My Portfolio & Dividend Updates (End Oct 2020)
Monthly update on my Portfolio percentage breakdown and dividends received (if any).
It’s almost the end of the month, so it’s about time to do a portfolio update. (:
My portfolio listed here consists purely of equities 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, bond coupons and interests from CPF/savings accounts etc) will be excluded in the total amount in the 'Dividend Updates' section below as well.
Portfolio Breakdown by Securities
For the month of October, I added on just a tiny position of Apple Inc. (AAPL), Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUSD) and iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor UCITS ETF (IUMD) in my portfolio.
The reason that I acquired these tiny positions of AAPL, VUSD and IUMD was because I had some accumulated dividends in my US dollar trading account from my previous distributions. I didn't want to convert these US dollars back into Singapore Dollars, and especially not so given the low exchange rate from the US Dollar to the Singapore Dollar now. So might as well.
Local shares wise I didn't do anything for the month. I did contemplate on selling some of my DBS Group Holdings Ltd (D05) shares, albeit didn't in the end.
October is a quiet month as I did not receive any dividend payout(s) for the month of October.
My total amount of dividends received since the start of 2020 thus still stands at $3,681.95 (i.e. same as last month), giving me an average dividend amount of $368.20 monthly from January till October 2020.
Note: Dividends are recognised after ex-dividend (EX) date.
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