October 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds Is 2.42%

It seems that the effective interest rate for Singapore Savings Bonds is declining. This month, the effective interest rate for October 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds if you held it for 10 years is 2.42% which is 0.02% lower than the previous month.

As usual, I will be applying for October 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds (GX18100V). It seems that it has became a routine for me to stash some cash away as a form of emergency fund when the need arises.

If you didn’t know, Singapore Savings Bonds pays out interest every 6 months. Thus, if you have subscribed for October 2018 Singapore Savings Bonds, the next payout will be April 2019 and October 2019 respectively. If you own a DBS Multiplier Account, you can also apply the hack to earn a higher monthly interest from your DBS Multiplier Account. Read my previous post here on how to earn higher interest with your DBS Multiplier Account. (Read more: Earn More Interest With DBS Multiplier Account + Singapore Savings Bonds) Read More

Summary of August 2018 Transactions

The month of August is ending and it is time to reflect on my monthly stock transactions. This month, I have divested Suntec REIT. With the proceeds, I have stick to my original plan and invested them into Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust. As such, the percentage of Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust increases from 11% to 13% in terms of total invested amount of my stock portfolio. You can read more here ( What To Invest Now? ) on how I came to the decision to invest in Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust instead of other REITs in my stock portfolio. Read More

The Hour Glass Benefits From Revived Demand From Chinese Shoppers

The Hour Glass has been suffering from the downtrend in the luxury goods market in both Hong Kong and China due to the clamp down of corruption from the Chinese government since 2015. This can be seen from the share price where it fell from its highest peak of S$0.88 to around S$0.71. And yes, I was vested prior to the plunge in share price.

The Hour Glass currently makes up 3% of my entire stock portfolio. Re-capping my reasons to stay invested:

  • Simple luxury watch business
  • Good management
  • Consistent dividend
  • Consistent profitability and performance (Revenue, Profits and NAV)
  • Low debt servicing ratio

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