Invest 06: Trading Amateur


Being an investor can be lonely and definitely boring. Yeah, you get the excitement of up & downs sometimes but after a while, it's just space stare on the screen. I guess that's why a lot of people write on their investment journey to get nods from readers, or just to reassure themselves.

Once I too dream of writing long and meaningful "in depth analysis" of any company whose share I buy - like am some seriously smart person instead of tom dick harry wannabe. No, it's actually harder than earning an honest engineering degree or working in a 9 to 5 job. The job of analysis a financial report is like auditing auditors work. Easy and logical compared to Fourier Transform yet requires so much time and mental power.

The world is getting increasingly VUCA - volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. KLSE has been pretty volatile this month and volatility is good for trading. Panic selling always rebounds - on a different scale.What you need is a lot of monitoring and courage
 
I got to held myself from sharing what counter I bought because it is the right thing to do. It would be the blind leading the blind. Okay okay. I admit it, I did NOTHING but add some windfall into the fund. I was waiting for KLSE to dip on Brexit but it stays pretty stable that day. EPF and local mutual funds are too rich to beat. 

No changes in core portfolio. Maintaining 75% cash, added RM 4,000 in the fund - not my usual savings, this comes from claims, eating leftovers for two weeks and buy nothing May. I know many investors will shrug with this idea of holding this much free funds but am eager to wait until October and see. The small portfolio I am holding now includes CARLSBERG, TWRREIT, ATRIUM, YTLPOWER. 

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