Author: CoryLogics

Cory Diary : Life Insurance – Part One

This article is to share my experience on an insurance policy i have for 20 years which I plan to surrender at appropriate time. Do note this maybe specific with my insurance company and time frame which may vary widely in expectation with others.Insurance : Whole Life Plan wTPD and have reach 20 years where I am entitled Bonus (Guaranteed and Non-Guaranteed). I heard about cases where the non-guaranteed portion did not happen to expectation. So wonder do the unfortunate happen to me too. :PInsured amount : $70K (~)Cash back received : $25K (~)Monthly Payment: $200 (~ )Last check...

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Cory Diary : Portfolio Talks

I have been in the market like 20 years. Is mostly about speculations in the early years of investment with some help from NTA, or dabble in Warrant plays. Estimated portfolio size in 2007 was about $100 K. Active portfolio is much more significant now. Stock market do not works by “Annual Way” like I do in my annual bookkeeping. So I have annualized return figure of my investment life. However this is still important because performance needs to be closely monitored just like companies reporting their quarterly and annual results to keep management on their toes. If you...

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Cory Diary : Review of my investment in CAPITALAND MALL TRUST ( CMT )

One of my Core Investment. Do a fast routine review of it today. If remember correctly, last year end dec price is $1.885. My XIRR based on it is 18% YTD including dividends and gains from some trading in between.  If you are vested since then, congratulation. Reits have a good run this year (touch wood). Will the game last longer ? Since 2008, CMT fluctuates between $1.7 to $2.3 with some “random” quick spikes. At current Price $2.06, i feel it still doesn’t look over-priced for 5.4% yield for such a large Reits that hold Singapore key locations....

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Cory Diary: Good Bye – Global Logistic Properties

Quite late in the game on this. Only enter the game in Feb’17 but never late than never. One of my deliberation is due to the influence of Reit yield on my estimation of GLP value. Well, I am not exactly right considering GLP potential and Strategic assets especially so when they have international importance. In the end, revised my estimation and arrive a fairer value of $3 at minimum which I then entered my positions. Nevertheless not much. Hindsight is so great …. Here’s my XIRR roughly 36 % inclusive of dividends. Absolute 22 % return...

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Cory Diary: Rude Awakening – Sarine Tech

Sarine Tech has been slumping since end 2014. If a stock is to fit into low can get lower, this maybe the one. This stock has been on my radar for few years. What so interesting about it is that it has unique technology and kind of “monopoly” on the diamond cutting segment. A world leader in diamond cutting technology. This seems to have a strong moat so how wrong can it goes on fundamental. It is also on one of Edge selected stock before. There are so many pluses to invest in.Temptation was pretty high to have a...

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Cory Diary : XIRR Performance – Interim Q4 2017 Oct Update

Is  way past Oct’17.  STI rides backup again. Below table is my Interim result.  Interim Q3 on link here. My investment life returns moved 0.1% lower down to 7.1% with passing time since I need increasing profits to maintain the score till year end. STI YTD beats me today with 14.3% score…. . However my bottom base XIRR End of Year still moves up. It will be 12.6% year end if profit same at year end for annual comparison purposes. There is some buying/selling but they are little changes . I did some shift to stronger fundamental companies allocation and on way to create...

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Cory Diary : Portfolio Updates 20170916, STI Comparison

When 5.05 pm hits yesterday, STI ended lower at 3209.56 which is sweet and bitter. What this mean is STI has performed 11.4% increase ytd excluding dividend. Is a little bitter because if you look at the chart below STI Index is one of my larger position. Interestingly my XIRR excluding “Fixed Income” hits 12% finally beating STI if we exclude dividends. No prize for my next milestone. There is no fresh fund injection since last withdrawal in April. I do not foresee funding injection till end of year. Trading has been curbed some. However as I may have...

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Cory Diary : Recent Trade Actions 20170903

The market has been a little boring. I try to fill my time and not subject myself to unnecessary trades which has been creeping into my profits which currently cost about 0.6% of my portfolio. So what I did ? Has been active recently on my “Retirement Hobbies”. Realized that I have been circling around them after grown tired after a period of frantic activities. :-) One of my hobbies that I have been in it hits more than 20 years i think. Sorry I don’t keep track of them like what I do on my trading. C. sodalis...

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Cory Diary : Dividends Aug’17

As most dividends announced coming to an end this month, I have tabled my dividends taken YTD. This has hit $30,828. Half from Reits. I did not compute how much I will get by year end but I would think $40 K will be a good number. Since I last blogged about some of my stocks in various articles, CMT has a nice run up. Aim Reits has some correction. Singtel after ex-div has reduced some. Design Studio and Neratel I am a little fortunate. Interestingly Valuemax and AGT did not move up despite good results. Well, this is...

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Cory Diary : North Korea Crisis on Stock Market Volatility 2017

During April this year I wrote about non-financial crisis events have minor or short term impact to stock market. To refresh memory here’s the ( link.)  Chance are this North Korea War on Words will come to past. While there maybe a small chance on Nuclear Black Swan Event, this is rather hard to predict as we are dealing with two egoistic adult humans.What I did ? I have to stay invested as dividend investor but did some re-balance on my portfolio. Raised some more cash for opportunity. YTD my dividends have hit $30K. So getting the last $10K may...

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Cory Diary : XIRR Performance – Interim Q3 2017 July Update

July month just pasted. We have 5 more months to go. As everyone know, STI has been on winning streak this year. People who are wholly invested in banks expected to record significant gains. How I do so far without investing in them this year ? Below table is the Interim Q3’17 July result. A further improvement from Final Q2 on link here. My investment life returns moved up to 7.2%. I thought this is nice despite laden with PS and Bonds. STI YTD further it’ gain to 15.5% so despite Cory returns of 12% YTD, I am still incatch-up mode...

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Cory Diary : Sheng Siong 2Q’2017

Is another profitable period for Sheng Siong. Last time when I blogged about this Supermarket ( link ) on 23rd Feb’17, price was $ 0.955. It moved up to $1.005 before recent Amazon news pull down the stock before recovering at $0.96. There was a div in May’17 of $0.0185. So theoretically speaking, without this news it would have hit more that $1.005 after report. If Amazon market segment target is Sheng Siong ones, I think it will be a mistake. So I am not so worried about it.  The impact will probably be more on the branding against existing online...

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Cory Diary : Recent Trade Actions 20170726

STI has been almighty this year. And i start reviewing my portfolio for more stringent safety. The changes are on my personal trades and those that I can remember offhand. Please DYODD. HYFLUX 6% PCS With the run-up this year on this Pref shares and the profit guidance just announced, I decided to clear my little holding I have for 10% returns this year. Net for this counter is slightly negative. The catalyst possibly the sale of Singapore Plant but I decided not to wait.NetLink NBN Tr I have expanded my holding in this counter. My take is that...

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Cory Diary : CAPITALAND MALL TRUST 2Q17 ( CMT )

Here’s the headline today “CMT 2Q 2017 net property income up 1.2% year-on-year Achieves higher distribution per unit despite closure of Funan for redevelopment” DPU within expectation. The threat of online shopping on CMT has been mute which has many strategic asset locations to benefit from. Before the result announced, share price has climbed up to $2.00. And Investor will have another quarterly distribution. At current price, is about 5.5% stable yield which is way better than fixed deposits and ofcourse with different risk level. But frankly, if we cannot except CMT risk, there is not many stocks we...

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Cory Diary : Recent Trade Actions 20170719

Here’s another post on my recent trades but not all I can remember. The last time i post is here link. I try to stay as accurate as i can remember. ASCENDAS REIT I have managed to build back and more such that it has become one of my reit core holding. Using my basic TA skill, i thought 2.57 is a nice entry point but I start to dip for it at 2.62 and 2.58. I did sell some to resize my investment amount at 2.63. It now occupies 4%+ of my non-fixed equity. I am so glad to...

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