In October last year, I tabulated my investing portfolio for the first time and wrote about it here: My portfolio at 23 years old. I started investing because I wanted better returns on my extra cash(it's not the cash in my emergency funds) than just leaving it inside the bank account while I was going to be in National Service. I did not start investing because I wanted dividend income but as I read on, I was inspired by the financial bloggers in Singapore. So how much did I receive for 2017?
CapitaMall Trust: $44.56
Nikko AM STI ETF: $46.35
Total dividends: $157.01
Average dividends per month: $13.08
The dividends are currently kept in my CIMB FastSaver bank account with 1% p.a. I will be buying the Singapore Savings Bonds(fully backed by the Singapore government) with the dividends along with some of my emergency cash to obtain a slightly higher return while still maintaining flexibility.
|Screen-grab from the Singapore Savings Bonds website|
Current Market Value
Return (dividends and capital gains/loss)
CDL Hospitality Trusts
Nikko AM STI ETF