Dividend Collected for 2018
Dividend payout for the month of September 2018
MAPLETREE LOG TR FAR EAST HTRUST CAPITAR CHINA TR AIMSAMP CAP REIT
Dividend Collected to Date
Average Monthly Dividend (YTD): $1,463
Target Total Dividend for 2018: $16,000In my previous post, I have compared my portfolio to the Morningstar® Singapore Yield Focus Index and both portfolios show similarities of having a significant portion allocated to REITs. REIT is an essential sector for those income focused portfolios as it provides a consistent stream of dividend income. Given the rising interest rates environment, there are some concerns on whether REITs are due for a big correction. The fear is not without reasons.

As the economy grows, consumers purchase more asset and hold less money. This will lead to raising inflation and the Fed has to step in to increase interest rates as a cooling measure to curb inflation. When interest rate rises,