Thursday, October 2, 2014

Interview With David Of "David Financial Freedom" Blog

After four months plus, since I first started the "Interview With The Fellow Investors" blog series on 25th May 2014, I've reached the 20th interviewee today! "clap clap clap" (to myself). It is a great milestone for me and I hope you folks do enjoy the interview series as much as I am writing it.
His name is David and a late comer to the stock investment scene, just like me. As the saying goes, it is better late than never right? Anyway, that's not the point. ;-) He owned the David Financial Freedom blog and constantly write about his investment portfolio (mixture of Singapore and US stocks).
Without further ado, check out David's investing journey below : 

Q1 : Can you give us a brief introduction about yourself?
A1 : A late starter to the investing world. An average guy with full-time employment. Only realised and started to join the bandwagon of value investing, hopefully to instil and influence this belief to those around me.

Q2 : Are you a full-time or part-time investor at the moment?
A2 : Part-time investor.

Q3 : When (at what age) did you start investing in shares and who has influenced you the most?
A3 : Bought my 1st share in 1993 during Singtel listing in SGX. It was the government's programme to make Singapore a share-owning society. You can read it in my blog. My real investing started last year at 2013 with IPO. Since then, I do not subscribe to IPO.

Q4 : Do you view yourself as long-term (holding shares in years), short-term investor (holding shares in days/months) or mixture?
A4 : Long-term investor. Had not sell any of my holding if the fundamental had not change for the company.

Q5 : What is your basis of selecting the shares to invest(e.g. basing on fundamental analysis, technical analysis or other methods/sources [share a little bit more details if it is the latter])?
A5 : Mostly fundamental analysis, value investing method. But with small percentage of arbitrage, fallen angel play - risk is higher as it can be a value trap whereby the stock never recover or a huge opportunity to become your 10-bagger!

Q6 : What is your targeted and achieved annual rate of returns (%) so far?  
A6 : My targeted rate of returns : 7 %. My achieved rate of returns : “Negative” todate excluding dividends collected. But if I include my singtel shares bought in 1993, it it positive.

Q7 : What is your most recommended online investing resource (site or blog) to share with our readers?
A7 : If only 1 site, SGX. If more are allow, then, PEOMs, KEtrade, Investmentmoats, Sgreit, Gurufocus, Marketwatch and many other financial websites & blogs.

Q8 : Besides shares, what other investment are you involved in (e.g. Real Estates, Bonds or REITs etc)?
A8 : REITs, Unit Trust. Too poor to invest in real estates.

Q9 : What is your Portfolio Distribution like”?
A9 : 10 Singapore listed & 9 US listed.

Q10 : If the readers what to get in touch with you, how to get hold of you? (Sharing of your website/blog/social media profile etc..)
A10 : Please visit David Financial Freedom. 
By the way, if you are a retail investor and would like to be featured in my "Interview With The Fellow Investors" blog series, please feel free to email me at

Also, for the complete list of my interviewees and their posts, check it out here.



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