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.
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.