Goodbye Suntec REIT

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I do not know why but without much hesitation, I have sold off Suntec REIT today. Total profit was 54.3%. If I include the dividends collected over the years, total profit was 105%. I have sold off Suntec REIT not because of its slight decline in DPU in 2Q2018 but because it only makes up only 2% of my entire stock portfolio.

I invest in REITs mostly for their dividends and we all know that the more units we held, the more distribution we get every quarter from the REITs. Since the share price of Suntec REIT has appreciated much over the years since IPO, selling it seems to be the right decision. I can invest the money from the sale into other REITs. Yes, I am going to do that but I have yet to make up my mind which REIT to invest in using the capital gained from the sale.

Based on the historical distribution of 10.005 cents in FY17 and current price of S$1.92, the dividend yield is 5.21%. Personally, I felt the current dividend yield is low as compared to other REITs, so if you intend to invest into Suntec REIT, you should wait for the correct price to enter.

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If you are a shareholder of AusNetServices, you should have received a notification that AusNetServices is delisting from Singapore Stock Exchange. AusNetServices will still be listed on the Australian Exchange. Two options have been offered to investors which is to either opt for the share sale facility or to transfer your SGX shares to the Australian Register. I have opt for the share sale facility. Read More