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Drip of Dividends – 05/18

Here is a look at what I decide to invest in for the month of May 2018.

Changing the format for posting I felt the previous posts don’t reflect on what I was trying to achieve when just providing numbers and no real value-add to investing.

The posts on investments may not come on very frequently however, it will be posted at least once every quarter in the event of a very busy month.

The past few months probably saw a few rounds of changes made to the entire portfolio. I have achieved one small objective of saving up and selling down to pay for school fees. Though the use of these monthly investment plans. Not a lot in terms of gains, but was decent to inch up a little to pay for my school fees.

In the coming months, it will be to seek long-term growth. For most of us, Investing could mean different objectives. I’ve chosen to construct the growth portfolio with a mixture of various investment products – Bonds, ETFs, REITs, Stocks. There is also the components of cash (like a war chest concept) which most investors will keep aside for entry when the market decides to crash on “emotions”.

From the market

ETFs

  • Nikko-AM Straits Trading Asia Ex-Japan REIT ETF

An ETF for REITs that invests in Asian listed REITs to tap the markets which I am not venturing into for now for a basket of REITs to invest in passively.

  • ABF Singapore Bond ETF

As it is, to buy into bonds you will need a lot of cash outlay. The next best option would be Bond ETFs. As such, and to gain some exposure to bonds in Singapore, chosen to buy into Singapore bond fund.

REITs

  • Cromwell REIT (EUR)

Cromwell made its debut last year. They have recently added the SGD fungible counter, yet to declare dividends, maybe they will in time to come. Europe has a growth potential and unmet needs in various industries if the USA trade wars really take shape – I am purely guessing.

  • Fortune REIT (HKD)

Fortune Reit is something I have been eye-balling for a while now. It represents a small portion of retail REITs from overseas that I plan to include in my portfolio.

  • Frasers Logistic Trust (AUD)

Buying in when the rate hike might be happening and a potential appreciation of AUD in the Long term. So I decided to buy Frasers Logistic Trust for a potential Long-term growth.

Manulife US REIT (USD)

As it seems we have to do some research sometime, and clearly, I wasn’t aware there was a preferential share offer for this. But since the price was a dip, I bought in a small lot.

Books

Another good resource to read about investing would be this book by Tony Robins – Money: Master the Game. The information within gives an insightful view of the stock market and beyond that some useful ideas for investing. The rest will depend pretty much on your risk appetite and if you are into hedging multiple currencies – which could add layers of added risk: reward ratio.

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