​​​​My Investment Portfolio

Investment philosophy

When I started this journey, my investment philosophy has always been to exert little effort in managing my investment portfolio while generating the maximum amount of gains possible. Learning from fellow investors in the personal finance community, I have been able to broaden my perspectives about both financial and retirement planning.

From those learnings and insights, I have decided to split my investments into a few different portfolios in an intentional manner. On their own, they have their individual investment objectives and purpose which allows me to have different levels of volatility, growth and yields.

When I combine all the investment portfolios, they become a purposefully ochestrated retirement portfolio that looks something like this.

Overall portfolio allocation

Here's what my current investment portfolio allocation looks like.

As you can see, some of the portfolios like my dividend portfolio and fixed deposits are intentionally kept small because I am more focused on capital gains instead of dividend yields. I consider them more like a starter kit at the moment.

The investment property is taking up a bigger chunk of the overall portfolio allocation right now, simply because it requires a certain amount of capital to partake in the real estate game. Ideally, I expect to see this allocation drop to around 10% or less in the next few years.

Growth Portfolio

  • Objective:
    • Invest in assets to generate long term accumulation of wealth consistently >6% with moderate volatility each year.
    • Higher risk and volatility.
  • Purpose:
    • To fund a portion of my retirement expenses by selling off a portion of the portfolio each year.
  • Target Allocation:
    • 80% in AutoWealth with 80/20 split between equities and bonds.
    • 20% in a portfolio of selected stocks with a primary focus on capital gains.

Stock

Average Price

Allocation

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund ETF

$173.961

46.80%

Vanguard European Stock Index Fund ETF

$58.671

12.74%

Vanguard FTSE Pacific Fund ETF

$72.854

7.43%

Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund ETF

$46.12

9.04%

iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF

$114.10

7.09%

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF

$28.936

11.56%

Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF USD Distributing

$77.995

2.63%

Apple Inc

$0.50

0.29%

General Electric

$0

0.01%

Nokia

$0

0.01%

Sea Limited

$205.70

2.08%

The Walt Disney Company

$0

0.18%

Twitter Inc

$0

0.14%

Updated as of July 2021

Dividend Portfolio

  • Objective:
    • Generate >5% dividend yields yearly which will be reinvested into the portfolio until retirement age is reached.
    • Low growth but almost guaranteed yields.
  • Purpose:
    • To fund a portion of my retirement expenses with dividend yields received each year.
  • Target Allocation:
    • 100% in a portfolio of selected stocks with a primary focus on >5% dividend yields.

Stock

Average Price

Dividend Yield

Allocation

NetLink NBN Trust

$0.813

6.24%

100%

Updated as of July 2021

SRS Portfolio

  • Objective:
    • Long term accumulation of wealth in a consistent manner with moderate volatility every year.
    • High risk and volatility.
  • Purpose:
    • Option 1: To withdraw 10% of the portfolio each year from age 62 onwards to fund a portion of my retirement expenses.
    • Option 2: To convert portfolio into a lump sum annuity to fund a portion of my retirement expenses with yearly cash payouts.
  • Target Allocation:
    • 99% in Endowus, investing in Dimensional World Equity Fund SGD.
    • 1% in SSB June 2019.

Stock

Latest Price

Allocation

Dimensional World Equity Fund SGD

$28.14

51.62%

SSB June 2019

$1

5.63%

Cash (in SRS account)

-

42.76%

Updated as of July 2021

Fixed Deposit

  • Objective:
    • Generate >3% interest per year in overseas USD-denominated fixed deposit saving account.
    • Build a fixed deposit ladder of recurring 3-year fixed deposits to receive the maximum interest rate available.
    • Low risk and volatility, subjected to SGD-USD currency risks.
  • Purpose:
    • Option 1: To fund a portion of my retirement expenses by withdrawing a portion of the fixed deposit each year.
    • Option 2: To fund renovation of my investment property if I decide to use it as a home for my retirement.
  • Target Allocation:
    • 100% in USD-denominated fixed deposit saving account

Investment Property

  • Objective:
    • High risk long term illiquid investment with the aim of capital appreciation.
    • Super high risk due to unknown economic future of Cambodia, subjected to SGD-USD currency risks.
  • Purpose:
    • Option 1: To fund a portion of my retirement expenses with rental income each year.
    • Option 2: To be converted into a home for my retirement for geoarbitrage purposes.
  • Target Allocation:

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