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A Good Month For Stocks


The last month till today has been good for equities. Those people whose stock portfolios have fallen last year would have seen their stock value move higher.

For myself, January and February is good to take stock of and decide what to do for the new year.

I have been buying into the S&P 500 each month doing dollar cost averaging. And it is a nice surprise to see how big this effect can be. At the moment it is already 20% of our stock portfolio. And that is while the US dollar and economy still very much in recovery phase. Small money dripped away does make a difference over time.

I am thinking of getting my wife started into Greater China fund as the China funds have fallen quite a bit from its high. There is a risk that there will be a recession or slow down in the Chinese economy with the uncertainities evident in the world economies. But we are looking at a longer timeline.

Time for a visit to the bank? Or maybe contact her broker who was very nice to send us a copy of The Edge which had a series of interesting readings while i am bored on public transport.

What about you? What do you intend to do this year?

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Vincent said...
March 3, 2012 at 3:21 AM  

Hi.. First timer here.. :)

How do you monthly buy S&P 500? Through mutual fund?? or ETF? Or any other way?

Lemizeraq said...
March 7, 2012 at 10:20 AM  

Hi Vincent,

Thanks for your visit.

i buy it through OCBC Infinity series of index funds. It is a form of unit trust. You can also buy it through the ETF also.

Or even to go to the US site for those stock portals to buy the ETFs from there too.


Financial Planning Career said...
March 15, 2012 at 5:18 PM  

Although the markets are getting better. But I still feel that one should be trading in small quantities and should not take big risks. Economies of countries like China and India are better but still there is a lot of fluctuations.

rho said...
March 17, 2012 at 11:57 PM  

how do you pick stocks; how do you determine what price to go in?

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