Many of you are aware that my long term target yield for my portfolio is 5%. I believe it is a sustainable yield and it has been a target that I have been working on for sometime for my passive income post retirement. Just to put some numbers in ... assuming my family need $80k … Continue reading Focus on Reits Yielding 5%
All in all, my portfolio has produced a yield of ~ 4.6% this year - a shade that lower my long term target of 5.0% but slightly better than my target of 4.5% set for this year.
Delighted that STI rose 5% this week and my portfolio value was also buoyed by it. No prize for guessing what I did ... “SELL” - to take some profit off. My biggest trade this week was around DBS. The rally on its share price was phenomenal, it gained almost 10% in a week. The … Continue reading Week 1 Highlights : DBS, Oil & Beyond Meat
In my first reflection post, I shared about my key learning this year. In second, its about strengthening my portfolio for passive income. This third one is about diversification beyond our local shores to reduce exposure risk. US & HK Markets Besides Singapore, the two key markets that I have sizeable positions are US and … Continue reading Diversify to US and HK
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
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?
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
With a week to go, I evaluated the situation and decided that my tactic will be to apply for and hope to get as much of the May'19 Singapore Saving Bond (SSB) issue as possible. The reason is because I think the interest rate has peaked for the time being. Since I have some cash … Continue reading As much SSB as I can get
Yesterday, I had an insightful discussion with a very percipient person whom I admired a lot. After our discussion, I reflected on what he said about the issue of housing prices in Singapore and understood a deeper implication on why we need to keep our housing price affordable in Singapore. For many years, I used to … Continue reading Is a house a burden or an asset or is it more than that?
It is another painful week for equity investors all around the world. For local investors, we witnessed the STI going below the 3000 points psychological support to close the week at 2972 points, 3% down from the previous week. This mirrored the S&P 500 index, which dropped 4%. What was scarier to me was the … Continue reading A painful week thankfully softened by the reliable dividends from the S-Reits’ Old Guards