Summary of November 2017 Transactions

This month, there is some major changes to my stock portfolio. If you have noticed, I have fully divested Soilbuild Business Space REIT (Goodbye SoilBuild Business Space REIT). With the cash from the divestment, I have increased my stake in CapitaMall Trust and Mapletree Commercial Trust (Why I Bought Into Mapletree Commercial Trust).

A few readers wrote in to ask why I bought the above two REITs which are considered selling at a premium right now? Basically, I am satisfied with the current yield the two REITs are paying. By increasing my units of holding, I am expecting to receive more distribution payout in the year 2018. Well, that is my plan. Read More

Why I Bought Into Mapletree Commercial Trust

Recently, I mentioned that I have sold off SoilBuild Business Space REIT and reinvested the cash into another stock. One of the stock is Mapletree Commercial Trust. If you notice, I already own Mapletree Commercial Trust in my stock portfolio. I am only increasing my stake on it.

Why did I buy into Mapletree Commercial Trust? One of the reason is the excellent 2Q FY17/18 financial results that Mapletree Commercial Trust has released recently. While other REITs suffer from either flat DPU or declining DPU, Mapletree Commercial Trust achieved a DPU increase of 9.3%! Read More

Goodbye SoilBuild Business Space REIT

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I have long wanted to sell off SoilBuild Business Space REIT almost 1 year ago. Recently, I have divested all my holdings of SoilBuild Business Space REIT. Without dividends, I have made a loss of 11%. With dividends included, I have made a profit of 9%.

Below are my reasons for selling of SoilBuild Business Space REIT.

Risky Business

As we know, two tenants have defaulted over their rent (72 Loyang Way and NK Ingredients Pte Ltd). Blame it on poor economic outlook or collapse of marine oil and gas sector but as I wrote previously, 11% of Soilbuild Business REIT tenants are in the Marine Oil and Gas sector. This puts SoilBuild Business Space REIT in a high risky position should more tenants default their rent.

Declining Distribution Per Unit

Distribution Per Unit declines quarter on quarter. Given the declining share price and declining distribution, there is no reason I should be keeping this REIT.

Something Better to Buy

I am selling SoilBuild Business Space REIT as I have spotted something better to buy which I shall write in my upcoming post.