Category: ThumbTack Investor

TTI’s REVIEW OF THE LATEST KID ON THE BLOCK – USMART SECURITIES

In recent times, we’ve had several new entrants burst onto the retail brokerage scene in Singapore. All this new competition to the traditional, entrenched players have helped to inject more vibrancy, and is undoubtedly good for all consumers. The latest kid to join the fray is uSMART Singapore. About uSMART Securities uSMART Securities, the leading […]

ThumbTack Fund Report 11 – 2 Year Anniversary

TTF was incepted in Feb 2020, so this month marks the 2 year anniversary for this baby fund. I guess it’s timely to check the data and see how TTF has performed in the past 2 years. But first, some very much overdue thanks and accolades are in order: I read about the long queues […]

ThumbTack Fund Report 10 – Hello 2022!

For full year 2021: FULL YEAR (2021): SPY: +29.07% VT: +18.59% STI: +9.95% TTF: +24.91% SINCE INCEPTION (FEB 2020), ANNUALIZED: SPY: +24.93% VT: +19.52% STI: -0.45% TTF: +35.97% For reference, last TTF report: https://thumbtackinvestor.wordpress.com/2021/09/05/thumbtack-fund-report-9-you-shouldve-gone-for-the-head/ Note: Returns are MWRs, all figures in USD TTF’s NAV: USD 1,262,649.05 Deposits/Withdrawals: USD 966,301.98 Nett capital gains since inception: USD […]

I Love Singapore Airlines.

TTI loves Singapore Airlines. I really do. Not the shares. The company. Tidbit of fact: Since 2010, me and my entire family have NEVER flown on ANY other airline, except SQ. As the pandemic rages on past the 2nd year, we all know times have been real tough for SQ. Things might have gotten slightly […]

Power Of Property

I just sold 1 of my investment properties. Literally just. In this post, I’d just share my personal thoughts and experience when it comes to property, specifically, the SG property sector. I have had quite a bit of experience in overseas properties as well, but I won’t talk about that just yet. Most of what […]

Money Lessons That Squid Game Has Taught Us

This is a guest post by @GrandpaLemon, posted here with permission If anything, Squid game has been a teaching experience and I just want to call out a few money lessons that one should have learnt from this show, you know, just for the future’s sake. Hospital and Surgical Insurance I am not selling any, […]

Investing Is A Weird Game

In general, for most games or activities that we engage in, most folks get better at it with effort and time. In other words, the results of said activity has some sort of positive correlation with the amount of effort and time put into that said activity, of course, adjusted for the confounding effects of […]

Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered

I’d just let the pictures do the talking this time around. OVERALL SUMMARY: Exhibit 1: Exhibit 2: Exhibit 3: Exhibit 4: Exhibit 5: https://thumbtackinvestor.wordpress.com/2021/08/26/final-boarding-call-sprt/ Exhibit 6: Exhibit 7: These humans… they can be so predictable sometimes.