02 Aug '12, 3pm

Yield hogs will be slaughtered

Yield hogs will be slaughtered

Last month, I sold a Growth and Income REIT that I’ve bought 1.5 years ago. It’s was yielding 9% at price of purchase; and has since gone up by 40% in capital gains when I sold it. Total returns is slightly more than 50% for 18 months of “waiting”. (I am hiding behind percentages for a reason. A blogger friend’s experience has taught me sometimes it’s better to be coy!) I replaced it with a beaten down S-chip that’s “only” yielding 3%… I am speculating that this S-chip will grow at least by 50% in capital gains within my 6-18 months time frame. (Some call it sector rotation) Hey! I’ve told you I’m an equities man-whore didn’t I? OK, I jest! The real reason is that I find this S-chip offers a better risk-reward margin of safety for me than the REIT that I’ve bought at “wholesale prices. And when others are willing to pay “full retail price” from me, I sell! Funny… I never e...

Full article: http://thefinance.sg/2012/08/02/yield-hogs-will-be-slaugh...

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