Dec 27, 2014

Cory Diary : Dividend Returns

When i started investing many years ago it was for the gamble and quick money. Dabbled in Warrants in the days when they are extremely popular. Made some good money ~ $10K total in/out trading them despite my business work schedule. It was days where the market only knows how to climb.

Danger of Warrants

I did fell once where my "Tang" expired and went with my $1500 in smoke. I remembered my broker screams at me pondering whether i know what the hell it is but i kind of laughed it off in my head. I learned later that 6 months before expiry, i need to be careful. She is still my broker today.

As i got bolder over the years, i plough into larger part of my little saving. Those days I had colleagues who lamented to me how desperate they are to get into the market but they just do not have enough saving. I learned from it.


Soon after, i got burned in an S-Chip counter.16K lost LOL. Why i laugh ? Well, by then i learn to read announcements and annual reports. Despite all the indications that is a "FRAUD" even from public announcements, i continued to hold. I was hoping that the CEO can't be that stupid to give silly excuses. I learned it does.

As my salary goes up, so are my knowledge in the market. My investment grows till 2008 GFC Epic. Even then i was numbed to the daily horror news. I learned about market timing.

S-Chip Scandals

2008 GFC
When the market recovered, my 2009 profits doubled my 2008 losses. Then i entered 2011 and see the how rocky the market can be and chance encounter with Value Investing. I learned to rebalance my portfolio. By then my portfolio has already skyrocketed with my saving and profits.


Value Investing
Is only in 2012 that i really think about stability and more predictable growing returns to support my retirement. This is tougher to grasp for me but i learn more about Reit and the power of strong business model that can protect my investments.






Dividend Play
Learning never stop as i continue to seek new ideas and knowledge. I have become less risk averse actually. And Fd, Index, Wider Portfolio, Bonds and fixed instruments, Large Blue Cap, Currency Balance and Reits have a good present today in my investment. I am still working and mind you ! Is great to see bonus. :)



Last but not least, my Dividends Report card. Manage to swing it back to a little new high.
Looking forward to 2015.

Cory Dividend Tracker

Cory
27 Dec 2014




5 comments:

  1. Cory : Congrats. for achieving new heights in your dividend earnings.. Very inspiring

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  2. Hi Cory

    Impressive dividend income.

    I guess this is a strategy that fits most investors at this point in time.

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  3. I am on the low side compare to other bloggers i have read. 2015 targets will be 40K of SGX Market Equities. Considering the market has been chasing yield for some period of time, it will not be easy.

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  4. Congrats! You have sat through high and low cycles and that's necessary education for every retail investor out there. Your progress has been impressive, so keep it up and wish you all the best for 2015!

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  5. RetailTrader, wow nice trades you have in your blog. Wish you the best too. Welcome to drop by always.

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