More about @AlpacaInvestments:
I'm currently an Accountancy undergraduate from one of the local universities. My ideal career would be either in private equity or venture capital, as the analytical process involved greatly interests me. I believe in working hard, while concurrently putting our money to work. I currently have a low five-figures portfolio, accumulated from working part-time jobs, my National Service allowance and my savings.
I started this blog to share my thought process when I make investment decisions. I have had a few years of investing experience, since I began reading The Intelligent Investor during my National Service days. I believe in constantly learning and improving our investing acumen, and I am thankful to have learnt a lot from the local blogging community. The open discussion of ideas allows us to understand the different perspective investors may have towards a certain stock.
My investment style would be to look out for companies with strong fundamentals, preferably those that are stable, dividend paying businesses with strong cash flows. I aim to purchase these shares when they have been sold down due to poor market sentiment. Currently, the stocks that I look at are mainly blue chips, but I intend to venture into small and mid caps, as these stocks as a whole have been proven to outperform blue chips in the long run. A portion of my portfolio is also allocated to ETFs.
I hope that if you're a young adult reading this, you would be inspired to kick off your investing journey. It is never too early to start; if you're young, time is on our side. The best way to learn is through experience, and it is definitely better to make mistakes when your portfolio is small, compared to when you are investing your retirement funds. However, be sure to read widely and do your own research before investing in any company.
Please feel free to leave your comments on my posts, because I would certainly be glad to hear different perspectives from our investing community. Also, I would greatly appreciate your help if you could like my Facebook page or share my articles. May we all experience a successful and rewarding investment journey!