• Analysis,  Investing

    2018 Portfolio Recap

    January is almost coming to a close and I’m finally getting around to doing a summary of my portfolio for 2018. Better late to the party than never, right? Believe it or not, my portfolio is still relatively new. I started my long-term investing approach sometime in August 2017. Throughout 2018, I slowly built a modest equity portfolio comprising of five stocks. If you’re an avid reader of this blog (hah, it’s probably just me), you might be familiar with said stocks by now from my monthly(-ish) portfolio snapshots. I’m going to share the actual numbers from my portfolio. In the past, I hesitate to reveal them because I felt…

  • Investing Guide,  Long Read

    My Stock Investing Workflow: A Step-by-Step Guide

    A common phrase I hear is “I want to invest in stocks but I don’t know how to start”. My usual reply to this is, “It’s not that hard to learn, just gotta start somewhere.” For a while, I felt like people just didn’t want to put in the time and effort to learn. After all, there are so many free resources out there to help you get started. These days I’m much more forgiving in my opinion. People just don’t have the time nor can afford to put in the effort to learn. They have jobs, families, relationships and so many other commitments to worry about. I don’t blame…

  • Investing,  Investing Strategy

    5 Questions To Ask When Investing in Dividend Stocks

    Passive income investing or dividend investing is one way to grow your wealth steadily over a long period of time. Dividend investing does not require as much active management and monitoring compared to short-term trading. It’s an approach suited for people who can’t afford to spend time constantly looking at the market. Most people would say it’s the least glamorous way of participating in the stock market. Nobody’s going to pitch a movie about a middle-aged man who made millions by painstakingly compounding his wealth over 20 years. My tax dollars weren’t used for “The Turtle of Wall Street”. I digress. Selecting dividend stocks for a long-term investment requires research…