What a tumultuous start to the new investment in year! With a blink of an eye, 2 months have passed. My key takeaway so far are: (1) My equity portfolio lost 6% in value. Mainly in my Growth portfolio, which has the more risky and volatile companies. I had also done some switching out of … Continue reading Dividends (and Others) to Show …
The bloodshed in the market for the last few days would have frightened any faint-heart investors away. Even seasoned investors like me was also appalled by the speed and magnitude of the fall, especially today - 28 Feb. The selling was simply ferocious and relentless ... Many of the stocks had reached levels that I … Continue reading When Dividends is my only consolation …
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?