My Stock Report Card for Jan – Sep 2017

My Stock Report Card for Jan – Sep 2017

US Stock - 5 Oct 2017

SG Stock - 5 Oct 2017

Total Dividend Collected from Jan – Sep 2017 : SGD $ 21,720.24. 

Profits gained from Starhub and OCBC sale : SGD 96,785.58.

Sorry to have disappeared for so long, decided to take a digital break. Between Jan – Sep, I have since sold off Starhub and OCBC. I have added Microsoft, Tencent, Tesla, Frasers HTrust, Nikko-AM STC Asia REIT. My US portfolio has been fantastic but my Singapore portfolio has been lackluster. The signs of the Singapore economy and the performance of many of the Singapore companies have been worrying, they don’t seemed to be able to transform themselves fast enough to the disruption that is happening across the industries. Moving forward, I will probably be more prudent in my investment in the local markets and maybe increase my cash reserves.

  1. Wow! Good to see u back in action after so Long. Keep it up!

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Hi Ee Tat, Thanks for the kind words 🙂

  2. Hihi! Nice to see your update again. Any reason why you sold off OCBC? Just curious.

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Hi EJ,
      No particular reason. Just taking some profits off the table since it has ran up quite abit.

  3. Mrs spoon

    I was just thinking about you! Kept checking but no new updates. Glad to see you are back and hope you have been well! Not too busy at work I hope.

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Hi Mrs Spoon,
      Awwww…such a sweet msg. You touched my heart. While the industries were trying to transform themselves, me too is also going thru transformation. Not easy… 🙂

      • Transformation isn’t easy but a phoenix will rise from the ashes in time! Jia you.

        The SG companies are indeed worrying. I am invested in a lot of local companies – don’t really dabble in US shares although I kept thinking of buying into FB and Google. Any reason why you bought tencents in the HK market? It is harder to find information on Tencents compared to the rest.

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Thanks sleepydevil :). Welcome to the community ! Looking forward to learning from you !

  4. I just shared your blog with some peers about a week ago but mentioned you didn’t post for a while. Good to see you back.

    Anyway, i was sharing your blog because of the US exposures and the progressively deconcentrating in Starhub, which had good lessons.

    Good luck ahead

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Hi Leopard,
      Thanks for sharing :). It’s exciting to meet so many new bloggers in the community ! Looking forward to learning from you.

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Hi StealthNinja,
      If I can find good valued companies for dividend play in Singapore, I will definitely play but I haven’t found a good one yet with the right price.

  5. Susan

    Hello lady, Glad to see some updates! You are my inspiration!
    The numbers speaks for themselves, the US portfolio is really quite impressive. May I know your thoughts about the 30% tax on the dividends.
    I bought visa, which has given me great returns as well.

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Hi Susan,
      So happy to meet so many ladies getting more engaged in investment :). It is a fact that US stocks will incur 30% tax for dividends. My initial strategy was to invest the Singapore market for dividends and US for growth. But I am currently staying out and trimming down the Singapore Market until I see that the economy and the local companies are capable of transforming themselves against the disruption happening globally. Glad you are making money in Visa. What are you thoughts with regards to digital wallets competing with credit cards? I read somewhere that they predict in the next few years, digital wallets e.g paylah equivalent might displace credit cards.

  6. ravel

    welcome back! can i know where do you buy Tencent from? the hkse or nasdaq? thanks

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Hi Ravel,
      Thanks! You can buy from HKSE.

  7. Glad to see you posting again. I have been following your blog (though I hardly post any comments). Seeing your US portfolio grow is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Hi diyquant,
      Wow ! Interesting that you are using automated trading. Have always been curious about the success rate and feasibility. In fact, have been tracking this Manuel Fx on Twitter which seemed quite good in their projection of trends. Do you think it’s easy/possible to program Fibonacci into the automated algorithm?

  8. man of few ks

    sorry for being too direct. are you still single? :p maybe some updates on “about me” would be good.

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Hi man of few ks,
      Coincidentally, I will be writing on this topic in my upcoming post. Watch this space 🙂

  9. I think using a program to calculate the retracement levels using the Fibonacci ratios is straightforward but to find the support and resistance (peak and trough) of a certain time frame would be more involved but not impossible.

    I think the success rate and feasibility of automated trading depends on the underlying strategy. For my case, I am using a trend following strategy which performs well when the market is trending. One good thing is that automated trading helps to remove emotion in trading and reduce/eliminate the work required to do the analysis.

    • Lady, You Can Be Free

      Hi diyquant, thanks for the insight. I am actually looking for an automated system that could allow me to set rules to buy at fib extension 23.6% and 38.2% and sell at 100% or less during an uptrend for example. If you know a good one, keep me posted :).

      • Hi, you may want to take a look at this article . The tool is meant for metatrader 4. I personally haven’t used fibonacci before but I think different tools may not give the same values for the same support/resistance depending on how the algorithm behind the tools look for the price’s local maxima/minima so need to test it out to validate its correctness.

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