Following my post yesterday, some of you had inquired about my dividends. Sorry I am not comfortable to reveal the amount but I am happy to share my STAR dividend contributors in Q3 and also Year-To-Date.
To Recap, my dividend yield year to date is 4.5% on cash investment. It is spread out relatively well over the 3 quarters, averaging about 1.5%. Qtr-1 was a shade lower but not much. I like the current profile as it means that I get passive income throughout the year.
Below is the Top-10 for Q3 2019 alone. It is not surprising to see Singtel leading the pack as it is my largest holding and I received the final dividend of 10.7 cents per share this quarter.
|Top 10 Q3 2019|
The next table is the STAR dividend contributors to me Year-To-Date:
You see more REITs dominating the YTD list now (5 out of 10) => Manulife Reit, OUE Commercial Trust, Capitaland Retail China, Ireit and Cache.
Part of the reasons is that I have sizeable holding in them. And some of them distribute dividend quarterly or half-yearly and thus they may not show up in the quarterly top contributors, but as they accumulate along the year, they do add up to a sizeable dividend returns.
I thought of sharing the list for your reference.
Looking back at my past quarters/years posting on the Top dividend contributors, you can see that the companies on the list have not changed much. I like this consistency. Technically I am trading around my core holding and this is something that I learned from AK.
Hope it is helpful to you.
Have a great investment week ahead.