Author: A Dividend Simpleton

Portfolio Update – May 2016

*As of 31 May 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 24.94% UOB Bank 18.8800 4.00 13.69% Croesus Retail Trust 0.7843 8.00 9.10% Capitaland Commercial 1.3429 6.15 3.89% First REIT 1.1754 6.91 3.41% Soilbuild Business REIT 0.7628 7.80 2.76% Starhub 3.3200 6.00 2.41% Keppel DC REIT 0.9919 6.56 2.16% Cache Logistics 0.9680 8.15 2.11% SPHREIT 0.9417 5.80 2.05% AIMS AMP Cap REIT 1.3363 8.37 1.94% M1 2.3600 6.00 1.71% Ascendas Hospitality 0.7217 8.03 1.57% Mapletree Logistics 0.9900 7.40 0.72% Saizen REIT 0.0645 0.00 0.70% Sheng Siong 0.8400 3.00 0.61% IREIT Global 0.6650 9.00 0.48%...

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Portfolio Update – April 2016

*As of 30 April 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 23.87% UOB Bank 18.8800 4.00 13.10% Croesus Retail Trust 0.7843 8.00 15.24% First REIT 1.1754 6.91 3.26% Soilbuild Business REIT 0.7628 7.80 2.65% Starhub 3.3200 6.00 2.30% Keppel DC REIT 0.9919 6.56 2.06% Cache Logistics 0.9680 8.15 2.01% AIMS AMP Cap REIT 1.3363 8.37 1.85% Capitaland Commercial 1.3008 6.15 1.81% Ascendas Hospitality 0.7217 8.03 1.50% SPHREIT 0.9500 5.80 1.32% Neratel 0.5800 3.44 1.21% NOL 1.2117 0.00 0.84% Ascott REIT 1.1100 6.34 0.77% Mapletree Logistics 0.9900 7.40 0.69% Saizen REIT 0.0645 0.00 0.67% Sheng...

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Portfolio Update – March 2016

*As of 21 March 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage Croesus Retail Trust 0.8472 8.47 45.13% OCBC Bank 8.6000 4.00 14.78% UOB Bank 18.8800 4.00 8.11% Saizen REIT 1.0013 5.99 1.72% Soilbuild Business REIT 0.7628 8.46 1.64% First REIT 1.1754 6.91 1.52% Starhub 3.3200 6.00 1.43% Croesus Retail Trust 0.8100 8.88 1.39% Keppel DC REIT 0.9919 6.56 1.28% Cache Logistics 0.9680 8.15 1.25% AIMS AMP Cap REIT 1.3363 8.37 1.15% Capitaland Commercial 1.3008 6.15 1.12% Ho Bee Land 1.9800 2.50 0.85% SPHREIT 0.9500 5.80 0.82% Fraser Centrepoint 1.8550 6.19 0.80% Neratel 0.5800 3.44 0.75% NOL 1.2117 0.00...

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Portfolio Update – January 2016

*As of 31 January 2016 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage Croesus Retail Trust 0.8472 8.47 47.16% OCBC Bank 9.0500 4.00 12.19% UOB Bank 18.8800 4.00 8.47% Saizen REIT 1.0013 5.99 1.80% Keppel DC REIT 0.9919 6.56 1.78% Soilbuild Business REIT 0.7628 8.46 1.71% First REIT 1.1822 6.91 1.59% Croesus Retail Trust 0.8100 8.88 1.45% Cache Logistics 0.9680 8.15 1.30% AIMS AMP Cap REIT 1.3363 8.37 1.20% Capitaland Commercial 1.3008 6.15 1.17% Ho Bee Land 1.9800 2.50 0.89% SPHREIT 0.9500 5.80 0.85% Fraser Centrepoint 1.8550 6.19 0.83% NOL 1.2117 0.00 0.54% Neratel 0.5950 6.84 0.53% Mapletree Logistics 0.9900...

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Last year in 2015, another 20k saved, good or not?

Well, another year has come and gone. The previous year, which included the early part of 2015, I had managed to hoard $20k in 9 months. For the year of 2015, after adding my sums, I have only managed to eke out $20k over the 12 months. WHAT??? Only $20k? And its over 12 months, a good 3 months longer than the duration I managed to save the same amount last year! While this year performance has been poorer than the last, there are certain reasons for the decline in performance. Reduction in Disposable Income A large part in...

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Portfolio Update – December 2015

*As of 31 December 2015 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage Croesus Retail Trust 0.8472 8.47 52.28% OCBC Bank 9.0500 4.00 12.79% UOB Bank 18.8800 4.00 8.89% Fraser Centrepoint 1.8600 6.17 2.63% Cache Logistics 0.9680 8.15 2.28% Soilbuild Business REIT 0.7694 8.44 1.81% First REIT 1.1933 6.91 1.69% Croesus Retail Trust 0.8100 8.88 1.53% Keppel DC REIT 1.0017 6.56 1.42% Saizen REIT 0.9783 5.99 1.38% CapitaCommercial 1.3013 6.15 1.23% Ho Bee Land 1.9800 2.50 0.93% SPHREIT 0.9500 5.80 0.89% AIMS AMP Cap REIT 1.3375 8.37 0.63% Fraser Commercial 1.3050 7.72 0.61% NOL 1.2117 0.00 0.57% Mapletree Logistics 0.9950...

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Portfolio Update – October 2015

*As of 31 October 2015 Counter Average Price Yield on cost(%) Weightage Accordia Golf Trust 0.6400 8.91 32.42% Croesus Retail Trust 0.9207 7.43 33.32% OCBC Bank 9.0895 4.00 9.87% UOB Bank 18.9951 4.00 6.87% Accordia Golf Trust 0.6247 8.91 5.65% Neratel 0.5850 6.84 0.64% Ascendas Hospitality 0.6175 8.29 0.22% Cache Logistics 0.9924 8.20 1.08% Mapletree Logistics 0.9974 7.40 0.36% Capitaland Commercial 1.3250 6.15 0.48% IREIT Global 0.6465 9.55 0.47% Asian Pay TV Trust 0.8016 10.18 0.87% Keppel DC REIT 1.0000 6.46 0.73% Soilbuild Business REIT 0.8025 8.05 0.29% Saizen REIT 0.9250 6.30 0.67% SPHREIT 0.9500 5.80 0.69% STI ETF...

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Portfolio Update – September 2015

It’s been along time since I wrote a post, owing to the long vacation I took in September to October. I have not updated my portfolio so here’s an up to date version. *As of 17 October 2015 Counter No of Shares Average Price Amount Paid Yield on cost(%) Weightage Croesus Retail Trust 10,000 0.9207 9,207.00 7.43 61.93% OCBC Bank 300 9.09 2,726.86 4.00 18.36% UOB Bank 100 18.99 1,899.51 4.00 10.85% Accordia Golf Trust 1,500 0.61533 925.19 8.91 6.22% Neratel 300 0.585 175.92 6.84 1.18% Ascendas Hospitality 100 0.6175 61.90 8.29 0.35% Cache Logistics 300 0.9924 297.71 8.20...

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My STI ETF Strategy

I believe in Singapore’s economy and its good governance. I am sure many opposition supporters will flame me for this, but lets face it, Singapore has come a long way from a third world country, and I have faith in the Singapore economy, though stagnating growth is more likely than not. And it seems like the STI ETF is a great proxy to ride on Singapore’s market. Well, we can continue to invest in the STI ETF via the many plans offered in the market by banks such as POSB, OCBC, Philips which takes a monthly contribution to invest...

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Portfolio Update – August 2015

*As of 31 August 2015 Counter No of Shares Average Price Amount Paid Yield on cost(%) Weightage Croesus Retail Trust 10,000 0.9207 9,207.00 7.43 61.93% OCBC Bank 300 9.1 2,730.00 4.00 18.36% Accordia Golf Trust 1,500 0.61533 925.19 8.91 6.22% Neratel 300 0.585 175.92 6.84 1.18% Ascendas Hospitality 200 0.6175 123.79 8.29 0.83% CapitaCommerical 200 1.325 265.63 6.15 1.79% Asian Pay TV Trust 100 0.81 81.19 10.18 0.55% Soilbuild Business REIT 200 0.8025 160.88 8.05 1.08% STI ETF 400 2.99 1,197.00 3.00 8.05% Total     14,866.60 6.53 100.00% Total Invested Capital = $14,866.60 Total Expected Dividends/month = $80.90...

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Blue Black Monday on 24th August

I sure it was all on the news, the 100+ points drop in the STI in a single day, roughly 4% decline, the black Monday of 24th August 2015. For a post GFC investor in the stock market, I have only witnessed that once, and that was after S&P downgraded the US credit rating due to the persistent bickering between republicans and democrats with regards to the debt ceiling. The reaction of the STI was swift, crashing 100+ points within a day, and it continued to decline considerably the following days from 3200 to 2500, severely dampened by the...

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Rebalancing of my portfolio

Recently, I did a little of rebalancing of my portfolio. In the worse case bear scenario, the STI will fall to close to the lows seen in the depths of the GFC, possibly around the 1500 levels. In order to prepare for this scenario, which I cannot predict when it will happen again, I need to set aside at least $30k of warchest to purchase STI ETFs as the index falls via the method of dollar cost averaging (DCA). Given that I only have about $50k available for investment purposes, I would have only $20k to spare for other...

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Initiated a long position in IREIT Global

I have been watching IREIT for quite a while now after it hogged the headlines of having a massive rights issue which would allow for the properties it owned to increase by 100%, basically twice the initial size when it IPO-ed in late 2014. Gearing has increased to an uncomfortable 43.7%, and total number of units have increased, thereby increasing the liquidity of the units traded in the market. As a new investor, we should not be so worried about the dilutive effects of the rights issue, nor how much units would be added to the market. Instead, what...

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Singapore’s 10 Richest People

Some of us would be curious who are the richest people in Singapore. Now here we have it, the top 10 richest in Singapore. 10) Mr Raj Kumar and Kishin RK Net Worth: $2.4 Billion Source of Wealth: Real Estate Residence: Singapore Citizenship: Singapore 9) Kuok Khoon Hong Net Worth: $2.6 Billion Source of Wealth: Palm Oil Residence: Singapore Citizenship: Singapore 8) Mr Richard Chandler Net Worth: $2.6 Billion Source of Wealth: Investments Residence: Singapore Citizenship: New Zealand 7) Kwee Brothers Net Worth: $5.2 Billion Source of Wealth: Real Estate Residence: Singapore Citizenship: Singapore 6) Mr Eduardo Saverin Net...

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Portfolio Update – July 2015

*As of 31 July 2015 Counters No. of Shares Average Price (SGD) Total Capital Invested (SGD) 1. Croesus Retail Trust 10,000 0.9282 9,282.00 Cash Reserves and Equivalents 40,718.00 Total SGD 50,000.00 Total Invested Capital = $9,282.00 Total Expected Dividends/month = $760.00* Average Dividend Yield = 8.19% *Based on recent annualised dividend of 1.9 cents (Q3) To sum it all, the month of July was basically a bull trap. From the relief of the Greek outcome, to the plunging of the index way below the previous lows tested during the depths of the Greek saga. The STI closed at a...

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