Friday, April 15, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

March 2011 Portfolio Update

March saw a terrible disaster at Japan, leading to my holdings of companies with Japanese exposure going down substantially. In addition, panic selling brought down prices further. Unfortunately, I have used my opportunity funds to enter Singtel the previous month. But fortunately, Singtel did not go much lower than my buy-in price at all, displaying the resilience of this telecom company. Neither did Starhub budge much too.

Since I have no opportunity funds, I did not enter this month. The good news: prices have not substantially recovered since the Japan crisis. The bad news: my rate of growth of opportunity funds wasn't as fast as I would like it to be.

While we profit from the crisis, do spare a thought for the Japanese by donating to Red Cross or the little donation box at Yoshinoya counters around Singapore.