Saturday, January 14, 2017

2016 Year End Portfolio Review

Its the end of 2016, let's just do a little checkpoint to see how much am I closer to my target :) I started building my portfolio in Oct 2014. So close to 3 years of results.

STI vs my portfolio:
My portfolio already beat STI for many months with the cumulative amount of dividends collected, but if you count only capital gain, I still beat the market.

Portfolio by stocks:
I am currently still in the process of diversifying my portfolio such that they should not exceed more than 5% of my total portfolio. I am always looking out for more high dividend stocks to buy so that I will be more diversified. The recent bear market has allowed me many opportunities to pickup blue chips and mid cap chips with high dividends I have 23 stocks with me now and will be targeting to reach more than 30 of them.

Portfolio by sector:
In the sector diversification, my Capital Markets sector has come down due to my buying up of other sectors. I also bought in quite a number of shares in the Industrial conglomerates which consists of Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Ind, telco companies and REITs, it is now about 11.5%, 18.8% and 12% respectively. I am targeting probably not more than 20% for each sector of the other stocks.

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Target:
TargetTargeted Portfolio sizeTargeted Monthly dividendsPeriodYearly CONDividends Reinvested
1st target$85,000$495 2015$30,000$5,900
2nd target$120,000$700 2016$30,000$8,400
3rd target$161,000$920 2017$30,000$11,000
My 3rd target is to invest up to $161,000 and receive monthly dividend up to $920 per month. I think I already met my 3rd target in 2016!
I have invested $174k and expected to receive monthly dividend of about $905 :)

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Dividend:
Total dividend is $10k+
Dividend per month is $905

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Portfolio Analysis:
My worst performer is Noble Group (-55%) Grrr. I was trying to catch the bottom at 69c but it went down even further. Now, it is offering rights issue at 11c. Super big discount to its trading price :( Noble has gone through worst time during 2008 crisis but the lowest it went there was 42c I think. Let's hope Noble can pull through and recover *pray* haha

My best performer so far is UMS(36%). This one was bought during my early days and was collecting dividends and some capital gains :)

Overall, my portfolio still ends negative in mid 2016. Some credits for the diversification of stocks. My risks are spread out throughout my list of stocks. Cant imagine if I have a big share in Noble then my portfolio will look really bad. But things are turning around and I can see my portfolio recovering near to breakeven already. Just a few months more ...

At end of 2016, I already invested close to $174,000 and receive monthly dividend of $905. Based on the projection of my expected annual dividend of this current portfolio, I should be getting around $12000 which is about $1000 per month. So I should have met my 3rd year target. We will confirm this when we do a full review of 2017 at mid year. I will continue to follow my strategy of allocating $5000 each month to buy high dividend stocks and march towards my 3rd target which is ...

TargetTargetted Portfolio sizeTargetted Monthly dividendsPeriodYearly CONDividends Reinvested
1st target$85,000$495 2015$30,000$5,900
2nd target$120,000$700 2016$30,000$8,400
3rd target$161,000$920 2017$30,000$11,000
4th target$213,000$1200 2018$30,000$14,900
5th target$257,000$1500 2019$30,000$18,000
6th target$320,000$1800 2020$30,000$22,400
7th target$372,000$2100 2021$30,000$26,000
8th target$428,000$2490 2022$30,000$29,900
9th target$487,000$2800 2023$30,000$34,100
Final target$551,000$3200 2024$30,000$38,500

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Friday, January 6, 2017

2016 Trading Review

I started trading in Jan 2016 and like I said before, this should be my 3rd attempt. Every time when I have a new try, I would always regard as money being thrown away. There's no difference for this time too.

As you can see from the chart above, my trading got a good start when I got a few wins, beginner luck maybe. However, all that it became like an exciting roller coaster ride in USS. My P&L started soaring up and crashing down, as you can see the consistency is not there. Its too exciting for me. The worst scenario came in Jul 2017 when I got a losing streak and lost quite alot. This caused a big dent in my trading capital. I still remember myself being very nervous when I put on a new trade and expecting it to turn into a loss. There was no confidence in me at all. Then, I managed to gain some ground and almost recover everything and it stay there for a while before dipping down again.

It was only in Oct 2016 onwards which I finally build up the trading confidence in me as I made 2 consecutive profitable months. But Mr Market always want to remind us again when we were cocky. He managed to plough back some of my profits back and its a big chunk too. I have learn from this mistake and it will not happen again.

The full year result for 2016 is a good return of 9.5% :)
Not bad right for a 1st year noobie? :)

Moving forward I am sure I can get a better result in 2017. Stay in touch!

Period$ Profit/Loss% profit/lossCapitalVerdict
Oct 2016$956.769.56%$10,000
Nov 2016$846.405.62%$15,000
Dec 2016-$468.21-3.12%$15,000









Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Dec 2016 Trading

Made a big mistake at the beginning of Dec and it has already confirmed that I would end the month will a negative return. As you can see from the ugly steep dip in my trading equity. Indeed it was because the loss was quite huge. However, did managed to gain back some and narrow down the loss but nevertheless still end up as a negative month.
Period$ Profit/Loss% profit/lossCapitalVerdict
Oct 2016$956.769.56%$10,000
Nov 2016$846.405.62%$15,000
Dec 2016-$468.21-3.12%$15,000









Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dec 2016 Portfolio

Last month of 2016 usually will have a good runup during Christmas. I was quite surprised to see Singtel dipped down to $3.6x for another time for me to grab some. So this time, I am not letting it go and grabbed some for my keep. This is a very diversified blue chip telco company which I am going to keep for a long time.

STI vs my portfolio

My portfolio is still hovering in the negative region :( but good news is that I beat STI at least a consolation prize :)

PeriodSTIMy Portfolio (Realised)Verdict
Jan 2016-20.78%-15.15% I win
Feb 2016-18.98%-12.11% I win
Mar 2016-13%-8.28% I win
Apr 2016-13.55%-6.50% I win
May 2016-14.46%-6.27% I win
Jun 2016-12.95%-5.18% I win
Jul 2016-13.25%-4.07% I win
Aug 2016-13.86%-4.27% I win
Sep 2016-12.35%-4.17% I win
Oct 2016-14.89%-5.12% I win
Nov 2016-15.31%-5.50% I win
Dec 2016-15.31%-5.73% I win

Total 24 stocks in portfolio



This month got some decent dividends from a few companies



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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Nov 2016 Trading

Thanks to Donald Trump, I got a very big profit in the beginning of Nov. In fact, its my biggest gain for my trading so far. So in Nov, I was very confident that it would close in profit. This month, I also increased my trading capital by $5,000. So here it is ...
Period$ Profit/Loss% profit/lossCapitalVerdict
Oct 2016$956.769.56%$10,000
Nov 2016$846.405.62%$15,000







Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Nov 2016 Portfolio

This month we witnessed USA votes and how the market quickly recovers from the downtrend which it is suffering before the US election. And on the actual US Election Day, how it went down hard again with DOW futures at a low of -700. What a roller coaster ride. This last time we see this kind of movement was in 24 Jun when Britain votes for BREXIT. This year 2016 really have a couple of major events happening.

Starhub also made a huge 900k share buyback which may mean that the company find the price too low for its valuation. I also take advantage of this and add some more Starhub into my portfolio :)

STI vs my portfolio

My portfolio is still hovering in the negative region :( but good news is that I beat STI at least a consolation prize :)

PeriodSTIMy Portfolio (Realised)Verdict
Jan 2016-20.78%-15.15% I win
Feb 2016-18.98%-12.11% I win
Mar 2016-13%-8.28% I win
Apr 2016-13.55%-6.50% I win
May 2016-14.46%-6.27% I win
Jun 2016-12.95%-5.18% I win
Jul 2016-13.25%-4.07% I win
Aug 2016-13.86%-4.27% I win
Sep 2016-12.35%-4.17% I win
Oct 2016-14.89%-5.12% I win
Nov 2016-15.31%-5.50% I win

Total 23 stocks in portfolio



This month got some decent dividends from 5 companies



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Monday, November 21, 2016

How I lose 3 kg in 1 week!

Last week, I went for my regular medical checkout and was asked to take my weight. I was quite shocked to see that I am 88kg. Well, I used to be hovering around 84kg to 85kg with my regular meal and once per week 3km jogging routine. Well, not so regular about the recent weight gain. I was guilty of having the delicious double roast pork rice 2 times per week. And that is the reason for my weight gain. By the way, I am not overly obese because I am standing at 1.84m so with 88kg I am just slightly over 26 BMI ;) but its still not in my best shape.

And so I decided to trim down to my 'normal' weight again which is around 85kg. After jogging weekly for about 2 years already, I found that jogging alone is very difficult to lose weight as I still eat like a pig. Meaning I eat whatever i want or desire from the juicy roast pork, OMG KFC fried chicken, yummy mutton bryani, etc. For the past 2 years I managed to keep my weight stable with just once per week jogging. But with my sudden shootup from 84kg to 88kg, just relying on my regular once per week jogging is not enough.

I have measured before, running for a siong siong 3km can only burn 300 kcal. This can be easily achieved by going for lower calories and more effective! Assuming each daily we burned 2000 kcal performing our usual daily routines, we just need a 1500 kcal or lesser to get the weight loss we wanted. But this doesnt mean that it is bye bye forever to our favourite food. We can still take it once a while :) eg if you are going for company dinner or buffet just wack and forget your diet for a while and play the catchup game later :)

Being a food lover, some drastic change in my diet is required!

So for last week, I switched to these low calories options. Not sure which one of them is the most effective so I will just list them out:
1. Kopi O Kosong (Black coffee with no sugar)
I call this an upgrade from my early kopi to my past years kopi o and now behold my bitter kopi o kosong. I always laughed at my friends that life is already bitter and we are adding more bitterness into our everyday life.

2. Soup Yong Tau Foo with no noodles for lunch
Going from dry to soup based can easily cut down by 100 kcal and not taking noodle or rice is down by another 200 kcal. This I can do during lunch time when I buy my food but it will be difficult during dinner as I usually eat at home and not nice if I refused to eat the food that was laid on the dinning table. Yes, I can take Soup Yong Tau Foo without noodles everyday for all the weekdays and not feel tired or sian of it!

3. Apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with water before dinner can help in weight loss. But some people may not like the strong smell and taste. I have no problem drinking vinegar because I love to put lots of it when eating my lor mee :)

4. 10 min walk from MRT station to Home
This added activity can reduce 50 kcal . At least it helps in burning some fats.

This is just a before and image image of my typical diet for last week. It seems to be working and very effective too as I can lose 3kg in 1 week! When I first started I thought it will take my 1 month to do it. So far so good, I will be continuing to follow this diet till I hit 75kg and below. This is my army days' weight, the fittest time in my life :)

Breakfast
BeforeCaloriesAfterCalories
1 slice of bread79 kcalNo change79 kcal

Lunch
BeforeCaloriesAfterCalories
Kopi O (Coffee black with sugar)66 kcalKopi O Kosong5 kcal
Economy rice with 2 meat 1 veg / roast meat rice430 kcal to 636 kcalSoup Yong Tau Foo without noodle296 kcal

Dinner
BeforeCaloriesAfterCalories
Home cooked 1 veg, 1 meat/fish, 1 soup300 kcalNo change0 kcal
Home cooked brown rice (small scoop)111 kcalHome cooked basamati rice150 kcal
NA0 kcalApple Cider Vinegar22 kcal

Just some motivations that will make me stick to my plan:
MotivationRemarks
Health benefitsBeing slimmer, of course, have its health benefits, you can stay away from deadly health issues such as diabettes, high blood pressure, etc. I also have high cholestrol and this will help control it
Looking goodIts very easy to know that you gained weight, your clothes will be tighter. For me, I feel that when I sit down, I can feel the fats on my stomach pressing against my chest haha scary right?

Now, my face also look chiselled with less fat. Wow! cant wait to see myself when I am 75kg again :) Thats another 10kg to shed!