Sunday, December 13, 2015

Recent Buy - Low Cost Portfolio

I bought 4000 shares of CNOOC at HKD 8.26 per share last Thursday on HKSE. This would likely be my last purchase for 2015, as I'll be away for vacation and returning only in January next year.

I also exercised my company's employee share option maturing in December. I injected the proceed of SGD 26K into the low cost portfolio, which brought the total investment to SGD 110K. Equity vs bonds/cash allocation was 53% to 47%.

I wish my readers and blogger friends Merry Christmas this December and a Happy 2016 New Year. I can't wait to spend some quality time with my family after slogging off throughout the year. May God bless you and your loved ones and may you keep being happy and healthy despite the market roller coaster!

November 2015 - Low Cost Portfolio Update

Low cost portfolio YTD return was -3.97% in November. I received $52 distribution from First REIT.

Commodities was hammered badly, particularly oil. As a result, oil-gas-energy related stocks also took the beating. Taking opportunity of the weaknesses in the sector, I bought 900 shares of Keppel Corp at $7.09 per share. Keppel Corp TTM yield was ~6.7%. Of course there won't be guarantee that Keppel Corp can maintain the dividend rate, considering it's weakening cash position.

I topped up the $11.86 shortfall for the purchase, bringing YTD contribution to $81,011.86 in Nov.

Link to Yaruzi's low cost portfolio as of Nov 2015

November 2015 - Unit Trust Portfolio Update

The value of unit trust portfolio dipped in November due to weakening market, especially Asia and emerging markets. Let's just say that market had been boring since mid August as they're not able to make up their mind if they wanted to break out to the upside or downside. YTD portfolio return was 0.69% as of 30 Nov 2015. I also received $139.35 in cash from dividend/distribution.

With FED's first interest rate hike in the card for December ever since the great financial crisis, the currency market had been very volatile. In my opinion, it was the currency movement that impacted the unit trust portfolio the most. With USD strengthening, SGD-hedged funds suffered the most. Due to the volatile currency, I continued reducing my exposure to SGD-hedged fund.

Below were the summary of my transactions in Nov 2015:
1. Bought
Fullerton Short Term Int Rt C S$(SGD) $2,146.86
United SGD Fund Cl A Acc(SGD) $1,638.22

2. Sold
Allianz US High Yield AM Dis H2-SGD(SGD) $1,679.22
Legg Mason WA Global HY Fd A SGD H (mdis) plus(SGD) $1,969.31

Link to Yaruzi's unit trust portfolio allocation as of Nov 2015