Tuesday, December 30, 2014

31 December 2014

From the stock market point of view, this month could be split into 2 half. The first half of the month was nominated by the oil price slump. Together with the weak performance in Chinese and European economy, the STI, together with the regional indices, dropped more than 4%. There was a great fear in the market that a crisis was on its way. However Santa Claus came and brought with him the Christmas and Year End rally (Frankly, how else can you explain this rally?). As at today, STI closed the year at 3,365.15, up 0.44% from end of November.

My portfolio did not perform as well as the index this month. Compared to last month, its value on rose 0.06%. I think it is because I have quite a few counters that are correlated to oil price. I tried to nibble on Keppel Corp and SembCorp Industry but was not successful in the bid. So I end up watching the prices recover empty handed. Too greedy - sigh. I received some shares from Mapletree Ind Tr, Cambridge Ind Tr and AimsampIReit through Scrip Dividend Scheme.

Total passive income (incl. dividend from shares and UT) amounts to S$12,471. 75. Below are the top 30 holdings as at 31 Dec 2014. There are not much changes. Keppel advance a few positions as price recovered. Lippo Mall moved down as its price dropped. Sabana Reit was replaced by Ascott Reit.

1.   SPH
2.   ComfortDelGro
3.   DBS
4.   OCBC Bank
5.   Ausnet Services
6.   Sembcorp Ind
7.   Starhub
8.   ST Engineering
9.   Metro
10. SGX
11. Frasers Comm Tr
12. CapitaLand
13. CitySpring Trust
14. United Engineers
15. CapitaComm Tr
16. OUE
17. AIMSAMP Cap Reit
18. Nikko AM STI ETF 100
19. YZJ Shipbldg SGD
20. Mapletree Log Tr
21. Ascendas Reit
22. SIA
23. SembCorp Marine
24. Sing Inv & Fin
25. SingTel
26. Global Inv
27. SATS
28. Lippo Malls Tr
29. Keppel Corp
30. Ascott Reit

For the whole year, STI advanced 197.72 points, or 6.24%. However, My portfolio value (net of the investment added this year) rose only 2.13%. This is quite a distance from the index. Total dividend received from shares amounts to S$69,767. Take this into my calculation, than the total return of share investment in 2014 was 7.22%, which is not too bad.

Besides shares, I also received regular dividend from my Unit Trust Investment. The total passive income this year was S$111,188, which is in line with the target of S$110,000 I set for myself.

Going forwards, I will stick to my plan of investing for income. I will be holding a larger cash portion to seek out new investment opportunities. I will review the counters in my portfolio and may get rid of some non performing stocks. Passive income target for 2015 will be set at S$120,000.

Wishing everyone a prosperous and healthy new year.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

% of Each Counter in my Portfolio

A reader asked me about the % of the top 30 counters in my portfolio. I compile a table to show the information. This is based on the month end closing of November.

S/No Counter % of Portfolio
1 SPH 5.597%
2 ComfortDelGro 5.088%
3 OCBC Bank 4.522%
4 DBS 4.407%
5 Ausnet Services 3.356%
6 Sembcorp Ind 2.981%
7 Starhub 2.701%
8 ST Engineering 2.638%
9 Frasers Comm Tr 2.615%
10 Metro 2.540%
11 SGX 2.388%
12 CapitaLand 2.166%
13 CitySpring Trust 2.149%
14 United Engineers 2.146%
15 OUE 1.996%
16 CapitaComm Tr 1.979%
17 AIMSAMP Cap Reit 1.925%
18 Nikko AM STI ETF 100 1.800%
19 YZJ Shipbldg SGD 1.598%
20 Mapletree Log Tr 1.549%
21 Ascendas Reit 1.526%
22 Lippo Malls Tr 1.448%
23 Sing Inv & Fin 1.442%
24 Sembcorp Marine 1.429%
25 Global Inv 1.419%
26 SingTel 1.412%
27 SIA 1.406%
28 SATS 1.338%
29 Keppel Corp 1.292%
30 Sabana Reit 1.259%

28 November 2014

The November Update of my portfolio is one week late, as I was on a business trip in Europe last week.

The global equity market was quite positive, led by US market. The weak performance in China economy, falling oil price, weak European performance failed to dampen the market. Singapore market follow the US trend. STI rose 2.33% to 3,350.50 on 28 Nov, impressive performance indeed. However my portfolio value rose on 0.3% for the month. This was mainly due to poor performance of Keppel, SembCorp Ind. and SembCorp Marine - yes, the oil related companies. The price plunge by Pac Andes contributed to this too.

I bought some GK Goh and OUE shares this month. I also received shares from First Reit, MapletreeLog Tr and FraserComm Tr via Scrip Dividend Scheme. Total amount invested this month was about S$20,000. There was no Sell transaction.

Total passive income received in the month amounts to S$9,358, from shares and UT.

Below are my top 30 holdings as at 28 November 2014:

1.   SPH
2.   ComfortDelGro
3.   OCBC Bank
4.   DBS
5.   Ausnet Services
6.   Sembcorp Ind
7.   Starhub
8.   ST Engineering
9.   Frasers Comm Tr
10. Metro
11. SGX
12. CapitaLand
13. CitySpring Trust
14. United Engineers
15. OUE
16. CapitaComm Tr
17. AIMSAMP Cap Reit
18. Nikko AM STI ETF 100
19. YZJ Shipbldg SGD
20. Mapletree Log Tr
21. Ascendas Reit
22. Lippo Malls Tr
23. Sing Inv & Fin
24. Sembcorp Marine
25. Global Inv
26. SingTel
27. SIA
28. SATS
29. Keppel Corp
30. Sabana Reit