Week 1 Highlights : DBS, Oil & Beyond Meat

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

Diversify to US and HK

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

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

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?

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

Is a house a burden or an asset or is it more than that?

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?

A painful week thankfully softened by the reliable dividends from the S-Reits’ Old Guards

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

SG : A Great place for Dividend Seekers

If you are a Singapore resident and hoping to rely on dividends as a main form of your passive income, you don't have to look overseas, our Singapore market is a great place to help you do so. Finding that difficult to believe ... just read the following: STI ETFDon't know how to choose stock, … Continue reading SG : A Great place for Dividend Seekers