January came and went without being realised… It only seemed like yesterday that we were counting down to the new year and today we are 1 month into the busiest year. In the U.S., the market looked like it is climbing back up since the correction in Dec partially due to the stay on U.S. Fed rate. It could signal an entry if it continues its uptrend. In January, Donald Trump also got served on multiple fronts… U.S. had the longest shutdown because of a political dispute regarding funding to build a “wall”, Roger Stone got indicted and his State of the Union address was canceled/ postponed.
On the personal note, we have confirmed a couple of items for the wedding such as our AD photographer, photobooth vendor and emcee. We’ve also shortlisted a couple of car rental companies and décor companies for the reception and photo album table. There are still quite a few things to firm up, but we will go through it one by one over the next couple of months. We’ve come to a standstill on the renovation portion to concentrate on the wedding stuff… like my soon-to-be Mrs always says… “our wedding is going to be a once in a “thousand” year” kind of style so it’s better to concentrate on the wedding instead of the house (since we don’t know when it’s key collection yet)
In my SG account: Nothing has changed in this month as the market continues its uncertainty.
No dividends in Jan.
My current SG Cash holdings include:
1) ACCORDIA GOLF TRUST
2) LIPPO MALLS INDO RETAIL TRUST
3) AIMS AMP CAP INDUSTRIAL REIT
4) SBS TRANSIT
5) ASCENDAS INDIA TRUST
Overall capital gain: -4.53%
Overall P&L with dividend: +3.73%%
In my US account: So far, the rally in crude oil to > 50 has helped me to close my repairs. Only thing now is to watch for S&P’s rally. As it is reaching the 200MA, I’m waiting to see if it is a resistance or will break through and becomes a support.
So far, I’m holding position in crude oil and S&P.
Disclaimer: This is not a recommendation to buy or sell any mentioned stocks or securities in this blog.