Let me first reflect on Aug 2019 before going to the main topic. It wasn't a happy month for many investors. Most indices across the world went lower, with Hong Kong being one of the worst. Guess what, Singapore wasn't far behind. These two trading hubs are bearing the backlash from the US-China trade war. … Continue reading Is dividend growth y-o-y a must? Am I too easily contended?
Following my post yesterday, some of you had inquired about my dividends. Sorry I am not comfortable to reveal the amount but I am happy to share my STAR dividend contributors in Q3 and also Year-To-Date. To Recap, my dividend yield year to date is 4.5% on cash investment. It is spread out relatively well … Continue reading My Star Dividend Contributors Revealed
A subtle change but an important one for me - for the first time in many weeks, my $Buy is more than my $Sell this week. For some of you who have been following my blog, you will know that I had been doing pretty aggressive selling in the past 2 months. So, it is … Continue reading My $Buy > $Sell for a Change – an inflection point?
The past week was a relative quiet one for me. No major changes to my portfolio because there wasn't any reason for me to do anything. STI index gained 6 points or moved just 0.2% in the 5 trading days. On the contrary, the US market was in full buoyancy, breaking records after records. The US … Continue reading From “SPH” to “Keppel” week – Expected Dividends & Dates Table attached
The curtain on the Trump-Xi show was rung down on Saturday but there was no drama or firework. Even our usual polite PM didn't mince his words when he said that he was worried. It tells us how bad the collaboration was among the biggest and richest nations in the world. But with that distracting … Continue reading Its Dividend time again … Yipee!
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 !
Next week will be a bumper week for dividends as many of the companies in my watchlist will release their quarterly earnings and declare dividends. Below is a table showing the companies and their earning release dates ... I am looking forward to counting the amount of dividends that I can receive by end of … Continue reading A Bumper Week for Dividends
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
The headline of SPH REIT's press release last Friday read "SPH Reit 2Q 2019 Distribution Income 2.5% Higher Year-on-Year". However, looking into the numbers, the cash distribution available was only up 1.0% and the DPU increase was even smaller at +0.4%. This is despite SPH Reit increasing the "cash payout ratio" from 96.8% last year … Continue reading SPH Reit DPU Steady as a Rock but Risk has also increased
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