Friday, June 1, 2018

Portfolio Update 31 May 2018

So it was the magical month of May again. Those traders who believe in "Sell in May and stay away" and have sold their shares at the beginning of the month would have told their peers "see, I told you so....", but as a die-hard dividend investor I have not done it.

Equity market did not do well in May. Lead by US, indices dropped in May. the Malaysian election result, the Trumpf-Kim summit, US-Sino trade war etc all did not affect the market positively. As at end of May, STI dropped 185.75, or 5.14% from a month ago. My portfolio dropped less than the index. Its value decreased 2.84% for the month. I am not surprised as many counters went XD this month.

I sold my Hyflux preferential shares at the beginning of the month, at a loss of course. The loss was quite minimal as I had only a very small stake, and have been receiving 6% dividend for many years. I bought some QAF shares when its price dropped below $1, cost averaging. I also received some Fraser Commercial Trust and Keppel Reit shares through scrip dividend scheme.

On the dividend side, May has always been a "dividend month" for me. This month, I received a total of S$29,441 in dividend, the highest so far for a single month. The dividend comes mainly from shares, and a smaller portion from UT's and Bonds.

below are my top 30 holdings as at 31 May 2018.

1. ComfortDelGro
2. M1
3. DBS
4. OCBC Bank
5. SPH
6. Ausnet Services
7. Metro
8. ST Engineering
9. CapitaComm Tr
10. Kep Inf Tr fKa CIT
11. Frasers Comm Tr
12. Keppel Corp
13. AIMSAMP Cap Reit
14. SGX
15. SATS
16. Sembcorp Ind
17. SingTel
18. CapitaLand
19. Sing Inv & Fin
20. Global Inv
21. United Engineers
22. Mapletree Log Tr
23. Cache Log Trust
24. Tai Sin Electric
25. Ascendas Reit
26. Nikko AM STI ETF 100
27. Nam Lee Metal
28. LeeMetal
29. Lippo Malls Tr
30. OUE