Week 2 Highlights: CityDev, ARA LOGOS Rights & SPH Reit Dividends

STI finally broke through the 3000 points barrier yesterday. However, it did not make as much progress as previous week. The banks were subdued after a spectacular run last week. The winners this week were surprisingly the mid and small cap stocks. They gained almost 3x more compared to their bigger and bluer brothers. They … Continue reading Week 2 Highlights: CityDev, ARA LOGOS Rights & SPH Reit Dividends

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

4 Unforgettable Months – Hard Ruthless Lesson

I am sure all the investors out there will agree that it was an unforgettable 4 months start to the year 2020. In those 4 months, I experienced more upheavals in my investment portfolio than probably all combined in my last 20 years of investing experience. I have never seen the stock market dropped so … Continue reading 4 Unforgettable Months – Hard Ruthless Lesson

My portfolio aims for 50% local 50% international – Yours?

In the last few days, 2 blog topics caught my attention - one is about investment outside Singapore, particularly into the US markets and the other is about entering (Or not) the market when everyone is fearful. The first topic was posted by SG ThumbTack Investor on 14-Sep: To Infinity & Beyond? Nah! The second … Continue reading My portfolio aims for 50% local 50% international – Yours?

Random Thoughts about Last Week Happenings

It is a nice change after several week of losses to see "Greens" emerging on my Singapore and Hong Kong portfolios again. The Hang Seng and Strait Times Index gained about 2% each. While the gain on my Hong Kong stocks was more broad-based, this was not the case for my Singapore portfolio. It's only the … Continue reading Random Thoughts about Last Week Happenings