Monday, March 31, 2014

31 March 2014

The equity market did well in March though it started weak. US stocks rallied despite the problem in Ukraine and weak economic data from China. Towards the end of the month, market spoke about possible stimulus from Chinese government further supported the stock price.

STI performed well, rising 2.5% in the month. As at 31 March, STI closed at 3,188.62. This also brings STI into positive territory for the year. My portfolio was less impressive. Its value rose only 1.49% in the month of March. Nevertheless it is still positive.

I participated in the rights issue of AIMSAMPIReit. I got the excess rights I applied for to round up the holding to whole lot. That was the only investment done in March. I received S$5,100 in dividend, including those from UT. Below are my top 30 holdings as at 31 March:

1. SPH
2. ComfortDelGro
3. Semb Corp
4. SP AusNet
5. OCBC Bk
6. DBS
7. ST Engineering
8. Starhub
9. SGX
10. FraserComm
11. MetroHldg
12. CapitaLand
13. City Spring
14. Sembmar
16. CapitaComm
17. Nikko AM STI ETF 100
18. LippoMalls
19. KepCorp
20. Sing Inv
21. UE
22. Ascendasreit
23. Yangzijiang
24. SATS
25. PanUnited
26. SIA
27. Global Inv
28. Sabana Reit
29. SingTel
30. MapletreeLog

Monday, March 3, 2014

28 February 2014

Global equity market did well in February. Good earnings from Companies reports and economic data push the indexes higher. Speech from the new Fed Head also supported the stock market.

Singapore market started weak after Lunar New Year, but recovered from the second week. Though lagging behind the regional markets, STI stayed in positive territory from then till the end of the month.

My portfolio somehow lagged behind STI this month. At the end of the month, STI rose 88.87 points, or 2.94% compared to January. My portfolio value rose only 1.74%.

I bought some Loppo Mall shares this month to boost my regular dividend income. Though some counters offered script dividend option, I decided to opt for cash this time round. Including the dividend received from UT, I received a total of S$8,000 in dividend this month.

Below are my top 30 holdings as at 28 February:

1.   SPH
2.   ComfortDelGro
3.   DBS
4.   Semb Corp
5.   OCBC Bk
6.   SP AusNet
7.   ST Engineering
8.   Starhub
9.   SGX
10. FraserComm
11. MetroHldg
12. SembMar
13. CapitaLand
14. CitySpring
15. CapitaComm
16. Nikko AM STI ETF 100
17. LippoMalls
18. Kep Corp
19. Sing Inv
20. Yangzijiang
21. Ascendasreit
22. GlobalInv
23. SATS
24. Sabana Reit
25. SIA
26. UE
27. SingTel
28. MapletreeLog
29. PanUnited
30. FrasersCT