Author: CoryLogics

Cory Diary : Funan Mall “Expedition”

Have been a long time since I took the MRT here. This is for the trip to the newly built Funan Mall by CMT. As I know there is some concept into the mall designs which I am eager to explore. Ideally I would like it to be connected to the MRT without walking under the hot-sun to get there and back. Fortunately, I have a little distance shaded by the capitol way, underground. Funan Mall main entrance doesn’t seems grand or obvious. Maybe is just me as I am quite new to the revamp. The most interesting will be...

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Cory Diary : Found something – Account Summary Statement from SGX

Did some clean up and found an old summary of SGX account statement to share. This do not include trading account shares through nominee. And I have deleted some rows as well. Did some cut and paste as my list is across 2 pages. Sorry for the lousy matching and photo snaps. I have been busy for past weeks. Not much to blog and just to show that I aren’t playing monopoly money at least few months ago. Quick check on my portfolio is still on-track. Reits down to 40% allocation currently. Despite recent very minor correction on some...

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Cory Diary : Cumulative Returns

In stock investment, one can “strike lottery” once in a while but to truly and really make sustainable returns, the logical way is to track it through Cumulative XIRR to reflect long term returns.What this mean is to annualized all your years of investment returns and have them compounded into a return figure. Only then we can truly understand where we stand on our ego memory or actual returns. This will also give us a view on sustainability or a “2008 GFC” can wipes out all our “career gains”. The tracker started on 2007 of sizable portfolio therefore STI Index...

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Cory Diary : Investing Style – Truly Singapore

Recently I do a survey on investing communities in Singapore in IN. Thought it will be fun to share out to the blog community as well. Is only a 3 days period that captured moments of month long rise where market heads north for Reits investors. Glad to see so many retail investors benefited for the past few years that dabble less in speculation or day trading. Maybe is a new emerging class of DIY investors and profitable ones too. Cheers Cory...

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Cory Diary : Returns Rationalization

Since last blogged, the market continues to surge for yield stocks which portfolio benefited from Reits/Trusts exposure with low growth of the world. This is despite being peppered with bonds, preference, blue chips and SMEs. In the ever lowering yield quest which I have doing for past years, people like me will chase for whatever they feel safe hence lowering yield of stable instruments. Of-course unstable ones tag along as well to help build up the next crisis as and when it rolls. On and off we may have “Hyflux” or “Swiber” moments. Sorry folks. Not my intention to gloat over such but...

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Cory Diary : Record Profit Diversified Portfolio 2019-0630

As I get older, one key realization I have is about money in relation to other assets class. Moving from stock to cash is just from one asset class to another. From one risk to another. Cash has risks of inflation, low returns and country risk. Nevertheless is not easy for many to move past this point even for myself.  What this mean is that taking profit is meaningless strictly to dividend investors when fundamental remains unchanged if we are looking for safety harbor and out-of-market. Timing the market is tough. Often we miss big time when we realised or gains. I...

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Cory Diary : Securing lead in Performance 2019-0628

Month of June has been incredible. A recovery of Index with continuous upward price swing on selected Reits and Trusts. The final return will be known tonight after the US market ends. This post is about how I ensure the gap continues. Here’s links on my goal to ensure the performance is maintained. https://corylogics.blogspot.com/2019/06/cory-diary-mexico-tariffs-cory.htmlhttps://corylogics.blogspot.com/2019/05/cory-diary-volatile-sti.html Despite high number of Reits/Trusts in my portfolio, achieved 100% strike for 5 digits gain on each. Having enlarged Banks investment as blogged earlier to help me catch up with the rising Index works well.  Singtel seems bottomed but I do not want to average up yet as I...

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Cory Diary : Ever Lowering Yield …

As I mentioned early on the logic of ever lower yield, this is spot on and have benefited from it. Check the links on earlier articles. Entering big on Reit/Tr since last year. Is a strong ride for my portfolio within 6 months. https://corylogics.blogspot.com/2019/06/cory-diary-bitching-my-favorite-again.htmlhttps://corylogics.blogspot.com/2019/05/cory-diary-yield-anchoring.html So with another shot on Reits to another record level this week … when is this going to end ? That’s an interesting question. The answer maybe is to do a spectrum of different instruments (see below charts). Bear with me the rough accuracy as I do this on a quick pace while my baby is still sleeping. As...

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Cory Diary : HRnetGroup 2019-0622

HRnetGroup Today price is $0.675. Is a gap down together with quite a number of counters last Friday. Probably the market get winds of Trump eventual strikes on Iran. Fortunately, it didn’t. Personally, I feel it could ignite a war as Iran is not like Libya or Syria who are just the receiving ends. I have been monitoring this counter for some time after I sold my positions. Reason as following Link. However, a number of local investors swore to it.  Initiated a small position in 2017-1214. Sold informed 2019-0226. Transactions as below table. Did a collection for the 3 years record. Applied...

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Cory Diary : STI Rebounded 2019 June

STI has been quite volatile. This week it starts rebounding. If one has invested near end of last year, today one would still has nice returns of about 300 points ahead. As we can see from long term resistance support, averaged down more on STI earlier and is now benefiting from the rebound. Recent low is a test of one resolve. The turmoil of the market doing their sum on our thinking. However, being portfolio buffered, this bring calmness for us to try. Everyone waiting for FED now. Trump complained last time and likely more this time as he needs...

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Cory Diary : Asset allocation 2019 Jun

In my plan for retirement, if it happens, there could be draw-down in my net worth. Next question will be how fast. So I decided to do a rough update estimate based on what I have today. Roughly, I could see return generation of 113 K annually. This could be generous on the property. Never mind. Just ignore me on that one. However, to meet short-medium term needs, FCF is more important. Which left me with 51.5K annually after removing Insurance, Property and Pension. And this is assuming I have surrendered my Insurance policy. I still have loan to pay...

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Cory Diary : Value-Add in Trade War

“If he shows up, good, if he doesn’t – in the meantime, we’re taking in billions of dollars a month [in tariffs] from China,” Trump tells “Fox & Friends.” Sounds familiar ? Yup is from President Trump. Interestingly to say it so openly could imply many things … 1. He is threatening President Xi2. He purposely want to make sure President Xi lose face3. He is trying to make sure President Xi won’t attend G204. He is trying to stall the talk purposely5. He is not thinking at all6. He is not interested for trade talk at all. Is all...

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Cory Diary : Market Euphoria on Reits ?

Market today continues to plough into Reits euphoria. This pushes Portfolio to new high. The story seems to continue. However 2 things need to be cautious. G20 and Fed. Hopefully none will break this rising rhythm as I previously mentioned the gap between risk free rates such as SSB and stable returns of strong Reits. This is still hold true so far.With money sitting in cash management account coupled with saving banks, opting to max out SSB is a growing option. But this could slow down my portfolio growth for years to come due to compounding effect. This logic...

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Cory Diary : Bubble Report 2019-0611

Straits Time Index has come down by 5.5% since my last bubble chart report on 5/2. That’s -186 points. So investing in ETF is not that straight forward. Timing helps as previously mentioned.  With the recent correction, I have increased my stake in STI ETF. With corresponding profit taking in some of my REIT counters, ETF is now the largest counter. This can be easily observed from the bubble size. Let’s do a review of the Bubble Chart below. First the bad news. 1. Unlike past bubble chart, there aren’t need t do Axis adjustment to fit higher earning. ( Due...

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Cory Diary : New Heights with Low Risk Portfolio Balance

This is one of the interesting year where we have obvious divergence in the performance of a portfolio high in Reits (~50%) vs STI returns which has fallen to-date to 3.18%. With the much less possibility of Rates increase, the sentiment of Reits have been quite exciting this past week. Clearly staying invested and believing in the positiveness of Reit so far, dividend investors have benefited a lot from the upwards move if we walk the talk. Nevertheless, we need to stay nimble and monitor the market. Trump has stated Mexico Tariffs is off. That’s a relief. As previous mentioned, I moved...

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