Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Portfolio Update December 2018

The year 2018 was not a good year for most equity investors. The trade conflict between China and US has caused some turbulence to the equity market and the major indices retracted. STI performed badly for the year. When I closed my position on 27 December, STI stood at 3,044.74. Compared to a year ago, it has dropped 358.18 points or 10.53%.

My portfolio value dropped with STI. For the year 2018, it lost 11.64%, without taking dividends received into account. If dividends were accounted, there would still be a lost of more than 6%. Even the traditional year-end rally did not happen. Index was almost flat in December, and so was my portfolio.

No trade was done in December, and total dividend received was S$7,809. Below are my top 30 holdings as at 27 December.

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

For the whole year, I have invested (including dividend reinvested to collect scrips) S$58,723 in shares. I have shifted my investment focus to bonds, and have invested a larger amount in bond than shares. Somehow my risk appetite has reduced.

Total dividend collected was S$176,000, which was about the same as 2017. This includes dividends from stock, UT and bonds. I expected it to be higher but it didn't happen.

Going forward, my focus will still be investing for cash flow. I will invest more in bond than stocks in the new year, and will invest mainly in blue chips for their stability and dividend payout.

Wishing all a blessed new year.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Portfolio Update November 2018

I've never known that life of a "semi retired" person can be so hectic (busy). I have not visited Shanghai for the past ten years and now I visited the city 3 times in a span of 6 weeks, and non for leisure! Due to my busy travel schedule I did not publish and update of my portfolio in October. My attention was somewhere else.

Equity market made some kind of recovery in November in the hope of a truce in Sino-US trade war. STI followed the trend and gained 98.81 points or 3.27% in the month. However my portfolio did poorly in the month due to poor performance of some counters like Lippo, First Reit, Keppel Corp, SempCorp, SIA Engineering, SATS and SingTel. As at 30 November the value of my stock portfolio dropped 0.82% compared to last month.

I bought some SingTel shares in November. I also received some Fraser Commercial Trust shares via scrip dividend scheme. There was no sell trade in the month.

I received a total of S$13,308 in dividend, mainly from stocks, but also from bonds and UT as well.

Below are my top 30 holdings as at 30 November.

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





Monday, October 1, 2018

Portfolio Update 30 September 2018

After a few months of retracting, equity market finally turned around this month. When the market closed on 28 September, STI rose 43.57 points, or 1.37% compared to last month, in line with the recovery of global equity market.

My portfolio performed very well this month. Its value increased by 3.71% this month, out performing the ST Index.

I did not make any trade this month, but received some shares from Mapletree Industrial Trust via scrip dividend scheme. I bought some CommerzBank bond during its IPO. This is in line with my current investment strategy to shift my investment focus towards fixed income investment.

Total dividend received this month was S$7,145, 2/3 from UT/Bond and 1/3 from shares dividend.

Below are my top 30 share holdings as at 28 September 2018.


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