Recent Transactions and Dividends: June to August 2018

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The market has been restricting much upside gains but it is a good time to accumulate on the dips. As you guys noticed, I frequently change stocks to gain on price appreciation and sell them when limited upside is foreseen. This is my strategy as a young investor to build up capital size. The strategy will definitely change to a high yielding portfolio as I age to reduce the risk reward ratio.

Sometimes, my exit may be too early which is something I am still mastering. Like Peter Lynch wrote in his book, “It’s easy to make a mistake and do the opposite, pulling out the flowers and watering the weeds”. I believe my stock picking isn’t shabby but I am guilty of selling stocks too early at various occasions despite making profits.

Recent Transactions and Dividends:

June 2018     

Purchased: LCI Industries, Singtel

Sold: IRobot

Dividends: LCI Industries

-Profited from IRobot with a 20% gain ($80.50 – $67). After which, it continued to rise another $15 per share.

-Added more LCI Industries

shares to my position.

July 2018                   

Purchased: UOL

Sold: UOL, Singtel (those bought in June)      

-Earned some pocket money by trading UOL and Singtel (non-contra)
August 2018

Purchased: ST Engineering, Alibaba ADR

Sold: Sanofi ADR, LCI Industries


Dividends: Singtel

Sanofi was sold with a decent 9.6% gain. Finally, Singtel investors received some juicy dividends while taking current paper losses. Singtel is the only stock which I bought for my parents and my girlfriend to help them better fight inflation. The recent price drops do give me some concerns mentally but I believe the fundamentals are intact.
LCI Industries

was trading widely recently and I have to let it go for now with only a 5+% gain. despite some hesitance. It may be a good thing since it is a pure cyclical stock. 

I have also purchased both ST Engineering and Alibaba at near key support prices using DBS Vickers Cash Upfront. This is my first time using cash upfront on a foreign stock, saving me additional brokerage fees.

Alibaba will be reporting their Q2 2018 results on next Thursday, 23rd August. So please keep a lookout if you are interested. Like many investors, we have great confidence in Jack Ma’s leadership and Alibaba’s vast business model: Lazada, Alibaba Cloud, TMall, Taobao, Zto Express, Yahoo China , Ofo Bikes etc. And recently Kroger.

I have updated my portfolio in this blog. While exercising control on my portfolio size, I will be watching shares of Alphabet, Sanofi, LCI Industries and a UK fast grower closely to take advantage when price is right.

*Ranking is based on portfolio size

Bumitama Agri will be issuing dividends on 14thSeptember after reporting fantastic results along with Wilmar recently. 
Congrats to investors of both clans and let’s await for some dividends. 
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