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Portfolio Performance (June 2019)

Portfolio ReturnSince Inception (Including Dividends) Total Portfolio Unrealized Gain/ Loss: $63,577.37 Total Portfolio Realized Gain/ Loss: $75,824.91  XIRR: 7.67%
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Unrealized gain spiked up in June due to the strong rally in REITs, resulting in total gains to reach an all-time high. The US markets have also reached an all-time high as markets are currently driven higher by the news that interest rates will be cut in end-July. This is a little counter-intuitive as rates cut is a sign of weaker economy. A weaker economy which requires a rates cut to stimulate is causing the stock market to go higher?
In Singapore, there were some profit taking in the REITs sector. The latest result for Q2 GDP wasn't so positive and raises the possibility of technical recession. Both GIC and Temasek Holdings have also recently announced their results and both companies are adopting a more defensive posture in their portfolio. I have not done any transaction this month and have no in…

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Dividend Collected (June 2019)

Dividend collected for the month of June 2019: $1,964.41
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Dividend (YTD): $9,094.02 Average Monthly Dividend (YTD): $1,515.67 Total Dividend Collected to Date: $83,949.91

June was …

Portfolio Allocation (June 2019)

Stock Allocation Change Log Accepted FRASERS CENTREPOINT TR NRO with excessBought ASTREAVB290620 After a month of falling in May, STI staged a strong rebound in June. Instead of selling in May and go away, I did my accumulation in May, and so far the results have been very positive. As the market i…

July 2019 Singapore Savings Bond

The Fed has decided to hold the interest rates steady for now but hints that rates would be cut if the trade wars continue to affect the economic growth. This resulted in the market to rally. The interest rates for July's SSB has also improved slightly compared to the previous issue but is lik…

Portfolio Performance (May 2019)

Portfolio ReturnSince Inception (Including Dividends)
Total Portfolio Unrealized Gain/ Loss: $$42,168.44
Total Portfolio Realized Gain/ Loss: $$73,860.50
XIRR: 6.42%

Late in posting this as I did a post on Astrea V first.  Portfolio return remains flat for the month of May as the incoming dividend…

Astrea V Class A-1 PE Bond

Astrea V Class A-1 PE Bond Summary S$180 millions offered to retail investors38 PE funds consisting of 382 companies3.85% per annual (semi-annual interest payment)Mandatory Call date 20 June 2024 (5 Years)Maturity 20 June 2029 (10 Years)Closing date: 18 June 2019 12:00 NOONMinimum application of $2,…

Dividend Collected (May 2019)

May is the month where most of my dividends come in. This year is no different although the dividend received is lower than the previous year.

Dividend collected for the month of May 2019: $3,881.60
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Portfolio Allocation (May 2019)

Stock Allocation
Change Log Bought FRASERS CENTREPOINT TRBought ST ENGINEERINGAs STI continues to trend downwards for the month of May, I took the opportunity to accumulate a few stocks. I bought FCT before XD/XO as I would like to get more new shares for the preferential offering and at the same t…

Jun 2019 Singapore Savings Bond

Both the 1-Year and 10-Year interest rates are on the downtrend since the start of the year. The global economy growth is expected to slow down due to the ongoing trade war between US and China resulting in the long term interest rate to fall. The market could be volatile in the near term and the …

Dividend Collected (April 2019)

Dividend collected for the month of April 2019: $490.22
TEMASEKB231025IS USD ASIA BONDIS US ASIA HYG Not much dividend received for the month of April. But this month will be a bumper month as most of the dividends will be coming in. I track dividends on the payout date instead of ex-Date as it is …

April 2019 Portfolio Returns

Since Inception (Including Dividends)
Total Portfolio Unrealized Gain/ Loss: $45,584.08
Total Portfolio Realized Gain/ Loss: $69,978.90
XIRR: 6.52%

Portfolio returns (realized and unrealized) reached an all-time high in April overtaking the high in last January 2018. Sadly, unrealized gains are fleetin…