Saturday, August 18, 2018

"Aug 18" - SG Transactions & Portfolio Update"

No.
 Counters
No. of Shares
Market Price (SGD)
Total Value (SGD) based on market price
Allocation %
1.
Vicom
28,300
6.17
167,400.00
25.0%
2.
Singtel
46,000
3.11
143,060.00
18.0%
3.
Frasers Logistic Trust
126,000
1.07
134,820.00
20.0%
4.
M1
75,000
1.59
119,250.00
18.0%
5.
Starhill Reit
100,000
0.68
  68,000.00
10.0%
6.
Far East Hospitality Trust
100,000
0.65
  65,000.00
10.0%
7.
Warchest
-
-
    1,000.00
1.0%
Total
698,530.00
100%






Less:
CFD Leverage @ 3.2%


 (12,810.00)
Net Gearing: 0.018x






Net Total



685,720.00
100%

August was a very good month for the portfolio.

While there was ongoing market turbulent from the stock market that causes the market to move sideways, long term investors should take stride that businesses operate as per normal and continue to perform.

This was also a month where many of the companies dish out interim dividends so that's another solid capital injection into the portfolio as and when I've got the capital to do so. Keeping it as cash is such a waste in my opinion when the market doesn't look overvalued at the moment and yield curve is not yet at their inverted critical point hence opportunities will still be there.

On the health side, it wasn't so good from my side.

I fell ill for more than a week due to cold and flu which further aggravated due to infection and I had to be observed by the A&E. Then, I had a migraine headache for a few days and had to lie low for a couple more days. I can feel the health deteriorating as I age these few years so it is also something I have to watch out more.


Portfolio Updates

For this month updates, I had injected a bit more capital to accumulate more Vicom before it goes ex-dividend which further substantiate my position in Vicom in first place. In today's market where volatility is prevalent, Vicom provided me with both yield, growth and comfort as quality equity bond alike in nature.

I had also added more Singtel when it comes crashing down again to my comfort level after they announce their quarterly result which we all know it's going to be rather muted. I've also had the opportunity to add them using my leverage account which I had blogged earlier here. I've made the leverage purposefully to be very conservative in nature so they serve a keep check purpose on the emotional part. It'll be one of my main tools coming into the next recession.

You can view all the transactions here.

Project Transportation (Cost-Saving)

I initiated this project transportation (cost-saving) in an attempt to reduce our reliance on Grab and taxis since last month.

It has been a very successful project as our family embarked on more public transportation almost everywhere we go to despite some bits of complaints from the children that they had to walk a bit more these days.

In my opinion, the public transportation here is still so much convenient and it wasn't a hassle at all to bring the kids out in public transport and we can save the taxi's money for every other thing else.

Net Worth Portfolio

The portfolio has increased from the previous month of $673,590 to $685,720 this month (+1.76% month on month; +10.6% year on year).

This is also the seventh time in eight months that the portfolio has broken a new all time high! Again!

This is very comforting knowing that the market has pretty much moved sideways this year and we can still survive on this kind of market volatility.

I know that if we keep doing this over the next couple of years, we'd be able to meet our objectives.


Family Portfolio

This is to update the part of the family's portfolio which I helped to manage together with mine, albeit separately.

The goal is to have dividends reinvested over time and watch the portfolio grow as they compound it over a longer number of years.

1.) Wife's Portfolio


Mrs. B is aggressively growing her portfolio!

Apart from adding her own separate gold portfolio which she manage separately, she has injected quite a bit from her monthly contribution which I added 300 shares for Ho Bee Land for her.

I also still owe her around $750 ($500 capital injection + $250 dividends) which I will allocate over the next week into her portfolio. To be updated again.  

Bought 1,000 share of Sasseur Reit (on 21st Aug).


No.
 Counters
No. of Shares
Market Price (SGD)
Total Value (SGD) based on market price
Allocation %
1.
FLT
13,500
1.07
14,445.00
68.0%
2.
Sasseur Reit
9,000
0.73
  6,570.00
29.0%
3.
Ho Bee Land
300
2.58
     774.00
3.0%
Total SGD
21,789.00
100.00%


2.) Baby B1.0 Portfolio (Age: 4 years and 4 months)

I still owe about $200 worth of dividends which I will also allocate next week when I have the opportunity to do so.

Otherwise, not much changes from the current one.
No.
 Counters
No. of Shares
Market Price (SGD)
Total Value (SGD) based on market price
Allocation %
1.
FLT
13,500
1.07
14,445.00
86.0%
2.
Singtel
700
3.17
  2,219.00
14.0%
Total SGD
16,664.00
100.00%



3.) Baby B2.0 Portfolio (Age: 1 year and 7 months)

I still owe about $150 worth of dividends which I will also allocate next week when I have the opportunity to do so.

Otherwise, not much changes from the current one.

No.
 Counters
No. of Shares
Market Price (SGD)
Total Value (SGD) based on market price
Allocation %
1.
FLT
3,200
1.07
3,424.00
52.0%
2.
Singtel
1,000
3.17
3,170.00
48.0%
Total SGD
6,594.00
100.00%

4.) Mum's Portfolio

I still owe about $150 worth of dividends which I will also allocate next week when I have the opportunity to do so.

No.
 Counters
No. of Shares
Market Price (SGD)
Total Value (SGD) based on market price
Allocation %
1.
FLT
6,000
1.07
6,420.00
100.0%
Total SGD
6,300.00
100.00%



Final Thoughts

Some of you might know that I will be taking on a new job starting next month which unfortunately limits the likes of open sharing to the portfolio as I will have to declare my buying and selling to the compliance team.

At this point, I do not know how hassle it may take to do that and this I will have to only know when I am inside and have settled down quite a bit more.

As a result of this, this will probably be my last sharing on the open transactions and portfolio as I will try to keep this quiet, private and low profile until I know what happens next.

There are still chance that I will still share but it will be likely be more realistic in the quarterly or semi-annual timeline rather than what I am doing now, which is to share it on a monthly basis. But all of this might change after I find out more when I am settled inside.

My strategy will not change dramatically though as I continue to go for early financial independence and dividend investing focused over the next 2 years or so and until then I'll blog about company results, thought and any other thing else apart from revealing my own portfolio.

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11 comments:

  1. Thanks B for all the posts and wishing you all the best in your journey!

    For myself, the opposite has happened and now I am starting to blog again with my first post in 6.5 years. http://sgmusicwhiz.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-long-hiatus.html

    Thanks for your generous sharing and hope to hear from you soon.

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    1. Musicwhiz. Welcome back I miss u so much! We met during the cny dinner at ocbc Centre this year. U truly a PG blogger

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    2. Hi MW

      Great to see you back brother!

      Wish you best of luck too on and offline :)

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  2. I will miss your post hahaha
    My portfolio about same amount as yours
    But I have less dividend and my oil and gas still bleeding hard!:(
    Not to mention my SingTel bought in high price
    Thinking to buy more but afraid out all eggs into one basket

    Sighz.

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    1. Hi Yeh

      I will still blog but probably will keep my transactions private for now.

      The O&G I reckon should still do well in 2nd half of the year with Aramco getting ready to list so I think there could be some good opportunity there in that sector.

      Singtel will be harder as earnings both local and overseas are probably muted until 2020 when they can probably resume growth back. Still hope they kept the 17.5 cents dividends for longer time.

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    1. Thank you SDC for the encouragement :)

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