Thursday 9 January 2020

It's Been Two Years...

It's been 2 years since I last wrote something in this blog. Yes, basically this blog has been abandoned.

I have been, temporarily I would say, out of stock market investment because of other commitment.

I didn't follow market news, I seldom look the the share price, and I rarely read any financial reports or annual reports even from the companies that I hold.

During the year of 2017 which was the time when I started to spend most of my time away from stock market, I just bought 3 stocks: Jaks, Prolexus & Stock X, and took profit on quite a few.

In 2018, which was my least active year in stock market, I still managed to buy one stock which proved to be the worst investment so far.

After CNY of 2019, I started to have a little bit of interest to be more involved in stock market. However, I found it quite hard to do so and didn't know how to start. I was lazy to read business news and study financial reports. It seems like I've got not enough time, or may be the interest was not strong enough.

I tried to revive this Bursa Dummy blog, but didn't know what to write. 

As we stepped into 2020, I suddenly got the interest to know how my portfolio has performed exactly in 2019, as I guess that it should be good.

So I spent a lot of time calculating my portfolio value at the end of each month from Jan 2018 to Dec 2019, including finding out all the dividends I received, which was quite painstaking.

Finally I got the results. Year 2018 was very bad as expected. You can see yourself from the stocks that I hold at the end of Dec 2017, and find out how much each and every stock has fallen apart, especially KESM.

Year 2019 was a good year with positive return, even though it is not as high as previous years.

In the next few days, I will write briefly on my portfolio return in both 2018 & 2019.

Yes! At least I have something more to write in this blog.


  1. Welcome back! Finally get to hear from you again. Hope to hear more from you soon. Btw what is share X that you bought in 2017?

    1. Fortunately I didn't reveal it, it's a "troublesome" stock

    2. because of government change?

    3. No, I'll talk about this stock later

  2. Hi BD, good to have you back! It is not easy to fulfill a commitment, good job.
    Relax, i think u did a great job, just updating the portfolio as usual is good enough. Market is never short of stories, or even investment philosophy and some experience sharing & thoughts can be a very interesting topic :)
    By the way, i did email you quite sometime ago, did you notice? ;)

    1. You're a stock market investment genius hiding behind the scene :)

  3. Welcome Back, we miss you. Keep Writing...

  4. I just mentioned to my family chat group about you. Say that you are not active again this few years. Suddenly you are in active again. While I was first to have interest to start to understand the stock market few years back, your blog is the 1st blog I keep to read. It inspired me a lot. Thanks come back.

  5. Thanks for your kind words and encouragement. Wish you a successful year ahead!