Friday, July 10, 2020

June 2020 - Yaruzi's Portfolio Update

June was a good month for dividends. I received dividends of $7,427.88, bringing dividends YTD to $11,509.76. Despite bumper dividends received and a fresh contribution of $5,000, the total portfolio dropped to $855,018.41. Return YTD was -8.59%, XIRR YTD was -16.82%, and XIRR since inception was 1.00%.

DateSecurities NameFCYSGD
1-Jun-2020Tencent Holdings Ltd112.5120.43
5-Jun-2020Capitaland Mall Trust76.5076.50
8-Jun-2020Unilever PLC58.99103.80
9-Jun-2020Ping An Insurance1,262.85225.17
10-Jun-2020Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna1,751.221,751.22
16-Jun-20203M Co49.6568.83
18-Jun-2020First REIT768.18768.18
22-Jun-2020Kalbe Farma2,105,074.32205.35
24-Jun-2020Royal Dutch Shell PLC-B190.67330.87
24-Jun-2020China Mobile10,687.961,908.87
26-Jun-2020Takeda Pharmaceutical52,781.00683.20

When I reviewed the portfolio, I noticed the underperformance was mainly contributed by stocks or REITS that I considered "safe" and "cheaper" based on conventional valuation metrics such as higher dividend yield and lower price earning ratio. Those stocks that I perceived more "expensive" were the ones that held up better. If there was one thing I learned, I should have weighed more on the quality and the moat of a company rather than the valuation before investing to avoid "value trap".

On 1st June 2020, First REIT dropped by almost 30% from $0.885 to $0.635, before recovering some losses to close at $0.695, on news that Lippo Karawaci planned to initiate a restructuring process with First REIT with regards to the rental support it provided for its hospital. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Lippo group felt that the rental support it provided was no longer sustainable. I felt the fundamental reason that made me bought First REIT in the first place has changed and that made me uncomfortable. The risk has increased significantly with First REIT future revenue and income streams depend on the solvency of Lippo Group. 

For the reason above, I exited all my First REIT position on 9 Jun 2020 at $0.715. Total loss was 18.48% after taking into account dividends received. I added Tassal Group and Carlsberg in June.

12-Jun-2020Tassal Group LtdBuyAUD2,800.00003.850010,780.00
12-Jun-2020Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia BhdBuyMYR500.000024.100012,050.00

Link to Yaruzi's low cost portfolio as of June 2020.


  1. Do your P/L includes dividends ?

    And thanks for your reminder on reits that is cheaper or expensive.

    1. Hi Cory, the monthly P/L includes dividends. If you go to the portfolio page, I have both P/L without dividends and P/L with dividends.

    2. Your portfolio quite Worldly diversified. Will need a keen knowledge to do this.:)
      I am surprise that China mobile stock price is also on constant decline like SG telecoms.

    3. Telecommunication companies are also facing disruptions. Their traditional source of stable revenue and income such as sms, IDD, pay TV all get disrupted by Whatsapp, Netflix, etc. To stay relevant and to reinvent themselves, they invested in start-ups. I believe what happen is investors are re-assessing Telcos on their "new" business model vs risk, hence lower valuations. Why would I invest in Singtel that invested in start-ups like "Hooqs"??? if I can invest in Netflix.