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