2017 is a special year for me as couple of milestones (in regard to investing or trading in stock market) have been reached.  One of those is being a decade of passive S-Reits investor.  Prior to 2007, I did invest in S-Reits but mostly on a short to mid term basis in which after getting dividend and seeing some capital gain just sold it off.  However, a personal experience then got me decide to become a real passive S-Reits investor.

Then S-Reits were considered defensive stock (as for now whether that still valid I’m not sure) given that the company has to give out at least 90% of their earning as dividend for tax incentive.  With an average dividend yield of around 5% for the S-Reits, some even can get as high as 8% – 10%, that was very attractive compared to bank saving rate and dividend from defensive stocks …