Thursday, 1 April 2021

My Investment Portfolio - SG (End Mar 2021)

Transactions made in the month:

- Bought 4,000 units of Mapletree Ind Tr at $2.61
- Sold 800 units of DBS at $28.93

- Got 7,500 units of Astrea VI3%B310318 at IPO (received more than that, other units were alloted to other portfolios

What a ride it has been for STI, it is now at 3,178 levels. I made several transactions including selling some of my DBS shares earlier in the month. I added on Mapletree Industrial Trust and was still queuing for more at $2.50, but the order did not get fulfilled. I had several buy orders for shares such as Raffles Medical, CityDev, CDG that were also not fulfilled. In the end, they all went up. I am not sure whether will I chase them or just be patient. It really depends on the context as the market sentiment is changing rapidly on a daily basis.  

As for Astrea VI3%, I was alloted 15,000 units. I decided to alloted half of it to other portolios (my spouse and children). Many retail investors state that the yield is too low. While I agree to a certain extend, I felt that this will help me diversify my portfolio further. Moreover, in the past when I suggested using Singapore Savings Bond (SSB) as a emergency fund, many felt that the interest rate of slightly above 2% was too little. They wanted to time and enter at a higher interest rate. Look at the current interest rate for SSB, its even lower than 1.5% now. 3% yield for Astrea VI is still good, just do not put all your cash into the same holding. 

I still have some funds to be deployed out to the market. I have been monitoring the foreign market and considering whether to shift these funds to foreign or local market. I had made transactions this month in the foreign market too. Will update them sometime next week.

Dividends received* during the month: $938.26 (Mapletree Logistics Trust, Lendlease Reit, Ireit, Mapletree Industrial Trust, Ascendas Reit, Keppel DC Reit)

Total dividends received in 2021: $1,353.19

Average dividends per month: $112.77

Total Portfolio Market Value: $285,664

*Dividends are recognised after payment date. Average dividends per month is calculated by dividing the dividends received by 12 months regardless of the month. 
Portfolio excludes Singapore Savings Bonds and Foreign Stocks

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