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
June so far has been phenomenal! STI is up 6.5% as of yesterday in just 14 working days. Almost every companies in my portfolio is in the Green. The Banks, Properties, Reits ... and best of all, Singtel and UOB for me. Singtel has climbed from $3 to $3.45 now. UOB is up from $23.50 … Continue reading Phenomenal June Rally! I Sold and Still Selling SingTel and more
I received a few questions following my last blog which sparked the inspiration to do another blog tonight. Some of you were interested in the size of my portfolios but sorry folks, I am not comfortable to reveal. It is not big enough - I am just a normal employee in a company that has … Continue reading Revealing More of My Q1
I like to first apologise to my subscribers for not being active in the last few weeks. Work and family matters have taken up a lot of my time and attention lately, leaving very little energy left in me to blog and share my thoughts. But time waits for no man and silently, first quarter … Continue reading Q1 has been a good quarter; I have benefited from it too and gameplan is on track
Yesterday, I had an insightful discussion with a very percipient person whom I admired a lot. After our discussion, I reflected on what he said about the issue of housing prices in Singapore and understood a deeper implication on why we need to keep our housing price affordable in Singapore. For many years, I used to … Continue reading Is a house a burden or an asset or is it more than that?
The headlines from their latest Media Release last week screamed “SPH REIT delivered steady distribution. 1Q 2019 DPU held steady at 1.34 cents. Figtree Grove Shopping Centre – yield-accretive acquisition in New South Wales, Australia”. As an income investor, I am naturally happy. But is everything so rosy for SPH Reit? I somehow didn’t feel … Continue reading SPH Reit: Is Declining Occupancy starting to Bite?
I am grateful to receive several notes of encouragement from fellow bloggers after my "depressed" post yesterday. I believe they are in the same situation as me and yet they took the efforts to pen down a line or two to me. Some reminded me of previous events like the dot-com bubble burst, GFC but not … Continue reading Q1’19 Dividends is just round the corner
I am always excited by the first month of a new quarter. It is the time when companies announce their quarterly results and more importantly, to income investors like me, they declare the dividends. And once the dividend goes XD a few days (or sometimes weeks) later, money will come into my bank automatically. What … Continue reading Q4 Results & Div for My Watchlist
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
I like to share with you what I have learned from an article I read this morning. This article gives a distinct and useful differentiation between a good decision and a good outcome. A good decision is a logical one while a good outcome in the context of investment is a profitable one. We all … Continue reading Good Investment Decision