Thursday, October 31, 2013

My Investment Portfolio (October 2013)

STI closed at around 3210 points by the end of October 2013. Although it seems that STI had gained some ground this month as the US government shutdown issue had been deferred further, it is really a bad month for retail investors in Singapore. This is because of the meltdown of the penny stock segment of the market, mainly due to the trading curbs imposed by broking firms on the now infamous trio of designated counters. Chaos were witnessed by me personally at the cashier of a broking house, where investors have to queue to place cash upfront in order to buy those designated stocks. Contra losses were aplenty, with punters trying their luck again at these speculative counters even after their designated status were lifted. It had been an eye opening experience for me indeed as a full-time investor.

For this month, I have attended the following AGMs/EGMs/briefings - VARD Holdings, Cacola, Oxley, CH Offshore, Hai Leck, ASL Marine, Boardroom, K1 Ventures, China Yuanbang, Spindex, Chosen, Micro-Mechanics, GRP, Westminster Travel, Goodpack and FJ Benjamin.

For my top 30 holdings, Sarin Technologies is now my top holding after its good share price performance this month. Other major movers include UIS (which majority shareholder UOB and related parties wanted to initiate an EGM to liquidate the closed end fund), Superbowl (which Hiap Hoe is making a general offer to acquire the company) and Hiap Hoe (re-entered my top 30 holdings list after they made a general offer to acquire Superbowl, subjected to approval by shareholders of the company).

I have bought the following companies from the market this month - Chosen, GP Batteries, Hoe Leong, IFS, LC Developments, Lion AsiaPac, Singapore Reinsurance, Tat Seng and Zagro Asia. There is no sale done this month.

I have accepted the following voluntary delisting/cash offers this month - Armstrong and Superior Multi-Packaging. I have also participated in the following scrip dividend scheme - Freight Links.

I have subscribed to the following rights issues - Grand Banks, ISDN and Xpress.

November 2013 is expected to be a quiet month for me, except for a few EGMs and AGMs for companies with financial year ending July/August 2013. I will seek to re-invest some of those proceeds from Armstrong and Superior Multi-Packaging delisting. I will also attempt to take a closer look at my portfolio and catch up with some readings of investment books and periodicals.

My S'pore Stock Portfolio - Top Holdings, cash investment only (correct as at 31 October 2013)

Top 30 Holdings (Sing$ Denominated shares)
1. Sarin Technologies 
2. United Engineers
3. Bukit Sembawang Estates
4. Jardine C&C
5. UIS
6. Superbowl
7. Metro Holdings
8. SGX
9. F&N
10. A-REIT
11. Haw Par
12. Aspial
13. Bonvests
14. Sing Investment & Finance
15. Old Chang Kee
16. OSIM International
17. SembCorp Marine
18. CapitaMall Trust 
19. Far East Orchard
20. Hotel Grand Central
21. Noble Group 
22. Hiap Hoe
23. The Hour Glass
24. Singapura Finance  
25. Hong Fok
26. Low Keng Huat 
27. Hong Leong Finance
28. MTQ Corp
29. Hotel Royal
30. GK Goh

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 Australia Stock Portfolio
1. GPS Alliance Holdings Limited

My Unlisted Company Portfolio
1. Automated Touchstone Machines Ltd
2. Iconic Global Limited
3. Greatronic Limited
4. General Magnetics
5. Fastech Synergy
6. Beauty China- Under Liquidation
7. Memory Devices
8. Jurong Tech - In liquidation - Compulsory winding up (Insolvency)
9. FM Holdings
10. Japan Land - In liquidation - Members' voluntary winding up
11. Zhonghui - In liquidation - Compulsory winding up (Insolvency)
12. FerroChina - Under Liquidation
13. FirstLink Investments
14. NEL Group
15. KXD Digital Entertainment - In liquidation - Compulsory winding up (Insolvency)
16. Shanghai Asia Holdings - In liquidation - Members' voluntary winding up
17. Jets Technics

My Unit Trust Portfolio:



Blogger Jay's philosophy: said...

Can u advise me on Japan Land? I think I still have 1 lot but I have no idea what I am suppose to do.

12:20 AM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Jay,

The company is still under liquidation. Yes, it had been taking longer than what I had expected but we just have to wait and see how it goes.

I don't think shareholders will get much after liquidation.

12:27 AM  
Blogger Littlepipi88 said...

Hi ghchua, I really admire your strategy, wish that I know you in real person and can talk about stock market.

7:17 PM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Littlepipi88,

We can always have a discussion here on the stock market too! Hope to hear from you soon.

9:52 PM  
Blogger itsjustagame said...

Hi, based on your strategy, would you be willing to share what is your gains year to date; what would be your compounded annual growth rate for the past 3 years and 5 years?

7:07 PM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi itsjustagame,

I didn't compute my P&L and therefore I could not put it up here. As I've explained before, putting up my P&L requires a big effort. I have around 500+ stocks and I have to track all the dividend payouts, rights issues, bonus issues, share consolidation, stock spilt, stock purchases/sale etc to come out with an accurate number so as not to mislead my readers.

I prefer to focus on my process rather than looking at returns. I strongly believe that if I get my process right, the returns will take care of itself.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Lynn K said...

Hi gh chua , I like your blog. Did u attend any stock courses before? Any to recommend?

4:14 AM  
Blogger ghchua said...

Hi Lynn K,

Thanks for supporting my blog!

Nope. I didn't attend any stock investing courses before. I did attend some seminars but I mostly read investment books/periodicals to self-learn. Of course, nothing beats the experience of investing directly into the market yourself.

8:00 PM  

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