Friday, July 29, 2016

Portfolio Update 30 July 2016

In most part of the month July, STI was in positive territory compared to last month. It seemed like market has come to term with Brexit, and the US stock price hit record high this month. Then came the shocking news that Swiber is winding up, followed by the disappointing announcement from BOJ. These sent the share prices in Singapore falling in the last few days of the month, and STI was back to negative YTD.

Yesterday, STI closed at 2868.69, up 27.76 points, or 0.98% from last month. My portfolio performed slightly better than the index. Its value was up 1.20% for the month.

This month, I sold my HTL shares when the price hit 92 cents. I sold also all my HG Metal shares at a loss, getting rid of this non-performing stock in my portfolio. I also accepted the de-listing offer from Pacific Health Care. I also subscribed to Noble's right issues.There were no other buy trade this month, so there was a negative cash injection of S$37,430  to the portfolio.

I made a major switching in my UT investment. I switched from the funds that investing in Global, European equities to bond funds. This may affect my dividends from the UT investment as the yields of bond funds are lower. However, in this time of volatility, I try to play it safe.

On the dividend side, I received S$9,744 of dividend this month, mainly from the unit trusts. This is normal for July as there are not many companies paying dividend this month. I am expecting more dividends from shares and less from UT next month.

Below are my top 30 stock holdings as at 29 July 2016. HTL disappeared from the list. Ausnet moved up as its price rose.

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