Index Portfolio Sneaks In to Grab #2

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

Wk11 : Wild Wild West

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

Net Worth, Yield and Diversification – Gain and Losses

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

Is dividend growth y-o-y a must? Am I too easily contended?

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?

Equity Portfolio Dividend Yield is 2.9% Year-to-Date, > 5% Full Year Target Intact

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

Great to have Passive Income coming in regularly in 1H of the Year

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

Giving MoneyOwl a Try

Another disheartened day at work made me yearned for FIRE* even more today than yesterday. My blog yesterday prompted many good feedback and opinions from fellow financial bloggers who offered different perspectives. They also offered a good dose of encouragement to me, of which I am very grateful for. It also bumped up the number of … Continue reading Giving MoneyOwl a Try

Q1 1.38%, On track for 5% Dividend Yield for the Year

Feb is often a happy month of festivity and full of "feel good" feeling with Chinese New Year and Valentines Day anchoring the celebratory mood. For most of us who are working, it is also a month to commit to your target and make plans to realise them by end of the year. Making plans … Continue reading Q1 1.38%, On track for 5% Dividend Yield for the Year