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My Portfolio & Dividend Updates (End August 2021)

Monthly update on my Portfolio percentage breakdown and dividends received (if any).



It's the end of the month, so it's time for a portfolio & dividend update. (:


My portfolio listed here consists purely of equities and cryptocurrencies only, and excludes social security (CPF & SRS), debt instrument holdings (i.e. bonds & SSBs etc), emergency funds, as well as personal savings.


As such, any returns from the excluded items above (e.g. dividends from CPFIS/SRS investments, coupons from bonds and interest from saving accounts etc) will be excluded from the total amount in the 'Dividend Updates' section below as well.



Portfolio Breakdown by Securities


For the month of August, I bought a tiny bit of Vanguard S&P500 UCITS ETF (VUSD) using my accumulated dividend payouts in US dollars, doing so again as I didn't want to convert them into Singapore dollars. This is also in line with my goal to increase the S&P 500 stake in my portfolio to 40% eventually.


I also increased my cryptocurrency position by a tiny bit, for more exposure. I also redeemed some free cryptocurrencies from Coinhako, using the daily login points that I have accumulated on the cryptocurrency platform itself. Interestingly, the month of August saw some massive gains in selected cryptocurrencies. The Crypto Fear & Greed Index at the point of writing is 73 (Greed).


As with my earlier posts, I emphasise here that I am not encouraging anyone to go into cryptocurrencies or to embark on this crypto trading endeavour. I am fully aware of the risk involved with cryptocurrencies, and is very well prepared to lose everything I put into my cryptocurrency holdings. So please do your own due diligence.


And that's pretty much about it for August, as I continue to direct any new funds to increasing my emergency savings instead of entering the market until the end of 2021. Only once all these are done would I start rebuilding up my Warchest for more investment action.


In the mean time, stay safe everyone. :)


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Dividend Updates


August is not as quiet as July for dividends, but still it is not a substantial amount. Looking forward to September though, as I foresee a decent amount from some of my holdings.


My total amount of dividends received since the start of 2021 stands at S$2,112.85, giving me an average dividend amount of S$264.11 monthly from January till August 2021.


Note: Dividends are recognised after ex-dividend (EX) date.


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Disclaimer: All information contained herein this blog is solely the writer's personal opinion, and does not constitute an offer, recommendation or solicitation of an offer of any kind. Readers are also advised to do their own due diligence, and to consult a financial adviser for any financial advice.