Summary of September 2017 Transactions

There is no change to my stock portfolio this month. Although the stock market has retraced slightly this month, I still think most of the companies are still expensive to buy. A recently article published by The Fifth Person has enlightened me which is to avoid buying a stock at the wrong price. I remembered the saying goes “A good stock purchased at the wrong price can be a bad investment” thus we should always be patient to wait for the right price and not rush into a hasty investment.

While waiting for an opportunity to divest Soilbuild Business Space REIT, bad news pop up again. Another tenant has default on its rent ( Another Tenant Default for Soilbuild Business Space REIT ). This will unlikely to impact its upcoming quarter financial results as Soilbuild REIT has called on its insurance guarantee but Soilbuild REIT better find a new tenant soon else it may have an impact on its distributions in subsequent quarters.

There are a few stocks I am currently watching. They are Frasers Commercial Trust, SPH REIT, Starhill Global REIT and Capital Commercial Trust.

HP recently announced they will not be renewing their lease at Alexandra Technopark. This opens an opportunity to buy more into Frasers Commercial Trust should the price comes down.

As for SPH REIT, I like the stability of this retail REIT however, the sponsor SPH is doing badly right now and I am worried about its SPH cash running out. This will have somehow an impact on SPH REIT. The dividend yield is pretty non attractive at less than 6%.

Starhill Global REIT remains my favorite pick due to its high dividend yield among other retail REITs right now. As Starhill Global REIT is in my spouse’s stock portfolio, I shall not be adding it to my stock portfolio but if opportunity arises, I may add more of it to my spouse’s stock portfolio. My preferred entry price is S$0.73.

The last REIT I am looking at is Capital Commercial Trust. I came to know about this trust due to Golden Shoe Carpark. The manager is good at recycling capital assets. At current S$1.66, it looks expensive to buy into this REIT. A good entry price is S$1.45 to S$1.51 but as I have not done any further personal analysis, this is just my rough feel.

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%.