Sunday, 17 June 2018

My First Bond Purchase

I have subscribed to and received allocation to the Astrea IV Private Equity Bond.

The issuance of Astrea IV Bond is the first time that a private equity bond is made available to retail investors on the cheap.  This allows me the opportunity to venture into the bond asset class.

I think very likely this signal the open of the floodgates and we will see other bonds issuance in the near future.  With the rising interest rates environment, we may see some higher yield bonds.

However, less risk does not mean no risk, and we shall only invest with money that we can afford to lose.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

My Stock Portfolio @ end May 2018

Top 30 in my portfolio:
No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $
1
SGX
4,300
10.02
7.24
2
SATS
4,000
6.64
5.16
3
OCBC Bank
1,438
5.80
12.54
4
UOB
633
5.73
28.14
5
CapitaLand Mall Tr
7,800
5.19
2.07
6
SPH
6,000
5.08
2.63
7
AIMSAMPI Cap Ind R
10,000
4.47
1.39
8
Starhub
7,000
4.35
1.93
9
Keppel Corp
1,600
3.97
7.71
10
CDL HTrust
6,800
3.65
1.67
11
SingTel
3,190
3.37
3.28
12
Suntec Reit
5,800
3.36
1.80
13
Keppel DC Reit
7,400
3.33
1.40
14
FCT
4,700
3.31
2.19
15
ParkwayLife Reit
3,600
3.16
2.73
16
SPH Reit
8,500
2.71
0.99
17
Starhill Global Reit
12,000
2.64
0.685
18
Mapletree Com Tr
4,800
2.42
1.57
19
CapitaLand
2,000
2.23
3.46
20
Frasers Com Tr
4,904
2.21
1.40
21
Bukit Sembawang
1,000
1.96
6.10
22
Ascendas Reit
2,000
1.71
2.65
23
Frasers L&I Tr
5,000
1.71
1.06
24
Sembcorp Indust
1,800
1.70
2.93
25
SIA Engg
1,500
1.53
3.17
26
Keppel InfraTr
9,000
1.48
0.51
27
Frasers Property
1,800
1.06
1.83
28
Cache Log Tr
4,000
1.03
0.80
29
ST Engg
800
0.90
3.48
30
Silverlake Axis
4,500
0.78
0.54
Movement in my portfolio in May:-
Sold:- Nil
Bought:- Frasers L&I Tr, Frasers Comm Tr (DRIP).
Dividends collected this month: $2,974.38

2018 avg dividends/month: $1,151.36 [11.4% up cf. 2017]

Boring process of building up my passive income portfolio brick-by-brick (bit-by-bit).

Comments:
1. Bumper month in May.  However, just missed my $3K estimate as ParkwayLife Reit pays dividend in June this year.

2. Current worst performing counter: Duty Free Int'l (36.7% unrealised loss). 

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

My Stock Portfolio @ end Apr 2018

Top 30 in my portfolio:
No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $
1
SGX
4,300
10.21
7.72
2
SATS
4,000
6.82
5.54
3
OCBC Bank
1,438
6.10
13.80
4
UOB
633
5.87
30.14
5
CapitaLand Mall Tr
7,800
5.04
2.10
6
SPH
6,000
5.02
2.72
7
Starhub
7,000
4.89
2.27
8
AIMSAMPI Cap Ind R
10,000
4.37
1.42
9
Keppel Corp
1,600
4.03
8.19
10
CDL HTrust
6,800
3.72
1.78
11
Suntec Reit
5,800
3.50
1.96
12
SingTel
3,190
3.45
3.52
13
Keppel DC Reit
7,400
3.25
1.43
14
FCT
4,700
3.24
2.24
15
ParkwayLife Reit
3,600
3.09
2.79
16
Starhill Global Reit
12,000
2.66
0.72
17
SPH Reit
8,500
2.59
0.99
18
Mapletree Com Tr
4,800
2.39
1.62
19
CapitaLand
2,000
2.31
3.76
20
Frasers Com Tr
4,849
2.09
1.40
21
Bukit Sembawang
1,000
1.91
6.20
22
Sembcorp Indust
1,800
1.70
3.07
23
Ascendas Reit
2,000
1.64
2.67
24
SIA Engg
1,500
1.50
3.25
25
Keppel InfraTr
9,000
1.49
0.54
26
Frasers Property
1,800
1.12
2.03
27
Cache Log Tr
4,000
1.03
0.835
28
Frasers L&I Tr
2,700
0.87
1.05
29
ST Engg
800
0.86
3.49
30
Silverlake Axis
4,500
0.76
0.55
Movement in my portfolio in Apr:-
Sold:- Nil
Bought:- NetLink NBN Tr.
Dividends collected this month: $0

2018 avg dividends/month: $695.60 [26.1% up cf. 2017]

Boring process of building up my passive income portfolio brick-by-brick (bit-by-bit).

Comments:
1. Big fat "0" dividend in April.  Well, a good rest in April for the dividend harvesting in May.  Likely around $3K for me in May, as many of my holdings are paying dividends.

2. Current worst performing counter: Duty Free Int'l (31.7% unrealised loss). 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

My Stock Portfolio @ end Mar 2018

Top 30 in my portfolio:
No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $
1
SGX
4,300
10.13
7.37
2
SATS
4,000
6.56
5.13
3
OCBC Bank
1,438
5.89
12.82
4
UOB
633
5.57
27.50
5
CapitaLand Mall Tr
7,800
5.19
2.08
6
Starhub
7,000
5.05
2.30
7
SPH
6,000
4.83
2.52
8
AIMSAMPI Cap Ind R
10,000
4.35
1.36
9
Keppel Corp
1,600
3.97
7.77
10
CDL HTrust
6,800
3.67
1.69
11
Suntec Reit
5,800
3.50
1.89
12
SingTel
3,190
3.44
3.37
13
Keppel DC Reit
7,400
3.41
1.44
14
FCT
4,700
3.29
2.19
15
ParkwayLife Reit
3,600
3.22
2.80
16
Starhill Global Reit
12,000
2.80
0.73
17
SPH Reit
8,500
2.70
0.995
18
Mapletree Com Tr
4,800
2.41
1.57
19
CapitaLand
2,000
2.28
3.57
20
Frasers Com Tr
4,849
2.22
1.43
21
Bukit Sembawang
1,000
1.95
6.11
22
Sembcorp Indust
1,800
1.79
3.11
23
Ascendas Reit
2,000
1.68
2.63
24
Keppel InfraTr
9,000
1.54
0.535
25
SIA Engg
1,500
1.53
3.18
26
Frasers Property
1,800
1.15
2.00
27
Cache Log Tr
4,000
1.07
0.835
28
Frasers L&I Tr
2,700
0.94
1.09
29
ST Engg
800
0.92
3.59
30
Silverlake Axis
4,500
0.77
0.535
Movement in my portfolio in Mar:-
Sold:- Nil
Bought:-Ascendas Reit, Starhill Global Reit, Sasseur Reit (IPO).
Dividends collected this month: $312.24

2018 avg dividends/month: $927.47 [26.1% up cf. 2017]

Boring process of building up my passive income portfolio brick-by-brick (bit-by-bit).

Comments:
1. Four-in-a-row success with the Sasseur Reit IPO.  However, this is against my usual rule of avoiding China REITs.

2. Starhub and SPH, two of my original foundation stocks, performed badly and turned red.  At one time, they were about 40% of my portfolio. Now, they are less than 10% and I hope they can recover like Keppel Corp.

3. Current worst performing counter: Duty Free Int'l (30.3% unrealised loss). 

Saturday, 3 March 2018

My Stock Portfolio @ end Feb 2018

Top 30 in my portfolio:
No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $
1
SGX
4,300
10.41
7.55
2
SATS
4,000
6.67
5.20
3
OCBC Bank
1,438
6.02
13.06
4
UOB
633
5.66
27.89
5
Starhub
7,000
5.61
2.50
6
CapitaLand Mall Tr
7,800
5.05
2.02
7
SPH
6,000
5.00
2.60
8
AIMSAMPI Cap Ind R
10,000
4.39
1.37
9
Keppel Corp
1,600
4.11
8.02
10
Suntec Reit
5,800
3.68
1.98
11
CDL HTrust
6,800
3.62
1.66
12
SingTel
3,190
3.46
3.38
13
FCT
4,700
3.33
2.21
14
Keppel DC Reit
7,400
3.32
1.40
15
ParkwayLife Reit
3,600
3.25
2.82
16
SPH Reit
8,500
2.72
1.00
17
Mapletree Com Tr
4,800
2.42
1.57
18
CapitaLand
2,000
2.33
3.63
19
Starhill Global Reit
9,800
2.29
0.73
20
Frasers Com Tr
4,849
2.22
1.43
21
Bukit Sembawang
1,000
1.96
6.11
22
Sembcorp Indust
1,800
1.85
3.20
23
Keppel InfraTr
9,000
1.63
0.565
24
SIA Engg
1,500
1.58
3.29
25
Fraser Property
1,800
1.13
1.96
26
Cache Log Tr
4,000
1.07
0.835
27
Frasers L&I Tr
2,700
0.94
1.09
28
ST Engg
800
0.87
3.41
29
Silverlake Axis
4,500
0.79
0.55
30
Ascendas Reit
900
0.76
2.65
Movement in my portfolio in Feb:-
Sold:- Nil
Bought:- SingTel
Dividends collected this month: $2,059.48

2018 avg dividends/month: $1,235.09 [32.6% up cf. 2017]

Boring process of building up my passive income portfolio brick-by-brick (bit-by-bit).

Comments:
1. After the high in January, small correction of STI this month.  A timely reminder of the pitfall in the stock market. 

2. Sembcorp Industries returned to familiar red territory.

3. Current worst performing counter: Duty Free Int'l (18.6% unrealised loss). 

Saturday, 3 February 2018

My Stock Portfolio @ end Jan 2018

Top 30 in my portfolio:
No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $
1
SGX
4,300
10.83
8.20
2
SATS
4,000
6.79
5.53
3
Starhub
7,000
6.21
2.89
4
OCBC Bank
1,438
5.71
12.93
5
UOB
633
5.33
27.43
6
CapitaLand Mall Tr
7,800
5.03
2.10
7
SPH
6,000
4.86
2.64
8
Keppel Corp
1,600
4.26
8.67
9
AIMSAMPI Cap Ind R
10,000
4.21
1.37
10
CDL HTrust
6,800
3.80
1.82
11
Suntec Reit
5,800
3.69
2.07
12
ParkwayLife Reit
3,600
3.34
3.02
13
FCT
4,700
3.28
2.27
14
Keppel DC Reit
7,400
3.25
1.43
15
SingTel
2,690
2.92
3.54
16
SPH Reit
8,500
2.74
1.05
17
Mapletree Com Tr
4,800
2.49
1.69
18
CapitaLand
2,000
2.36
3.84
19
Starhill Global Reit
9,800
2.32
0.77
20
Frasers Com Tr
4,849
2.17
1.46
21
Bukit Sembawang
1,000
1.99
6.49
22
Sembcorp Indust
1,800
1.88
3.40
23
Keppel InfraTr
9,000
1.58
0.57
24
SIA Engg
1,500
1.54
3.34
25
FCL
1,800
1.19
2.15
26
Cache Log Tr
4,000
1.06
0.865
27
Frasers L&I Tr
2,700
0.95
1.14
28
ST Engg
800
0.83
3.37
29
Silverlake Axis
4,500
0.79
0.57
30
Ascendas Reit
900
0.76
2.76
Movement in my portfolio in Jan:-
Sold:- Nil
Bought:- AIMSAMPI Cap Ind Reit, Kep Infra Trust.
Dividends collected this month: $410.69
Total dividends collected in 2018: $410.69
2018 avg dividends/month: $410.69 [175.8% up cf. 2017]

Boring process of building up my passive income portfolio brick-by-brick (bit-by-bit).

Comments:
1. STI briefly breached 3,600 this month, but did not manage to stay above it.

2. Received an advance dividend distribution from AIMSAMPI Cap Ind Reit in Jan, so it is really not a 175% increase in dividends.

3. Sembcorp Industries turned green after so many months in red.

4. Current worst performing counter: Duty Free Int'l (17.1% unrealised loss). 

Monday, 1 January 2018

2017 Portfolio Review: Winners and Losers

Time flies and 2017 is gone.  All my tradings are done and all dividends are collected.  It is time to review my portfolio's winners and losers in 2017.

Top Dividend Contributors: 

1. Starhub (8.76%):
- Starhub is the top dividend contributor in my portfolio.

2. SGX (8.64%):
- SGX has dividend payout every quarter, almost like a REIT.

3. SPH (6.62%):
- SPH has turned red in my portfolio.

Dethroned: Saizen Reit (2016). 

In 2016, the top 3 dividend contributors accounted for 35% of my total dividends.  In 2017, the top 3 dividend contributors accounted for just 24% of the total dividends. So, more diversification achieved.

Next, some New Year fun and amusement. 

Dividend Yield Winners (龙虎榜):

1. AIMSAMPI Capital Industrial Reit (7.79%):
- Steady stream of dividends from the reit.
- Probably will get more in 2018.

2. Accordia Golf Trust (7.65%) 
- One of my tiny holdings.
- Probably will get more in 2018.

3. Silverlake Axis (7.07%)
- One of my tiny holdings.  
- Probably will get more in 2018.

Dethroned: Saizen Reit (2016).

Dividend Yield Losers (老鼠榜): 

1. Bukit Sembawang (1.58%)
- BS got first place because I added the bulk of BS in Dec and missed most of the dividend payouts for the year. 

2. Sembcorp Industries (2.31%)
- Dividend cut...

3. UOB (2.59%)
- UOB is here because of the huge increase in its price.
- More than $26 already.  Why I didn't buy more when I have the chance?

Dethroned: Mapletree Commercial Trust (2016).


A return gain or loss will only be realised when I sell.  The current unrealised return winners and losers:

Unrealised Return Winners (英雄榜):

1. SGX (82.8% gain):
- This is one of my foundation stocks and will remain for keep.
- SGX retains the trophy for this category.

2. SATS (63% gain):
- Will stay for dividends and growth.

3. Suntec Reit (60.4% gain):
- Don't really know why Suntec went up so much.
- Will stay for dividends.

Unrealised Return Losers (狗熊榜): 

1. SIA Engg (20.2% loss)
- Price continues declining after exit from STI. 
- Still pondering whether to add more or not?
- SIA Engg retains the trophy for this category.

2. Duty Free Int'l (20% loss)
- I probably should not have wandered outside the mainboard.

3. Sembcorp Industries (9.1% loss)
- SCI is lagging behind Keppel Corp in stock price recovery.
- May probably average down.


Wishing everyone Happy New Year and a Prosperous 2018.