Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Interview With Jes Of SimplyJesMe Blog

It has been a while since my last "Interview With The Fellow Investors" series, 4 months plus to be exact. Of course, I want to make this as evergreen blog series, as long as there is willing interviewees, I will ensure its continuity.

Our next interviewer is the second lady blogger in this series, she is Jes from SimplyJesMe blog (I like the name). Even though I've not met her personally but I drop by her blog occasionally. 

Without further ado, let's start the ball rolling....

Q1 : Can you give us a brief introduction about yourself?
A1 : I am Jes, a 30 years old Singaporean who is doing SimplyJesMe just for the love of sharing my thoughts. It does not have a niche like others, I blog about everything that I like, such as free and easy travelling tips, personal finance and stories to push people into action. Actually I started the blog and aim to be a financial blogger with my first post on OCBC 360, but I found I am not keen to keep talking about stocks and FA, which led me to blog about my travels and others.

Q2 : Are you a full-time or part-time investor at the moment?
A2 : I am a part time investor in stocks, not pro enough to go full time at all.

Q3 : When (at what age) did you start investing in shares and who has influenced you the most?
A3 : I started investing at 25 years old after some influence from my parents. My first stock was Olam thanks to a tip by a good friend. After which, I started to read up actively on passive investing. “Rich dad, poor dad” and “One up on wall street” gave me more insights into the world of investing.

Q4 : Do you view yourself as long-term (holding shares in years), short-term investor (holding shares in days/months) or mixture?
A4 : I am usually a long term investor but would go short term if I feel that the stock is over valued. However, till now I still have not started to cut loss so I am earning money with only book loss!

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 : I based it more on fundamental analysis. Peter Lynch’s formula in “One up on wall street” is a good guide and I slowly fine tune it to the current market situations. I believe people need to start investing so that they will monitor their stocks and learn from the actual experience. Most friends I know are stuck at the stage where they do not dare to invest out of fear of the high risk.

Q6 : What is your targeted and achieved annual rate of returns (%) so far?  
A6 : My targeted rate of returns : 8 %
        My achieved rate of returns : 5% (Including book loss)

Q7 : What is your most recommended online investing resource (site or blog) to share with our readers?
A7 : Investopedia.com, and all the other blogs recommended on my blog. 

Q8 : Besides shares, what other investment are you involved in (e.g. Real Estates, Bonds or REITs etc)?
A8 : My own business SnackFirst.com, where I strive to provide happiness in the form of snacks from all over the world. 

Q9 : What is your Portfolio Distribution like?
A9 : 60% equities, 40% cash. Besides stocks, I also invest monthly and passively in STI ETF through POEMS Sharebuilder.

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 : They can contact me through SimplyJesMe/SnackFirst contact me page, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Last but not least, 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 investopenly@gmail.com 

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



  1. Hi Richard,

    Thank you for the feature! Hope you get another female interviewee soon :)

    1. Hi Jes, you are most welcome.. care to introduce some (lady bloggers)? Lol

  2. Richard to organize Ladies Night for female bloggers. :-)

    1. CW8888 : Hahahaha. If I ever arranged one, will sure to ask you along... :-)

    2. Free drinks for us ladies oh yeah! =P


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