too? LOL!
Catch Them All. Same same. They both require plenty of time and patient waiting. When these rare ones suddenly appear; it doesn't we can catch it at first but keep trying until Gotcha if not wait again patiently!
How differently from catching cheap blue chips? High CP Power hor?
Dividend yield on cost can be as high as 50% on good year!
Uncle8888 catches until battery flat and phone shutdown! LOL!
Uncle8888's night jog in Punggol Park i.e. jog one round and follow by pull up; repeat until the last pull up can't make it. It about 4 to 6 rounds depending on the nightly mood and energy. After his jog; he then joined in the Pokémon Go craze crowd and catch until his phone's battery dead.
Thursday also marked the first time since 1999 the Dow, S&P and the Nasdaq posted record closing highs on the same day, according to Bespoke. The Dow Jones industrial average closed about 115 points higher, with 3M contributing the most gains. The 30-stock index also traded above a previous record high of 18,622.01.
The benchmark S&P 500 advanced about 0.5 percent, with energy rising more than 1 percent. The index also briefly traded above its previous all-time intraday high of 2,187.66.
So after reading a few investment bloggers who have achieved financial independence and then knowing a few more investment bloggers reaching financial independence soon.
You became so inspired!
You love to follow them to financial independence; then you have enough FU$ or No Thanks$ to stay on your job as option.
Wonderful and great feeling!
Trust but Verify - SMOL
One upon a time, one day Uncle8888 innocently and doubtfully asked this late millionaire "Guru" who has wonderful gave back plan to society to make 10,000 future millionaires through his investment training course at his blog's chatbox one simple Yes or No question.
Did you become millionaire from your investment gains in the stock market or from your business? If yes, can show an audited statement of your investment gains?
Till his grave; he still haven't answer this simple Yes and No question.
In investing, your account size really matters - CW8888
The best approach to build up this account size?
You are inspired to build it through the stock market?
When Uncle8888 started this blog on Sunday, 19 November 2006; he named the title of his blog to his investing and trading strategies which he has been revising and executing since Jan 2000 when he became serious and convinced that the stock market (Investment quadrant) is the way to go after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad in Dec 1999.
After more than 16 years in Singapore's local stock market, one picture shows it all. What is long-term investing and short-trading?
Look carefully at the picture; the current yield on investment cost on his top 3 holding is coming back to full circle. It looked like a Normal Bell Curve; the two extreme points are resting at the same level; but they are way far apart.
The difference is how we are done with long-investing and short-term along this long journey across market cycles at the end. Are we richer than we began?
It was full of nerves and guts to STOP listening to those "smarter" ones from time to time coming to him to advise or telling him that he should to do this or do that according to classic market wisdoms which they have known or practiced. But; this picture tells a different story after more than 16 years across market cycles.
During company crisis, other employees are deemed as cost cutting or cost saving tools; many of them will be cut by CEO or Top Management as they must continue to provide some level of shareholders value; otherwise CEO or Top Management will lose their job too.
Investors may lose their investment if crisis prolong; but other employees will surely lose their job much earlier.
See the difference between other employees and investors.
Uncle8888's foolish thinking and foolish method of growing through his year-on-year CPF contributions from his Human Asset and use CPFIS only when market crashes as the last resort after depleting available cash for investing.
I wonder why no one goes to Hong Lim Park to scream GIC and Temasek should switch to passive indexing? Can save a whole army of active money managers and their support buy-side analysts?
No? Reply Delete CW8888:
Those "Guru" bloggers who have commercial interests and NOT depending MAINLY on their investment/portfolio income for their household expenses advocating that retail investors are better off doing passive indexing. So are they Right?
They are probably right when you have fairly large investing capital and ONLY require 2 to 3% Mean Reversion ROC to fund your annual household expenses during your retirement.
Believe them. It is most likely to work in your favour!
Uncle8888's Top Three Holding i.e. Kep Corp, SembCorp Ind and DBS in his long-term investment and CORE dividends is directly exposed to O & G - It will be a long and harsh winter!
His CORE dividends will likely to be at its lower point since Jan 2000.
With NO more earned income from his Human Asset and highly exposed to O & G - A long and harsh Winter; there will be no more talking Cock and sing Song in the stock market.
This Long-Term Investing and Short-Term Trading retail investor will be put into true and real test by Mr. Market!
How much stress on his Net Worth's Balance Sheet to maintain sustainable retirement income for life will depend on his last 16 years of learning in the stock market and graduated with his Masters in Stock Market and now studying for his PhD. in Stock Market and full-time soon.
Last updated : 15 Sep 2018
I am 62 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and finally retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee on 1 Oct 2016.
Single household income since 1995 with three children. Eldest son and daughter are now working and youngest son still in his 3nd 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.
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