Yeah… 2009 was a very good year for investment no matter in stock market or unit trust. The bull had been running from March until end of the year. It was a little bit flat at the end but up a lot in overall during year 2009.
FBM KLCI 2009 performance
Wow… I started to invest in stock market back in middle of year 2006. Lost lot of money until end of year 2008. Invested in some ‘dangerous’ stocks (gain fast & lose fast). Bought called warrants too. Whenever I look back those years, I laugh. How silly am I back then?
I started to invest late in year 2009. And set target to earn RM 20k in stock market that year. And I achieved it. However, it just managed to cover past few years losses. So year 2010 is a new start for stock investment. I paid lot of education fee and it’s time to gain it back.
What did I do in year 2009 compare to year 2006-2008? I studied stock research firm reports. Be aware of the current economy trend. I selected recommended stock to invest. I did my own analysis of course rather than follow research report blindly. I did not ‘play’ called warrant anymore. And invest in high dividend stock only. Focus on less than 10 stocks only like Tanjong PLC, Mudajaya and IOICorp… By the way, I did lend some money by using stock margin facility. It helped me to buy stock even that I did not have such amount of money. Else I could not reach my year 2009 target.
Looking forward ~ year 2010. This is not a smooth year to invest. Most of the stock price already reached the fair value in year 2009. But it is not impossible to make money this year. So I set another high target for me ~ RM 30k. Let’s fight for it.
I am a Public Bank supporter. I have its 1 saving account and 2 share trading accounts (Collaterised Trading and Share Margin Financing). Too bad that I don’t own Public Bank stock. Okay, back to the topic ~ Public Bank Online Share Trading. Most of the brokers and banks provide online share trading facility. However, not all of them are the same.
Public Bank share trading account is nominate account. There is 30% discount on brokerage rate (minimum brokerage of RM12.00) when we trade online. For contract value RM100K and below, the brokerage rate would be 0.42%. While for contract value above RM100K – the brokerage rate would be 0.21%. The brokerage rate for intraday transaction will remain the same at 0.15%. Good for short-term traders.
The bad sides… I cannot buy Initial Public Offering (IPO) with this account. There is RM5.50 service charge when receive dividend payment. You will get the payment in your PB Sharelink account directly. (No need bank in the cheque yourself)
I have Maybank Online Stock account and OSK share account (OSK188) too. How about you? Do you invest in stock market?