Portfolio Updates (November 2014) – Steady Monthly Income

With the oil and commodities market taking a plunge, it has caused many O&M (offshore & marine) counters to correct significantly, and I have decided to pick up a small position in Keppel for my investment portfolio. It is unlikely to be at the bottom yet, so if price continues to go down, I will hedge with CFDs (by taking a short position), so that I can average down using the profits from my hedge positions.

With the STI nearing major resistance, I will not be looking to add more to equities, as I would like to wait for a 15-25% correction before the yields start to become attractive again.

If commodities continue to head lower, I might consider adding more to my commodity positions in my next portfolio rebalancing.

This was an average month for my forex trading, but an excellent month for my CFDs trading. Here are the full results:

Trading Portfolio monthly returns for November 2014:

  • Forex trading: 4.9% gain for the month
  • CFDs trading: 21.8% gain for the month
  • Funds/Trusts: 1.8% gain for the month

Investment Portfolio projected average dividend yields: 5.5% ROI/year
(Based on current dividends received on a rolling 12-mth basis)

Combined Portfolio projected average yield: 16.9% ROI/year
(Based on historical returns on a rolling 12-mth basis)

 

Revealed: Full Portfolio Current Holdings!

Here are my current holdings as at the end of November 2014:
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Portfolio Updates (October 2014) – The Hunt for High Yield

With the US signalling optimism in stocks by cutting back on bond buying, we notice that many Singapore stocks are following suit.

But is now really the best time to be aggressively accumulating stocks?

I think that for one to accumulate stocks/REITs at this time, one must be pretty cautious, and take note of 3 things:

  1. Be prepared to average down. Essentially, this means breaking up your purchases into multiple entries
  2. Be prepared to hedge your positions (using CFDs) should the market go against you
  3. The hunt for high yield

As most counters will seem expensive now, once benchmark you can use is to look for those who a decent yield, for example I use 7% as my personal minimum target yield.

For October, I have scaled down on equities and added some REITs, liquidating some of ARA Asset Management, and adding some positions to AIMS AIMP (7.5% yield).

I have also allocated more funds to trading, as well as private funds, both of which will be able to generate consistent returns in bull or bear markets. This will allow me to continually grow my stocks/REITs portfolio regardless of market direction.

Next week, I will be giving a workshop to share more on portfolio building and rapid capital accumulation, using my own portfolio as an example, and how I started from scratch to build a portfolio that has enabled me to live off the passive income.

This workshop is suitable for both new and experienced traders and investors.

Check availability:
http://synapsetrading.com/free-workshop-7-best-kept-secrets-professional-traders-live/

 

Revealed: Portfolio Current Holdings!

Here are my current holdings as at the end of October 2014:
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Portfolio Updates (September 2014) – Defensive Investment Strategy

This month was a good month for passive income, with a large dividend payout from Croesus REIT.

For allocation, I have scaled down on equities, as I foresaw a possible correction for the upcoming weeks, at the start of September.

For October, I foresee that stocks will be rather flat, so I will be focusing more on forex trading to beef up my capital further.

Revealed: Portfolio Current Holdings!

Here are my current holdings as at the end of September 2014:

Portfolio Updates (August 2014) – More Passive Income from Dividends!

This month was a good month for passive income, with dividends from ARA Asset Management and OUE Hospitality Trust, with more to come from Croesus REIT.

Revealed: Portfolio Current Holdings!

Here are my current holdings as at the end of August 2014:

Stock trading results this month:

Forex trading results this month:

Synapse HFT Stock Scanner (Best trades for August 2014)

Synapse HFT Stock Scanner (Best trades for August 2014)

Synapse HFT Stock Scanner (Best trades for August 2014)

 

Portfolio Updates (July 2014) – Increased Diversification to Reduce Risk

After the STI broke to new highs this month, there were many good trading opportunities for the SG market, and since I didn’t want to increase my long-term stock holdings at this point of time, I used CFDs to swing trade and capture the price movements, while at the same time keeping my capital liquid and keeping risk low.
http://synapsetrading.com/2014/07/straits-times-index-breakout-new-target/

Here are some stock trades we did:
http://synapsetrading.com/2014/08/sgx-singapore-stocks-croesus-reit-live-trades-live-profits/
http://synapsetrading.com/2014/07/sgx-singapore-stocks-lian-beng-students-trades-profits/

We also diversified into Forex swing trades to increase cashflow:
http://synapsetrading.com/2014/07/hft-forex-trades-update-nzdusd-euraud/
http://synapsetrading.com/2014/07/hft-forex-trading-gbpusd-audusd-follow/

 

Portfolio Current Holdings:

Here are my current holdings as at the end of July 2014:

Synapse Trading Portfolio Updates July 2014

Synapse Trading Portfolio Updates July 2014