Saturday, September 01, 2012

My Investment Portfolio (August 2012)

August 2012 is another quiet month for the markets. Almost nothing much to write about in terms of news flow, although companies having financial year ending June 2012 had reported their full-year results. On the IPO front, Far East Hospitality Trust seem to attract good investor support.

For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefings - Zagro Asia, Petra Food, Hanwell, Frencken, Stamford Tyres, Popular Holdings, Freight Links and Raffles Education.

For my top 30 holdings, Haw Par is a new entry as I have accumulated the stock this month. Transpac Industrial Holdings also returned to the list as investors like their cash payout.

I have bought the following companies from the market this month - BBR Holdings, Bukit Sembawang, Casa Holdings, Cheung Woh, Freight Links, Fuji Offset, Gems TV, Guthrie GTS, Haw Par, Heeton, Hong Leong Finance, Hong Fok, Hotel Properties, Hotel Royal, Kian Ann, Kinergy, Kingsmen Creatives, Koyo, LC Development, MIT, Pacific Century, SHC Asia, Straits Trading, Superbowl, TEE International, Tiong Seng, TTJ, United Engineers and UOI. I have also reduced my stakes in CitySpring, GSH Corp, Mermaid Maritime, Raffles Education, Top Global and UPP to partially fund for my purchases this month.

I have accepted the following non-renounceable offer - Zagro Asia. My shares in Meiban had also been acquired via Scheme of Arrangement.

It will be another quiet month in September as companies having financial year ending June 2012 had reported their full-year results. I will be looking for more investment ideas as we enter the last quarter of the year. Not much changes is expected for my portfolio and strategy.

My S'pore Stock Portfolio - Top Holdings, cash investment only (correct as at 31 August 2012)

Top 30 Holdings (Sing$ Denominated shares)
1. F&N
2. Jardine C&C
3. Viz Branz
5. SGX 
6. SembCorp Marine
7. APB 
8. Bukit Sembawang Estates
9. Aspial
10. Noble Group
11. CapitaMall Trust
12. Far East Orchard
13. UIS
14. Fragrance Group
15. Metro Holdings
16. Singapura Finance
17. Sarin Technologies
19. United Engineers
20. Guthrie GTS  
21. The Hour Glass
22. KepLand
23. Wheelock Properties
24. Transpac Industrial Holdings
25. Bonvests
26. Sing Investment & Finance 
27. SP AusNet
28. Hong Leong Finance
29. First REIT
30. Haw Par

Top 5 Holdings (US$ Denominated shares)
1. Jardine Strategic
2. Dairy Farm
3. Hong Kong Land
4. Jardine Matheson
5. Mandarin Oriental

Top Holdings (HK$ Denominated shares)
1. Fortune REIT
2. Tan Chong International

Top Holdings (Aust$ Denominated shares)
1. AV Jennings

Top 5 Holdings (CPF OA investment)
1. Keppel Corp
2. Streettracks STI ETF
3. CapitaMall Trust
5. Challenger Technologies

My Hong Kong Stock Portfolio
1. Peace Mark Holdings - Under Voluntary Liquidation

My Unlisted Company Portfolio
1. Automated Touchstone Machines Ltd
2. Iconic Global Limited
3. Greatronic Limited
4. China Printing & Dyeing Holdings - Under Liquidation
5. General Magnetics
6. Fastech Synergy
7. Beauty China- Under Liquidation
8. Memory Devices
9. Jurong Tech
10. FM Holdings
11. Japan Land - Under Members' Voluntary Liquidation
12. Zhonghui - Under Judicial Management
13. FerroChina - Under Liquidation
14. FirstLink Investments
15. Maveric Ltd - Under Members' Voluntary Liquidation
16. NEL Group

My Unit Trust Portfolio:



Blogger Epps said...

Good job on building your dividend strategy portfolio so far. I am interested to know what are your thoughts and plans for when a stock portfolio such as yours take paper losses of 20%~40% in future major market corrections?
Also, what are your thoughts about diversifying your portfolio into other asset class such as govt bonds for portfolio buffering during market downturns, and gold for inflation protecton?

7:22 PM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Epps,

Thanks for your compliments.

I guess if you are a long term investor in stocks, you should be prepared to take the hit when markets are down. My plan for future market corrections? Buy more.

Your portfolio should consists of a mixture of growth, value, dividend etc stocks. With a diversified portfolio, it will be able to help you to reduce the impact of market corrections. The key is not to panic and stay invested if the fundamentals of the companies that you have invested in have not change for the worse.

Diversification across other asset classes like bonds, gold etc will be able to minimize your losses, but it really depends on what kind of returns these assets can give you in the long run. If these assets are not really giving good return, there is no point diversifying into them just because you are afraid that markets will come down. Ultimately, it is the risk vs reward profile that matters.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi... hv sent you an email yesterday @singnet.com.sg

Pls revert. Many tx!

8:03 PM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Unknown,

I will revert to you by end of today.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Peter Thompson said...

I love Jardine. Its' definitely a core holding

6:07 PM  
Blogger faith said...


Thank you for sharing in your blog about your Investment Portfolio. Just wonder would you invest in Gold ETF, especially now that QE3 is announced? Do you think it is the best time to buy Gold? Thank you.


5:37 PM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Peter Thompson,

Great that you are a fan of Jardine Group of companies too!

Hi faith,

I don't have Gold ETF in my portfolio, though I have invested into a gold mining company called LionGold Corp.

I don't think there is a best or worst time to buy gold. Ultimately, gold is a good storage of value and since we have more money floating around with QE3, I guess gold prices might rally a bit in the short term.

However, I don't like to hold Gold ETF as it don't pay dividends. I rather invest in undervalued companies which can generate cash from its operation to pay me income while I wait for it to realize its value either via share price appreciation and/or corporate actions like takeover offers.

10:39 PM  
Blogger faith said...

Hi GH Chua,

Thanks for your comments and I always found them to be enriching. May I ask if you invest mainly in SGX stocks or do you invest in US stocks as well. Do you think investing in US stocks is promising for now? Thank you.


9:53 PM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi faith,

I don't invest in US stocks, though I have exposure via unit trusts.

I am sticking with SGX listed companies because I can attend AGMs and query the management. I cannot do the same with US listed stocks.

12:44 AM  

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