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Initiated Position in Ascendas REIT and Dividend Collected (October 2019)

Dividend collected for the month of October 2019: $878.30
OCBC BANKTEMASEKB231025IS USD ASIA BONDIS US ASIA HYG
Dividend (YTD): $13,419.00 Average Monthly Dividend (YTD): $1,341.00 Total Dividend Collected to Date: $88,274.89


The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The last trading day of the week was a scare as REITs retracted. There was no major negative news and the fall relative to the STI seems to be much more. Could the fall be attributed to just a broad bear day in the market? Could this be a sign of a reversal for REITs or is it just a profit taking period? I do not know and will not speculate. I am not taking any actions at the moment as dividends are still coming in.
Separately, I initiated a small position in Ascendas REIT before CD/CR. Ascendas REIT was one of the REITs which I had always wanted to add but the price just keeps going up. I see the rights issue as an opportunity to start investing in the REIT. I bought a small specific amount of shares such that I could get …

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Portfolio Allocation (October 2019)

Stock Allocation
Change Log Allocated KEPPEL DC REIT PO with excessSold FAR EAST HTRUSTBought IS ASIA HYG S$DBought NIKKOAM SGBD ETF (SRS) Portfolio Allocation

The market ends on a high note in October. I did quite a few transactions and some housekeeping for the month. 
Firstly, I received the all…

The Start Of My SRS Investing Journey

In short, I have recently created a new SRS account and made my first contribution.
The Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) is for individuals to voluntarily save for their retirement and it complements the existing mandatory Central Provident Fund (CPF) scheme. Although SRS is mainly for retire…

November 2019 Singapore Savings Bond

Application Closes: 9.00pm, 25 Oct 2019
Details on this month SSB can be found on SGS website.

The interest rates continue to drop as expected, and the long term average interest rate is now at the lowest point since the inception of SSBs. The average 1-year interest is at 1.62% and the average 10-y…

Dividend Collected and Portfolio Performance (September 2019)

Dividend collected for the month of September 2019: $1,221.00
ST ENGINEERINGMAPLETREE LOG TRFAR EAST HTRUSTCAPITAR CHINA TR
Dividend (YTD): $12,540.70 Average Monthly Dividend (YTD): $1,393.41 Total Dividend Collected to Date: $87,396.59

Portfolio ReturnsSince Inception (Including Dividends) Total P…

Portfolio Allocation (September 2019)

Stock Allocation
Change Log Allocated CAPITAR CHINA TR PO with excessApplied KEPPEL DC REIT PO with excess Portfolio Allocation
In early September, I was almost fully allocated for my application in CapitaR China Trust PO. This resulted in the Trust moving to the 6th largest holding in my portfolio…

Did I Apply For Lendlease Global Commercial REIT IPO?

Yes, I did.
I have expressed interest in the IPO in my past few posts, but it was not a firm decision at that point of time as I lack the time to look through and skills to analyst the prospectus. What I would normally do is to read up on the reviews by financial bloggers before making a decision …

October 2019 Singapore Savings Bond

Application Closes: 9.00pm, 25 Sep 2019
Details on this month SSB can be found on SGS website.

The interest rates continue to slide and the 10-year interest has fallen to a low of 1.75%. This is one of the lowest rate since the introduction of Singapore Saving Bonds. The interest rate is at the sam…

Portfolio Performance (August 2019)

Portfolio Returns
Since Inception (Including Dividends) Total Portfolio Unrealized Gain/ Loss: $$51,076.69 Total Portfolio Realized Gain/ Loss: $$95,668.09 XIRR: 7.52%

Portfolio Value
The trade war tension has eased and the Hong Kong protest is seeing less violence this week. Instead of gathering nea…

Dividend Collected (August 2019)

Dividend collected for the month of August 2019: $2,121.37
SINGTELVICOMSHENG SIONGMAPLETREE NAC TRKEPPEL DC REITASPIALTREA200828MAPLETREE COM TRFRASERS CPT TRSTARHUB Dividend (YTD): $11,387.20 Average Monthly Dividend (YTD): $1,423.40 Total Dividend Collected to Date: $86,243.09


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Portfolio Allocation (August 2019)

Stock Allocation
Change Log Bought UOBBought DBSBought OCBC BANKApplied CAPITAR CHINA TR with excess Portfolio Allocation
Due to the escalation in trade war and rates cut, STI has retreated in August and I took the opportunity to do some accumulation. The banking sector caught my attention and I ma…