How will patience gets you rich??? – 3 examples

Sometimes the power of now can really kill you?? can it???

As discussed earlier on(Singtel)….let see how patience fare.

You have saved up $2,900 to purchase Singtel stock.. How should I purchase?

(Dividend calculation are not included to simplify calculation)

  1. “LIMPEI want to do something now” Scenarioslide1

    • Notice Singtel price soaring and thinking about how much you would have made if you bought it during 2007
      • Decided to purchase it at 2008 at the price of $2.9
      • Went through the crazy emotional cycle when price drop to $1.4 at 2009 all the way to 2013 (5 years of emotional trauma)
      • To only gain $0.10 capital gain
    • Math:
      • Purchase 1000 units ($2,900) worth of stock at 2008
      • Stock value at 2009 ($1,400)Half of your initial purchase value when you’ve just bought it
        • WOULD YOU SELL IT IMMEDIATELY?? or could you hold on or would you even know what to do?
      • Value of stock at 2013 ($3,000)
      • Gain of only $100 [1,000 units x $0.1] Average earning of $20 a year (5 years)
  2. “I’ll wait for the golden egg” Scenarioslide2

    • Learn the art of patience and saw value in the stock at 2009
      • Purchase it at a price of $1.4
      • Held it easily for the whole 4 years
      • Capital gain of $1.6 per share
    • Math:
      • Purchase 2,071 units ($2,900) at 2009 
      • Gain of $3,314 [2,071 units x $1.6 x]  – Average earning $828.57 for a year  (4 years)
  3. “lazy to think and bother” Scenario ( Dollar cost averaging)slide3

    • Learn a new technique called Dollar Cost Averaging
      • Decided to purchase Singtel stock every year with a fixed amount of $362.5
      • When price is high, I purchase lesser units with $362.5
      • When price is low, I purchase more units with $362.5
      • Not so emotionally affected
      • Sold at the price of $3 (for easier comparison) – Capital gain of .55
    • Math:
      • Decided to purchase for 8 years with – $362.5 a year ($2,900/8)
      • At the end of 8 years I would have purchase the stock at an average price of $2.45 
      • Capital gain of $651.02 [1,183 units x $2.45 ]  Average earning of 81.40 a year (8 years)
        • Units : $2,900 / $2.45 (average price) = 1,183 units

In summary,

  1. Wait for the golden egg (Patience) – So when is the best time to buy????? Thats the million dollar question
  2. Lazy to think and bother (Dollar cost averaging) – You still have to research and do basic identification and understand of what is a good company… so technically you cant be lazy unless you do go for index investing 🙂
  3. LIMPEI wanna do something now (Impatient/aggressive/greedy)

Obviously patience does get you somewhere richer faster…. so what happen??? why do we always want something now? Do you realise the increase in our need for immediate physical gratification??

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