Author: Singapore Dividend Collector

My Singapore Dividend Portfolio 7-4-19

Morning folks. How are you all doing? As a break from the usual ramblings, here’s a look at my latest portfolio size: My top 5 holdings are… 1. FIRST REIT at $171,000 2. Fraser Com Trust at $122,000 3. Ascendas at $113,000 4. ThaiBev at $97,000 5. Keppel DC REIT at 53,000 THB So, with the market moving upwards in the first quarter, my portfolio is edging ever closer to the 1 million dollar mark. I’m in two minds what to do with FIRST. Thinking of selling of some, but then again I’ve a feeling it’ll weather the storm....

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An Ode to Life

Morning folks. How’s life treating you? Life is weird isn’t it. We’re here for a short time with no discernible purpose and many of us spend most of our time in a state of unease, anxiety and unhappiness. Why is our species prone to such negativity and has it always been this way? Who knows eh? Evolutionary Biologists like Richard Dawkins tell us Homo-Sapiens have been roaming the Earth for around 100,000 years. Seems like a long time right? Well, the figure pales into insignificance when we we consider how other forms of human walked the deserts and savannas...

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The Crash is Coming | What should you do?

The fog and monster are on the way There’s been so much chat about the forthcoming financial meltdown it made me think of the fog and sea monster in Ray Bradbury’s The Fog Horn’. Out there in the cold water, far from land, we waited every night for the coming of the fog, and it came, and we oiled the brass machinery and lit the fog light up in the stone tower. Feeling like two birds in the grey sky, McDunn and I sent the light touching out, red, then white, then red again, to eye the lonely ships....

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Retiring Before 40 | A Corporate Matter

‘Catch on fire and people will come for miles to see you burn’ (John Wesley) I want you to visualize the day your retire from your corporate career. You work in a flashy office block, a place in which for decades of your life you laughed at the right jokes, held doors open for the right people and offered yourself up for sacrifice for the good of the company.  Well, today is your retirement day and you will make the ultimate sacrifice. Your boss has invited you to a ‘Retire before 40.’ ceremony, You’ve never heard about it and...

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5 Things to do NOW to Retire By 40

Retired by 40… Wouldn’t it be nice? This is a question that’s been on my mind for the last decade. Since 2009, I’ve been working like madman to try and make this dream become a reality. As I’ve discussed at length in past posts, I arrived late on the investing scene and only began to show interest in the stock market in 2015. Read about my story here and here and here and here and here Since then I’ve injected almost a million Singaporean dollars into a dividend paying portfolio, which payed me just under $40,000 in 2018. Read...

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Retiring early and taking advice from Arthur Schopenhauer? Really?

As regular readers to my blog will know, I like to look at investing through a literary/philosophical lens from time to time. This is because I would much rather read a novel by Charles Dickens or Joseph Conrad than analyze a company’s annual report.  Sorry, folks.  I know there are many of your in the Singapore Investment Bloggers   community who love nothing more than whiling away your free time with a copy Singtel’s quarterly results, sipping on a hot latte.  If this floats your boat, then fair play to you.  It just doesn’t do it for me. So, why...

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How To Use Passive Income So You Can Retire Without A Care

Photo from Bankingsense I’ve been investing in property since 2013 and stocks/bonds since 2015, and I’ve found a way to generate around $40,000 Singaporean from equities. This is only part of my passive income. I also have property: 3 houses, 10 apartments and something else I call my secret weapon.  This I won’t reveal today. Thus, as you can imagine the passive income from the property side of the portfolio is decent as well. It feels good not to rely 100% on the dictates of equity markets as I march into the latter stages of my 30s. When I...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Portfolio Update 27-1-19

Good morning to you all. It’s unbelievable that January is drawing to a close. NYE feels like yesterday, but here we are entering into the second month of 2019. Frightening, eh? Anyway, January has been a good month for my portfolio. After the December 2018 bloodbath, I was chewing my nails a little, but deep down I knew the market would recover. Having said that never once was I tempted to sell any counters, for I’m in this game for the long run, rain or shine. To be sure, lots of folk must be looking back now on December...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – 5 Goals for 2019

5 Goals for 2019 Hello to you all. I hope you are keeping well on New Year’s Eve 2018. Today’s the big day with countdown fever spreading across the globe from Belfast to Bangkok. How are you feeling? Is 2019 going to be the year you propel yourself forward towards becoming the best possible version of yourself? Or… will you be crying into a beer, teetering on the edge of a mental breakdown by the end of January? Only time will tell. Let’s go with the former and ride on a wave of optimism towards the crest of the...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – How I earned $37,000 in Dividends in 2018 (Part 2)

Part 1 of this series talked about three ways that enabled me to grow my 2018 dividend income to over $37,000. So, if you haven’t already read the post, go back and give it read. Part 2 of is a continuation.  My purpose of this series is not an exercise in ego, it’s simply to show how it is possible to build up a sizable dividend income without being a financial genius. Thus, I hope you will stick with me throughout this post and if you want to read more about how I got here, please go back and check...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – How I earned $37,000 in Dividends in 2018 (Part 1)

If you are new to my blog, I strongly encourage you to read the following posts, for these will give you a little more background on my story: My Story 1   My Story 2   My Story 3   My Story 4   My Story 5 Also, nestled in between these are a plethora of other posts – some good, others silly. But sure, have a read and let me know what you think in the comment section below. Now, on with the show. — With so many conflicting ideas out there about how to build a sizable passive income, I thought...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – The Tony Robbins Conundrum (part 1)

How many things in 2018 have you heard the following?: ‘Tony Robbins is amazing! You just have to check him out!’ ‘Tony Robbins changed my way of seeing the world. Do you know him? He’s powerful. Check him out. I’ll lend you a book.’ I have heard words of this nature at least five times this year, and not just from credulous types. So, the question is why does this man have such a passionate following?  What do his books contain that appeal to so many?  I needed to investigate. After a glowing report from a friend, I bought...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – My Story 5 (Life Changing Advise from a Portuguese Trucker)

Evening all. I trust you are well. I just realized that it has been ages since I wrote My Story 4 which tells the story of a mysterious guy referred to only as ‘Mr X’. I strongly advice you click and go back and have a read because I tell a little about my hometown, my flirtations with aggressive literature, drinking myself silly in a forest, and also about my relationship with the amiable ‘Mr X’. Oh yes, and there are allusions to investing in there as well, of course! Today’s post contains an amazing fragment of my life. It’s an...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Total Dividend Income for 2018

As we fast approach the end of 2018, it’s time for balancing the books, counting the pennies and thinking about how we can make 2019 even bigger and better. But most importantly of all it’s time to tot up my dividends for 2018!!!! Yeah!! Equities around the world have been beaten and bruised and according to all forecasts 2019 mightn’t be much better. Bah!  That said, my disposition is much to optimistic to get cast into the doldrums over this prediction or that. In fact, the longer I invest and converse with others like me, I think many of...

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Singapore Dividends for Financial Freedom – Total Dividend Income for 2018

As we fast approach the end of 2018, it’s time for balancing the books, counting the pennies and thinking about how we can make 2019 even bigger and better. But most importantly of all it’s time to tot up my dividends for 2018!!!! Yeah!! Equities around the world have been beaten and bruised and according to all forecasts 2019 mightn’t be much better. Bah!  That said, my disposition is much to optimistic to get cast into the doldrums over this prediction or that. In fact, the longer I invest and converse with others like me, I think many of...

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