Transactions made in Jun 2018:
- Bought 4,500 units of First Reit at $1.33
- Bought 1,000 units of SingTel at $3.10
- Bought 1,800 units of Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust at $0.967 (via rights issue)
- Bought 156 units of Raffles Medical at $0.99 (via scrip dividends)
The threat of a full blown global trade war has impacted the STI. No one knows for sure whether the trade war will happen and whether this will eventually lead to a bear market. In addition, the interest rate hikes seems to be having some impact on shares and even reits. The cost of borrowing by businesses will increase, affecting profit. Also, investors will demand a higher yield for investing in business as interest rates go up since they can easily park their money else where. This will eventually cause the price of the stock to decrease till the desired yield figure. Since I do not have a crystal ball to foresee the future and the cause and effect of thing on stocks are too complicated, I will not time the market. I have no idea if this is the right method. I will know in 10-20 years time. What are your thoughts? It would be great to hear differing views in the comment section.
June has been exciting! Obviously the concept of sell in may and the fact that it is World Cup period does not resonate in me. I welcomed First Reit into the portfolio after queuing for months! In additional, I added Singtel. This should not be a surprise since I have been queuing for both shares and mentioned this last month too. I am still queuing for Keppel Corp.
I have bought Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust (FLT) via rights issue too. I was lucky as I applied for excess rights of 2,000 units and got 1,800 units. This was on top of the 1,000 units which I was entitled to. So I 'sold' 1,000 units of FLT to my wife at the rights issue price. As for Raffles Medical, I bought the units via scrip dividends. Ironically, the price is now hovering between $1.00 to $1.03.
The dividends received in Jun for Accordia Golf Trust has been disappointing, I was expecting at least $250, but received only $154. My dividends yield used to be 9% for this share, but now it has dropped to 6%.
Dividends received* in Jun 2018: $154 (Accordia Golf Trust)
Total dividends received in 2018: $3,703.51
Average dividends per month: $308.63
Total Portfolio Market Value: $156,208
* Dividends are recognised after ex-dividend (xd) date# Excludes investments in Cryptocurrency since it is of high risk and with an investment fund which I am prepared to write off.