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%
Dividends (and Others) to Show …
What a tumultuous start to the new investment in year! With a blink of an eye, 2 months have passed. My key takeaway so far are: (1) My equity portfolio lost 6% in value. Mainly in my Growth portfolio, which has the more risky and volatile companies. I had also done some switching out of … Continue reading Dividends (and Others) to Show …
Having the 5% Annual Yield Target Helps Shape My Investment Approaches
Yesterday X'mas eve dinner with my extended family was nothing fancy but it was a nice and cosy family dinner around our dinning table. It is such moment that makes me feel that it doesn't take much for one to feel contended for and be grateful. I feel the same in personal investment. … Continue reading Having the 5% Annual Yield Target Helps Shape My Investment Approaches
2019 Dividends Round-Up
I managed to meet my target of 5% dividend yield for 2019 by delivering 5.25% for my equity portfolios (growth and income). But this is a drop from 2018 when I got 6.0%. The absolute amount of dividends that I received is slightly lower than last year. I managed to grow my equity portfolio slightly … Continue reading 2019 Dividends Round-Up
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?
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
My $Buy > $Sell for a Change – an inflection point?
A subtle change but an important one for me - for the first time in many weeks, my $Buy is more than my $Sell this week. For some of you who have been following my blog, you will know that I had been doing pretty aggressive selling in the past 2 months. So, it is … Continue reading My $Buy > $Sell for a Change – an inflection point?
From “SPH” to “Keppel” week – Expected Dividends & Dates Table attached
The past week was a relative quiet one for me. No major changes to my portfolio because there wasn't any reason for me to do anything. STI index gained 6 points or moved just 0.2% in the 5 trading days. On the contrary, the US market was in full buoyancy, breaking records after records. The US … Continue reading From “SPH” to “Keppel” week – Expected Dividends & Dates Table attached
Its Dividend time again … Yipee!
The curtain on the Trump-Xi show was rung down on Saturday but there was no drama or firework. Even our usual polite PM didn't mince his words when he said that he was worried. It tells us how bad the collaboration was among the biggest and richest nations in the world. But with that distracting … Continue reading Its Dividend time again … Yipee!
Dividend Galore Week !
Singtel and Netlink Trust are going to release their full year results this week and without question, they will also declare dividends. We already know what Singtel is going to declare = 10.7 cents per shares. Together with the 6.8 cents interim dividend earlier, the full year dividend yield will come to 5.5% (Shiok man!) … Continue reading Dividend Galore Week !