Monday, 16 October 2017

My first pico milestone - Conquered!

It's getting colder here in Japan. Currently, the temperature is about 6-7 degrees in the night and about 10 in the afternoon!! I must admit that the weather is fantastic! Just not when the wind is blowing in my direction.

It has been a week since I last updated my blog, as I'm pretty occupied with work, learning Japanese and going out during the weekends. Oh well. I will be updating and writing soon about the places I've been to and exploring Japan.

I've started out this journey towards financial freedom this year in January 2017. As mentioned earlier in my first blog post, my initial plan for 2017 is to have a portfolio and warchest amount totaling $5,475 (derived from allocating $15 aside per day x 365). I'd have to say that this amount is nothing impressive and can be easily earned in the future.

Last Friday, I had a mini-shock while I'm looking through the portfolio updates sent by StocksCafe.
I've actually hit my targets that I've set for myself earlier this year! 

confetti throw!
Did my portfolio perform well? I must say, in this bull-market we're in today, and the short window of time, the performance of my portfolio is nothing impressive. I'm really glad that I've embarked on this journey towards financial freedom as well as creating this blog as a platform for me to pen down my thoughts and most importantly, the opportunity to learn from wise seniors along the way. Nothing can be more rewarding. Thank you very much.

So how did my portfolio perform? I'll usually update my portfolio at the beginning of each month. However, as this milestone of mine came in the middle of the month.. Here's a sneak peek into my current portfolio:

Earlier on when I've created this blog, I had a page about "Goals/Milestone". However, I've removed it as it has nothing on it. Today, I've re-published it here. In this page, I will be writing about my short term goals and upon hitting that milestone, I'll add a link to it.

Not to be happy first, I've revised my targets for this year, raising it slightly to an amount of $7,000 for this year in one of my other post too. I'm looking forward to it - My next update on my milestone.
Read: My First Post , The 19 year old investor - Part 2

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  1. Replies
    1. Hi Desmond,

      Thanks :) It’s cold here it Japan now ... shivers.

  2. Did you learn Japanese in Ikoma? I did that when I was younger and very much intrigued by stuff in Japan. Enjoy Japan.

    1. Hi B,

      I actually “self-learned” Japanese back in Singapore. I was contemplating to join Ikoma previously due to the price tag. Now, in Japan, I’m having some lessons on Japanese language as well. Hopefully, I’ll be able to communicate fluently in Japanese when I’m back :p