I cannot help but feel disheartened by the market lately. It is so "emo", so "volatile". Its every movement seemed to be controlled at the "snap of Mr Trump's fingers". It really feels like Thanos Trump snapping his fingers with his "Infinity Stones" gauntlet. . By a tweet, Mr Trump could move market by a … Continue reading Market Valuation at a “Snap of the fingers ” … Thanos Trump
Singtel and Netlink Trust are going to release their full year results this week and without question, they will also declare dividends. We already know what Singtel is going to declare = 10.7 cents per shares. Together with the 6.8 cents interim dividend earlier, the full year dividend yield will come to 5.5% (Shiok man!) … Continue reading Dividend Galore Week !
The volatility of the market has returned again. The CBOE Volatility Index which gives an indication of the market volatility jumped from 12.85 on the 6th May to 22.87 on 9th May 10.40 pm (GMT+8). By the way, this index can actually be traded but you must be able o stomach a wild ride. Stay … Continue reading Opportunity for Portfolio Adjustment
With a week to go, I evaluated the situation and decided that my tactic will be to apply for and hope to get as much of the May'19 Singapore Saving Bond (SSB) issue as possible. The reason is because I think the interest rate has peaked for the time being. Since I have some cash … Continue reading As much SSB as I can get
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
If you are a Singapore resident and hoping to rely on dividends as a main form of your passive income, you don't have to look overseas, our Singapore market is a great place to help you do so. Finding that difficult to believe ... just read the following: STI ETFDon't know how to choose stock, … Continue reading SG : A Great place for Dividend Seekers
If Warrior can do it, so can you!Regular readers of my blog will know that one of my key investment objectives is to build a portfolio that can provide 5% dividend yield annually. I try to be a bit more kia-su (i.e. afraid to lose) by adding 1% to the more convention 4% Rule. If you … Continue reading 5% Yield, I did it!
As the events unfolded on Thursday night and Friday in the stock market, I couldn't help but recall these 2 articles that I read earlier this week by STE (about patience) and Brian of 3Fs (about holding cash). How timely and apt these articles were. I also reflected on my most recent post (about being … Continue reading Are we prepared for Black Swan?
I haven't been blogging as actively as I wished for the last few weeks but since my last post, I have received 11 new subscribers. Thank you very much for your support. Our local STI has not been kind to us in the last fortnight. From its last peak of 3615 points achieved on 2 … Continue reading I swapped shares again in this downturn
First a warm welcome to 2 new subscribers who joined us since the last blog post. Thank you! I think it is no secret to regular readers of my blog that Singtel is my biggest holding within my portfolio. Actually it is more than what I will typically like to have for a single stock. … Continue reading Keeping Faith with my 4.86% yield with Singtel (at cost)