Author: SingularityTruth

May 2019 Singapore Savings Bond

Average interest per annual for 1-year and 10-year period For the past few months, interest rates have remain relatively flat as the Fed mentioned that there would not be any rate hikes for the year. As mentioned previously, it is better to put as much money as possible earlier into SSBs if there is no use for them. Do not hesitate or wait for the interest rates to go higher.  SSBs continue to be oversubscribed as it is becoming more popular as a risk-free investment with a relatively higher interest compared to traditional savings account. I am still adding...

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March 2019 Portfolio Performance Review

As of 29th March 2019 Since Inception (Including Dividends)Total Portfolio Unrealized Gain/ Loss: $34,797.75Total Portfolio Realized Gain/ Loss: $69,603.68XIRR: 6.05% Total gain (realized and unrealized) is near all-time high. The highest total gain was achieved back in January 2018. Looking back, the pace of market recovery was swift as my portfolio was still in unrealized lost just  4 months ago. If nothing goes wrong, I am expecting total gain to reach all-time high next month.  STI has increased by almost 10% YTD and it seems like the rally will continue in the short term. The  Brexit deadline has also...

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Dividend Collected March 2019

Dividend Collected for 2019 Dividend collected for the month of March 2019: $816.69MAPLETREE LOG TR KEPPEL DC REIT CAPITAR CHINA TR FAR EAST HTRUST  Dividend Collected to Date Dividend (YTD): $2,757.79Average Monthly Dividend (YTD): $919.26Total Dividend Collected to Date: $77,613.68 Hyflux has terminated the SOA and ended the agreement with SM Investments. The only lifeline for Hyflux has ceased. This is the final nail in coffin and I will be expecting PUB to take over TuasSpring desalination plant at the end of month at $0. Although PUB could be seen as helping Hyflux by removing the money losing asset,...

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March 2019 Portfolio Allocation Update

Stock Allocation No change for the month of March as the stock market continues to stay buoyant. Invert yield curves are backed in limelight and the market did a selloff briefly. It seems that investor are already numb to the news and the market recovers quickly. A inverted yield curve does not means that a recession is imminent. The duration of curve being inverted is also one of the factors for consideration. Even if a recession is coming, there is an average lead time of around 300 days based on past history so it may not be so soon....

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Apr 2019 Singapore Savings Bond and SIA Bond

Other Issues of SSBs Compared to Apr 2019  Issue Although the March issue’s interest rates were not as attractive as the month for Feb, it was still oversubscribed and only those who applied below $38,500 were fully allocated. The increase in demand was probably due to the increase in Individual Limit and the permit to use SRS funds to purchase Singapore Savings Bond. This month rates are just marginally better than the previous month for the short term but it is not as good for the long term. I might be subscribing as I have additional cash from the...

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February 2019 Portfolio Performance Review

As of 28th February 2019 Since Inception (Including Dividends)Total Portfolio Unrealised Gain/ Loss: $26,118.65Total Portfolio Realised Gain/ Loss: $68,786.99XIRR: 5.63% This month clocked in a fall in realised gain due to the lock in of the loss from accepting M1 VGO. Despite the drop, overall performance has improved and portfolio is recovering well from last year with a significant amount of unrealised gain. Portfolio value has also decreased as I have not deploy the capital received from M1 yet. Portfolio Value (excluding Cash and...

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Interview with an Investor of Hyflux

Firstly, this post will not be me doing some hindsight analysis telling you that Hyflux has negative cashflow and then trying to sell you a course on how to identify companies like Hyflux. This post is an interview with myself, aka SingularityTruth, on what I currently think and feel about what is ongoing with Hyflux. Here it goes. Do you own any investment with Hyflux? Yes, I am an owner of Hyflux 6% Cumulative Preference Shares.Do you regret buy into Hyflux preference shares? No. As an income investor, I have been looking at many alternatives asset classes to diversify...

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February 2019 Dividend Collected

Dividend Collected for 2019 Dividend payout for the month of February 2019FRASERS PROPERTY  F & N MAPLETREE NAC TR  MAPLETREE COM TR  THAIBEV  FRASERS CPT TR  Dividend Collected to Date Average Monthly Dividend (YTD): $970.55Total Dividend Collected to Date: $76,796.99 There is not much to update for this week so I will just end with a quote by Oaktree Capital’s Howard Marks. “Too Much Money Chasing Too Few...

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February 2019 Portfolio Allocation Update

Stock Allocation  Change Log Added CapitaR China Tr Acceptance of M1 VGO The deal for M1 has finally gone through and I am happy with outcome. With more than 90% control, M1 will be taken private and delisted. I am now left with a small portion of Singtel and Starhub which both of them are not doing very well at the moment. I also took the opportunity to accumulate more CapitaR China Tr after it went Ex-Date in Feb. Portfolio Allocation The payout received for M1 resulted in the increase for Cash allocation. I will need to put them...

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Mar 2019 Singapore Savings Bond

Other Issues of SSBs Compared to Mar 2019  Issue The demand for the Feb issue of Singapore Savings Bond was weak and everyone who has applied was fully allocated. The interest rates for this month issue are lowered than the previous month for both the short and long term which is why it is not that attractive for me. Although the interest rates are not as attractive this month, applicants are now able to use their SRS fund for purchase starting this month. There could be an increase in people who want to move their SRS funds into SSBs...

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January 2019 Portfolio Performance Review. Final Farewell to M1.

As of 31st January 2019 Since InceptionTotal Portfolio Unrealised Gain/ Loss: $13,479.14Total Portfolio Realised Gain/ Loss: $75,378.86XIRR (Including dividends): 5.61% January result was exceptionally good as the market turned bullish. My portfolio has moved from a region of unrealised loss to a significant unrealised gain. The unrealised gains were the highest for the past 5 months and all these gains were recovered within a month. As the saying goes, ‘a rising tide lifts all boats’, and I just happened to be in a boat. The prerequisite is that you have to be in a boat, so always stay vested....

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January 2019 Dividend Collected

Dividend Collected for 2019 Dividend payout for the month of January 2019SINGTEL NIKKOAM SGBD ETF January is one of the months when there is not much dividend payout so this will be a short update. Most of the dividends will be coming this month instead, especially from the REITs. The news that US and China are unlikely to meet by the deadline triggered profit taking and investors try to lock in their profits for the past month. It is unknown whether the tariffs will be increased after deadline if there is no deal, so there could be some opportunities...

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Why I Use XIRR and How I Calculate It?

Firstly, I would like to start by saying that this is how I calculate XIRR for my portfolio and this may not be the right way to do it. If I remembered correctly, using XIRR to track your portfolio is controversial and there are people who think XIRR should not be used and there are different ways of doing it.  When I just started investing, I do keep track of my cumulative return and CAGR but I feel that the values calculated do not really reflect the performance of my portfolio. Cumulative return do not take time into consideration,...

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January 2019 Portfolio Allocation Update

Stock Allocation  Change LogAdded NetLink NBN Trust My initial plan was to start portfolio capital injection in Feb but the market has turned bullish so quickly that I decided to do a round of capital injection first. I will still continue to add to my portfolio in the next few months. Separately, I have accepted the VGO for M1. Based on the recent updates, the joint company by Keppel and SPH, Konectivity, only manages to gain an additional 1% of shares that they do not own. I personally think that whether the deal will go through or not largely...

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Feb 2019 Singapore Savings Bond

Other Issues of SSBs Compared to Feb 2019  Issue The Feb issue for Singapore Savings Bonds was quite disappointing as both the interest rates for  short and long term were lower and did not match up to the previous month issue. The interest rate for the first 3 years remains constant and there is no premium in holding the bond for a longer period. Without any doubt, there is no need for me to replace my existing bond and no action is needed this month. For those who are interested in subscribing, I guess this will also be temporary...

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