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Welcome to my investment blog where I share with you my analysis of REITs in Singapore.

I hope that my investment philosophy will bring me a steady stream of income apart from my job. I am aiming for at least $3,000 per month which can sustain the current expenses of myself and my family.

Do enjoy reading my blog and post any comments that you have. I welcome them because it is a time to learn from each other.

When I am looking at investing in REIT, here are some of the guidelines that I am looking at. Feel free to comment on it. I am willing to listen to ideas.

-> at least 8% yield.
-> Price that is lower than its NAV.
-> Low gearing (if possible)
-> High secured NAV.

Current Dividend income is $3,800/month.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Year End Analysis - Wow! What a year

As the year draws near, here is a review of my portfolio. Probably I am going to give a bit more statistics as well.



Total Dividends Received = $53,950
Total Interest Paid (Margin account) = $4,000
Net Income = $49,950 (Average of $4,162.50 per month) Do note that not all investments are made at the start of the year so it is a bit lower than the chart.

Overall Capital Appreciation = about $96,000

Overall Earnings for the year 2017 = $146,000

I am grateful that it has turned out so well for me and my family in 2017. As I trace back the history of my investments, the data tells me that it is not going to happen for at least the next 4 years (my previous windfall was in 2012)

Moving forward to 2018, I am not expecting a lot of changes to my portfolio. Probably some minor tweaks i.e. Far East Hospitality Trust if the yield gets too low, Sabana REIT if the distribution drops too low, Viva Industrial Trust if the price goes up too high, LMIR if I have a chance to sell at $0.43 again. Well, it does sound like there is a lot of changes. But definitely not so much.

I would also like to thank my readers who have been faithfully reading my blog even though I got busy and wasn't writing as much as before. I hope the journey for you is as fruitful as mine and I wish you a Happy and Peaceful 2018 as we move ahead to create our own passive income portfolio to provide for us and our families.

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