About Myself

I am an Accountant by training and is currently working in a global MNC. During my free time, I enjoy reading up on topics such as stock investing, insurance planning and property investment. Since 2012, I have started penning down my thoughts on certain financial matters while striving to achieve financial independence. Being through the 2008 global financial crisis taught me that one should never leave one's own financial management to the so-called experts such as Financial Advisor or Unit Trust Manager. It is important for one to learn how to manage one's own financial matters. Till today, I am still learning from investment discussion forums and investment blogs and is delighted to pick up skills and tips from other like-minded folks in our ever growing vibrant local investment community.

You all can also refer to some of my life stories and thoughts on daily issues in "MY JOURNAL" page.

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Investment Philosophy 
I no longer subscribe to the traditional buy and hold forever strategy advocated by many mainstream "value" investors. Buying and selling at different market cycles are also important in capital preservation and realization of profits. When a business dies (some of them will eventually lose its economic moat), continue holding on to such companies forever will mean drowning with them in a race to the bottom of the sea with no return. Look at what happened to once thought of as invincible and government backed blue chips like Singapore Press Holdings, Sembcorp Marine and Singtel.

(i) For growth stocks, I will sell off once my internal target price has been reached and redeploy the capital.
(ii) For income-generating stocks, I tend to hold them for the long term. Market fluctuation thus does not affect this portion of my portfolio. 

Also, I learnt over the years that one just could not time the market perfectly (those that claimed they can do it are just talking nonsense). 

But I guess overall, I am still more of an "Income" investor with a greater focus on generating passive income from dividends.

Investment Income For Life
A Chief Financial Officer (who worked for international banks previously) whom I met during an accounting course told me that an accountant who wants to adhere by professional ethics at work first needs to achieve financial independence in order to withstand pressure from the higher up who wields considerable power in any organization. This left a very strong impression on me. 

Who dare wins.....create your own passive income and achieve financial independence. Be in control of your own destiny.


  1. Nice blog and very nice readings. Glad to know about you and your life philosophy. I completely agree to this thought of yours -

    Who dare wins.....create your own passive income and achieve financial independence. Be in control of your own destiny.

    Very well said!!

  2. Hi Blade Knight, Meixian from Manulife US REIT. I wanted to say that I didn't see any email from yourself in my inbox -- could you email me again please? Meixian_Lee@manulifeusreit.sg It could have gone to the junk folder, so let me keep a lookout for it this time. Thanks!

    1. Hi Meixian,
      As requested, have resent to you....see whether you got receive my email. My email address is magicland79@gmail.com