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Starhill Global REIT High Dividend Yield Can Buy?

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In the year 2016, I wrote about Starhill Global REIT ( My Dividend Yield of Starhill Global REIT ) giving a dividend yield of 6.56% at the stock price of $0.79. Recently, the share price of Starhill Global REIT has fallen to $0.74. Recently, Starhill Global REIT has announced its 4Q FY16/17 results. Distribution Per Unit has fallen by 8.5% to 1.18 cents compared to a year ago of 1.29 cents.

The annualized distribution per unit for 12  months ended FY16/17 is 4.92 cents compared to 5.18 cents a year ago. Below shows the current share price of Starhill Global REIT. At $0.74 cents, the current dividend yield will be (0.0492/0.74) x 100 = 6.65%. Read More

Summary of August 2017 Transactions

A summary of my August 2017 transactions came late as I went for a short holiday over the long weekends. In the month of August, I have sold off Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust. (You can read more of my reasons here: Goodbye Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust)

I have also received my company performance bonus in August. As I currently have no stock in mind to invest, I decided to park a portion of my bonus into the Singapore Savings Bond. (Singapore Savings Bond versus Savings Account versus Fixed Deposits)

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Goodbye Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust

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After holding Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust for almost 5 years, I have sold it off for a profit of 46.7%. This is inclusive of dividends collected over the years. Lippo Malls currently makes up only 2% of my entire stock portfolio.

Below are the reasons why I sold off Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust

  1. As Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust assets are primarily focus on malls in Indonesia, the volatility of the foreign exchange may impact the foreign loans and distributions per unit.
  2. As Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust makes up a petite 2% of my stock portfolio, I am selling it off as part of restructuring or organizing my stock portfolio. Too many small fragments makes it hard to manage and I have to spent considerably time to review and read the performance each quarter.
  3. Lippo Malls Trust has land leases that is an average of 17 years. The land lease is considerably short and it is uncertain whether they can renew the lease each time.

Having said the above, I am not hinting Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust is a bad REIT as it currently pays a distribution of around 8.19%.