What I bought in the June Rally

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

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Q1 1.38%, On track for 5% Dividend Yield for the Year

Feb is often a happy month of festivity and full of "feel good" feeling with Chinese New Year and Valentines Day anchoring the celebratory mood. For most of us who are working, it is also a month to commit to your target and make plans to realise them by end of the year. Making plans … Continue reading Q1 1.38%, On track for 5% Dividend Yield for the Year

My Top10 & Who Own Them Too

(Disclaimer: This is not an advertisement for StockCafe) I found another interesting feature on StockCafe yesterday while reviewing the performance of my portfolios. I can see how many fellow StockCafe subscribers actually own the same stock as me. Although it doesn't influence me directly in my investment decisions, it provides another useful reference point and information … Continue reading My Top10 & Who Own Them Too

My Index Portfolio outperforms Growth & Income combined

First, let me welcome 16 new subscribers in the last one month. With your support, the total number of subscribes have breached the 100 mark. Thank you very much. It has been a long while since I blogged about my index portfolio. This article is to share my investment approach via the index portfolio in … Continue reading My Index Portfolio outperforms Growth & Income combined

I think my plans are working out okay

After a hectic week of non-stop 5 consecutive nights of conference calls with my US and European colleagues, I finally found some respite now to contribute my thoughts to our blog. In between, 8 new readers have subscribed to our blog and I thank you for your support. In the last one week, our STI … Continue reading I think my plans are working out okay

Q2 Review: Swopped Reits to Equities

I spent the morning analysing and reflecting on the changes in my active portfolio in the last quarter. Some of my findings surprised me even. So thought of sharing it with you ... Surprise #1: STI has a rather subdued Q2 STI climbed from 3171.11 on 30Mar to 3226.48 on 30June, rising only 1.75%. This … Continue reading Q2 Review: Swopped Reits to Equities