August 2017 – Portfolio (and Miss Niao) Updates

Another month has passed and we are already reaching the last quarter for 2017. Time flies by too fast – even more so with my new job assignment.

Starting your career in a new company can be both challenging and destructive at the same time. For one, you could be faced with an immense amount of work that could engulf you too much to the point where you might not be capable of delivering what you are needed to. Yet again, your learning curve would also be growing at an exponential rate and lead you to gain the most amount of knowledge that you need within the shortest period of time. I would say that the challenging times are probably here to stay for the next 2 years at least. Hopefully, I would be as valuable as I think I can be (or as much as to why they have hired me.)

Another disappointing fact that I have to face is that Game of Thrones Season 7 has ended. Oh well. I honestly thought that someone else (hint: Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryen) might ride some beast this season but that didn’t happen. 😦 Turns out, he rode the incested queen beast instead. (BRO FIST BUMP!) :p With Season 8 only being released 2 years later in 2019, I sulk in my seat as I scroll for any upcoming TV dramas again that might interest me. 😦

I wonder if my readers are also TV fanatics like me. :/ If you guys know any nice shows, please recommend them in a comment below. :p

So right, back to the moolah stuff.

There isn’t much update for my portfolio, although I did add a position with Starhill Global REIT in August. I have been monitoring the progress of this REIT ever since May. I don’t think that I bought it because of the price being too much of a bargain but more so to increase our (note: with BF) holdings and portfolio size. Right now, REITs take up about 45% of my entire portfolio and I think that this percentage would go down in the coming months.

I also do have some other counters in mind and are closely monitoring them at the moment. So you’ll only probably get to hear about them should these counters reach my ideal price and I decide to initiate a position in September.

I did however, collect some dividends since most of the companies I was holding on declared their earnings report in the previous few months, mainly from First REIT and ComfortDelgro.

Here are the numbers:

Dividends collected:

First REIT – 1.62% ($83.46)

ComfortDelgro – 1.94% ($95.70)

Upcoming dividends in September:

AIMSAMP Cap Industrial REIT – 1.73% ($92.50)

YTD Dividends collected: $246.89

I am still feeling quite positive with my holdings in CDG and am in fact prepared to see it reduce even further (up to 50%). I think there wouldn’t be too much reason for me to sell it at this moment in time and I will be waiting…..


Oh wait! Before you go! I would also like to update you about some other activities that are happening with Miss Niao. So far, Miss Niao has been seen on:

  1. Hardwarezone
  2. Reddit
  3. Facebook (multiple sources)

I would like to express my gratitude to Mancunian2, that user that posted my blog on Reddit (I’m so so sorry, I can’t find the actual post from you anymore so if you like me to identify you again, please leave a comment below/contact me once you see this), and whoever that has shared my blog post before on Facebook. Thank you so much! Muacks xoxoxoxo

Seedly has also recently contacted me for a feature on their blog which would be published in September (most probably). Do check their blog out from my blogroll!

Easter egg: Richmond has also started commenting randomly on my other blog posts now too. xD Scroll through some of my blog posts to see what he had to say! I have also inspired him to start his own blog and he is now officially also a part time travel blogger! :p Click here to access his blog or from my blogroll at the side bar. 😉

Thanks for reading!

Miss Niao xoxo


Author: Miss Niao

Hello! I blog about financial matters and things that average people can do to have a better retirement. I want to inspire people to take control of their money and have a better understanding about it. If you are interested to know more, follow me @! :)

2 thoughts on “August 2017 – Portfolio (and Miss Niao) Updates”

  1. the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. and many many many other steps… which can either set you back or bring you forward. i had probably only traveled a hundred and a few metres every year. good luck!


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