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Old 02-09-2019, 06:33 AM   #81
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Heck.... I dunno. as long as W2R doesn't post the "W" word we should be all set.
It's not just the word, it's that GIF that jinxes everything.
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I was planning to only update quarterly on this thread. But because my results YTD are so different from the norm, I thought it warranted a post.

YTD -9.69% Heavily short and feeling the pain!
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^ Now was that for January of 2019 (YTD) or year end of 2018 (YTD)?
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:32 AM   #84
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I was planning to only update quarterly on this thread. But because my results YTD are so different from the norm, I thought it warranted a post.

YTD -9.69% Heavily short and feeling the pain!
You might get some relief this week if still short. The China trade deal might fall through plus the government could shut down again if no wall deal can be made. It is all a crap shoot but I could see the market going down 2% to 4% next week.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:47 PM   #85
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Hey guys,

I prepared this bar chart to show progression of my networth. Let me know what you think

All figures are in SGD '000

Not bad. I don't know your income, but you manage to have a healthy savings rate and your stash builds up nicely. Over the past 9 years, you put away $665K, and it is now $877K after growth. Congrats.
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I was planning to only update quarterly on this thread. But because my results YTD are so different from the norm, I thought it warranted a post.

YTD -9.69% Heavily short and feeling the pain!
Well, your 2018 gain was quite good, so after giving back some you are still ahead of me. So, no sympathy here.

Looking ahead, Goldman Sachs says all the gain for 2019 already happens in January, so the rest of the year will be about flat.

Yep, that jibes with my plan of writing out-of-the-money covered calls to squeeze a bit more profits out of my stocks. I will just carry on.
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I'm up about 5.5% YTD, but I think this gain might be a little artificial bump due to having such a bad November/December last year. Just hoping to be at 5-6% total gain by year end.
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Not bad. I don't know your income, but you manage to have a healthy savings rate and your stash builds up nicely. Over the past 9 years, you put away $665K, and it is now $877K after growth. Congrats.
Thanks, this view is even better. It shows cumulative inflow and cumulative gains.



20% of my current networth is gains. I did a what if scenario analysis of if I had invested 100% of my new inflow at the end of every year in Singapore local stock market index STI and I found that I beat it by 4% as of end 2018. But I guess MSCI ACWI, would have beaten me comfortably. My investments have been mostly in Indian Rupee fixed deposits and currency movements plays a big part.
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Here in the US, I used to own shares of EWS, which is an ETF based on MSCI Singapore Index. It rebounded very strongly after the 2009 world-wide financial fiasco, but then flattened out in 2011-2016. Six years of no gain! Don't remember when I sold it, but do remember bragging here on this forum on the nice gain at some point in 2010.

The US market has beaten other markets around the world. Perhaps we will be paying for it in the years ahead.

PS. Just looked up on Quicken. I sold out of EWS in 2015, after 4 years of no gain.
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Here in the US, I used to own shares of EWS, which is an ETF based on MSCI Singapore Index. It rebounded very strongly after the 2009 world-wide financial fiasco, but then flattened out in 2011-2016. Six years of no gain! Don't remember when I sold it, but do remember bragging here on this forum on the nice gain at some point in 2010.

The US market has beaten other markets around the world. Perhaps we will be paying for it in the years ahead.

PS. Just looked up on Quicken. I sold out of EWS in 2015, after 4 years of no gain.
I think the EWS is strong dividend yield stock, doesn't go up a lot. But it's valuation is quite low at the moment.
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