Comparing income funds: Schroder Asian Income vs. Allianz Asian Multi Income Plus

On top of my SG dividend portfolio which consists of a handful of REITs and business trusts I selected, I also commit to monthly investments in an income fund to increase the income streams and diversify the risks of my dividend portfolio. What are income funds? Income funds are managed funds that invests in equities, […]

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Digital Core REIT IPO allocation outcome

The public tranche of Digital Core REIT (SGX:DCRU) IPO was 16.1x subscribed and as with oversubscribed IPOs in Singapore, the allocation is on a balloting basis. The table below shows the basis of allocation for the Singapore public offer: I applied for 10,000 units and was allocated 2,600 units. A quick check showed that the […]

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Update on Digital Core REIT IPO application timeline

Since my last post on Digital Core REIT IPO, the IPO application details has been released as follows: IPO price: SGD1.21 per unit (based on exchange rate of US$1.00 to S$1.375, as determined by the Manager in consultation with DBS Bank Ltd.) The prospectus can be found here for more information. Those interested can apply […]

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Upcoming pure-play data centre REIT: Digital Core REIT IPO

Digital Core REIT, a US real estate investment trust with a data centre portfolio, has filed a preliminary prospectus for its IPO on 22 November 2021. The offering comes with the issuance of 267,034,000 units at an indicative price of USD0.88 per unit. I read the prospectus so you don’t have to and here’s what […]

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Distribution Reinvestment Plan: Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust

Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust (MNACT) has yet again announced a Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) for their semi-annual distribution. The DRP issue price for new units is $0.963, representing a discount of 6.5% from today’s closing price of $1.03. As with the last two distributions, I will be electing to receive my distributions in the […]

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Review of our 3-fund portfolio

Last year, I shared about the 3-fund portfolio that my partner and I created as a means to grow our combined savings. It has been 1.5 years since the inception of this portfolio and it’s about time I review the performance of this portfolio. Recap: What’s in the portfolio At construction, our portfolio consisted of […]

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Tutorial on online Corporate Actions Form Submission

One of the best parts about summer is that it’s dividend season! I receive the bulk of dividends from companies I invested in during this time especially since most of them switched to semi-annual payouts instead of quarterly. This time around, Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust’s (MNACT) has offered DRP for their H2 FY20/21 distribution […]

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Sold: OCBC and DBS

As of today, I am no longer holding directly onto any local bank stocks. I sold off OCBC in February and DBS in March and here’s why. Why I sold OCBC After a holding period of almost 5 years, I made the decision to finally close my position in OCBC after it went slightly above […]

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Distribution Reinvestment Plan: Starhill Global REIT

Starhill Global REIT (SGReit) will be applying its very first Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) to the H1 FY20/21 distribution where a total distribution of $0.0188 per unit to be paid out on 25 March 2021 was declared. What is DRP? DRP stands for Distribution (or dividend for non-trusts) Reinvestment Plan. Under the DRP, unitholders have […]

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Housing woes: can I afford an EC?

The fiancé and I have been applying for BTOs for a year now and till date have yet to be successful. We managed to get a number one time but even then our number was twice the number of available units which is as good as not getting any number. It’s been a bleak and […]

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