Bintan Island Getaway: New Hotel, Fun Day Trips & Budget Friendly Fun

A short getaway on Bintan Island. A great stay at a new hotel, Four Points by…

Partially Secured 2027 Expenses

One of the key considerations for my current lifestyle is to ensure I don’t run out…

The Goldilocks Approach to Building Passive Income (on The Smart Investor)

It does not require too much capital. Its return is not too low. Price volatility is…

From Frog in a Well to Beating the Market: My US Investing Journey

After investing primarily in the Singapore market for 17 years, the writer shifted to the US…

How does 9% GST affect my 1H2024 Expenses?

The first half of the year showed no significant increase in total expenses despite a rise…

Portfolio Update June 2024

After 15 buys and 5 sells over the last 2 months, this is the latest portfolio.…

Invest in SPDR S&P 500 ETF or Individual Stocks?

It is tough to beat the return of SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY). The ETF has…

Added more Veeva Systems

Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV) reported 1Q2025 earnings with 24% revenue growth year over year, adjusted to…

Adding to Potential Multibaggers (in 5 years time?)

The acquisition of ShockWave by Johnson & Johnson prompted me to divest my stake. Despite missing…

Yes! The Hour Glass maintains its Final Dividend of 6 cents

Compared to past two years, outlook is dimmer. With current high interest rate and option to…

Record Quarterly Dividends

The reporting season for this quarter is almost over. There are a few more counters in…

[On The Smart Investor] Forget the S&P 500 ETF: These 3 US Stocks Gave Better Returns

The S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) has shown strong returns, but some stocks have outperformed it…