Yesterday X'mas eve dinner with my extended family was nothing fancy but it was a nice and cosy family dinner around our dinning table. It is such moment that makes me feel that it doesn't take much for one to feel contended for and be grateful. I feel the same in personal investment. … Continue reading Having the 5% Annual Yield Target Helps Shape My Investment Approaches
I managed to meet my target of 5% dividend yield for 2019 by delivering 5.25% for my equity portfolios (growth and income). But this is a drop from 2018 when I got 6.0%. The absolute amount of dividends that I received is slightly lower than last year. I managed to grow my equity portfolio slightly … Continue reading 2019 Dividends Round-Up
It is a nice change after several week of losses to see "Greens" emerging on my Singapore and Hong Kong portfolios again. The Hang Seng and Strait Times Index gained about 2% each. While the gain on my Hong Kong stocks was more broad-based, this was not the case for my Singapore portfolio. It's only the … Continue reading Random Thoughts about Last Week Happenings
Let me first reflect on Aug 2019 before going to the main topic. It wasn't a happy month for many investors. Most indices across the world went lower, with Hong Kong being one of the worst. Guess what, Singapore wasn't far behind. These two trading hubs are bearing the backlash from the US-China trade war. … Continue reading Is dividend growth y-o-y a must? Am I too easily contended?
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 … Continue reading My Star Dividend Contributors Revealed
The last company on my watchlist reported its quarterly results and dividend declaration on 14-Aug. Along with that, I was able to establish that my dividend yield on cash investment (up to today) is 4.5%. I do not see an issue meeting my 5.0% target by end of the year. My dividend yield received a … Continue reading 4.5% Yield Year-To-Date, helped by Leverage
Last week, I mentioned about my inflection point when the value of the shares I bought exceeded those that I sold. It was a fresh change that came after a continuous 8 week of shares sales. This week, the buy trend continues. In fact, I didn't sell any. Fo reference, STI index dropped almost 3%. … Continue reading Buying continues
A subtle change but an important one for me - for the first time in many weeks, my $Buy is more than my $Sell this week. For some of you who have been following my blog, you will know that I had been doing pretty aggressive selling in the past 2 months. So, it is … Continue reading My $Buy > $Sell for a Change – an inflection point?
The past week was a relative quiet one for me. No major changes to my portfolio because there wasn't any reason for me to do anything. STI index gained 6 points or moved just 0.2% in the 5 trading days. On the contrary, the US market was in full buoyancy, breaking records after records. The US … Continue reading From “SPH” to “Keppel” week – Expected Dividends & Dates Table attached
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!