It is easy to make money in a bull market. I’m still safely in the green zone, largely due to beginner’s luck.

This year, the STI ETF has mostly raced ahead of REITs, but REITs have been making a sustained climb. In flat markets when the index has tended to moved sideways, dividends from REITs are a welcomed boost to returns.

I used to hold a few other REITs, but have since taken the chance to consolidate my holdings when StanChart implemented $10 bucks a trade. See my epic story here.

Among the counters I used to hold are Mapletree Commercial Trust, Saizen REIT and Parkway Life REIT. Other brokers are pretty aggressive, and I’m paying $10 a trade with DBS Vickers these days, plus I’ll receive an additional $5 rebate. (Valid till 31 December 2017)

Frasers Centrepoint Trust [2.14] :

Looks like the lemonade stand and the hotdog …