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Sunday, 31 December 2017

What Happened In 2007 and 2017???

We didn't see any investment bloggers posting their net investment losses in 2017. It is like in 2007 if Uncle88888 remembered correctly!

If you are sitting on net investment losses in 2017; you better kick your ass hard and do some deep soul searching whether you should be topping up your CPF accounts instead of investing in the stock market.

In 2007; Uncle8888 was feeling rich with all his paper gains with low cash in his investment portfolio and also set new record net worth too. Bom pi pi!

In 2007; he also looked like he was on target to publish his blog post in 2008 or 2009 on "How I Made $1M In The Stock Market!" LOL!

But; that feeling of rich from the stock market didn't last very long. 

In just 382 days, his investment portfolio was down by -53% and after one decade his investment portfolio is slightly higher than 2007 level. But; this time in 2017 he is not feeling rich but cash rich!

This investing lesson he has learnt the hard way through the last Bull-Bear-Bull cycle on the ground so it is very hard for him NOT to anchor his biasness to what happened in 2007. How to forget!

2,860 days to set a new investment portfolio record without injecting a single cent as investing capital since 1 Jan 2000; and it just took 382 days to go down by -53%!  Even after 10 years in 2017; it is slightly better than 2007 level.

The Moral of the Story

It is terrible to recover from future large losses so it is far better to avoid getting into one at the next Bear market without the capability to inject significant capital into investment portfolio!

Good luck!

May the Bull lasts longer into 2019 and beyond!!


  1. Brother CW8888,

    Good reminder on the 1st day of new year when I read this post.

    I wish you and Auntie CW8888 a happy, healthy and properous 2018.Huat ah!

    1. Happy New Year and Good Health to you and your loved ones too!

  2. i think it's proven that if U escaped from the Bear is better then charged by the Bull.

    Why then, market timers like to buy heavily in the Bull's market and sell in panic in a Bear's market.

    So now U are cash rich and it is rotting in the bank?

    U believe (WB) cash in the bank is option without time limit too?

  3. Me seems to be foolishly chasing after the Bear and let myself caught for years and then even more foolishly running away from the Bull as fast as possible.

    After so many years, i still not sure why like that one?

    U know?

    Then tell me leh.

  4. Better to measure how well we perform during the next Bear market.

    1. For traders they can measure both market. Bull or Bear!

    2. CW,


      You learning from women ;)

      Got shoulder reveal shoulder. Got bosom reveal cleavage. Got tiny waist reveal midriff. Got sexy legs wear mini-skirts!

      When percentages are sexier, reveal in percentages. When number is sexier in 7 digits, share in real money terms ;)

      Don't worry. I'm here to make you look good!

      I made a trading loss in 2017.


      No shame in underperforming to youths lah!

    3. What do U mean to youth?

      So that leaves CW and old fogey no where lah?🤔

    4. temperament,

      By "youths", O meant those who started their investing jouneys AFTER 2009 ;)

      Youths beat old fogyes in percentages; old fogeys beat youths in money terms.

      Got legs wear mini-skirts; got bossom reveal cleavage :)

      See? Both sides I never antagonise!


  5. Ha. Ha.

    U die liu.

    On the contrary, me think U have crossed at least 2 ladies by implication.



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