Portfolio Update (May 2015)

The month of May was a pretty exciting one for me as my US portfolio made a new high, closing at 13.53% YTD gain on the last day of the month. This is a good news, and also a bad one, as I might have to sell all the shares on hand as I will need the money for something else soon.

Good news is that overall both portfolios have positive gains since I first started. Bad news? Well, the US portfolio is making good progress and I will have to close all positions, even when I foresee that there is potential for it to move higher.

Well, I will just have to save up quickly and hopefully have enough cash to start my investment by the end of the year. Looking forward, I will likely be concentrating on just the US portfolio and working on building a portfolio of income stocks.

While I work hard on my savings, my investment journey will not stop here. I have been tasked to help build an income portfolio over at TradingCommand. We have hand-picked some stocks to build two portfolios, Growth Stocks and Income Stocks. Do hop over at times and see what stocks we have picked for the two portfolios.

Dividends

Received dividends totalling $137.76 from Starhill Global (P40U.SI), Suntec (T82U.SI) and Mapletree GCC (RW0U.SI). Total YTD dividends received is $285.56 or 2.33% yield.

Stock Code YTD Dividends
Singapore Post Limited S80.SI $37.50 1.21%
Starhill Global REIT P40U.SI $51.00 2.65%
Suntec REIT T80U.SI $96.14 3.02%
GlaxoSmithKline GSK $32.96 1.48%
Mapletree GCC Tr RW0U.SI $67.96 3.72%
Total Dividends $285.56 2.33%

Profit & Loss

Profit and loss changes during the month of May was mixed but ended slightly lower compared to the end of April.

Stock Code Realised Profit/Loss Unrealised Profit/Loss
Singapore Post Limited S80.SI 81.74%
Starhill Global REIT P40U.SI 9.22%
Suntec REIT T80U.SI 12.91%
GlaxoSmithKline GSK 24.11%
Mapletree GCC Tr RW0U.SI 17.10%

My US stocks did relatively better as compared to my Singapore ones with Avago Technologies (AVGO) punching through the high of $136.28 in March.

Stock Code Realised Profit/Loss Unrealised Profit/Loss
Kroger Co KR 0.34%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation H 5.82%
Saia Inc SAIA 7.90%
Apple Inc. AAPL 3.74%
Xerox Corp XRX 2.50%
Jetblue Airways JBLU 25.92%
Skyworks Solutions Inc SWKS 29.50%
Twitter TWTR 20.97%  
Celgene Corporation CELG  7.29%
Visa Inc V 6.68%
Avago Technologies Ltd AVGO 38.31%
AmerisourceBergen Corp. ABC 18.36%
Sherwin-Williams Co SHW 1.38%

Dividends was received for Sherwin-Williams (SHW) as I had forgotten to activate the DRIP for the stock. Timely reminder for all of us to request for DRIP when new stock counters are purchased.

Portfolio Update (April 2015)

The month of April was filled with uncertainties if the Fed will be raising the interest rates. The uncertainty brought fears to investors, causing some of the stock prices to plummet. At the last few trading days of April, the Fed suddenly announced that they will revise the interest rates again in June, bringing relief to investors, bringing them back to the market.

Dividends

Received dividends from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the month of April. After all charges are deducted, total dividends received is S$18.29. Year-to-Date dividends received from GlaxoSmithKline and from my dividend portfolio is 1.48% and 1.20%.

Stock Code YTD Dividends
Singapore Post Limited S80.SI $37.50 1.21%
Starhill Global REIT P40U.SI $25.80 1.34%
Suntec REIT T80U.SI $51.54 1.60%
GlaxoSmithKline GSK $32.96 1.48%
Mapletree GCC Tr RW0U.SI $0.00 0.00%
Total Dividends $147.80 1.20%

Profit & Loss

Profit and loss changes during the month of April was mixed but ended slightly lower compared to the end of March. This is mainly because of the uncertainties of the raising of interest rates by Fed.

Stock Code Realised Profit/Loss Unrealised Profit/Loss
Singapore Post Limited S80.SI 84.64%
Starhill Global REIT P40U.SI 9.22%
Suntec REIT T80U.SI 11.03%
GlaxoSmithKline GSK 38.23%
Mapletree GCC Tr RW0U.SI 16.00%

Purchased 14 shares of Sherwin-Williams Co on 9 April after the share price broke its recent high of 291.27. Although the share price did not manage to continue rising, the company’s fundamentals still did not change and I continued holding on to the shares of the company.

Similarly, share prices took a hit in April on fears of the Fed raising the interest rates, causing the income portfolio to shed a few points.

Stock Code Realised Profit/Loss Unrealised Profit/Loss
Kroger Co KR 0.34%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation H 5.82%
Saia Inc SAIA 7.90%
Apple Inc. AAPL 3.74%
Xerox Corp XRX 2.50%
Jetblue Airways JBLU 25.92%
Skyworks Solutions Inc SWKS 29.50%
Twitter TWTR 20.97%  
Celgene Corporation CELG  7.29%
Visa Inc V 2.13%
Avago Technologies Ltd AVGO 14.71%
AmerisourceBergen Corp. ABC 20.52%
Sherwin-Williams Co SHW 3.44%

Portfolio Update (March 2015)

I am currently sitting at the desk of my hotel room during my holidays drafting this post. Many thoughts came to mind while I was doing this. One example of the thoughts was that it feels great to be able to relax in my hotel, enjoying my trip while my money continues work hard for me.

Hope my investments will be able to support me living on passive income while I enjoy my life.

Dividends

Singapore Post Limited (S08.SI)distributed their dividends on 6th March with an amount of $37.50, bringing my total year-to-date (YTD) dividends to 1.05% of my invested amount.

Stock Code YTD Dividends
Singapore Post Limited S80.SI $37.50 1.21%
Starhill Global REIT P40U.SI $25.80 1.34%
Suntec REIT T80U.SI $51.54 1.60%
GalxoSmithKline GSK $14.67 0.80%
Mapletree GCC Tr RW0U.SI $0.00 0.00%
Total Dividends $129.51 1.05%

Profit & Loss

Profit and loss for my SGX shares remains largely unchanged during the month of March.

Stock Code Profit/Loss
Singapore Post Limited S80.SI 89.47%
Starhill Global REIT P40U.SI 13.37%
Suntec REIT T80U.SI 16.36%
GalxoSmithKline GSK 37.99%
Mapletree GCC Tr RW0U.SI 13.82%

Dividends received from Visa Inc (NYSE: V) and AmerisourceBergen Corp (NYSE: ABC) in the month of March were reinvested using the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP). The reason why I used DRIP was that I would like to hold the stocks of these companies for a longer period and the usage of DRIP could help me gain better compared to taking the dividends out and put them into a bank.

You could read more about DRIP here.

Stock Code Realised Profit/Loss Unrealised Profit/Loss
Kroger Co KR 0.34%
Hyatt Hotels Corporation H 5.82%
Saia Inc SAIA 7.90%
Apple Inc. AAPL 3.74%
Xerox Corp XRX 2.50%
Jetblue Airways JBLU 25.92%
Skyworks Solutions Inc SWKS 29.50%
Twitter TWTR 20.97%  
Visa Inc V 1.57%
Avago Technologies Ltd AVGO 18.67%
AmerisourceBergen Corp. ABC 19.53%
Celgene Corporation CELG  7.29%