Thursday, 2 January 2020

My Investment Portfolio (End Dec 2019)


Transactions made in Dec 2019:
-  Bought 1,300 units of Ascendas Reit at $2.63 during rights issue (excess rights was allotted to other family members)
- Sold 7,000 units of Accordia Golf Trust at $0.72


I thought my portfolio would have exceeded $200,000 by end of 2020, but that did not happen. This was partly due to the fact that I sold off Accordia Golf Trust. I had no intention to sell it off until the share price suddenly rose on news that a offer was received for its golf courses. Having hold the share since 2015, the price of $0.72 proved too hard to resist. Now it is likely that my portfolio dividends yield will drop further as Accordia Golf Trust had been giving me 7% yield. 

Meanwhile, I am looking for stocks to buy. Any suggestions?

Dividends received* in Dec 2019: $945.71 (Singtel, Accordia Golf Trust, Old Chang Kee, Astrea V3.85%B290620, Ascendas-hTrust)

Total dividends received in 2019: $7,677.27

Average dividends per month: $639.77

Total Portfolio Market Value: $198.969.08

Notes:
Dividends are recognised after ex-dividend (xd) date.
Average dividends per month is calculated by dividing the dividends received by 12 months regardless of the month.
Portfolio excludes Singapore Savings Bonds.

Saturday, 28 December 2019

My Investment Machine 2019 Year End Review

*figures exclude $369.24 received on 31 Dec 2019 from Ascendas-hTrust*

Ironically, when I did the 2018 year end review, I was expecting the market to tank and dividends yield to drop as companies payout less dividends. Thankfully, I was only half right. The market did not tank and STI Index even went as high as 3,400. But my dividends yield did drop. The unrealised gain which was wiped out, that I shared about in  end 2018 year has been reinstated. 

In 2019, I received $7,308.07 of dividends. My average yield decreased to 3.71% and dividends received increased by only 5.01%. This is despite a 27.21% increase in portfolio value. What a disappointment. My investment capital thus far is $181,301.11. 
In terms of total dividends received over the years, I have received $28,653. It is a slow ride up for me. Seeing how other financial bloggers getting this figure to $1 million is a dream and motivation for me. 

This year, I made 18 transactions. 12 were buy/add transactions while 6 were sell. This is the highest number of transactions I made in a year since I started trading. Interestingly, 7 of the transactions were due to scrip dividends, preferential offerings, rights issues and delisting of shares. I know that I need to make more transactions over the market to deploy more of my resources into the market if I want to achieve some form of financial freedom.

2020 is going to be a busy year. With less time to monitor the market, with the 50 price alerts I have set, I will be able to trade effectively at appropriate junctures.  I am expecting Singtel to cut its dividends as this is the last FY it is paying a fixed dividends amount.  Keppel Corp is another share to look out as Temask may or may not control 50% of its share come end 2020.

All the best in the year of 2020. May you and your love ones be healthy, happy and safe. May the rat year bring you lots of luck!

Saturday, 30 November 2019

My Investment Portfolio (End Nov2019)


Transactions made in Nov 2019:
-  Bought 1,200 units of Mapletree Com Tr at $2.24 during preferential offering (excess rights was alloted to other family members)

I am still waiting for an opportunity to offload my SIA shares. In the meantime, I had subscribed for the rights issue of Ascendas Reit along with excess rights! Ironically, I am building up my portfolio through rights issue and preferential offerings! 

If the market remains at this level, I will cross the $200k portfolio value in December when the Ascendas Reit rights issue application result is out. Fingers crossed.

Dividends received* in Nov 2019: $539.17 (Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust, Singapore Post, SIA, Ascendas Reit, Ascendas Hospitality Trust, Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust)

Total dividends received in 2019: $6,731.56

Average dividends per month: $560.96

Total Portfolio Market Value: $199,505.74

Notes:
Dividends are recognised after ex-dividend (xd) date.
Average dividends per month is calculated by dividing the dividends received by 12 months regardless of the month.
Portfolio excludes Singapore Savings Bonds.