Thursday, February 28, 2019

Summary of my portfolio - Feb 2019

Mr CDxD portfolio

No.CountersNo. of Shares
1CapitaRetail China Trust8,000
2Parkway Life REIT7,000
5Sasseur REIT90,000

  • Added 90,000 shares of Sasseur REIT on 1 Feb at $0.64 (See post here)
  • $386.40 of CapitaRetail China Trust dividend declared on 1 Feb (4.83cents/share), payout on 28 Mar
  • $1,118 of First REIT dividend payout on 28 Feb (2.15ents/share)
  • $229.60 of Parkway Life dividend payout on 28 Feb (3.28ents/share)
  • $59.20 of Perennial dividend declared on 13 Feb (0.4 cents/share), payout on 22 May (Counting only 14,800 shares which is bought using Cash. The balance 30,200 shares is bought using CPFIS)
  • $3186.90 of Sasseur REIT dividend declared on 16 Feb (3.541cents/share), payout on 28 Mar 

Mrs CDxD portfolio
No.CountersNo. of Shares

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Projecting my 2019 Dividend amount

Happy to announce that I did hit my target dividend of $4,985 for the year of 2018 (Link).

As mentioned in my Dec 2016 blog post (Link), my target dividend to achieve in 2019 is $5,985. 

Current portfolio as of 24th Feb 2019:
No.CountersNo. of Shares
1CapitaRetail China Trust8,000
2Parkway Life REIT7,000
5Sasseur REIT90,000

CapitaRetail China Trust
28 Mar: $386.40
Sep     : $386*
Projected dividend received in 2019: $772.40

Parkway Life REIT
28 Feb: $229.60
Jun     : $222*
Aug    : $223*
Nov    : $226*
Projected dividend received in 2019: $900.60

22 May: $59.20
Projected dividend received in 2019: $59.20
(Counting only 14,800 shares which is bought using Cash. The balance 30,200 shares is bought using CPFIS)

10 Jan: $612
Aug    : $963*
Projected dividend received in 2019: $1,575

Sasseur REIT
28 Mar: $3186.90
Jun      :$1500*
Sep     :$1500*
Dec     :$1500*
Projected dividend received in 2019: $7,686.90

First REIT
28 Feb: $1118
Projected dividend received in 2019: $1,118
(Sold off First REIT on 29 Jan - Link)

TOTAL projected dividend received in 2019: $12,112.10

Look like I will be able to hit my target of $5,985 in 2019 if I did nothing to my portfolio.
This is due to the 10% dividend yield from Sasseur REIT (Link1 and Link2).

Monday, February 18, 2019

Sasseur Reit - Scored Grade A for their FY18 result

Sasseur Reit released their Q4 and FY18 result this evening.
Since they only IPO-ed in Mar 2018, so they are like Primary 1 student getting their 2018 report book.

I would give them a Grade A for their FY2018 performance at current price $0.71!!!!

2) NAV increased by 12.9% (IPO) to $0.903. 
    PB 0.79 as of today closing price of $0.71
3) DPU 3.541 cents per share declared. xD on 4th Mar.
     That a 5% yield as of today closing price of $0.71 just for 2H 2018.
     Sasseur is distributing 100% till 31 Dec 2019, and at least 90% distribution from 1 Jan 2020.
 4) Dividend to switch to quarterly basis
    This is awesome news for shareholders. This will also provide some support to the share price            when dividend is declared.
4) Occupancy Rate at 95.2%
5) Minimum debts in 2019 & 2020

6) Potential Pipeline

For more reasons why I added Sasseur Reit on 1st Feb, please click on the link below.

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1) Added: Sasseur Reit

Saturday, February 16, 2019

7 days New York itinerary

Planning to go New York, USA?

For Singaporean going to USA, you need to apply for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) aka VISA.
Cost: USD14 per pax if you apply via

Singapore Air (SQ) offered 3 routes to reach New York:
(i)   Direct flight
(ii)  Transit at Frankfurt
(iii) Transit at London 

- Flight tickets seem to be at its lowest when booked between 7 - 9 months before departure date
- Check the weather in the city you plan to visit before you book your flight. Weather can make your trip either enjoyable or unpleasant
- Do not plan or book expensive activity on the day you landed. If you encounter jet lag, that will be a bad start of your trip. Rest well instead on the day you landed.

Data Roaming SIM card
Given that data roaming is like oxygen nowadays, you would not want to travel to USA without internet connection on your phone.

Purchased StarHub Happy Roam Prepaid SIM $15.
Not only there is $15 credit in the sim card itself, its also come with 180 days 2.2GB local data.

Download the "Happy Prepaid" App, insert the SIM card, purchase the plan and Hotspot to share the data - Sharing is Caring ;) 

The cheapest sim card in John F Kennedy (JFK) airport i saw is selling at min USD50 (Although it does come with unlimited local US calling)

Day 1
New York City Pass C3
Recommend to buy New York City Pass C3 if the attractions you would like to go is listed. 
If you have 4 or more attractions, choose the most expensive of your attractions using C3 and pay the rest via counter.

Statue of Liberty
One of the way to see Statue of Liberty without paying a single cents is to take the Staten Island Ferry.
Since it is a free ride, dont expect the ferry to be real close to the Statue of Liberty.

Important tips: Stay on the right side of ferry if you are departing from Manhattan and left side of the ferry if you are departing from Staten Island to get the best view of Statue of Liberty.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Either you go up to Empire State Building or Top of the Rock to see the scenary. 
Reason i choose Top of the Rock is because Empire State building look great in photo too :)
Go up during late afternoon so that you can see both Day & Night view.

Time Square
One of the must go location while in New York even if you are not a shopping addicts.

Disney Store 
Disney fans?? Dont miss out this Disney Store while you are in Times Square.

If you are tired of McDonald, you can try this fast food chain call Chick-Fil-A.
Look at the number of sauces they have for you :)

Apple Store

Day 2
Wall Street

Charging Bull

If you reach before 9am, you will be able to take a good photo of the Bull without much humans crowding around it.

Touching the Bull balls for more HUAT!!!

New York Stock Exchange

Federal Hall National Memorial

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruise
This is one of the New York C3 pass attraction that i chose.
If this is your first time in New York, i highly recommend you to choose this cruise.
You will get to see Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan skyline and etc.

Grand Central Terminal

Shake Shack

You will be spoilt for choices when you see the long list of Broadway shows available.
Day 3

Little Italy

9 / 11 Memorial & Museum
There is tons and tons of information regard to 9 / 11 which you will not read it online. In the end, I spent around 4-5 hours in the museum.

Circle line Sightseeing
Night cruise

Day 4
Chelsea Market


Luke's Lobster

Brooklyn Bridge

Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the must do touristy stuff :p 
Remember to travel light and bring water along with you as it will take around 1 hour.

Day 5
Central Park 
Best Park i ever visited in my lifetime. 
Truly amazing!!!!

Herald Square (34th Street District)

Over 175 department stores, specialty shops, and national chain flagships, 34th Street offers a huge selection of apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, and more, for every taste or budget.

Day 6 Bryant Park
You can consider to take away your lunch and have it near Bryant Park if the weather is good (Below 23 oC). This is the kind of experience we cant have it in tropical country where temperature is always above 30oC.

New York Public Library

Trump Tower
The security around the Trump Tower attract me to take a look around the building.

Day 7
Woodbury Premium Outlets
I believe Woodbury Premium outlets need no further introduction. You can get all your branded stuff here in this Premium Outlets.
Remember to bring your EMPTY luggages along to keep your shopping looooooooots.

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