Saturday 12 December 2020

[Post 121]Investment Book Summary 2:Small change, Investment made Simple by Goh Eng Yeow

In this post ,i am going to summaries the book :Small change, Investment made Simple by Goh Eng. Yeow. This book is part of the Straits Times Money Smart Series. As this book content is regarding the author thoughts about money and investment, i will be summarizing the point as follow.

1.Health is more important than money, take care of your health 2.Money is a form of security, which reduce your worries and allow you to spend your times with people that matters most 3.Giving charity will increase our happiness 4.Buy experience instead of things 5 Remember to pamper yourself from time to time 6.Think positively and seize opportunity to get lucky, more luck=higher chance of becoming rich 7.It is never too late to achieve success, think KFC colonel Sanders who become big at the age of 66 8.Create a financial plan ,insure yourself and get a house, the house will appreciate over time 9.Invest early, no shortcut to wealth 10.list your asset and liabilities, deduct asset from liabilities and you will have your net worth 11.Set money aside every month to put into an ETF e.g. STI ETF,S&P 500 12.A Buy and hold strategy is the recommend strategy for investors 13.Understand a market well so you can seize opportunity if it comes 14.Buy low beta stocks. A beta of 1 refer to a stock that move similarly to the index. A beta that is higher than 1 mean that the stock in the index move more violently than the index(e.g. DBS rise 5 percent but STI ETF rise 1 percent).Low beta mean less than 1 15.Even warren Buffett failed to outperformed the index, so do consider investing in the ETF 16.There are many investment opportunities overseas, do consider other countries stock instead of Singapore Stock 17.The investment playing field are gradually levelling between big time investor and small time investor 18.Sin stock such as related to gambling, smoking and drinking can also be consider worthwhile to invest in 19.Look around and observed for investment opportunities ,you never know you may come across it 20.Invest in what you know 21.Watch major fund flow to know where to invest in and where to profit from it 22.Comes out with a list of companies that you wish to hold for a long term and the prices that you do mind paying for them. If they reach those prices, do consider purchasing them 23.Remember to have reserve cash in uncertain times to take advantages if opportunity present itself 24.Invest with logic and not emotions 25. Don't trust number too much also, look out for irregularities in company financial statement 26.keep the winning stock and sell the losers! 27.Check your portfolio from time to time 28.learn to control your greed 29. Don't be taken in by so call financial guru!

If you would like to read the book do get it at your nearest library! Thanks for reading! Remember to dyodd! 

Sunday 6 December 2020

[Post 120] Zero dollar project updates:carousell,Bitcoin Faucets,Short Link,Online survey

 Updates for zero dollar project

2.Bitcoin faucets
3.Short link
4.Online survey



Did not keep track due to studies,assume NIL

2.Bitcoin faucets

Current coinpot holding

Bitcoin core: 6789 Satoshi
Bitcoin cash: 19958 bch
Dogecoin: 72.39. doge
Litecoin:  0.00253719 ltc
Dashcoin: 0.00094960 dash

3.Short link

Total earning for short link :$105.40

4.Online survey

Current online survey on my list...(Bold mean that these survey websites have been verified for payout)

4.1 Toluna
4.3 YouGov
4.4 mobrog
4.5 ipanelonline
4.6 viewfruit
4.7 millleu(App on google play store)

Survey that payout mobrog,yougov

total payout from survey:$6.25+$5.00+$5.19+$6.25+$6.25+$25.00=$53.94

Total earnings for latest update of zero dollar project:$53.94+ 105.40=$159.36

Tuesday 1 December 2020

[Post 119] Learning investing/trading together part 32:Intro to FSM regular saving plan for US stock

Recently at last Nov ,FSM(FundSuperMart) has step up their game to offer regular saving plan for various local and international ETF.I thought it would be interesting to write a guide regarding this regular saving plan,so here we are!

For other Fsm related post

What is a regular saving plan (rsp)?

  • Regular saving plan(rsp) offers investor an affordable and convenient way of investment by committing a fixed amount of money on a monthly basis for a shares,allowing us to enjoy the benefit of dollar cost averaging

What is dollar cost averaging?

  • When the share price is higher,we would buy fewer shares with a fixed dollar amount 
  • When the share price is lower,we would buy more shares with the same amount
  • This mean we automatically buy less at market high and buy more at market lows
  • Overtime,the price we pay for our portfolio of shares would be average out

Benefits of Rsp


  • Rsp allow us to buy into selected shares by investing an affordable and regular amount per month,from as little as $50 

2.Dollar cost averaging

  • Rsp remove the need to time the market and trying to figure out when is the lowest point to buy


  • Rsp generally has a lower cost of transaction with no lock up period

Currently,the fsm regular saving plan(rsp) offer over 40 Etf,hence in this post we are going to discuss the various rsp that fsm has to offer

Here are the various categories that the RSP has to offer,you csn view it at the link

1.Core equity 

2.Fixed categories

3.Regional equity 

4.Single country equity


6.Tactical plays

As there are over 40 ETF that FSM has to offer, i am only going to talk only 4 ETF that i think you should consider to invest in.

Do refer to this post and this post on why we should invest in ETF

Vanguard total world stock index fund ETF shares(Nyse: VT)

What is it?

VT tracks the performance of FTSE global all cap index that measures the return on investment of the different companies stocks in developed and emerging economies worldwide(including 7707 large ,mid and small cap companies stock in 49 countries worldwide)

What does VT contain?


From its holding, you can see there is a wide variety of stock from different sector and different countries(Microsoft: Technology, Tencent holding ltd: Communication services, The Home Depot Inc: Consumer Cynical, Proctor and Gamble co: Consumer  defensive)

VT ETF performance history


As you can see it is certainly not very impressive, if you consider that over 10 years, it has only increase about 0.9223 per year(9.223/10). Covid has certainly reduce the performance of this ETF. Also, this ETF cover emerging economy, hence its ETF performance may not be as good as those ETF that are more US concentrated. Nevertheless, i feel it is one of the best ETF in the world and has a low expense ratio at 0.08% .After all the purpose of the ETF is to be diversified and achieve an average return overtime

Vanguard S&P500 ETF (MYSE:VOO)

What is it?

VOO track the performance of the S&P 500 index, a widely recognized benchmark of the US stock market performance that is dominated by the stock of the large cap companies in US. Basically it is a replication of the S&P 500 index

What does VOO contain?


As you can see ,VOO  is almost similar to VT ,but it does not contain companies outside of America(e.g TenCent's),it include companies that are more familiar to an average America( e.g. Bank of America: Financial Services, Exxon Mobil corp:Energy,Adobe:Technology).Nevertheless, i feel it is one of the best ETF in the world and has a low expense ratio at 0.03% 

VOO fund performance history


Its fund performance only date back to 5 years, which is equal to 2.3588(11.794/5) and has been great diminished due to covid.

Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF (NYSE:FTEC)

What is it?

FTEC tracks the performance of the MSCI USA IMI information technology index which track the performance of information technology sector in the US equity market and at least 80% of the FTEC is similar to MSCI USA IMI information technology inde

What does FTEC contain?


As the index track the technology sector in the US, it includes company such as Paypal,Apple,Nividia as well as AMD

FTEC fund performance history


Its fund performance date back to 5 year, which come out to around 4.554%  annually, do note that tech is one the sector that recover quickly during covid.Nevertheless, i feel it is one of the best ETF in the world and has a low expense ratio at 0.08% 

O'shares Global Internet Giant ETF(NYSE:OGIG)

What is it?

OGIG tracks the performance of the O's shares Global internet Giant index.This index mainly tracks stocks exhibiting quality and growth characteristics in the technology sector.

What does OGIG contain?


As you can see, OGIG track tech related company from both US and China such as Alibaba, Amazon, Bilibili, Pinduoduo and Netflix

OGIG fund performance history


Its ETF performance date back to 1 years and is up by 57.531%,which is pretty impressive if you consider covid, if you would exposure to both US and China tech,this is an good ETF to consider

There are of course many more great ETF on the list but i generally lean more toward technology ETF as the company name in the ETF are more well known and that i mainly use the produce in some way or another(Microsoft: window laptop) compare to consumer cyclical like (e.g home depot).Nevertheless, i feel it is one of the best ETF in the world and has a low expense ratio at 0.48%,slightly lesser than ARK invest ETF.

Hope you enjoy this post!