The Federal Reserve announced that it will cut interest rates to zero as part of its emergency measure to protect the economy from the impact caused by the COVID-19 virus. I thought that this will give the stock market a boost but it didn’t. The stock market plunged further and this makes REITs certainly a lot cheaper at ridiculous prices I have never seen before.
Below are the stocks that I currently held in my stock portfolio. With the dip in stock prices, the current dividend yield had increased which makes certain REITs very attractive. Do expect further downside and do not expect recovery that soon. For long term dividend investors, this should not be much of an issue.
I will probably wait for the stock market to hold steady at current levels before deploying more tranches of my cash.
|Stock Name||Total Dividends Paid (Cents) (FY19)||Closing Price (18th March 2020)||Current Dividend Yield (%)|
|OUE Commercial REIT||3.31||S$0.32||10.34%|
|Frasers Commercial Trust||9.60||S$1.12||8.57%|
|Frasers Logistics and Industrial Trust||7.00||S$0.82||8.54%|
|Mapletree Commercial Trust||9.14||S$1.77||5.16%|
|Parkway Life REIT||13.19||S$2.81||4.69%|