The month of November certainly contained some interesting and explosive news. First, Donald Trump won the US election against Hillary Clinton and the US markets rose to its highest levels instead of dropping as many would expect. Second, OPEC agreed to a production cut in eight years of about 1.2 million barrels per day. This cut would attempt to include the non-OPEC country in a bid to control and give balance to the overflowing crude oil market. Third, there was an increased chatter on the FED interest rate hike being highly possible in Dec due to the low jobless rates. This likely led to the steep drop in US treasury since 2009.
In November, the SG market looks to have broken through a downtrend resistance and is turning upwards. Major banks have also risen due to the interest rate expectations and thereby bringing the REIT market down.
In my SG account: Since I have adopted the dividend investing method, I’m waiting for the downtrend to stock up on more counters and shares. That being said, I received dividends from Lippo Malls in November and is expecting Accordia and Aims to distribute in December.
In my US account: I am still using cost reduction strategies to aggressively cut down on my positions and looking for opportunities in the commodities market because of the volatility especially when the oil market looks to go higher in the long term due to the OPEC agreement.
My current SG holdings include:
1) ACCORDIA GOLF TRUST
2) LIPPO MALLS INDO RETAIL TRUST
3) AIMS AMP CAP INDUSTRIAL REIT
Overall capital gain is +3.10%
Overall P&L with dividend is +9.08%
Disclaimer: This is not a recommendation to buy or sell any mentioned stocks or securities in this blog.