Saturday, September 2, 2017

August 2017 - Low Cost Portfolio Scorecard

August turned to be another month with bumper dividends. Monthly dividends reached a new record high and broke the record high set in May. Total dividends of $1,992.86 received.

DateSecurities NameFCYSGD
4-Aug-2017ABF PAIF (USD)64.88 87.93
8-Aug-2017British Land Co PLC (GBP)18.09 32.03
8-Aug-2017Keppel Corp72.00 72.00
8-Aug-2017M183.20 83.20
8-Aug-2017SIA Engineering168.00 168.00
14-Aug-2017Chow Tai Fook (HKD)1,670.90 289.57
16-Aug-2017SIA44.00 44.00
16-Aug-2017STI ETF201.60 201.60
17-Aug-2017Singtel267.50 267.50
22-Aug-2017Global Logistic Properties132.00 132.00
25-Aug-2017Ascott REIT184.59 184.59
25-Aug-2017Capitaland Commercial Trust109.44 109.44
25-Aug-2017Starhub48.00 48.00
28-Aug-2017First REIT53.50 53.50
29-Aug-2017Capitamall Trust115.50 115.50
29-Aug-2017Starhill Global REIT59.00 59.00
31-Aug-2017Sembcorp Industries45.00 45.00 

It seemed my portfolio was on track to reach $600K mark this year. Total portfolio value was $598,316.84 as of end August with equity allocation of 44.06% and bond/cash allocation of 55.94%. Return YTD was 5.1%, XIRR YTD 8.19%, and XIRR since inception at 6.75%. I injected $4,000 fresh fund into the portfolio.

Though there are some stocks I'm interested in, I'm not keen to add to my equity allocation at this point. My last equity purchase was 8 months ago in December 2016, and I've been sitting tight since. When will be a good time to buy? I guess I don't know, but I'm ready when opportunity present itself.

Link to Yaruzi's low cost portfolio as of August 2017