Sunday, October 2, 2016

Portfolio Update 30 September 2016

September was a "boring" month for Singapore investors. The market traded range bound the whole month. The gloomy outlook on Singapore economy seems to weigh on investors' sentiment. Fed's decision not to raise interest this month, and some good news from oil producing countries to reduce production to support oil price gave some boost to the market but not much.

STI rose steadily in quiet market. As at 30 September, STI closed at  2,869.47, up 48.88 points or 1.73% from a month ago. My portfolio did not perform as well as the index. Its value only increased by 1.05% for the month, net of fresh fund injected. Fund invested this month, including re-investment from dividend was S$9,121.30.

This month, I bought some Cache Logistics Trust shares. I received some shares from Mapletree Logistics Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust as DBS via scrip dividend scheme. There was no sell trade.

Total dividend received in September was S$11,300. YTD dividend received was about the same as last year.

Below are my top 30 holdings as at 30 September 2016.

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Portfolio Update 31 August 2016

Overall, August has been a quiet month in equity market. The world's attention was drawn to Rio Olympic games. The corporate earnings in Singapore were not impressive, Fed Chief Ms Yellen's hawkish speech on possible rate hike in September, news on Zika virus discovered in Singapore all weighed on market sentiment. STI was in negative territory most of the month.

The Straits times index closed today at 2,820.59, downed 48.10 points, or 1.68% from last month. My portfolio did slightly better than the index. Its value dropped only 0.71% for the month August.

This month, I topped up Lian Beng and Global Investment Ltd. I received shares from Noble Group via rights issue. I also received some shares from Keppel Reit and Fraser Commercial Reit via scrip dividend scheme. There was no sell trade. Total fund injection into the portfolio was S$12,710.00.

Many companies paid dividend in August. My passive income in August amounts to S$20,855, which surprisingly was higher than August last year. Most of the dividend this month was from stocks. YTD the dividend received was about the same as last year. The dividend from additional investment compensated the reduction of dividend pay-out from some counters.

Below are my top 30 counters as at 31 August 2016. Global Investment jumped up due to new buy-in, while Ascendas H Tr was replaced by Nera Tel. Sing Tel dropped a few position due to price drop in the last few days.

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

Friday, July 29, 2016

Portfolio Update 30 July 2016

In most part of the month July, STI was in positive territory compared to last month. It seemed like market has come to term with Brexit, and the US stock price hit record high this month. Then came the shocking news that Swiber is winding up, followed by the disappointing announcement from BOJ. These sent the share prices in Singapore falling in the last few days of the month, and STI was back to negative YTD.

Yesterday, STI closed at 2868.69, up 27.76 points, or 0.98% from last month. My portfolio performed slightly better than the index. Its value was up 1.20% for the month.

This month, I sold my HTL shares when the price hit 92 cents. I sold also all my HG Metal shares at a loss, getting rid of this non-performing stock in my portfolio. I also accepted the de-listing offer from Pacific Health Care. I also subscribed to Noble's right issues.There were no other buy trade this month, so there was a negative cash injection of S$37,430  to the portfolio.

I made a major switching in my UT investment. I switched from the funds that investing in Global, European equities to bond funds. This may affect my dividends from the UT investment as the yields of bond funds are lower. However, in this time of volatility, I try to play it safe.

On the dividend side, I received S$9,744 of dividend this month, mainly from the unit trusts. This is normal for July as there are not many companies paying dividend this month. I am expecting more dividends from shares and less from UT next month.

Below are my top 30 stock holdings as at 29 July 2016. HTL disappeared from the list. Ausnet moved up as its price rose.

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