It would be informative to know what is the ACTUAL dividend yield based on cost of purchase.
I tracked actual dividend received each year by security counter. I have the actual cost of purchasing a security. With these two numbers, I can calculate the actual dividend yield based on my investments. Below are some of investments held with dividend yields for 2018.
|Counter||Avg Cost $||Dividend Yield|
|NetLink NBN Trust||0.81||7.0%|
|Lion-Philip S-REIT ETF||1.02||3.4%|
Even when the shares/ETF/REITs were purchased at costs that were higher than the current market values, the dividend yields were still good. On an overall portfolio basis, the dividend yield was 3.04%.
I was surprised that NetLink NBN Trust topped with dividend yield of 7.0%. SPH Reit (5.8%) and Singtel (5.1%) followed on with very good yields.
SPDR STI ETF offered yield of 3.6%. This is better than my overall portfolio yield of 3.04%. Buying SPDR STI ETF is a good choice instead of picking up stocks on your own.
One may notice that some of these counters had declined drastically from the costs I purchased them. But they were still offering attractive to decent dividends like Keppel Corporation (2.9%).
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