STI closed this month lower at around 2813 points. The drop in oil price and US presidential election are the main reasons for the weakness. Investors are adopting a waiting game before the result of the election in November.

For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefings – Spindex, Sin Ghee Huat, Karin, Chuan Hup, Noel Gifts, Wing Tai, K1 Ventures, Lum Chang, Micro-Mechanics, Rickmers and Lion AsiaPac.

For my top 30 holdings, not much changes as most stocks suffered weakness due to stock market downturn this month. However, I have added onto some of the names in the list and therefore there are some minor position changes. Hiap Hoe was one of the better performers after they announced positive profit guidance for their 3Q results. Jardine Strategic also outperformed the market this month.

I have bought the following companies from the market this month – Amara, Bonvests, China …