A painful week thankfully softened by the reliable dividends from the S-Reits’ Old Guards

It is another painful week for equity investors all around the world. For local investors, we witnessed the STI going below the 3000 points psychological support to close the week at 2972 points, 3% down from the previous week. This mirrored the S&P 500 index, which dropped 4%. What was scarier to me was the … Continue reading A painful week thankfully softened by the reliable dividends from the S-Reits’ Old Guards

An “Ok” dividend week, the real show is this week (and starring MapleTree)

Out of the 6 companies on my watchlist that declared dividends last week, 3 met my expectations and 3 didn't. Hence, I called it an "Ok" dividend week. Amongst them, SGX was the bright spot, springing a surprise by raising its first quarter dividend from 5 cents to 7.5 cents. I am just wondering what … Continue reading An “Ok” dividend week, the real show is this week (and starring MapleTree)

Oops, Keppel Reit and SPH disappoint …

What a letdown šŸ˜¦ Both Keppel Reit and SPH disappoint in their dividend announcements.Keppel Reit just declared DPU of 1.36 cents for this quarter. This is lower than the DPU last quarter (1.42 cents) and also the same quarter a year ago (1.40 cents). Furthermore, I find it interesting that Keppel Reit spent ~ $6 … Continue reading Oops, Keppel Reit and SPH disappoint …

SPH Reit’s Dividend, the only silver lining in a bloody day

What a bloody day at the local and regional markets! Everything seems to be in the red though we saw some rebound close to end of the day. So, what did you do on this bloodshed day? I sold and bought .... LOL. Sold my M1 and bought DBS when it dropped 3%.Been eyeing it … Continue reading SPH Reit’s Dividend, the only silver lining in a bloody day

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

Alas, a Depressing 1H 2018 But some Food for Thoughts on what we can do for 2H

The first half of 2018 has come and gone. All of a sudden, the market looks gloomier now than at the start of the year. It has been hit from many fronts including the rise in US interest rate, rise in crude oil price (aka inflation), rise in protectionism with trade war looming between US … Continue reading Alas, a Depressing 1H 2018 But some Food for Thoughts on what we can do for 2H

Investing for Dividend is really Great!

Firstly, let me welcome 6 new subscribers to this blog. I appreciate your support and interest. Secondly, I must admit I have neglected this blog for the past one month. Work and family life have been hectic and have taken priority. The activities at home and at work are actually still very intense. So this … Continue reading Investing for Dividend is really Great!

Glad that Net Worth is Holding On

Many things happened in the investment world in the last 3 months. I am just glad that my dividend yield target stays on trackĀ to deliver 5% return by end 2018 and my net "worth" has managed to hold on.Ā I started tracking my net worth quarterly since Q4 last year because I came to believe that … Continue reading Glad that Net Worth is Holding On