After entering the trade on my ELN for SCI, my initial outlay for 11,000 shares was 54,604.28. It was converted to shares, instead of just earning the option premium. Just after it went XD, I sold it at $5.02, settlement amount was $55,107.73. Hence capital gain was about $500. I am also entitled the $0.15 per share dividend, which works out to be $1650. Hence the total gain was $2,150. In percentage terms, my gain was 3.9% over 1 month.
Given the current rising/range trading markets, I will be looking to invest into more ELNs to be given the opportunity to add blue chips into my portfolio at a lower market price.
I am an ordinary Singaporean guy in my early thirties who is passionate about investing since 2003. I live in a 4 room HDB flat and like many Singaporeans, dream of becoming a millionaire. Currently I am an ordinary worker and have just completed my Masters. I aspire to build up a portfolio of 1 million dollars and derive a yearly recurring dividend income of 6% by 35. The only way to achieve this aim is to work hard and invest prudently. I invest in a variety of instruments such as unit trusts, stocks, REITS and foreign currencies mainly Australian dollars options.