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Trend investing for the future (Part 1)- Electrification

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Among my friends who invest alongside me, there will always be questions regarding what are the trends to invest in for the future, for the next decade and beyond. By targeting and focusing on these trends early, we can take advantage of huge growth potential and ride on the waves to reach our financial goals earlier than we expect.  Here are some trends to invest in and potential stock tickers to keep on your watchlist, take note that these are not in any particular order or preference. Before investing in the following below, please do your own diligence. Electrification of the future Countries like China have already embarked on electrification early, and they have a huge headstart compared to counterparts like the US. In fact, they have already mandated that electric vehicles make up 40% of sales by 2040. China has already electrified majority of their private buses, taxis and municipal vehicles. The next step would be to electrify their private cars. As we have seen from history,

Why Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) might not be the best option for you

I have heard of many reasons why there are some financial experts or gurus highlighting dollar cost averaging in your investment journey, like investing in a fixed amount of cash every month. Here are some reasons why DCA might or might not be the best option for you. DCA is good for the following reasons: 1. It is a form of forced 'savings', it automates your investment journey, and is ideal for someone who does not want to spend time looking or researching about their investments. This can also remove the emotional portion of investing. 2. It is an excellent form of building out your position in a stock if you feel that the stock is overvalued at this current moment, and you are not sure if the stock will keep going up or go down once you get in it (we all experience that sometimes). For example, lets say you want to build up an entry position in SE, and at current valuations it seems very overvalued according to normal market matrices. You can choose to split up the total am

Why I choose to invest in the US/ HK market

Why I choose to invest in the US/ HK market  My investment journey began when I was investing in Singapore REITS and shares when I was in the Army. I was obsessed with the SG market and knew it was a good market if one is primarily in search of dividends because dividends are not taxed for Singaporeans and it felt good if I had extra pocket money (on top of capital gains) going into my bank account every few months. When I began work after attending University, I read up avidly on investment methodologies by many Singaporean financial bloggers and they advocated Dollar Cost Averaging into STI ETF. Without doing much due diligence, I signed up for the POSB Invest-Saver to do regular deductions of my salary into STI ETF. This was a substantial amount of my salary every month, hence I did not have much cash to look elsewhere to other markets. Only when my annual bonus came in when I could look to invest it. Long story short, I realized that the US/ HK market was better for me because 1. T

Why I started and how I grew my portfolio to 6 digit figures as a salaryman in Singapore

Hi all, I am a 30 year old Singaporean engineer who has been working for close to 5 years in Singapore. I first started off investing mainly in stocks and REITS listed on the SGX mainly to generate dividends. But over the years, I have progressed onto the US and HK markets in search of better capital gains so that I would be able to achieve F.I.R.E (Short form for Financial Independence, Retire Early) earlier to escape the rat race.  This blog is to document my progress as an investor, allowing me to keep track of my investments, my lessons learnt throughout my investment journey, and also to document my research for my highest conviction stocks (like potential multi-baggers). My investment philosophy is mainly to find  1. Stocks that have an asymmetrical risk reward 2. Stocks that have multi-bagger potential 3. Stocks that have not reached mature growth status, meaning there is room for growth 4. Stocks that have optionality The platforms/ brokerages I use are mainly Standard Chartere