Author: A Dividend Simpleton

Portfolio Update – May 2017

*As of 10 June 2017 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage Singtel 3.7072 4.74 26.37% First REIT 1.2736 6.00 9.88% Fraser Logistics & Industrial Trust 0.9317 7.50 9.54% ParkwayLife REIT 2.4000 5.10 6.14% M1 2.3600 5.00 6.04% UOB Bank 18.2150 4.00 5.18% Capitaland Mall Trust 1.9050 5.80 4.88% Guocoland Limited 1.8150 2.75 4.64% CDL Hospitality Trust 1.3050 6.80 3.34% AimsAmp Cap REIT 1.3300 8.40 2.65% Capitaland Mall Trust 1.9238 5.70 2.19% Starhill Global REIT 0.7550 6.25 2.15% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 1.92% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 1.85% Keppel Corp 6.4300 3.00 1.83% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 0.99% STI ETF...

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How I managed to save $100k before hitting my 28th birthday

Now this calls for a celebration. After scrimping and saving and working hard saving everything I could afford, I have finally achieved my target of $100k before the age of 30, with 2 more years left to spare. I shall make full use of these 2 extra years to continue to build my savings and wachest to the next target, which is to achieve $200k in savings and investments before my 32nd birthday. Why 32nd birthday? Well, some readers may ask this question, so I might as well answer it first. Well, its more like an extrapolation of my...

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Portfolio Update – April 2017

*As of 30 April 2017 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage Singtel 3.7000 4.74 15.73% Fraser Logistics & Industrial Trust 0.9317 7.50 8.91% Starhub 3.4700 4.60 8.30% SIA 9.8600 2.00 7.86% First REIT 1.2532 6.38 6.09% ParkwayLife REIT 2.4000 5.10 5.74% M1 2.3600 5.00 5.64% UOB Bank 18.2150 4.00 4.84% Capitaland Mall Trust 1.9050 5.80 4.56% CDL Hospitality Trust 1.3050 6.80 3.12% AimsAmp Cap REIT 1.3300 8.40 7.07% Ascott Residence Trust 0.9700 7.50 5.67% Keppel DC REIT 1.0822 6.17 2.30% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 1.80% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 1.73% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 0.93% Mapletree Logistics 0.9800 7.40...

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Portfolio Update – March 2017

*As of 31 March 2017 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage Fraser Logistics & Industrial Trust 0.9317 7.50 9.01% Starhub 3.4700 4.60 8.39% SIA 9.8600 2.00 7.95% Singtel 3.6700 4.74 7.89% First REIT 1.2532 6.38 6.16% ParkwayLife REIT 2.4000 5.10 5.80% M1 2.3600 5.00 5.71% SembCorp Industries 2.4500 3.25 5.27% UOB Bank 18.2150 4.00 4.89% Capitaland Mall Trust 1.9050 5.80 4.61% CDL Hospitality Trust 1.3050 6.80 3.16% AimsAmp Cap REIT 1.3300 8.40 7.15% Keppel Corp 5.3700 5.00 4.33% SPH 3.7500 5.00 3.02% Keppel DC REIT 1.0822 6.17 2.33% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 1.82% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 1.75% Ascendas...

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Ascott REIT Rights – Another capital-raising exercise by issuing new shares

Recently, Ascott REIT hogged the headlines in the substantial rights exercise it was offering. It was offering 29 new shares for every existing 100 shares held. The money raised would be used to fund the acquisition of 2 Germany properties with the similar name of Citadines as well as Singapore’s Ascott Orchard. The last time I was involved in this REIT was quite some time back when I was able to use Standard Chartered to “play” a few 100 shares at a time and trade on price movements. It was subsequently liquidated when Standard Chartered cut short the “no...

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Portfolio Update – Febuary 2017

*As of 1 March 2017 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage Starhub 3.4700 4.60 9.28% SIA 9.8600 2.00 8.79% Singtel 3.6700 4.00 8.72% Fraser Logistics & Industrial Trust 0.9267 7.50 7.43% First REIT 1.2525 6.75 6.70% ParkwayLife REIT 2.4000 5.10 6.42% M1 2.3600 5.00 6.31% SembCorp Industries 2.4500 3.00 5.82% UOB Bank 18.2150 4.00 5.41% Capitaland Mall Trust 1.9050 5.80 5.09% CDL Hospitality Trust 1.3050 6.80 3.49% Keppel Corp 5.3700 5.00 4.79% SPH 3.7500 5.00 3.34% Keppel DC REIT 1.0822 6.17 2.57% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 2.01% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 1.93% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 1.04% Mapletree Logistics...

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Portfolio Update – January 2017

*As of 31 January 2017 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage Starhub 3.4700 4.60 10.61% Singtel 3.6700 4.00 9.98% First REIT 1.2525 6.75 7.66% M1 2.3600 5.00 7.22% SembCorp Industries 2.4500 3.00 6.66% UOB Bank 17.5200 4.00 6.19% OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 5.85% Capitaland Mall Trust 1.9050 5.80 5.83% Fraser Logistics & Industrial Trust 0.9200 7.00 5.63% CDL Hospitality Trust 1.3050 6.80 3.99% Keppel Corp 5.3700 5.00 5.48% SPH 3.7500 5.00 3.82% Keppel DC REIT 1.0822 6.17 2.94% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 2.30% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 2.21% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 1.19% Mapletree Logistics 0.9800 7.40 1.00% STI...

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Portfolio Update – December 2016

*As of 31 December 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage UOB Bank 17.8600 4.00 11.05% OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 10.44% Starhub 3.4700 5.70 9.47% Singtel 3.6700 4.00 8.91% First REIT 1.2525 6.75 6.84% M1 2.3600 5.50 6.44% SembCorp Industries 2.4500 3.00 5.95% Capitaland Mall Trust 1.9050 5.80 5.20% Fraser Logistics & Industrial Trust 0.9200 7.00 5.02% CDL Hospitality Trust 1.3050 6.80 3.56% Keppel Corp 5.3700 5.00 4.89% SPH 3.7500 5.00 3.41% Keppel DC REIT 1.0822 6.17 2.63% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 2.05% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 1.97% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 1.06% Mapletree Logistics 0.9800 7.40 0.89% STI...

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Portfolio Update – November 2016

*As of 30 November 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage UOB Bank 17.8600 4.00 11.88% OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 11.22% Starhub 3.4700 5.70 10.19% Singtel 3.6700 4.00 9.58% M1 2.3600 5.50 6.93% SembCorp Industries 2.4500 3.00 6.39% Capitaland Mall Trust 1.9050 5.80 5.59% Fraser Logistics & Industrial Trust 0.9200 7.00 5.40% First REIT 1.2500 6.75 3.67% Keppel Corp 5.3700 5.00 5.25% SPH 3.7500 5.00 3.67% Keppel DC REIT 1.0822 6.17 2.82% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 2.21% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 2.12% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 1.14% Mapletree Logistics 0.9800 7.40 0.96% STI ETF 2.8058 3.50 10.98% Total...

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Portfolio Update – October 2016

*As of 31 October 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage UOB Bank 17.8600 4.00 15.25% OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 14.40% Starhub 3.4700 5.70 13.07% M1 2.3600 5.50 8.89% SembCorp Industries 2.4500 3.00 8.20% First REIT 1.2500 6.75 4.71% Keppel Corp 5.3700 5.00 6.74% SPH 3.7500 5.00 4.71% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 2.83% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 2.72% Keppel DC REIT 1.0102 6.50 1.69% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 1.46% Mapletree Logistics 0.9800 7.40 1.23% STI ETF 2.8058 3.50 14.09% Total 4.70 100.00%   Legend CDP SCB Total Invested Capital = $23,892.23   Total Expected Dividends/month = $93.58   Average...

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Portfolio Update – September 2016

*As of 30 September 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage UOB Bank 18.2150 4.00 16.61% OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 15.68% Starhub 3.4700 5.70 14.24% M1 2.3600 5.50 9.68% First REIT 1.2500 6.75 5.13% Keppel Corp 5.3700 5.00 7.35% SPH 3.7500 5.00 5.13% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 3.08% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 2.97% Keppel DC REIT 1.0102 6.50 1.84% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 1.59% Mapletree Logistics 0.9800 7.40 1.34% STI ETF 2.8058 3.50 15.35% Total 4.85 100.00%   Legend CDP SCB Total Invested Capital = $21,932.23   Total Expected Dividends/month = $88.64   Average Dividend Yield = 4.85% And...

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Portfolio Update – August 2016

*As of 7 September 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage UOB Bank 18.2150 4.00 18.39% OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 17.37% Starhub 3.4700 5.70 15.77% First REIT 1.2500 6.75 5.68% Keppel Corp 5.3700 5.00 8.13% SPH 3.7500 5.00 5.68% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 3.41% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 3.28% Keppel DC REIT 1.0102 6.50 2.04% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 1.76% Mapletree Logistics 0.9800 7.40 1.48% STI ETF 2.8058 3.50 17.00% Total 4.78 100.00%   Legend CDP SCB Total Invested Capital = $19,884.33   Total Expected Dividends/month = $78.90   Average Dividend Yield = 4.78% Once again, the fears of...

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Portfolio Update – July 2016

*As of 31 July 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage UOB Bank 18.2150 4.00 21.83% OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 20.62% First REIT 1.2500 6.75 6.74% Keppel Corp 5.3700 5.00 9.66% SPH 3.7500 5.00 6.74% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 4.05% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 3.90% Keppel DC REIT 1.0102 6.50 2.42% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 2.09% Mapletree Logistics 0.9800 7.40 1.76% STI ETF 2.8058 3.50 20.18% Total 4.61 100.00%   Legend CDP SCB Total Invested Capital = $16,749.29   Total Expected Dividends/month = $64.34   Average Dividend Yield = 4.61% The rally in the markets after BREXIT is now...

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Portfolio Update – June 2016

*As of 30 June 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage UOB Bank 18.2150 4.00 24.10% OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 22.75% First REIT 1.2500 6.75 7.44% Keppel Corp 5.3600 6.00 7.09% Capitaland Commercial 1.3523 6.15 4.47% SPHREIT 0.9293 5.80 4.30% Keppel DC REIT 1.0102 6.50 2.67% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6991 8.03 2.31% Mapletree Logistics 0.9800 7.40 1.94% Saizen REIT* 0.0645 0.00 0.64% STI ETF 2.8058 3.50 22.27% Total 4.61 100.00%   Legend CDP SCB Total Invested Capital = $15,177.93   Total Expected Dividends/month = $58.07   Average Dividend Yield = 4.61% This month, the only thing we kept hearing...

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Standard Chartered no min commissions NO MORE!!

I have not been writing posts other than my monthly portfolio updates lately owing to busy schedules and change in jobs scopes. I have recently moved on from my oil and gas job to another industry, which meant that my monthly contribution to the employee stock purchase is no more. It is a real pity because it was a pretty good scheme which allows you to DCA my own company shares. Most times we would be making money because it is a US company and with the US market flirting with its previous highs again, it doesn’t take a...

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