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Today, I sold off my k1 Ventures shares at $0.162. Taking into account the various dividend pay outs in the last three years and after deducting off the commission fees, the annual return rate is average 3.33%. I made about S$1000 profit. Actually all along, I had never considered my holding in k1 Ventures as a form of “investment”. This is because back in 2010, I had wanted to pull out a portion of my CPF Ordinary Account (CPF-OA) monies and parked it under a stable stock before my HDB flat purchase. The intent was to sell off the stock at a later date and slowly build up an emergency fund. Well after three years, k1 Ventures delivered and I got back my CPF OA funds.
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My decision to sell off k1 Ventures is not because of the stock performance. In fact, it has always delivered consistent good corporate results because it is well managed by a team of experienced management. Since 2005, it has been giving out dividends and returning capital reductions to its investors. I stand corrected, but any investors who bought this stock in 2005 would have gotten back their principle capital. So the track record for k1 Ventures is there.

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I could have kept the stock and collect dividends for the next few years. But recent events has made me decided to liquidate my CPF investments in k1 Ventures, which has substantial investments in the United States. The Korean tension, Boston explosion and the poison letter to President Obama gave me the “uh-oh” feeling that something nasty is brewing in America. k1 Ventures’ company and stock performance are closely related to the US recovery. For the past one year, the stock has risen about 77% (from $0.09 to $0.16). So any derail in US recovery may cause the price to tumble again.

Against this uncertain back-drop, I reckon it is better to liquidate my CPF investments and prepare to invest if there is an economic crisis. Many readers had asked me what is my investment portfolio and urged me to share my net worth in this blog. My answer is that besides this “investment” in k1 Ventures, I did not invest in any stocks, bonds, forex or precious metals. In the past few years, I had been building up my war chest and quietly waiting for a crisis to invest.

I hope the opportunity has arrived.

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  1. Hi Greatsage,
    Is this crisis significant enough to cause a temporary recession? I am also waiting patiently. Do you have any opinions about the Chinese market? I’ve been waiting at the sideline, valuations look good now. perhaps.

  2. The bubble will always burst and it doesn’t take an economist or genius to know that economic crisis always take place every few years. This is healthy as the market corrects itself and position for another stage of growth. The important thing we should do is to position ourselves well for the opportunities available.
    I had terrible experience with Chinese stocks. I would not touch them at all.

  3. Go for shares in companies that are managed well and that you can monitor – preferably, monitor not just the annual and quarterly reports but see the real business and gauge whether customers are liking it or not.
    That’s why for me, safer to invest in companies which Singapore companies or companies not in Singapore but we can see their products and services (eg. Google).

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