Above is the progress of me reaching my targeted financial goals for July 2021. The total value of my financial assets continue to increase from 57.98% to 59.30%.
The increase was largely attributed to the continued performance of my stock portfolio and Forex.
What does my financial assets comprise of? The total value of my financial assets comprised of the following:
- Insurance savings (NTUC RevoSave, Singlife, Dash EasyEarn, Dash PET)
- Savings accounts (POSB, OCBC, CIMB)
- Singapore Savings Bonds
- Current value of my stocks
- Auto Investing (Syfe)
- Supplementary Retirement Scheme
In May, I have start a Core Growth portfolio with Syfe. Let us see how it performed below.
This month, the revised crediting rate on the Singlife Account takes effect.
From 1 July 2021, the base return (crediting rates) on the Singlife Account will be revised to 1.0% p.a. on the first S$10,000 and 0.5% p.a. on the next S$90,000.
Last month, I have withdrawn most of my cash and deposit into Dash EasyEarn which earns me 2.0% for the first S$20,000. As such, I have maxed out my Dash EasyEarn account.
Singapore Savings Bonds
There is no Wow factor with Singapore Savings Bonds as I collect my monthly “kopi” money.
In July, I have collected the following interest payout from the Singapore Savings Bonds that I have bought every month over the years.
- January 2020 (GX20010T)
- July 2019 (GX19070W)
- January 2019 (GX19010T)
- July 2018 (GX18070N)
The effective interest rate of this month’s issue of Singapore Savings Bond (SBAUG21) is giving 1.50% per annum. Readers who wanted safe haven or place for emergency funds should consider.
My Stock Portfolio
I use Stocks Café to keep track of the total value worth of my stocks.
I have been rather busy recently and thus did not monitor the stock market that much. Recently, I find it hard to find a good stock in the Singapore stock market. The current dividend yield of REITs are still not attractive and the payout can go both ways depending on whether there is a possible COVID-19 outbreak.
Auto Investing with Syfe
In May, I started the Core Growth portfolio with Syfe which has provided me a time weighted return of 3.34%.
This is quite amazing given the fact that my Core Growth portfolio is only two months old. I shall continue my strategy of topping my Core Growth portfolio monthly.
This is a dry month for me. No dividends were collected this month.
You can check out My Stock Portfolio for the allocation of stocks in my portfolio.
In July, the Return On Investment (“ROI”) was 28.34%. This was a fantastic months with awesome gains!
Summary of Financial Goals Progress July 2021
At this point of writing, we are back at Phase 2 lock down as part of the measures for containing the COVID-19 outbreak. Malls and eateries took another beating and many shops decided to close their shutters for good.
The KTV and Jurong Fishery Port outbreak was a disaster. It has taught us a lesson that we should not let our alert down.
With such prolonged measures such as no dining out, I believe this will have a significant impact on the retail, food and beverage sector.
Stay safe, stay calm!