Dividend Income – January 2018

Dividend Income

Dividends, dividends, dividends!

January 2018 – RM1,340
January 2017 – RM1,180

An increase of 13.56%.

Same companies – Scientex Berhad and CBIP Berhad.  The increase was contributed by Scientex alone, giving out RM920 compared to the RM760 last year. CBIP’s dividends remained constant at RM420.

 

Scientex Berhad

Dividend Income January 2018 Scientex
Scientex Berhad Dividend Income – January 2018

This Month’s Dividends – RM920

Total 2017 Dividends – RM760

Dividend Yield – 3.14%

 

CBIP Berhad

Dividend Income January 2018
CBIP Berhad Dividend Income – January 2018

This Month’s Dividends – RM420

Total 2017 Dividends – RM420

Dividend Yield – 1.88%

 

End.

Pretty straightforward stuff for the first month of 2018. Same two companies, one increasing its dividends while the other’s remained the same.

Scientex is expected to continue to contribute heavily to my portfolio’s dividend income this year.

Last year, with RM1,312 in dividends, Scientex’s dividends made up almost 10% of the Freedom Fund’s total dividend income. The 21% increase in dividends by Scientex came as a surprise as I only expected a small hike in dividends this time around.

To summarize,

Freedom Fund as at January 2018
Dividend Income (December): RM1,340
Dividend Income (2018): RM1,340
Dividend Yield: 0.4%

Last but not least, a Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! Onwards and upwards!

Dividend Income – August 2017

Dividend Income

The 8th month of 2017 fetched me a total of RM1,880.64 in dividends. A pretty good month I’d say.

That’s a 23.8% increase compared to the same month last year, which gave me RM1,518.99.

The total is made up of the following:

CBIP

This Month’s Dividends – RM420

Total 2017 Dividends – RM840

Dividend Yield – 3.77%

Weight – 6.61% of the Freedom Fund

 

Public Bank Berhad

This Month’s Dividends – RM162

Total 2017 Dividends – RM354

Dividend Yield – 3.19%

Weight – 2.86% of the Freedom Fund

 

IGB REIT

IGB REIT August 2017 Dividend
IGB REIT August 2017 Dividend

This Month’s Dividends – RM900.60

Total 2017 Dividends – RM1,785.70

Dividend Yield – 5.96%

Weight – 9.37% of the Freedom Fund

 

Axis REIT

Axis REIT August 2017 Dividend
Axis REIT August 2017 Dividend

This Month’s Dividends – RM398.04

Total 2017 Dividends – RM1,063.03

Dividend Yield – 4.40%

Weight – 7.74% of the Freedom Fund

 

Recent Acquisitions

August has been a relatively uninteresting month for me without any buys / sells.

My recent acquisitions back in July are already looking strong though. TNB is already up by 3% for me.

Aeon Credit has rebounded to RM12.84 per share. Things are looking good.

The next buying opportunity should come election time.

Is everyone’s’ cash / warchest at the ready?

 

Conclusion

Total dividends for the year stands at RM10,574.54. My Freedom Fund currently has a dividend yield of 3.19%.

It’s a tall order but I’ll hopefully see my portfolio pass the 4% dividend yield mark this year.

The Freedom Fund itself is doing great, it’ll be updated come the end of September (Q3).

As of right now, capital gain wise, I’m up almost 30% and the fund has for the first time passed the RM100K profit mark!