Many of you are aware that my long term target yield for my portfolio is 5%. I believe it is a sustainable yield and it has been a target that I have been working on for sometime for my passive income post retirement. Just to put some numbers in ... assuming my family need $80k … Continue reading Focus on Reits Yielding 5%
All in all, my portfolio has produced a yield of ~ 4.6% this year - a shade that lower my long term target of 5.0% but slightly better than my target of 4.5% set for this year.
Almost unnoticed and creeping up silently, my index portfolio has grown over the years to become my number 2 portfolio today. It has grown from 8% at end 2017 to become 28% of my total investment this weekend. Amazing growth! Even faster than my overseas portfolio, which has grown from 9% to 18% today on … Continue reading Index Portfolio Sneaks In to Grab #2
My overseas equities holding has dropped from 26.5% to 26.1% of my total value of equities. It may reduce even further by my time tomorrow morning when the US market closes as the futures are showing deep red now. Actually the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have been doing quite well this week, but so has … Continue reading Wk11 : Wild Wild West
I started this year with the ambitions to achieve the following: Increase Net WorthMaintain Passive Income YieldReduce DebtImprove Diversification of PortfolioReduce Trading and Focus on InvestMore Self Learning and ImprovementDo More ExerciseReduce Weight Reflecting on what I have done and achieved this year, I realised the results was a mixed bag - I succeeded on … Continue reading Net Worth, Yield and Diversification – Gain and Losses
As I am typing this, I am seeing Dow Jones Futures hovering at 900 pts below yesterday closing number. This is the "first" 900 points change for quite a while. Back in mid March to early April, we saw heart-stopping 800-900 points change on the Dow Jones index every few days. Since then, the US … Continue reading Half Time Dividend Yield 2.6%
Let me first reflect on Aug 2019 before going to the main topic. It wasn't a happy month for many investors. Most indices across the world went lower, with Hong Kong being one of the worst. Guess what, Singapore wasn't far behind. These two trading hubs are bearing the backlash from the US-China trade war. … Continue reading Is dividend growth y-o-y a must? Am I too easily contended?
A few of you have asked me to share more details about my portfolio since my last post yesterday. So, here it goes. Just on Equity Portfolio - Income & Growth CombinedI don't have shares of all 63 companies in my watchlist. Currently, I own shares of 50 of them. Still a lot, I know. … Continue reading Equity Portfolio Dividend Yield is 2.9% Year-to-Date, > 5% Full Year Target Intact
As SATS released its full results on Friday, it also concluded the Q2 reporting season of all the 63 companies on my watchlist. About 60% of them declared dividends and the total amount of dividend declared is 10% more than that of Q1. Out of these 60%, 10% was disappointments, 20% brought upside surprises while … Continue reading Great to have Passive Income coming in regularly in 1H of the Year
Scanning the Invest section of the Sunday Times for useful articles has become a habit. Two weeks ago, I ran a series of blogs based on three articles that caught my eyes (1) FIRE seems farther away from me now (2) Giving MoneyOwl a Try and (3) High Gearing; I Don’t Dare. Last Sunday (7/5), … Continue reading Retirement Insecurity