With AEM as the newest addition to my portfolio from the beginning of August, things have gotten quite… volatile.
Time weighted return (YTD): -4.11% against STI ETF of -2.88%
XIRR (YTD): -5.92%
It was not surprising that my portfolio dipped again towards the end of the month as the prices of Valuetronics and AEM mostly reduced back closer to their intrinsic values, and my buying prices.
This month has also been rather nice on the collection on dividends with most of the companies announcing their earnings for the 2nd quarter of the fiscal year. Just this month alone, almost half of our portfolio went XD. These stocks are namely:
AIMSAMP Cap REIT (SGX:O5RU)
Starhill Global REIT (SGX:P40U)
…and a much anticipated upcoming dividend happening next month will be:
Tat Seng Pkg (SGX:T12)
ComfortDelgro and Tat Seng Pkg has given the same amount of dividends as they did last year, which gave me a nice 4+% dividend yield on each stock. That alone beats the CPF SA’s base interest – not considering any capital gains along the way.
Total dividends collected for August is $410.14 and the total dividends for 2018 is at $2,479.19.
Removing BF’s collected dividends from the equation, the amount of dividends I’ve personally collected is but a mere ~3% of my annual income and able to cover 13% of my expenses.
I am far, far away from financial freedom.
Nevertheless, this only motivates me more to save harder and invest wisely by learning from my mistakes. We are still left with 4 months until the end of the year and I hope that I will be inching closer to achieving my goals for 2018.
Till then, you can read the previous portfolio update here.
Miss Niao xoxo