Why Financial Freedom Retire Early (FIRE) May Not Be Suitable For You?

Financial Independence Retire Early aka the FIRE movement seems to be the Holy Grail of investing, especially for the young working adults who do not wish to slog their whole life at work, only to be left with limited time when they finally retired at 65 years (or older). Why do I think that FIRE … Continue reading Why Financial Freedom Retire Early (FIRE) May Not Be Suitable For You?

How My Hospitalization Plan Helped Me Save Lots Of Money & Possibly My Life

When I first started my full-time job 15 years ago, my MIL gave me a very good piece of advice. She asked me to go upgrade my health insurance (hospitalisation plan) to the maximum coverage and her reasons were simple: I was better afford the increase in premium as I had started working and it … Continue reading How My Hospitalization Plan Helped Me Save Lots Of Money & Possibly My Life

How A Poor Kid Got To A 1M Investment Portfolio | Tips & Principles Of Building Wealth

This is not a rags-to-riches story but I hope to share my journey of getting to a million dollars investment portfolio and may you find some of the tips useful or inspiring to start working towards this target. I have a confession to make first. At this time of writing, my portfolio value is down … Continue reading How A Poor Kid Got To A 1M Investment Portfolio | Tips & Principles Of Building Wealth

Q&A On Buying LEAPS CALL Options Contract

I have a blog reader who asked some questions about the LEAPS CALL Strategy that I am using. So, I thought it would be useful to share my replies for the benefit of everyone. Question 1: May I ask for your LEAP call strategy, do you cut-loss if it reaches a certain value?  Jason: I … Continue reading Q&A On Buying LEAPS CALL Options Contract

[18 July Trades] I Bought More LEAPS CALL (Apple, Nvidia, Adobe, Microsoft, Tesla)

The stock market rallied on 18 July before retreating after Apple announced that it is planning to slow down hiring and spending growth in some divisions, which sparked the fears of recession. I see the rally as a bullish sign as investors feel confident ahead of the earnings release by some of the biggest companies … Continue reading [18 July Trades] I Bought More LEAPS CALL (Apple, Nvidia, Adobe, Microsoft, Tesla)

Happy 10 Years Of Investing | 348k (Realised) Profit, 635k (Unrealized) Loss & 10 Lessons Learnt

This post is about a recap of the first 10 years of my investing journey, the profits I made, the losses I have incurred, and the lessons I have learned during this decade-long journey. I hope that the mistakes that I have made and the lessons that I have learned can help fellow investors, especially … Continue reading Happy 10 Years Of Investing | 348k (Realised) Profit, 635k (Unrealized) Loss & 10 Lessons Learnt

[14 & 15 July Trades] Why I Bought More LEAPS CALL (Apple, Nvidia, Adobe, AMD, Meta)

I bought more LEAPS CALL (expiring Sept 2023 and Jan 2024) to average down on my previous positions as I believe that inflation will be under control in the latter half of 2022 and the stock market will rebound when that happens. The worse-than-expected CPI data released on 13 July 22 did not crash the … Continue reading [14 & 15 July Trades] Why I Bought More LEAPS CALL (Apple, Nvidia, Adobe, AMD, Meta)

4 Reasons Why I Think Inflation Will Be Under Control

Inflation is the hot topic of 2022 as it is the main culprit behind the US stock market going into bearish territory. With inflation comes rising interest rates implemented by the Federal Reserves to try to curb inflation. The interest rate hikes resulted in companies incurring more debt when taking loans, which hurt their profit … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why I Think Inflation Will Be Under Control

Why I Am Optimistic After The 9.1% June CPI Results

When the June CPI data was released one hour before the US market opened on 13 July 22 (Wednesday), I feared a huge selloff. So, I camped in front of my computer, logged on to my IBKR brokerage account and waited for the market to open, so that I can sell some covered call contracts … Continue reading Why I Am Optimistic After The 9.1% June CPI Results

[5 ~ 8 July 22 Trades] Deactivate Plan B, Activate Plan A & C

It was a good week for the US stock market as the major indexes rallied at the start of the second half of this trading year. Nasdaq was the best performer as it rose above 5% in the last 5 days. As the market turned bullish in this week, I changed my strategy to adjust … Continue reading [5 ~ 8 July 22 Trades] Deactivate Plan B, Activate Plan A & C