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
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
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!
For years, Singtel has been my largest holding. At one point, it was almost 15-20% of my total investment holding. Just this week, it has been dethroned. It moved from first to third. Suntec Reit has become my largest holding and DBS is second. Suntec Reit, DBS and Singtel are each about 4% of my … Continue reading Singtel dethroned
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
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%
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
In my last post, I mentioned that I bought Ireit and UOL on Monday. Some asked why Ireit ... I have Ireit on my portfolio for years already. Hence, my purpose for buying it was to accumulate and my entry point was around 70 cents. It would help me to average down my cost. Bulk … Continue reading Why Ireit?
It is a good Friday today as our local society moves into Phase 2 Recovery from the circuit breaker. I could literally feel a sense of relief and joy of people when I walked around my neighborhood to do some "shopping". But the same cannot be said of STI. It dropped 1.16% today. It has … Continue reading Walk The Talk – Buy
Finally found some quiet moments to reflect on what happened in the market last week and sketch some plans for this week. Confidence was shaken last Thursday when US market tumbled. The seemingly unstoppable rally that started in late March has started to reveal a chink in the amour. Will it crack further or heal … Continue reading Top on my watchlist …