In the initial years of this blog, I have shown the average entry prices of my positions as I posted monthly updates of my dividend portfolio. Then I stopped sharing those prices as I don't think it helps readers to form sound investment decisions. Since then, people have been bugging me to share the prices again. I told them that some of my entry prices are so low they would not believe them anyway. Well, I decided to get this out of the way once and for all. This is a one-time-only reveal. Do not expect this to be a regular thing.
So, lap it up! ^^
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Did a little re-balancing in February. Took small profits on Raffles Medical, NetLink Trust and Propnex. The funds were re-invested in Frasers Property Ltd. (FPL). This property developer is like a quasi REIT ETF, holding significant stakes in 4 S-REITs (FCT, FLT, FCOT & FHT), thus enjoys a strong level of recurring income. Furthermore, FPL has a healthy pipeline of potential quality assets to inject into these S-REITs. Lastly, there is no need to fear future cooling measures from the authorities since FPL has low exposure to Singapore's residential property market.
A good friend of mine has warned me repeatedly since 2017 that my portfolio is over-exposed to REITs. He is right. I am an open-minded investor who takes construction criticism seriously. Moving forward, I am looking to add one or two non-REIT positions. BIG positions. Time to clear the dust off my photon cannon. $50k available for deployment. This round of investment should push my portfolio value over half a million $SGD.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
The global economy is currently in a 'Goldilocks' state. This is probably the optimal environment for REITs in my opinion. Markets are facing enough headwinds for the Fed to turn dovish and pause rate hikes in 2019. But these headwinds are still not severe enough to send the global economy into a deep recession yet. Both factors are beneficial to REITs. 1) No rate hikes means the REITs' interest payment burden is stable. 2) No deep recession means the tenants won't default on their leases. Several well-run, high-quality REITs could even achieve DPU & NAV growth year-on-year despite a rising rate environment throughout 2018!
While people were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done