I got feedback from some of you that my last post was too serious and heavy going. Once in a while lah ... especially whenever I reflect on our country's competitiveness, I get concerned. Anyway this blog is back to our personal finance and life. So the last 3 weeks for me .... has been … Continue reading Busy busy 3 weeks 🙂
Yesterday, I had an insightful discussion with a very percipient person whom I admired a lot. After our discussion, I reflected on what he said about the issue of housing prices in Singapore and understood a deeper implication on why we need to keep our housing price affordable in Singapore. For many years, I used to … Continue reading Is a house a burden or an asset or is it more than that?
The headlines from their latest Media Release last week screamed “SPH REIT delivered steady distribution. 1Q 2019 DPU held steady at 1.34 cents. Figtree Grove Shopping Centre – yield-accretive acquisition in New South Wales, Australia”. As an income investor, I am naturally happy. But is everything so rosy for SPH Reit? I somehow didn’t feel … Continue reading SPH Reit: Is Declining Occupancy starting to Bite?
In my last blog, I wrote "My game plan for 2019 is to continue to grow my index portfolio, collect dividends and maintain a 5% yield portfolio, subscribe SSB to the new max and increase average views per month in my blog further." And I received several questions after that requesting me to elaborate why … Continue reading My 2019 Game Plan Explained
Not withstanding 2018 has not been a profitable year for me, I have made several forward strides in my investment journey. Some of them are: I am fully invested now. Thus, cash is limited for any major change in investment strategy. I have built a portfolio that I am confident it will deliver 5% dividend … Continue reading Not a profitable 2018 but I have made progress.
I am grateful to receive several notes of encouragement from fellow bloggers after my "depressed" post yesterday. I believe they are in the same situation as me and yet they took the efforts to pen down a line or two to me. Some reminded me of previous events like the dot-com bubble burst, GFC but not … Continue reading Q1’19 Dividends is just round the corner
I remembered when it was this time last year, I was feeling very good. Besides the fact that I got my bonus, my investment portfolio was showing a good gain then. But this year ... (sign) ... the value of my portfolio literally tanked by 15%. Was it expected? On reflection, yes, when I looked … Continue reading I am feeling cash poor this year
Some of you who have started following my blog earlier may remember that I have an Index Portfolio (modeled after a permanent portfolio concept) alongside my Growth/Income Portfolio. It has been a long time since I last spoke about it, so I thought I will do it today. While I was actively managing (aka trading) … Continue reading Index Portfolio Delivering its Value
With the last company on my watchlist reporting its quarterly results yesterday, I can wind up my dividend collection for the year already. I have managed to hit 6% yield from my portfolio. This outperforms my expectation of a 5% yield, with the help of some margin trading. While I am happy with this, the … Continue reading 6% Yield Portfolio
When I saw the sharp drop in Asian Pay TV Trust (APTT) share price last night, I fainted. Boy, it was a whopping 50% drop in its share price overnight. Checking it out, this drop was purely in response to their latest dividend guidance of 1.2 cents annually for 2019 and 2020. This "1.2 cents" … Continue reading AsianPayTV … I fainted!