Friday, June 1, 2018

Portfolio Update 31 May 2018

So it was the magical month of May again. Those traders who believe in "Sell in May and stay away" and have sold their shares at the beginning of the month would have told their peers "see, I told you so....", but as a die-hard dividend investor I have not done it.

Equity market did not do well in May. Lead by US, indices dropped in May. the Malaysian election result, the Trumpf-Kim summit, US-Sino trade war etc all did not affect the market positively. As at end of May, STI dropped 185.75, or 5.14% from a month ago. My portfolio dropped less than the index. Its value decreased 2.84% for the month. I am not surprised as many counters went XD this month.

I sold my Hyflux preferential shares at the beginning of the month, at a loss of course. The loss was quite minimal as I had only a very small stake, and have been receiving 6% dividend for many years. I bought some QAF shares when its price dropped below $1, cost averaging. I also received some Fraser Commercial Trust and Keppel Reit shares through scrip dividend scheme.

On the dividend side, May has always been a "dividend month" for me. This month, I received a total of S$29,441 in dividend, the highest so far for a single month. The dividend comes mainly from shares, and a smaller portion from UT's and Bonds.

below are my top 30 holdings as at 31 May 2018.

1. ComfortDelGro
2. M1
3. DBS
4. OCBC Bank
5. SPH
6. Ausnet Services
7. Metro
8. ST Engineering
9. CapitaComm Tr
10. Kep Inf Tr fKa CIT
11. Frasers Comm Tr
12. Keppel Corp
13. AIMSAMP Cap Reit
14. SGX
15. SATS
16. Sembcorp Ind
17. SingTel
18. CapitaLand
19. Sing Inv & Fin
20. Global Inv
21. United Engineers
22. Mapletree Log Tr
23. Cache Log Trust
24. Tai Sin Electric
25. Ascendas Reit
26. Nikko AM STI ETF 100
27. Nam Lee Metal
28. LeeMetal
29. Lippo Malls Tr
30. OUE



Monday, April 30, 2018

Portfolio Update 30 April 2018

Global equity market seemed to shrug off the bad news in previous month (Sino-US looming trade war, Middle East crisis, interest rate hike etc.). The positive turn of the relationship between the two Korean governments, and the good corporate earning news push the market upwards.

Good economic data boosted investors' sentiment in Singapore. STI performed very well in the month of April. As at today, STI rose 185.96 points, or 5.42% compared to last month. Unfortunately, my portfolio did not perform as well. Its value only rose 2.48% for the month.

I sold off the Xinhua Port shares obtained from Pan U spin-off. I also received some shares from Global Investment Limited through scrip dividend scheme. No other trade was done.

Total dividend received this month was S$9,918, about 60% from shares and 40% from UT. Dividend from M1 boosted dividend income in April.

Below are my top 30 share holdings as at 30 April 2018.


1.         ComfortDelGro
2.         M1
3.         DBS
4.         OCBC Bank
5.         SPH
6.         Ausnet Services
7.         Metro
8.         CapitaComm Tr
9.         ST Engineering
10.     Kep Inf Tr fKa CIT
11.     Frasers Comm Tr
12.     Keppel Corp
13.     SATS
14.     SGX
15.     CapitaLand
16.     SingTel
17.     AIMSAMP Cap Reit
18.     Sembcorp Ind
19.     Sing Inv & Fin
20.     Global Inv
21.     Mapletree Log Tr
22.     Tai Sin Electric
23.     Cache Log Trust
24.     United Engineers
25.     Nikko AM STI ETF 100
26.     Ascendas Reit
27.     Nam Lee Metal
28.     Starhub
29.     OUE
30.     LeeMetal

Monday, April 2, 2018

Portfolio Update 29 March 2018

Earlier in March, US president announced that US will impose additional tax on goods from China and some other countries. China's retaliated with with additional tax on US import, should US goes ahead with the planned action. A trade war between the two economic Giants is looming. So when two elephants fight, the ants suffer. Global stock market, led by US stock market sent the signal of discomfort- drops!

STI lost 89.97 points in the month of March, or 2.56%. My portfolio suffers losses too but to a lesser extend. Its value dropped 1.59% in the same month, without taking the dividend received into account. No trade was done in March.

Total passive income received in March was S$6,482, half from shares and half from UT.  This month, my dividend income (passive income) hits an important milestone. I have started recording my dividend income from 2004. With the dividend declared (some will be paid only in May and June this year), the total dividend income recorded will hit the magical 1 million mark!. Without taking the capital gain into consideration, this means that I have made a million dollars from investment! Of course I most of this dividend has been re-invested to grow the portfolio size.

Below is my top 30 holdings as at 29 March 2018.

1.         ComfortDelGro
2.         M1
3.         DBS
4.         OCBC Bank
5.         SPH
6.         Ausnet Services
7.         Metro
8.         CapitaComm Tr
9.         ST Engineering
10.     Kep Inf Tr fKa CIT
11.     Frasers Comm Tr
12.     Keppel Corp
13.     Sembcorp Ind
14.     SGX
15.     SATS
16.     CapitaLand
17.     AIMSAMP Cap Reit
18.     SingTel
19.     Sing Inv & Fin
20.     Global Inv
21.     Tai Sin Electric
22.     Cache Log Trust
23.     Lippo Malls Tr
24.     Mapletree Log Tr
25.     Ascendas Reit
26.     United Engineers
27.     Nam Lee Metal
28.     Nikko AM STI ETF 100
29.     Starhub
30.     OUE