Gain some and Pain some – Eagle, Dairy Farm, Noble and Hyflux

With one and half trading days to go, and most people either in holiday mood or in "sian" mood (with the thoughts of going back to work), I think its time to wrap up my investment efforts for the year. From the macro angle, 2019 has been a fine investment year for global markets in … Continue reading Gain some and Pain some – Eagle, Dairy Farm, Noble and Hyflux

2019 Dividends Round-Up

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

My portfolio aims for 50% local 50% international – Yours?

In the last few days, 2 blog topics caught my attention - one is about investment outside Singapore, particularly into the US markets and the other is about entering (Or not) the market when everyone is fearful. The first topic was posted by SG ThumbTack Investor on 14-Sep: To Infinity & Beyond? Nah! The second … Continue reading My portfolio aims for 50% local 50% international – Yours?

Thank you & Goodbye OUE Hospitality

The uneasy peace in Hong Kong was broken yesterday. It just added more frost to the freezing winds that are blowing through the global markets since China and President Trump escalated the trade war tension in the last few days. (Sigh) Anyway, this blog is not meant to be a pessimistic one. It is one … Continue reading Thank you & Goodbye OUE Hospitality

FIRE seems farther away from me now

If you have not read the Invest section of last Sunday Straits Time, you have missed out on a few good articles related to financial planning. One of them is on "Financial Planning for the Sandwich Generation". I find the "advice" provided very useful, insightful and practical. These "advice" are in essence, the critiques from … Continue reading FIRE seems farther away from me now

My confidence in SPH as a secured dividend company just took a hit

Q2 earnings reporting has already started. As usual, the first one off the block in my watchlist was SPH Reit and then followed by SPH. Being an income investor, the first thing that I looked out for was the dividend. SPH Reit declared DPU of 1.41 cents close to that of the same quarter last … Continue reading My confidence in SPH as a secured dividend company just took a hit

Not a profitable 2018 but I have made progress.

Not withstanding 2018 has not been a profitable year for me, I have made several forward strides in my investment journey. Some of them are: I am fully invested now. Thus, cash is limited for any major change in investment strategy. I have built a portfolio that I am confident it will deliver 5% dividend … Continue reading Not a profitable 2018 but I have made progress.

Index Portfolio Delivering its Value

Some of you who have started following my blog earlier may remember that I have an Index Portfolio (modeled after a permanent portfolio concept) alongside my Growth/Income Portfolio. It has been a long time since I last spoke about it, so I thought I will do it today. While I was actively managing (aka trading) … Continue reading Index Portfolio Delivering its Value