I’ve started investing since high school. The first stocks I bought were Taiwan Cement. I sold them after few days and earned a few bucks that I was fascinated by how capital markets function. However, for the past several years, I did not make a fortune out of stock market, not even close. I had made some of the most obvious and foolish mistakes that an investor could possibly make. It was not until recent years that I started to scrutinize all the causes of the outcomes and established a more structural investing methodology and principles for investing.
I set up different strategies for stock markets of Taiwan and the U.S.. In the former market, I traded on a short-term basis to profit from arbitrage. The most important thing is to stick to the safety margin and write down the reasons for buying. I usually pick the stocks from Taiwan 50 and buy in when the prices are under the range of target prices. For U.S. market, which is a relatively bigger markets, I filtered the stocks by looking into the portfolios like Berkshire Hathaway, Vanguard, etc. and took in the traded price for reference with SEC forms and studied the fundamentals of its growth momentum with NASDAQ.com or Yahoo finance.