Thursday, June 30, 2016

Portfolio Update 30 June 2016

The biggest news that affects the global financial market this month is surely the outcome of the British referendum to leave EU. Global equity market lost 2 Trillion USD on last Friday alone. However, after 2 days of sell down, the market began to recover. As at today STI recovered the loss from last Friday. Well, if only we can make sense of the market....

I believe that the effect of Brexit is not over, but will unfold slowly in the next few months. Objectively I don't think it will lead to another GFC, though there may be some negative impact.

As at today, STI has recovered all the lost ground from last Friday and Monday. the index closed at 2,840.93, up 49.87points, or 1.79% from last month. My portfolio did not perform as well. Its value only rose 0.62% from a month ago.

Due to my busy schedule this month, I did not do much trade. I bought some SPH shares when the price dipped. I received some shares from DBS and OCBC via scrip dividend scheme. Total fund invested was S$4,900.00.

On the dividend side, total passive income this month was S$10,018.59 from shares and UT (mainly from shares).

Going forward, I will continue to be cautious in the investment. I may consider to shift some of the UT's to bond fund, which are more defensive in uncertain market. Meanwhile I will continue to build up my war chest and waiting for good opportunities to invest.

below are my top 30 holdings as at 30 June 2016. All members from last month-end stay, except some positions changed.

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



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Portfolio Update - 31 May 2016

Market seemed to be directionless in May. Fear of global economy slowdown and the speculation of US hiking the interest rate continue to affect the market sentiment. Corporate results in Singapore were not very good, so the ST index moved south.

STI closed today at 2791.06, dropped 47.46, or 1.67% from last month. My portfolio did slightly better than the index, its value dropped by 1.31% this month.

This month, I bought some SingPost share again, when its price dipped. I also received shares of Fraser Commercial Trust, Keppel Reit and First Reit through scrip dividend scheme. There was, as usual, no sell trade. Due to this lack of activities, the war chest is building up steadily.

May is the month of dividends. I received a total of S$22,700.00 in dividend income, which comes from shares (major portion), UT and bonds.

Below are my top 30 holdings as at 31 May 2016. There weren't too much changes, only CWT replaces Mapletree Log Trust.

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






Friday, April 29, 2016

Portfolio Update - 29 April 2016

The stock market went yoyo this month. Towards middle of the month, STI rallied more than 100 points, but soon loss steam. Negative corporate earning news from US and BOJ's decision not to hand out further stimulation caused the market to trade lower. At the end of the month, STI returned to where it started a month ago.

STI closed today at 2,838.52, down 2.38 points, or 0.08% from last month. My portfolio performs slightly better. Its value rose 0.89% from end of March, net of fresh fund injected.

I bought some SingPost shares this month, when the price dipped upon news that the designated new chairman declined the post. This is the only share trade this month. I subscribed to the retail bond from Perennial.

Total passive income received this month was S$11,700. Most of the dividends were from Unit Trust as April is generally a "dry" month from share dividend.

With economy slowing down and still no sight to the end of oil crisis and China problem, I will also adopt a cautious stance and make use of this period to build up the cash portion of my portfolio. I will still invest when good opportunity presents itself. Meanwhile I am looking forward to next month's bumper dividend income.

Below are my top 30 holdings as at 29 April 2016. Ascendas H Trust dropped off the list and was replaced by SingTel.

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