It hasnt been a long time since my first post. To be exact, it was on March 22nd 2010. I had been thinking of blogging for several weeks by then and finally decided to jump into the action along with a friend. I must admit that I am loving it; I really enjoy pouring out my thoughts on a subject I enjoy and I value the accountability to myself which forces me to plan and execute my trades carefully. I also appreciate having met several fellow bloggers online. But what I appreciate the most is the feedback I received from many amongst you, especially the critical feedback regarding my approach to investing, to you, a big thank you. After all, what makes it all worth it is the readership, YOU!
I did not pick the DIY investment approach because it is a quick shortcut to riches; I am not a believer in getting rich quick schemes. I picked it because I found it challenging and rewarding. I picked it because I enjoyed the work that comes with it: researching the sector, pouring over financials and keeping in touch with companies (I wish I can say the same about my job). I am an average Joe investor, I can just dump my portfolio in 2 index ETFs and I will end up just fine. But you know what; its just not the same. Im in for the fight and looking forward to a nice return by the end of the year.
By now, you shouldnt be surprised about my sector diversification, I am mostly in Oil and Gas. This is a sector I love working with and fills up what little free time I have. Can I make a decent return by the end of the year? Can I survive until then? If all comes down crashing tomorrow, life goes on. Money can be replaced and at 33 I can afford the delay. I am personally looking forward to success, I am looking forward to evolve my investing and who knows maybe grab a certificate in portfolio management one day.
As you can see, there’s a new theme on the site. Just like investing is a corner stone of any financial plan, I am looking towards the site becoming a contributor to this plan.?? I would like to hear from you dear reader: What do you think of the direction of the site so far? Is there a subject you would like to see more/less of?
Thank you for all the feedback in advance!