Calculating actual dividend yields for 2018

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%
SPH Reit 0.95 5.8%
Singtel 4.03 5.1%
Keppel Reit 1.48 3.8%
StarHub 4.26 3.8%
STI ETF 3.23 3.6%
Comfort Delgro 2.93 3.5%
Lion-Philip S-REIT ETF 1.02 3.4%
SPH 4.12 3.2%
M1 3.68 3.1%
Keppel Corp 9.86 2.9%
SingPost 1.47 2.4%
Overall Portfolio   3.04%

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%).

Copyright © 2018, 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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