Past Transactions

January 2016


February 2016

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March 2016

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April 2016

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May 2016

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June 2016

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July 2016


August 2016

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September 2016

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October 2016

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November 2016

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December 2016

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January 2017

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February 2017

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March 2017

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April 2017

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May 2017

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June 2017

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July 2017

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August 2017

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September 2017

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October 2017

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November 2017

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December 2017

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January 2018

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February 2018

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March 2018

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April 2018

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    1. At a portfolio level, I use an Excel XIRR spreadsheet to keep track of funds in and out. It calculates the internal rate of return and includes cash holdings.
      I showed the XIRR table for STI ETF in the most recent quarterly portfolio update post:

      It’s the same for my personal portfolio, just input each time there’s a cash withdrawal or infusion and the XIRR function calculates it automatically.

      Separately, I keep track of all transactions in another excel spreadsheet, just for recording purposes. (So that I can remember what’s the ave cost of each of my holding)


  1. i think you should compare with the S&P annual returns haha.. S&P was on a long bull run … anyone invested in it could have done better than your portfolio..

    STI is “weird” in the sense that a lot of the constituent stocks have cycles .. they don’t go up up up like big cap US stocks.


    1. once the bear kicks in SG, it will rewind the gains for the past 10 yrs for many of the stocks here … for US, probably only for past 5 yrs or so..


      1. That, I’m not too sure about.
        Neither are you actually.
        Nobody knows for sure.
        I don’t think the guys back during the start of 1929, truly appreciated how severe the Great Depression would be, until it got well underway and reality hit them.



        1. nobody can know for sure .. i used history as a guide .. many local popular stocks including DBS took 10 yrs after the 08 crisis to recover to the peak .. (even STI as well) some haven’t yet .. god knows whether they will eventually recover .. so if you’re invested just before the bear kicks in .. good luck .


    2. Yes, I think so.
      S&P returns for recent time periods, would likely have done better than my portfolio.
      Probably better than the vast majority of fund managers as well.
      In fact, probably better than the vast majority of anyone I know.

      But that’s because S&P has been in a secular great bull run. There’d always be a market that’s going crazy for a few years.
      So what happens if S&P drops 40% for the next 2 years? Do we then say hey look, say Topix has done much better. “Anyone who has invested in Topix would’ve done better”.

      So the key is to stick to 1 logical benchmark, and compare to it consistently isn’t it?

      My rationale for choosing STI is because this is my LOCAL equities portfolio. Of course I compare it to STI.

      I didn’t bother to post anything regarding my US equities, save for some data on Options, but if my portfolio consists of mostly US equities, then perhaps it makes sense to benchmark it to S&P.


      1. S&P is the de facto index … if S&P drops 40% .. i think most stocks will drop by at least that much .. just look at the recent correction. Regardless of whether we like it or not, the whole world’s markets are dependent on S&P.


  2. Hi, saw that u are holding alliance minerals. It has been suspended for 1 week without any news. Getting worried and the suspense really getting me! I hope its not some bad news.


  3. Hi TTI,

    Just noticed that you have stopped updating your Past Transactions. The last post was in April 2018.

    Just curious if there is any specific reason you have done so.



  4. Hi TTI

    I am an investor into Alita Resources as per yourself and now that they are going through the Deed of Company Arrangement. Seems like shareholders will get back Zero value during the delisting? Not sure what to make of the announcement. Appreciate if you could help explain as this is the first time i am going through this.



    1. Hi Calvin
      Yes, it is highly likely that you will get back nothing after the recapitalization.
      Basically the company is insolvent.
      We have to see what are the terms but I won’t get my hopes up.
      Consider a total writeoff of this investment.
      Obviously we have been conned.
      I’m not paying too much attention cos my position here is small and I’ve long written it off.
      Should’ve trusted my own instincts on this instead of listening to others


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