Thursday, April 4, 2019

Portfolio Update March 2019

I never expected so many business trips from a part-time job. Okay these trips are not so stressful but just time consuming. I was away for almost two weeks and have to go on another trip next week. So this update comes a little late.

Market sentiment was still not very good in March. The UK Brexit saga may not affect us too much, but the trade war is still weighing down the sentiment in March. As as 28 March, STI dropped 14.52 points, or 0.29% from a month ago. My portfolio performed better than the index in March. Its value rose 0.38% in March. Some heavy weight counters and REITs in my portfolio performed well last month.

I received some shares of Mapletree Logistics Trust, Mapletree Industrial Trust and Fraser Commercial Trust through scrip dividend scheme lsst month. I chose to subscribe the right issues of Keppel Infr trust also. This will be settled in April. I sold my retail bonds from Oxley, after news that their intended sales of 2 properties fails. I thing their gearing is way to high.

Total dividend received in March was S$17,200. Majority comes from bond coupon payment. For the first quarter of this year, I received more dividend from bonds than shares. This is the result of my switching to fixed income investment in the past two years.

Below are my top 30 stock holdings as at 28 March 2019.

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

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Portfolio Update February 2019

The global equity market is still very much affected by the Sino-US trade relationship. Speculations that a "historic" trade deal may be reached between the two giants supported the market sentiment in February, and the market continues to recover. However many investors are still waiting for more concrete news or signs so the upward movement is kept in check.

STI rose 27.93 points, or 0.88% in the month of February, despite the not so good export data in January. My portfolio value moved up 0.78%, a touch below the index.

I accepted the tender offer and sold all my M1 shares in the month. No other trade was done in February. I opted to receive scrips for some REIT dividend, but those will be settled in next month.

Total dividend received in February amounts to S$22,440. Quite a big part of it comes from coupon payments from corporate bonds and dividends from unit trust.

Below are my top 30 share holdings as at 28 February.

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

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Portfolio Update January 2019

After the weak performance at the end of last year, the stock market rebounded strongly in January. However market is still concerned about the China-US trade war, and investment sentiment is still very much affected by it.

STI moved with the global market. At the end of January, STI rose 145.43 points or 4.78% compared to a month ago. My portfolio moved with the index. As at 31 January, its value increased 4.91% compared to that at end December last year.

No trade was done in the month of January. I was busy with other things and have really become a "passive" investor. I have also not decided if I will accept the M1 offer.

I received a total of S$11,880 in dividend. Most of it come from bond and UT, as January is normally a "dry" month for stock dividend.

Below are my top 30 holdings as at 31 January.

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

Happy CNY to all the readers.