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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Investing like a poker player

I have a mild addiction to a dangerous sport – Texas hold ’em. I don’t advocate gambling per se, which poker can be considered as, and I am not even a skilful player to begin with. But I do enjoy and appreciate the combination of luck and skill, and of course a bit of gamble, […]

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Thematic investing: cloud computing

I mentioned in a previous post that one of my coping mechanisms against frivolous spending is to deploy available funds into my portfolio. Today, I’d like to share an occasion where I did just that. Dipping into thematic investing Earlier in May 2020 I initiated a small position in a thematic ETF: Global X Cloud […]

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My investing mistakes

Now that 2020 is finally drawing to a close, it is an apt time to review my financial goals and strategies. But on top of that, I would like to also reflect on and share the mistakes that I have made since I began my investment journey so that I don’t make the same dumb […]

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Bankruptcy of Tat Seng executive chairman

Wayyy overdue post which I drafted but did not finish writing at the time of occurrence as I was occupied with work but still worth sharing! As you may or may not know, I hold a portion in Tat Seng Packaging Group (T12) as part of my income portfolio. Thus, I was suitably alarmed when […]

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Our 3-fund portfolio

My fiancé and I were not content with parking our combined savings in a high yield savings account so we looked for alternative places to grow our savings. However, the available options we found such as fixed deposits and endowment plans did not offer the liquidity and returns that we were seeking. (Will need to […]

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Finding stock ideas

The first stock I purchased was Parkway Life REIT and it took me nearly 3 months of researching before I decided to pull the trigger on it. The reason I spent that much time was because: There were too many stocks out there which was overwhelming for the newbie investor (me) to choose from I […]

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