Wk 9 : Buy some more on weakness

The title speaks for itself. Week 9 was an interesting one. While we see the usual pattern that the Singapore STI took an opposite path to HK Hang Seng Index and US S&P500 and Nasdaq again, for a change, the STI went up 2% while the rest went down (HK was down 6%, Nasdaq down … Continue reading Wk 9 : Buy some more on weakness

Wk-8: Swing to Buy

Fast, its week 8 already. After weeks of selling, I started to open up my war chest and buy in the last fortnight. Most of my purchases were in Singapore and USA shares. Of the three markets that I pay most attention, Singapore continued to underperform against USA and Hong Kong in the last fortnight. … Continue reading Wk-8: Swing to Buy

4.7% Dividend Yield on Equity Portfolio

4.7% dividend yield is the final outcome after all the hardwork this year. Total dividend received in 2020 was 85% of 2019 amount - which is expected given this COVID year. This is actually better than the 4.5% yield that I was expecting back in July when I wrote about it. This outcome was helped … Continue reading 4.7% Dividend Yield on Equity Portfolio

My Star Dividend Contributors Revealed

Following my post yesterday, some of you had inquired about my dividends. Sorry I am not comfortable to reveal the amount but I am happy to share my STAR dividend contributors in Q3 and also Year-To-Date. To Recap, my dividend yield year to date is 4.5% on cash investment. It is spread out relatively well … Continue reading My Star Dividend Contributors Revealed

4.5% Yield Year-To-Date, helped by Leverage

The last company on my watchlist reported its quarterly results and dividend declaration on 14-Aug. Along with that, I was able to establish that my dividend yield on cash investment (up to today) is 4.5%. I do not see an issue meeting my 5.0% target by end of the year. My dividend yield received a … Continue reading 4.5% Yield Year-To-Date, helped by Leverage

SReits are beginning to show weaknesses

It would be so boring if I write another blog post about what I bought again. So I will start with a different topic before doing a short one on my "Buy" this week ... Yes, its another "Buy" week for me amidst all the chaos in the market recently. SReits are beginning to show weaknessesWhile reviewing … Continue reading SReits are beginning to show weaknesses

SPH Reit DPU Steady as a Rock but Risk has also increased

The headline of SPH REIT's press release last Friday read "SPH Reit 2Q 2019 Distribution Income 2.5% Higher Year-on-Year". However, looking into the numbers, the cash distribution available was only up 1.0% and the DPU increase was even smaller at +0.4%. This is despite SPH Reit increasing the "cash payout ratio" from 96.8% last year … Continue reading SPH Reit DPU Steady as a Rock but Risk has also increased