Dividend Income – May 2018

Dividend Income

May 2018 – RM667.52
May 2017 – RM393.79

69.51% increase y-o-y. The increase is thanks to IGB REIT declaring its dividends in May.

Last year’s sole contribution came from Axis REIT, whose dividends came in June this year.



IGB REIT 2018 June Dividend Income
IGB REIT 2018 June Dividend Income

This Month’s Dividends – RM667.52

Total 2018 Dividends – RM1,675.51

Dividend Yield – 4.15%

IGB REIT is one of my portfolio’s largest contributor of dividends, consistently providing me with yields of 5% and above.

This year, we ought to see it break the 6% dividend yield threshold.

As I’ve often said, REITs are necessary defensive stocks to have in your portfolio. They act as an anchor during bad market conditions that still provide you with high yields.


April and May has traditionally been slow months for the Freedom Fund. We should hopefully see June give us bigger returns this month in June. Really looking forward to it.

To summarize,

Freedom Fund as at May 2018
Dividend Income (May): RM667.52
Dividend Income (2018): RM6,389.58
Dividend Yield: 1.70%

As always, thank you for reading! Those of you who are heading to AirAsia’s AGM on 20 June, drop me a PM. 

16 Replies to “Dividend Income – May 2018”

  1. Good day. I’m a fresh graduate and I would like to follow your path of success. You really inspired me. However, my family warn me that there will be market crash around 2020. I also check on America market, with market value to GPD ratio at 137%. Is it still a good time to buy some stock for dividend? Although i may sound stupid…

    1. Hi Lim,

      Don’t worry you don’t sound stupid.
      But I would caution against listening to hearsay from family and friends. Waiting for a crash and timing the market is never a good way to invest. Instead, we should always stay invested, if a crash comes your way, invest more.

    1. Hi KB,

      There are many different ways to determine if a share is cheap or expensive. You’ll have to figure it out for yourself. I’ve shared before but when people start to lose money, I get the heat. XD

      Hope this helped and sorry for the late response.

  2. Hi Divvy, i am confused. Looking at your dividend payout yield <6%, are they lower than the EPF dividend payout ? Meaning if i invest in EPF, my return is more? Sorry i am new to stock investing. Thank you much for the awesome blog anyway 🙂

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