Portfolio Update – Aug 2021

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My Portfolio ending August 2021

summary of portfolio august 2021
SG portfolio

My SG portfolio fell $2.7k compared to last month due to price drop in almost every stocks.

summary of portfolio august 2021
US portfolio

My US portfolio went up $11k compared to last month due to fund injection as well as the sharp rise of JD.

Total portfolio value ending Aug 2021 = S$ 140,815.36

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Dividends received

Dividends I received in Aug 2021 are:

  • SSB: S$ 73.4
  • NikkoAM STC Asia REIT: S$ 15.27
  • SPDR STI ETF: S$ 150.5
  • Lippo Mall REIT: S$ 11.7
  • Vicom: S$ 30.4

Total dividend received in Aug 2021 = S$ 281.27

Total dividend received year-to-date = S$ 2,397.99

Average monthly dividend year-to-date (Jan to Dec 2021) = S$ 199.83

Average yield year-to-date (Jan to Dec 2021) = 2.19%

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Transactions performed

This month, I closed my Syfe Reit+ portfolio simply because I want to trim and consolidate the number of stocks/funds that I’m holding.

In US stock market, one of the put option that I sold expired in the money, so I had to purchase 100 shares of JD at strike price of $65. Previously I had already owned 100 shares of JD which I purchased at $71.7, so the new shares are averaging down my cost to $68.35.

Besides JD, I also bought 5 shares of AMC, yes the meme stock AMC. It’s a pretty small amount (5*$32 = $164.5) so even if AMC goes down to 0, I won’t lose any sleep. But, if it goes to the moon 🚀, I hope I’ll be able to dine at a Michelin star restaurant 🍽️.

For options, I’ll write a separate post on my options trading recap. You can read all of my trading recaps here.

In the DCA section, it’s my usual monthly Dollar Cost Averaging on NikkoAM STI ETF via OCBC Blue Chip Investment Plan (BCIP) and NikkoAM STC Asia REIT via DBS Invest Saver.

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Next move

I’ll be watching the news closely regarding China’s govt crackdown. I might add or sell my China stocks, depending on the price and market sentiments.

Other than that, it’s DCA and options trading as usual.

That’s all for this month’s portfolio update. See you next month!

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