This blog post almost did not get written. Thanks to this reader, it did:
"I read your blog on you first quarter income this year from reits. I am very inspired. I have been waiting for your blog on your first quarter income from non-reits. Please inspire me again. Many thanks!!"
Well, actually, I did receive a couple of emails before this asking me about what I did in the non-REITs space in 1Q 2016 but I really didn't do much. So, no blog post.
However, inspiring? Hmmm...
If blogging about my 1Q 2016 income from non-REITs will inspire more to think about investing for income to become more secure financially, OK.
Like I said, I didn't do much in 1Q 2016 in the non-REITs space.
Looking at my records, I bought DBS shares, DBS shares and more DBS shares as its share price plunged. The last time I bought any was at $13.45 a share in late February 2016.
In 1Q 2016, I received income from:
2. Tai Sin
3. Croesus Retail Trust
|Fuji Grand Natalie inHatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.|
Total income received from non-REITs in 1Q:
That works out to be about S$ 4,060.45 a month.
Of the 3 stocks, Croesus Retail Trust is my largest investment. It has also been rather busy
Private Placement of 70,000,000 new units at 75c a unit. (March 2016)
Issuance of $60,000,000 5% fixed rate notes due 2020. (April 2016)
Completion of Acquisition of Fuji Grand Natalie. (April 2016)
As long as the management is able to make good use of the funds raised to improve DPU, I am happy.
Most of the money raised in the private placement has gone to the acquisition of Fuji Grand Natalie (a freehold property that enjoys 100% occupancy) which was purchased at a 6% discount to valuation.
7 reasons to acquire Fuji Grand Natalie:
See: Presentation slides.
Seems to me that all is well, for now.
Investing for income is about investing in undervalued or fairly valued assets which are able to provide visible and meaningful income generation which should ideally be sustainable.
If AK can do it, so can you!
1. 2015 full year income from non-REITs.
2. 1Q 2016 income from S-REITs.