Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A difficult 2013

2013 has been a difficult year for me. A good month was spent for military training gifted with the knowledge that there will be more to come. School (my masters programme) has been very underwhelming while I am overwhelmed at the work front. There is little expectations of a good increment. The upside is that my portfolio including free cash and dividends is up 7%.

Due to the lack of big blue chip stocks, my portfolio on a month-on-month basis has moved somewhat differently from the STI. There have been things that I said I would do, such as selling Noble Group and Wilmar, but I guess leaving under performing stocks in the portfolio gives me some room to grow for next year.

With two more months left, My focus will be building up my savings for emergencies as well as marriage. The stock market has yet to softened and this has left me few chances to buy in. Added to the fact, I have been preoccupied with so many things that I have nothing in mind. That is another story altogether.