Feb is often a happy month of festivity and full of "feel good" feeling with Chinese New Year and Valentines Day anchoring the celebratory mood. For most of us who are working, it is also a month to commit to your target and make plans to realise them by end of the year. Making plans … Continue reading Q1 1.38%, On track for 5% Dividend Yield for the Year
(Disclaimer: This is not an advertisement for StockCafe) I found another interesting feature on StockCafe yesterday while reviewing the performance of my portfolios. I can see how many fellow StockCafe subscribers actually own the same stock as me. Although it doesn't influence me directly in my investment decisions, it provides another useful reference point and information … Continue reading My Top10 & Who Own Them Too
Jan19 has been a great month for equity investors. All major markets made an incredible turnaround from the dismal Dec and put on a strong show within a month. STI gained about 5%, Hang Seng/China Shanghai indexes gained about 10% and US S&P-500 8%. Happy # 1 My overall portfolio outperformed STI slightly, @6.5% but … Continue reading Jan19: 5 Happys
I just applied for the 5 years SG Govt Bond that was opened for application. It is my first purchase of this investment instrument. The specific code for this bond is N519100A and you can click-through to get more details. It can be applied via ATM and Internet Banking and closes on 12 noon 29 … Continue reading Bought My First SG Government Bond
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