Dull Sep Performance … Look forward to corporate activities in Oct

Sep has been a lacklustre month in terms of stock performance. All 3 indices (STI, Hang Seng Index and S&P 500) that I have been tracking closely are down for the month. The only silver lining was the SReit. Overall, I suffered more paper losses. Sign, what to do but to hang on ... Photo … Continue reading Dull Sep Performance … Look forward to corporate activities in Oct

Index Portfolio Components

I received a few queries asking for more details of the ETFs that made up my Index Portfolio. Hence, I decided to do a post on this. Note all except Equities #2/#3 can be brought like shares via SGX. Equities #2/#3 are unit trusts for exposure to US and HK markets For Bonds: ABF Singapore … Continue reading Index Portfolio Components

Index portfolio holding up well!

My regular readers would know that I have a special portfolio that holds all my investments in index ETFs and unit trusts. This index portfolio has grew from 20% at start of the year to 30% of my total investment today. It grew partially because of my monthly regular fixed investments in selected ETFs (capital … Continue reading Index portfolio holding up well!

SG Banks – Still A Good Dividends Source

DBS and UOB will be releasing their half year results tomorrow. OCBC will do the same on the day after. Along with the releases, these 3 big local banks are expected to announce their interim dividend distribution. I never knew banks are good source of dividend income until lately Like I wrote in my last … Continue reading SG Banks – Still A Good Dividends Source

5% yield looks unattainable this year, I am contended with 4.5%

Almost 60% of the year is gone now. Looking back at the last few months, wow, what can I say except to exclaim that it has been an unusual year so far! I don't expect things to improve much in the remaining few months - in fact, I see more downsides than upsides. Year to … Continue reading 5% yield looks unattainable this year, I am contended with 4.5%

Added Favourites & This Week Watchlist

Last week financial headlines were either dominated by the impending local election or the worsening COVID-19 situation in US. The latter is spooking investors so much so that Dow Jones dropped 700 points on Friday alone. The local STI was trading within a very tight range throughout the week, and clearly losing the steam to … Continue reading Added Favourites & This Week Watchlist