This month is particularly interesting, as it was the first time I started trading on the US market. Because of the recent oil price crash, I made a quick move to purchase oil-related stocks denominated in USD. I’ve been investing for quite a while in the swimming pool (SGX), so I decided to hop across the pond (NYSE/NASDAQ) to challenge myself. Furthermore, I shall only invest SGD $1k worth of stocks or less with a standard deviation of  +/- $100.

Stock % of Portfolio
BP 33.80
Penn West 35.74
Royal Dutch Shell 30.46

The stocks I’ve chosen are BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Penn West Petroleum, based on their dividend yield, share price near 52-week low and share price traded close to or under their BVS (book value per share).