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My Portfolio & Dividend Updates (End May 2021)

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

Been busy lately, but here's my belated May 2021 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 May, I added more cryptocurrencies into my portfolio. :)

As mentioned in my previous post, I intend to keep no more than 10% of my portfolio in cryptocurrencies at any point, with the ideal percentage at around 5%, as the blockchain market is quite a risky market. In addition, unlike my equities, I would likely be trading a bit here and there with cryptocurrencies.

Again note that I am not encouraging anyone to go into cryptocurrencies or to embark on this crypto trading endeavour. Note also that I am fully aware of the risk, and is well prepared to lose everything I put into my cryptocurrency holdings. Please do your own due diligence.

The next few months might be pretty quiet on my end, as I focus on increasing my emergency savings instead of entering the market.

[NOTE] I currently use Coinhako to buy and sell my cryptocurrencies. If you are keen also to explore using Coinhako, you can sign up using my referral link here, or alternatively key in my referral code 162668_68430856 when signing up for an account. - Disclaimer: I get a tiny commission when you trade (To clarify, it does not affect you, and you are not paying more when you trade. The commission is given by Coinhako as an additional reward to referrers). If you enjoy reading my content, this small commission goes a long way to help me pay for the blog's hosting fees.

Also a quick note to everyone, do get vaccinated if you are eligible. Vaccination not just protect you, but also your loved ones. Vaccination is safe and effective, and they significantly reduce your chances of infection, as well as help prevent severe illness if infected. I did my vaccination all the way back in February, and personally did not experience any nasty side effects. If this helps - the faster we get to herd immunity, the earlier we can resume some of the activities that we used to do as well. :)

As of the time of writing, I understand that seniors aged 60 and above can now walk into any vaccination centre (excluding polyclinics and GP clinics) without an appointment (just bring your NRIC/FIN). So if any of the readers know anyone aged 60 and above who has not been vaccinated yet, do encourage them to go for it, as seniors aged 60 and above are most at risk if they contract Covid-19.

Otherwise, if you are between age 40 (inclusive) and 60, you may register to be vaccinated at https://www.vaccine.gov.sg/. You can also register if you are under age 40, and you would be informed once vaccination is opened to your age group.

In the meantime, hopefully Phase 2 (heightened alert) will not be extended beyond 13th June 2021, and that the number of community cases will come down as well. Stay safe everyone. :)

Dividend Updates

Similar to April, May is also a pretty quiet month as it is also not a common month that companies give out dividends in general. As mentioned in my previous post, I have combined my dividends payout for the month of April and May together here for administrative convenience.

My total amount of dividends received since the start of 2021 now stands at S$1,445.67, giving me an average dividend amount of S$289.13 monthly from January till May 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.