Sunday, August 25, 2019

Met An Angel and My Trade-War Portfolio

Yesterday I met an angel investor. I meant he was definitely rich and successful when we communicate. But when he gave me a figure (a figure I felt could be more than my annual package) and stated it is nothing much. It really made me think twice.

This is not the first time I talk to entrepreneurs, the successful ones that has sold businesses and made tons of money, and he made me felt small.

So small - I am not being emo here again, just sharing my thoughts.

It made me felt that no more time should be wasted - Thus, next month things will restart and I hope more good things will come along!

We also had a chat about what I am doing here on this blog and Fundamental Scorecard. The conclusion - its a hard way (Probably the worse) to make money!

Nonetheless, since I have already been on this journey, I decided I should probably give myself another 2 years - Before I decide to go back and just focus on the corporate ladder and the rat race.

My Current Portfolio

I have made changes to my portfolio due to the events in the last few months and what I felt could be much more drastic ahead.

1. Still a concentrated portfolio in terms of position sizing, but a diversified one in terms of number of companies.

2. More allocation for my overseas portfolio, mainly HK and US companies, increasing from 20% to 30%.

Without Further ado... Here it is!

SG Listed Companies:

  • Big Idea 1
  • Big Idea 3
  • Big Idea 5
  • Big Idea 8
  • Big Idea 9
  • Big Idea 10
  • Big Idea 11
  • Big Idea 12
  • An Diversified Companies with 190 years of History and within Oil and Gas Industry
  • One of the local Bank
  • Another finance firm
  • 5G Solutions Firm
  • European REIT
  • SG Hotel + Developer
  • Medical Properties Owner

HK Listed Companies:

  • Shoe-maker
  • Games Developer
  • China Bank

US Listed Companies:

  • American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate
  • Patent + IoT Firm
  • Property Insurance Company with main market share in Florida
  • Mall REIT within Philadelphia
  • Manufacturer of wood-based panels and the world's largest producer of OSB
  • global supplier of complete cab systems in the heavy-duty truck
  • Banking As A Service

To be honest, it might be easier to just write down the name of the companies. Just that with regards to the recent guideline by MAS, it is probably better to keep the companies to myself as of now.

But I have been very honest to the members on the Fundamental Scorecard Telegram Group! You can always ask me there in the group.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

I am back. I am Terence.

Hi all,

Sorry for the long absent.

Being a dad now to a 3 month old new born, time is probably one of the most precious resource now and in future.

Taking on a new job for the last 4 months has also been quite tough. You realize, again, that it is hard to make everyone happy. When you constantly hit a brick wall at work, you will be amazed at how fast the "fire in the belly" get extinguish.

With those thoughts, you start to question what do you want to achieved in life? Especially with the T.U.B Investing blog and Fundamental Scorecard.

To be honest, I am just an ordinary folk who works a 8 to 6 job and hope to win Toto every single week. I am not a wealthy nor a rich folk and I stay in a four room flat like you. I take the MRT to work and do not have a maid.

With my family, I just want to bring joy and happiness to their life.

At work, I just hope to value add to my company.

Through these years of writing my blog, starting Fundamental Scorecard, starting the telegram group, I only wanted to share my thoughts on investing and hope people benefit from it.

I also never felt I could achieve financial independence. I just hope that by 50, I have some funds or income that allows me to escape the corporate rat race.

So this is me. This is Terence.

Probably the most ordinary folk you meet in your daily life.

With those emo thoughts out of the way, I just like to say that:
- I will try to re-start writing more regularly. But don't expect long post. Just simple post. If it is about ideas, it will probably be in point form.
- Fundamental Scorecard is also under revamp and I really want it to be successful because I do really believe in it.

For those that is interested in the daily discussion of the global market, feel free to join our Fundamental Scorecard Telegram Group.