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The tyranny of investing

Learn from the past to plan for the future but live in the present.

Beyond the Efficient Market Hypothesis in normal circumstances are either the market states of the bull or the bear. Sometimes the invisible market hand with government interdiction-gloves tilt the interplay of individual pressures on market supply and demand.

And with that causes the irrational movement of prices and flow of trade. This is where investors using fundamentals analysis accumulate growth or identity value stocks with technical considerations of entry prices.

Certainly, there are more heterogenous agents at play but I’m a proponent of learning from the past to plan for the future but live in the present. While wary of past results being not reflective of future performances, the statistical advantages are stack better than guesstimates. Moreover, due diligence are always measured against data, verified with approach, and substantiated by results.

While bad financial decisions can be depressing, everyone going through life’s journey would bound to be greeted by failures in different measure. Some humbling, others perhaps a great learning opportunity.

For me, it was about putting the loss in perspective with one simple question, “What was the key takeaway from such episode and use it as a rebuilding process?”

Case in point, just like I will remind myself to learn from past mistakes, plan ahead and patiently build a robust investment portfolio while living in the present (enjoying my 50% value trade…ehh…purchase with my family lol).

Happy National Day, Singapore!



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Do note that this is not financial advice. Please always do you own due diligence all the time and consult relevant professionals or certified financial advisors/planners. (Or a chat with me!)


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