First, I like to thank all the subscribers who have signed up for regular updates from this blog. This week, the number of subscribers surpassed 200! Thank you all for your support and I hope you will continue to find this blog relevant to your investment and F.I.R.E journey. It is another incredible week again! … Continue reading Couldn’t resist the temptation … I touched even the untouchables!
The curtain on the Trump-Xi show was rung down on Saturday but there was no drama or firework. Even our usual polite PM didn't mince his words when he said that he was worried. It tells us how bad the collaboration was among the biggest and richest nations in the world. But with that distracting … Continue reading Its Dividend time again … Yipee!
When everyone else was waiting for the outcome of Trump-Xi meeting later today, guess what I was doing for most of this week ... Yes, I was still selling (the title gave it away). I sold more Singtel shares this week at $3.50 while trying to keep the holding of Singtel in my portfolio to … Continue reading Trump-Xi meeting – whatever … Anyway, I sold more again this week.
I got an interesting question from a reader of my previous post about - "Did you buy anything in June then?" Yes, I did actually. I subscribed to Astrea V IPO and managed to get a few lots. It debuted above the 3-4% IPO price which was great. I look forward to its 3.85% coupon … Continue reading What I bought in the June Rally
June so far has been phenomenal! STI is up 6.5% as of yesterday in just 14 working days. Almost every companies in my portfolio is in the Green. The Banks, Properties, Reits ... and best of all, Singtel and UOB for me. Singtel has climbed from $3 to $3.45 now. UOB is up from $23.50 … Continue reading Phenomenal June Rally! I Sold and Still Selling SingTel and more
In the investment world, there is a saying "Sell in May and Go Away". May 2019 was no exception, if you had shorted STI index on 30 April and bought it back on 31 May, you would have gained 8% in value. And this saying seems to have some basis. According to Investopedia, the Dow … Continue reading In May, They Sold, I Bought & I hope I am right
A few of you have asked me to share more details about my portfolio since my last post yesterday. So, here it goes. Just on Equity Portfolio - Income & Growth CombinedI don't have shares of all 63 companies in my watchlist. Currently, I own shares of 50 of them. Still a lot, I know. … Continue reading Equity Portfolio Dividend Yield is 2.9% Year-to-Date, > 5% Full Year Target Intact
As SATS released its full results on Friday, it also concluded the Q2 reporting season of all the 63 companies on my watchlist. About 60% of them declared dividends and the total amount of dividend declared is 10% more than that of Q1. Out of these 60%, 10% was disappointments, 20% brought upside surprises while … Continue reading Great to have Passive Income coming in regularly in 1H of the Year
I cannot help but feel disheartened by the market lately. It is so "emo", so "volatile". Its every movement seemed to be controlled at the "snap of Mr Trump's fingers". It really feels like Thanos Trump snapping his fingers with his "Infinity Stones" gauntlet. . By a tweet, Mr Trump could move market by a … Continue reading Market Valuation at a “Snap of the fingers ” … Thanos Trump
Scanning the Invest section of the Sunday Times for useful articles has become a habit. Two weeks ago, I ran a series of blogs based on three articles that caught my eyes (1) FIRE seems farther away from me now (2) Giving MoneyOwl a Try and (3) High Gearing; I Don’t Dare. Last Sunday (7/5), … Continue reading Retirement Insecurity