Monday, January 2, 2017

Portfolio Update December 2016

The month of December 2016 was not very eventful in the financial market. US Fed finally raised the interest rate for a second time in December, but the rate hike was largely expected and did not create big market swing. Trading volume in SGX was thin as many traders were on holiday.

STI closed at 2880.76 on 30 December, dropped 23.26 points, or 0.8% for the month. My portfolio performed "badly" compared with the index. Its value dropped 1.32% in December. Quite a few counters including REITs performed badly in this month.

This month, I received subscribed to the right issue from ASL Marine and received some shares. There was no other trade done.

Total dividend received in December was S$12,430.00.

Below are the top 30 holdings as at 30 December 2016.

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

Overall my investment did not perform well in 2016. While STI was flat for the whole year (dropped 0.07%), my portfolio value dropped 3.12% for the year, net off fresh fund injected and without taking dividend into consideration. When dividend received is taken into consideration, my stock portfolio made a positive return of +2.5%.

Total dividend received in 2016 was S$153,273.68, 58% from shares, 40% from UT and 2% from Bond.  The chart below shows dividend received in each month.

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2017.


Singapore Man of Leisure said...


Nice to see a dragon like you still having unit trusts in your portfolio ;)

Many have defected to the ETFs camp, and I'll bet some will be surprised at how much dividends we can get from unit trusts!

OK, I trade unit trusts, different from you, but hey! Money is money :)


Sanye ◎ 三页 said...


Wow, my first visitor of the year. What a great honor!

I am no dragon, just a little 毛毛虫。

哈哈,Happy new year, Brother.

King Yoland said...

hi sanye,

let me be the 2nd visitor

happy new year

great portfolio, using a combi of UT and equities to even out the dividend distribution throughout the year.

Sanye ◎ 三页 said...

Hi Paul,

Happy new year to you too.

Past year hasn't been very good for investment return. Let hope for a better year.

Huat Ah!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sanye,
A very impressive 2.727 million portfolio value.

Buy, Hold Long said...

Very impressive portfolio here. Nice returns per month and per year. Well done

Cory said...

2.5% is pretty good for 2016 considering yours are not pure equity

Sanye ◎ 三页 said...

Hi Cory,

Thanks for visiting my blog. 2.5% is a bit on the low side, I was expecting 4~5% return annually. :)

Cherub said...

i came from
got a mention for dividends stock investing in singapore

4-5% annually, is it like reasonably easy to achieve? so has a bit of chance to overshoot.
or it is actually the max of the return range that you expect?

Thanks sanye for writing so many blog posts

Sanye ◎ 三页 said...

Hi Cherub,

It is quite reasonable to expect an average of 4~5% annual return in stock investment in Singapore. STI index stocks have an average yield of 3%. REITs' average yield is 6~7%. Some companies pay even higher dividend.

My return was lower last year because of negative capital gain. In a good year the return could be double digits.....