I'm not a licensed investment adviser. I will not be liable to your trades should you proceed to invest. I did not take any exams to give financial advise. However I may have more cow sense.. moooo
Aside from my usual way of investment, I always have a portfolio and this is the safer/lower returns side of the portfolio I have.
Yes I do invest in Singapore Stocks, but only very selective. So damm selective to a stage I only have 3 choices. SGX, Singtel and the banks. Don't get me started on reits ( I know this is coming to my inbox )
Why these 3? SGX has no competitors. Banks are due to the regulations in SG. Lately, they are pricey.
Now, StinkTel. Share price has been hit, see the chart I attached. Partly due to market sentiments and competition. Personally I hate their services, so many bad experiences which includes a permanent issue they can't solve and they blamed it on the US server, however if I use 4G network it goes thru. I'm an engineer myself and I gave up solving the issue and rather work around them. So why am I still using them? Because, NO CHOICE. Which is good from their business point of view. They own the infrastructure. Even if you use a new service provider, do you know they are using their infrastructure?
From an investor point of view, it's good. Thus my position in the company. Lately dividend payout is at 5.2%, and I will add more over time. This position I'm taking on will be a lifetime position. I'm not intending to sell it. So it doesn't matter to me if share prices moves up or down. I will be getting my payout yearly which made up for the bonus I didn't get last year =(...
Dividend payout looks sustainable from the financial reports unlike ermmm better don't say or get sued.
To add, stocks I invest in MUST be LIQUID or have VOLUME. I do not care if the company is awesome, but you want to sell, cannot sell and end up in a wide spread, that would suck. For example, recently I tried to short an Australian share, but due to the liquidity, I can't. Maybe I'll do it via CFD.
Investing is simple. If choosing companies to invest in, a huge moat is probably the best way to go about it.