It’s strange, and i wonder if anyone feels the same as me sometimes.
Suddenly you just feel happy to be alive for no particular reason.
Maybe it’s because that i just exercised, so endorphin is being released in the brain. Perhaps it’s because i just finished housework and i feel really productive, or perhaps it’s because my business just clinched a deal that would make my work year a stable one, one that is less stressful.
So after all these reasons, it seems like my happiness is not a random occurrence, but one of which is made up of various reasons put together.
And sorrow is the same too.
It has been some time since i last blogged, yet life continue to plod on relentlessly imo. Afterall time wait for no one.
The path to wisdom is a self fulfilling one, once you started on it, your self consciousness will lead you forward, and the pace doesn’t really matters.
A little more wisdom results in you being a little more foolish. You might gained more sorrow than ever, helplessness maybe, but yet as you plod on, you will encounter genuine happiness from sorrow.
And this kind of happiness is very different from the kind that you get from materialistic kind. Both kinds are perhaps essential to life, and as i always wonder, there is no right or wrong. Human are creature of comforts, we are social animal too, and with the advancement of technology and the boom of social media, the emphasis is back to oneself again, and so we have selfie, wefie, we have online friends, followers, fans, and one whom have many of those are a.k.a social influencer.
For real happiness, the strength has to come from within, anything that is from externally will diminish over time, and will also require a higher upkeep & maintenance.
Life has always been kind to me, and for that i am extremely grateful. I don’t really know the direction of this blog anymore really, i still love finance, and it continue to be an essential part of my life and my retirement, hopefully i can reached semi-retirement earlier and longer, one which i can be more selective of jobs and yet never have to worry about life and its expenses.
For investing, value investing continues to lead the way with good returns, and one that i can sleep well in night or day, never really worrying much about it. So far this method has beat STI returns from the start of my journey. And it has been a good year so far, as a rising tide lifts all boats.
One thing that is very sad though, Lantrovision an extremely good company brought at an extremely good price has officially delisted today, which i just realised. (Silly me for not keeping track of dates, or perhaps its just the charm of value investing)
With that its almost like the closing of an era, which is the start of my value investing journey, although its still considered a really short one (3 years) All that is left from the first year is PNE Industries which continues to give out generous dividends, its almost like a company that will be retiring soon, and it’s busy unlocking its value for all shareholders, with a whopping 5 cents that will be paid out by today. PNE has been my first multi-bagger.
Every 3 months or so, i will screen stocks using google stock screener with an emphasis on NCAV stocks, with low psr, reasonable pe ratio, and some other criterias which can make me sieve out that few potential stocks faster.
With Singapore stock market dropping quite low at the start of the year, i remembered Peter Cundill Magic Sixes, and i tried to see if i can find any in the Singapore market using again my beloved Google stock screener, and lo behold, i managed to find one which fits my value investing criterias too. It has given me 20% unrealised profits in 4 months of holding.
And thus life continue to be kind to me, and i am on track to my 30 years stock/value investing journey.
And as always, i hope to see all of you more often along the journey of life, knowing that towards the end we have all managed to finish the journey of life at our own pace.