STI ended May 2018 at 3428 points, down quite bit from last month. The statement, “Sell in May and go away” seems to be quite accurate in this case. There were bad news all over the place this month, with issues ranging from Italy’s political crisis, interest rate hike, trade wars, Malaysia elections etc. Also, lack of company specific news flow and with many companies going ex-dividend had contributed to the downward pressure on the markets. Taking all the above into consideration, I will continue to position my portfolio more defensively going forward.

For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – Delfi, FSL Trust, Techcomp, MapleTree Logistics Trust and Low Keng Huat.

For my top 30 holdings, not much major changes except for some minor movements. ComfortDelgro was one of the major positive mover after Uber exited the Singapore market. Other positive movers include Keppel T&T, PM Data …