Author: Passive Income Farmer

2016 Portfolio Review (Part 2): Foundation Stocks

2016 is another challenging year for investment.  Many “marketquakes” starting with China market’s failed circuit breaker implementation, the ever present oil price worry, the continuing terrorist threat, the surprising Brexit and Donald Trump victory, the rate hike in December and perhaps further hikes in 2017.   Sometimes when you think you are moving a step forward, but actually you are forced taking two steps backward due to strong headwinds. My portfolio crossed two milestones in 2016.  First, the 200K point was surpassed. Then, the special dividend from Saizen Reit gave a great turbocharge to my 2016 dividends and the 12K...

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Planting more REIT trees for dividend fruits (II)

REITs counters are battered again in December after the news of the rate hike. I have taken the opportunity to load more REITs into my portfolio.  I have added FCT, FCOT, ParkwayLife Reit, MCT and SPH Reit.  Looking to add A Reit and CCT too, if they could come down lower for me.  Spoilt for choice as many REIT counters are looking real juicy. I do not know whether this is a good time for REITs, but I am revamping my portfolio to increase the REIT counters weightage.  Hope the move will let me harvest more dividend fruits in...

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2016 Portfolio Review (Part 1): Winners and Losers

Time flies and 2016 is ending soon.  All my tradings are done and all dividends are collected.  It is time to review my portfolio’s winners and losers in 2016. Top Dividend Contributors:  Saizen Reit (16.15%): – The special dividend made Saizen Reit the first counter to attain freehold status in my portfolio. Starhub (10.49%): – Starhub would still be the top dividend contributor if not for the one season wonder Leicester City…oh Saizen Reit. SGX (8.67%): – SGX has dividend payout every quarter, almost like a REIT. Dethroned: Starhub (2015). In 2015, the top 3 dividend contributors accounted for 37% of...

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REIT History: AIMSAMP Capital Industrial Reit

AIMSAMP Capital Industrial Reit is the 2nd largest of my REIT counters.  I dug out history of the Reit from the Internet and I am particularly interested on its placements and rights issues in the past. Apr 2007: – IPO at $1.20 as Macarthurcook Industrial Reit, with 12 properties in the initial portfolio – End 2007: 15 properties. Unit price: $0.97 (20% decline from IPO price) 2008: – Increased number of properties since IPO to 21 – Global Financial Crisis – End 2008: 21 properties. Unit price: $0.22 (Perhaps expanding too aggressively, MI Reit faced escalating debt issues compounded...

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My Stock Portfolio @ end Nov 2016

No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $ 1 SGX 4,000 12.24 7.30 2 SPH 6,000 9.43 3.75 3 Starhub 7,000 8.45 2.88 4 SATS 3,000 6.05 4.81 5 OCBC Bank 1,438 5.48 9.08 6 UOB 613 5.25 20.41 7 CapitaMall Trust 5,800 4.74 1.95 8 AIMS AMPI Reit 7,700 4.18 1.295 9 Suntec Reit 5,800 4.12 1.695 10 Keppel Corp 1,600 3.66 5.45 11 SingTel 2,190 3.47 3.78 12 Keppel DC Reit 6,500 3.34 1.225 13 FCT 3,800 3.11 1.95 14 Starhill Global Reit 8,900 2.82 0.755 15 ParkwayLife Reit 2,700 2.79 2.46 16 SPH Reit 6,700 2.70...

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Planting more REIT trees for dividend fruits

REITs counters have been battered recently due to the anticipation of imminent rate hike in December. I have taken the opportunity to load more REITs into my portfolio.  I have added CMT, Keppel DC Reit (rights), AA Reit, MCT, CDLHT, ParkwayLife Reit and FLT.  Did not see such volatility in CMT prices in recent times.  Unfortunately, FCT and A Reit did not come down low enough for me. Except for AA Reit, which continues its downward trend, the rest have so far recovered a bit from their recent lows. I do not know whether this is a good time...

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My Stock Portfolio @ end Oct 2016

No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $ 1 SGX 4,000 12.41 7.09 2 Starhub 7,000 10.36 3.38 3 SPH 6,000 9.77 3.72 4 SATS 3,000 6.35 4.84 5 OCBC Bank 1,438 5.34 8.48 6 UOB 613 5.04 18.78 7 Suntec Reit 5,800 4.26 1.68 8 AIMS AMPI Reit 6,800 4.11 1.38 9 SingTel 2,190 3.72 3.88 10 Keppel Corp 1,600 3.70 5.28 11 CapitaMall Trust 4,000 3.62 2.07 12 FCT 3,800 3.46 2.08 13 Starhill Global Reit 8,900 3.17 0.815 14 SPH Reit 6,700 2.86 0.975 15 CapitaLand 2,000 2.70 3.09 16 Keppel DC Reit 4,500 2.45 1.245...

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Boring Weekend Musing: Rights and Wrongs

Keppel DC Reit is on a buying spree this year.  The Milan DC, the Cardiff DC and now a Singapore DC (Keppel Datahub 2). A rights issue for Keppel DC Reit is coming in November.  It is a preferential offering of 274 new units for every 1,000 units held for an issue price of $1.155. Initially there was not much “meat” in the offer as it is just about 5% discount to its current price then.  But Keppel DC Reit’s price has gone up since the news and now the discount is closer to 10%. I have collected $300+...

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Is the SPH dinosaur facing extinction?

SPH reported a 17.5% fall in FY16 earning and my Christmas present gets smaller again. (SPH pays its final dividend on 23rd Dec every year). SPH has been a very good dividend master for a long time.  However, the declining trend of dividend payouts is hard to ignore and worrisome.  Like the Antarctic glaciers’ gathering pace towards the ocean in this global warming era, SPH’s declining dividend is also gathering pace: 2011 – 24c 2012 – 24c 2013 – 22c 2014 – 21c 2015 – 20c 2016 – 18c The core business of SPH, media business, is simply a...

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Phillip SGX APAC Dividend Leaders Reit ETF — Picking my own cherries

My POEMS broker contacted me regarding subscription for the new Phillip SGX APAC Dividend Leaders Reit ETF.  0% commission fees for the new launch of the ETF. No. I will give this ETF a miss.  The ETF may be good, but it just does not suit my investing style.  I do not like bundle. I do not have STI ETF.  I do not have the full set of 3 Telcos.  I do not have the full set of 3 Banks.  And I will not have this Reit ETF. Especially the yield of the bundle is much less than that...

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My Stock Portfolio @ end Sep 2016

No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $ 1 SGX 4,000 12.76 7.41 2 Starhub 7,000 10.33 3.43 3 SPH 6,000 9.84 3.81 4 SATS 3,000 6.43 4.98 5 OCBC Bank 1,438 5.35 8.65 6 UOB 613 4.97 18.83 7 Suntec Reit 5,800 4.28 1.715 8 AIMS AMPI Reit 6,800 4.11 1.405 9 SingTel 2,190 3.74 3.97 10 CapitaMall Trust 4,000 3.74 2.17 11 Keppel Corp 1,600 3.71 5.39 12 FCT 3,800 3.60 2.20 13 Starhill Global Reit 8,900 3.14 0.82 14 SPH Reit 6,700 2.88 1.00 15 CapitaLand 2,000 2.75 3.20 16 Keppel DC Reit 4,500 2.36 1.22...

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Alternative Investment X 3

This week received 3 alternative investment offers. 1. JJ Poor to Rich A friend introduced this to me.  Just invest minimum amount USD 50, maximum USD 1,000.  Do nothing else and get 20% monthly returns and so 100% return of investment capital after just 5 months.  And you could speed up the ROI process by introducing friends/clients and get 5% per person introduced. In this super low interest environment, is there such a “big toad jumping down the street”? My friend tried to convince me that it is only USD 1,000, not that I can’t afford and it is...

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Boring Weekend Musing: The Small Bricks of 2015

A couple of changes in my boring portfolio last week. In 2015, I started using small bricks (100 shares) when they became available in the market.  My OCBC Tower and Keppel Commercial Tower were built using small bricks. But they were bombed and became leaning towers in the Bear Army attack. In 2016, I used small bricks for my UOB Tower and these small bricks were much better than the 2015 batch.  Just the very bad timing.  If only they start making small bricks in 2016! OCBC has stayed red since forever and Keppel Corp was always the worst...

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My Stock Portfolio @ end Aug 2016

No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $ 1 SGX 4,000 13.21 7.56 2 Starhub 7,000 11.19 3.66 3 SPH 6,000 9.88 3.77 4 SATS 3,000 6.17 4.71 5 UOB 600 4.72 18.01 6 OCBC Bank 1,238 4.65 8.59 7 Suntec Reit 5,800 4.24 1.675 8 AIMS AMPI Reit 6,800 4.14 1.395 9 SingTel 2,190 3.85 4.02 10 CapitaMall Trust 4,000 3.77 2.16 11 Keppel Corp 1,600 3.62 5.18 12 FCT 3,800 3.59 2.16 13 Starhill Global Reit 8,000 2.81 0.805 14 SPH Reit 6,700 2.81 0.96 15 CapitaLand 2,000 2.68 3.07 16 Keppel DC Reit 4,500 2.40 1.22...

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My Stock Portfolio @ end Jul 2016

No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $ 1 SGX 4,000 13.36 7.53 2 Starhub 6,700 11.65 3.92 3 SPH 6,000 10.06 3.78 4 SATS 3,000 5.82 4.37 5 UOB 600 4.84 18.20 6 OCBC Bank 1,238 4.72 8.60 7 AIMS AMPI Reit 6,800 4.43 1.47 8 SingTel 2,190 4.06 4.18 9 CapitaMall Trust 4,000 3.80 2.14 10 Suntec Reit 4,900 3.63 1.67 11 FCT 3,800 3.61 2.14 12 Keppel Corp 1,400 3.26 5.25 13 SPH Reit 6,700 2.87 0.965 14 Starhill Global 8,000 2.84 0.80 15 CapitaLand 2,000 2.81 3.17 16 Keppel DC Reit 4,500 2.42 1.21 17...

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