4.5% Yield Year-To-Date, helped by Leverage

The last company on my watchlist reported its quarterly results and dividend declaration on 14-Aug. Along with that, I was able to establish that my dividend yield on cash investment (up to today) is 4.5%. I do not see an issue meeting my 5.0% target by end of the year. My dividend yield received a … Continue reading 4.5% Yield Year-To-Date, helped by Leverage

Is a house a burden or an asset or is it more than that?

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?

Richer but can’t help feeling concerned with being over-invested

Starting this year, I occasionally blogged about my net worth. I calculated it based on (Total Assets - Total Liabilities). However, in defining "net worth", I have left out the "bulky" and iliquid assets/liabilities like property and car. The reasons being it is difficult to translate them into cash immediately when needed, it is also … Continue reading Richer but can’t help feeling concerned with being over-invested