Author: My Investment Portfolio

My Investment Portfolio (November 2018)

STI regained some of its lost ground and closed November 2018 at around 3117 points, slightly up from last month. Investors still wary over trade tensions between US and China while volatile oil price movements also contributed to the market’s cautious mood. However, markets had been more stable this month as compared to October as Dovish US Fed comments seem to suggest that interest rate tightening cycle is coming to an end. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – Delfi, LTC Corp and Khong Guan. For my top 30 holdings, Best World was my top holding...

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My Investment Portfolio (October 2018)

In what had been one of the worst month in the global markets in recent times, the STI dipped below 3000 points briefly during the month before closing strongly at 3018 points. But still, the closing level is much lower than last month. Technology related stocks were among the biggest losers, especially those with exposure to China manufacturing plants. The usual concerns of interest rate, trade tensions and the falling US markets contributed to our market weakness. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – Chuan Hup, CapitaLand Mall Trust, Spindex and Tai Sin. For my top...

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My Investment Portfolio (October 2018)

In what had been one of the worst month in the global markets in recent times, the STI dipped below 3000 points briefly during the month before closing strongly at 3018 points. But still, the closing level is much lower than last month. Technology related stocks were among the biggest losers, especially those with exposure to China manufacturing plants. The usual concerns of interest rate, trade tensions and the falling US markets contributed to our market weakness. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – Chuan Hup, CapitaLand Mall Trust, Spindex and Tai Sin. For my top...

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My Investment Portfolio (September 2018)

STI ended 3rd quarter of the year at around 3257 points, a slight increase from last month. It had been another volatile month for investors as US-China trade spat worsens. The month started badly but ended strongly as investors focus back on the economies. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – SGX. For my top 30 holdings, the main mover had been Keppel T&T. The stock did well after controlling shareholder Keppel Corp made a cash offer to buyout minorities of the company via scheme of arrangement. Best World also returned to the list as the...

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My Investment Portfolio (September 2018)

STI ended 3rd quarter of the year at around 3257 points, a slight increase from last month. It had been another volatile month for investors as US-China trade spat worsens. The month started badly but ended strongly as investors focus back on the economies. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – SGX. For my top 30 holdings, the main mover had been Keppel T&T. The stock did well after controlling shareholder Keppel Corp made a cash offer to buyout minorities of the company via scheme of arrangement. Best World also returned to the list as the...

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My Investment Portfolio (August 2018)

STI ended the month at around 3213 points, down around 3% from last month. It had been another challenging month for investors, especially those in the emerging markets as trade war fears accelerated further with Turkey becoming the latest addition to the list. On the local front, companies with financial year ending 30 June 2018 reported their full year results but it had been a mixed bag with cautious outlook statements. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – Delfi, Del Monte and Straits Trading. For my top 30 holdings, the main mover had been Bukit Sembawang...

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My Investment Portfolio (August 2018)

STI ended the month at around 3213 points, down around 3% from last month. It had been another challenging month for investors, especially those in the emerging markets as trade war fears accelerated further with Turkey becoming the latest addition to the list. On the local front, companies with financial year ending 30 June 2018 reported their full year results but it had been a mixed bag with cautious outlook statements. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – Delfi, Del Monte and Straits Trading. For my top 30 holdings, the main mover had been Bukit Sembawang...

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My Investment Portfolio (July 2018)

STI ended the month at around 3319 points, up a bit from last month. It had been an extremely volatile month, with trade war and a new set of property cooling measures on Singapore residential properties being in the news. Property stocks were sold down across the board though they somewhat regained some ground towards the end of the month. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – SingPost, Azeus, Yoma, Vard, Asiatic, Bukit Sembawang Estates, Singapore Shipping, The Hour Glass and GP Industries. For my top 30 holdings, Wheelock Properties is a new entry in the...

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My Investment Portfolio (July 2018)

STI ended the month at around 3319 points, up a bit from last month. It had been an extremely volatile month, with trade war and a new set of property cooling measures on Singapore residential properties being in the news. Property stocks were sold down across the board though they somewhat regained some ground towards the end of the month. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – SingPost, Azeus, Yoma, Vard, Asiatic, Bukit Sembawang Estates, Singapore Shipping, The Hour Glass and GP Industries. For my top 30 holdings, Wheelock Properties is a new entry in the...

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My Investment Portfolio (June 2018)

STI ended the first half of the year on further weakness, retreating to 3268 points. Sino-US trade war concerns had been the main reason for this market selloff, although other issues like interest rate hike and US$ strength had been on the mind of investors as well. Overall, it had been a risk-off mode for investors this month. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – Envictus, Thakral, Cheung Woh, Ascendes India Trust, A-REIT and Ascendes Hospitality Trust. For my top 30 holdings, this wide spread selloff had affected some of them, but the damage had more...

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My Investment Portfolio (June 2018)

STI ended the first half of the year on further weakness, retreating to 3268 points. Sino-US trade war concerns had been the main reason for this market selloff, although other issues like interest rate hike and US$ strength had been on the mind of investors as well. Overall, it had been a risk-off mode for investors this month. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – Envictus, Thakral, Cheung Woh, Ascendes India Trust, A-REIT and Ascendes Hospitality Trust. For my top 30 holdings, this wide spread selloff had affected some of them, but the damage had more...

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My Investment Portfolio (May 2018)

STI ended May 2018 at 3428 points, down quite bit from last month. The statement, “Sell in May and go away” seems to be quite accurate in this case. There were bad news all over the place this month, with issues ranging from Italy’s political crisis, interest rate hike, trade wars, Malaysia elections etc. Also, lack of company specific news flow and with many companies going ex-dividend had contributed to the downward pressure on the markets. Taking all the above into consideration, I will continue to position my portfolio more defensively going forward. For this month, I have attended...

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My Investment Portfolio (May 2018)

STI ended May 2018 at 3428 points, down quite bit from last month. The statement, “Sell in May and go away” seems to be quite accurate in this case. There were bad news all over the place this month, with issues ranging from Italy’s political crisis, interest rate hike, trade wars, Malaysia elections etc. Also, lack of company specific news flow and with many companies going ex-dividend had contributed to the downward pressure on the markets. Taking all the above into consideration, I will continue to position my portfolio more defensively going forward. For this month, I have attended...

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My Investment Portfolio (April 2018)

STI ended April 2018 at 3613 points, up from last month despite another volatile month. Banks had been the star performers this month that supported the index, while manufacturing stocks had been laggards. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – Chew’s Group, UOI, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Mall Trust, Hotung, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Sembcorp Industries, IFS Capital, Sinarmas Land, Riverstone, Amara, CapitaLand Retail China Trust, Ho Bee Land, Hong Leong Finance, Hiap Hoe, Hotel Grand Central and Vard. For my top 30 holdings, Haw Par is the new top holding in the list after it performed...

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My Investment Portfolio (April 2018)

STI ended April 2018 at 3613 points, up from last month despite another volatile month. Banks had been the star performers this month that supported the index, while manufacturing stocks had been laggards. For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefing – Chew’s Group, UOI, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Mall Trust, Hotung, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Sembcorp Industries, IFS Capital, Sinarmas Land, Riverstone, Amara, CapitaLand Retail China Trust, Ho Bee Land, Hong Leong Finance, Hiap Hoe, Hotel Grand Central and Vard. For my top 30 holdings, Haw Par is the new top holding in the list after it performed...

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