STI for 2012 against 2011

The Straits Times Index (STI) for 2012 is compared against last year (2011).

In 2011, the STI declined 17.0% for the year. It was a poor year for Singapore equity. As of yesterday, the STI recovered almost all its losses suffered in 2011. It advanced 20.0% to reach 3,175 points. (See tabulation below)

STI:
31 Dec 2010:   3190
30 Dec 2011:   2646
Decline of 17.0%

STI:
30 Dec 2011:   2646
20 Dec 2012:   3175
Advance by 20.0%

So Singapore’s STI is now back to square one over two-year period!

In 2011, I sold off stocks to reduce exposure to underperforming stocks and capital loss was $2,622. Current year was a reversal of fortune, I sold off stocks to realise capital gain of $7,976. The amounts are not significant but it demonstrates the ups and downs of Singapore equity. In addition to capital realisation, I continue to receive dividends for stocks held. Dividend received to date for this year was 3.06% on investment. This yield is better than holding money in bank deposits.

Copyright © 2012, limkimtong for Living Investment

The material presented is intended to be general and written in layman’s language as much as it is possible. The author shall not be liable for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of material written. Please seek professional advice from your financial advisor or financial institutions on material written covering financial matters.

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One Response to STI for 2012 against 2011

  1. Annmarie says:

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    I’m glad that you shared this helpful information with us.
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