Busy busy 3 weeks :-)

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 🙂

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Is a house a burden or an asset or is it more than that?

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?

SPH Reit: Is Declining Occupancy starting to Bite?

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?

Not a profitable 2018 but I have made progress.

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.

Index Portfolio Delivering its Value

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