Sep has been a lacklustre month in terms of stock performance. All 3 indices (STI, Hang Seng Index and S&P 500) that I have been tracking closely are down for the month. The only silver lining was the SReit. Overall, I suffered more paper losses. Sign, what to do but to hang on ... Photo … Continue reading Dull Sep Performance … Look forward to corporate activities in Oct
In my last post, I mentioned that I bought Ireit and UOL on Monday. Some asked why Ireit ... I have Ireit on my portfolio for years already. Hence, my purpose for buying it was to accumulate and my entry point was around 70 cents. It would help me to average down my cost. Bulk … Continue reading Why Ireit?
It is a good Friday today as our local society moves into Phase 2 Recovery from the circuit breaker. I could literally feel a sense of relief and joy of people when I walked around my neighborhood to do some "shopping". But the same cannot be said of STI. It dropped 1.16% today. It has … Continue reading Walk The Talk – Buy
Finally found some quiet moments to reflect on what happened in the market last week and sketch some plans for this week. Confidence was shaken last Thursday when US market tumbled. The seemingly unstoppable rally that started in late March has started to reveal a chink in the amour. Will it crack further or heal … Continue reading Top on my watchlist …
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
IREIT is currently #20 in terms of holding in my portfolio. After doing some simple analysis yesterday, I have decided to add more IREIT units in the coming days. A simple intro and highlights of IREIT can be found at the end of this blog. IREIT attracts me because: (1) It has a track record … Continue reading IREIT attracts me
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
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
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!