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

Here’s Why You Should Always Verify What Your Insurance Agent Told You

Most of us have this trusted insurance agent whom we met at a certain stage of our life. They double up as our financial planners who can help us grow our wealth through the different saving/ investment-linked plans offered by their companies. Despite keeping the leap of faith that these financial planners will have your … Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Always Verify What Your Insurance Agent Told You

Singapore Best Finance YouTubers (Updated On 27 June 2022)

Singapore is well known to be a financial hub but there are also quite a number of talented Finance YouTubers from Singapore. In this post, I would like to share some of my favourite YouTubers who are from Singapore and to showcase their awesome channels, where I have learned so much about financial education in … Continue reading Singapore Best Finance YouTubers (Updated On 27 June 2022)

Sasha Yashin: “Chicken Genius Is Wrong And He Is A Scammer”

Recently, a popular Russian financial YouTuber (74k subscribers) by the name Sasha Yanshin, made 2 videos attacking another popular YouTuber, Chicken Genius Singapore, accusing him of giving dangerous financial advice and being a scammer who tried to sell people get-rich-quick options courses. I think no matter which side we are on or who we think … Continue reading Sasha Yashin: “Chicken Genius Is Wrong And He Is A Scammer”

If You Are Feeling Depressed From Losing Lots Of Money In The Stock Market, Here’s An Article For You

After sharing the article about my 618k unrealised loss, some folks asked me, how can I sleep well and eat well, when I am losing this amount of money that can buy me a 4-room HDB flat in many estates in Singapore? So, in this article, I wish to share some perspectives on how I … Continue reading If You Are Feeling Depressed From Losing Lots Of Money In The Stock Market, Here’s An Article For You

What Is Worse Than Having A Portfolio With $618,800 (Unrealized) Loss?

After Friday's (10 June 2022) selldown because of a worse-than-expected CPI data release, my unrealised loss has increased from the previous -$576k (just a week ago) to -618.8k now. If all these unrealised losses come from my shares whose value has dropped significantly due to the huge correction, then I am not too concerned, because … Continue reading What Is Worse Than Having A Portfolio With $618,800 (Unrealized) Loss?

Q&A: How My IBKR Portfolio Capital Increased From 17K To 938K In 15 Months

After my previous post sharing my 576k unrealised loss, some friends asked how I have managed to increase my portfolio capital from 17k at the end of Feb 2021 to 938k at the end of May 2022, which is 55 times increase in size during this period. So, I thought it would be useful to … Continue reading Q&A: How My IBKR Portfolio Capital Increased From 17K To 938K In 15 Months

My Brokerage Called To Ask About My 576k (Unrealised) Loss :(

A couple of days ago, I received a call from my brokerage, Interactive Brokers. It was a +852 XXX XXX number which looked like a scam call but I picked it up anywhere. The person on the line identified herself as someone calling from Interactive Brokers. She explained the purpose of the call was to … Continue reading My Brokerage Called To Ask About My 576k (Unrealised) Loss šŸ˜¦

What Are Your Investing Objectives And Why It Is Important To Know Before You Get Started

Most people get started on investing for 2 reasons: one is to build more wealth and the second, is to prevent their wealth from being eroded with time, by inflation. However, different people have different expectations and risk appetites so it is important to be clear on what you hope to achieve through investing so … Continue reading What Are Your Investing Objectives And Why It Is Important To Know Before You Get Started

“I Lost Everything” | 4 Lessons Learnt From Luna Crash

This is a painful sharing by Alex, one of the financial YouTubers that I have watched since early 2021. In summary, Alex saw his portfolio drop from more than $1M (he mentioned equivalent to being able to buy 4 Lamborghini) to zero, as he suffered heavy losses when cryptocurrency crashed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_6AsYUbLHU I have always enjoyed … Continue reading “I Lost Everything” | 4 Lessons Learnt From Luna Crash