$$$ KPO and CZM $$$: Portfolio - April 2021

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Portfolio - April 2021

Baby Ong fell sick for the first time last month :'( We woke up and realized she was having difficulty breathing through the nose and was taking big breath using her mouth instead. We applied for half day leave and took her down to the nearest PD and fortunately, it was nothing too serious. She was just having a blocked nose due to too much mucus/phlegm. We are hoping that it wouldn't happen to her again but we know it is just wishful thinking considering she's being placed in infant care. Oh well, fingers crossed.

On a side note, CZM raised an audit finding on how I am tracking our portfolio, particularly on how I am under-reporting our crypto investment. lol. In my defence, I told her that the US$30k I borrowed from the bank and deposited into Celsius Network are considered as cash management and I don't track cash over here. Needless to say, I lost the argument after all stablecoins are still considered as crypto. Anyway, you can read more about it here - Earning High Interest Using BlockFi and Celsius Network Part 2.

With that audit finding, our portfolio hit the next milestone and reaches another new high! It increased by 9.26% to $946,521 - $52,247.60 of capital injection (mostly came from the US$30k leverage which is ~SG$40k) and $27,964.68 of capital gain. This includes $154,471 of leverage/debt (gearing ~19.50%).

If you prefer to look at numbers, this is the raw data used to generate the above bar graph. These numbers are as of the last day of the month.

"Cash Flow" is the amount of money being injected/withdrawn from the portfolio (buying stocks = +ve cash flow while selling stocks and collecting dividends = -ve cash flow)

- Soilbuild Business Space REIT (30,000 units) @ $0.538

It was privatized and has been delisted. This was one of the first few stocks that I owned since 2014 due to its high dividend yield. In hindsight, it was definitely a mistake to chase after the high dividend yield but I guess a leopard never changes its spots - I am still chasing yield just at a different place. lol. Look at my first purchase price, it was trading at $0.79 back then!

Considering that I held it for so many years and was losing money (excluding dividends), I am glad that I could finally get rid of it at a profit of 21.81% and an annualized return of 7.27%

- Mapletree Logistic Trust (8,000 units) @ $1.96

It was simply to redeploy the cash I got from the privatization of Soilbuild Business Space REIT. Regular reader will know I dislike holding cash. My shopping list is simple now, we are only looking at the premium/atas blue chips/REITs because these shares have an LTV of 70% for my leverage play. Buy, pledge, borrow and repeat, soon I will have a debt/leverage as big as my HDB. lol. Mapletree Logistic Trust was the lesser evil/relatively "cheaper" as compared to the other REITs then.

Anyway, the idea of using leverage is simple, borrow the money, buy a good/excellent REIT/stock, use the dividends to pay the interests, and keep the difference while ensuring that we will never get a margin call/trigger. Once again, leverage has its risk and is definitely not for everyone. We see it as our way of buying a second property without incurring any of those taxes (ABSD, rental income tax, etc.). You can take a look at this - Leverage Performance 2020. Unfortunately, we did not buy IWDA because it is at an all-time high. Yes, I am timing the market but I just couldn't help it and it just keeps going higher @_@"

Given that it is a brand new year, I have adjusted my SRS contribution to $1,276 per month with the intention of maxing it by year-end. We have also decided to open another StashAway portfolio for Baby Ong. You can read about Our Insurance and Investment Plan for Baby Ong.

Our Monthly DCA for March - $3,876
$1,500 Cash for Ourselves - StashAway Risk Index 22%
$100 Cash for Baby Ong - StashAway Risk Index 36%
$638  KPO's SRS - StashAway Risk Index 36%
$638 KPO's SRS - Endowus Loss Tolerance -60%
$1,000 Cash - Syfe REIT+ (100% REIT)

The total dividends collected this month is $0 :(

Total dividends collected for 2021: $6,262.72
Average dividends per month for 2021: $1,565.68




Capital: $55,364.00
Current: $‭‭‭‭67,210.63

If you are interested in StashAway, do use our referral link. You get $10,000 free management fees for 6 months and we will get $16!

If you want to extract those transactions information from StashAway, do take a look at this article - StashAway Transactions Parser.


Capital: $13,700.00
Current: $16,597.64

If you are interested in Endowus, do use our referral link for our readers! You will get S$10,000 managed free for 6 months ($20 equivalent) and we will get $20 too! This access fee has no expiry date.


Capital: $16,553.28
Current: $‭‭‭18,485.73

New Syfe customers will have their first $30,000 managed free for 6 months when they use our new referral code (KPOCZM). We will be receiving a $10 cash incentive for our portfolio if you invest $500 or more.

If you want to extract those transactions information from Syfe, do take a look at this article - Syfe Transactions Parser.


Capital: $18,568.56 + US$30,000 ~ $58,568.56
Current: $‭‭‭33,398.20 + US$30,000 ~ $73,398.20

If you prefer a pie chart. Anyway, I did not include the 30k GUSD in Celcius Network because that's using leverage and net-net it is US$0. lol. However, I will include the interests earned in CEL. The screenshots were taken around 30th Apr or 1st May so the price might have moved up/down since then.

BlockFi recently announced the reduction of their interest. BTC in BlockFi is earning about 5% interest now.

Celsius Network also reduced their interest. GUSD and CEL are earning 10% and 4.86% respectively. I was given some DAI (10%) and BTC (3.51%) from referrals. Thanks for using our link! Meanwhile, I am also preparing part 3, probably the final part where I complete the loop by transferring GUSD back to fiat/our bank account. Keep a lookout for it!

If you read my previous month update, you would have known that I moved my CRO to the DeFi wallet to stake at 30-40% interest. Wrong move man. The yield has now fallen to 13+% and when I wanted to remove it, I can't -.- I'm locked/bonded for 28 days without any interest. Anyway, I am definitely going to convert my CRO to ADA or ETH and move the fund out of Crypto.com. The current plan is to move it to the real DeFi at BSC (Binance Smart Chain) because it is a lot more fun/happening over there.

These are my remaining coins with Crypto.com. The plan is to move away from the platform for higher yield. I will be converting the stablecoins (DAI and USDT) to either ADA or ETH because it is not cost-effective to be moving so many different kinds of coins. Will take about another week or so as some of the coins are still "locked" from the staking.

All of my ADA (~US$5.8k) have been moved to Binance and staked for a 7.79% yield as compared to 2% back at Crypto.com.

The money in CakeDeFi has grown to SG$5.4k. If you have read my previous article on it, you would have seen how I started with a capital loss of 10% due to my laziness with a capital of SG$5k but it is now in profit because the yields are simply too high.

Another thing I wanted to point out is the increase in yield for staking DFI. In my last article, it was only about 30+% but after they did some burning of DFI, it has now shot up to 90%+. Not going to complain if it is higher.

Similarly, I started with a capital of SG$5k and it has grown to US$7,490.62 (~SG$10k). I essentially doubled my capital in slightly less than a month. Pretty crazy right? You can track my crypto portfolio live through farm.army. Alpaca Finance is not being tracked by almost all the DeFi portfolio/yield tracker, hence the separate screenshot.

Anyway, I have blogged about different ways to leverage crypto to build wealth for people with different risk appetites:
The safer approach using stablecoins
Risky approach but more hassle-free
Highest risk and you are on your own
- DeFi apps on Binance Smart Chain (BSC) such as PancakeSwap and PancakeBunny

If you are interested in the platform I am using, do sign up using our referral links for some bonus :)
BlockFi: Deposits US$100 or more into your BlockFi Interest Account (BIA), you will earn US$10 in BTC and we will earn US$10 in BTC too.
Celsius Network: Earn US$40 in BTC with your first transfer of US$400 or more and we will earn US$40 in BTC too.
CakeDeFi - Deposits US$50 or more into your CakeDeFi account, you will earn US$30 in DFI and we will earn US$10 in DFI too.
Gemini: We will both receive US$10 of bitcoin after you buy or sell US$100.
Crypto.com: Sign up using our link, stake SG$500 worth of CRO and we both get US$25 in CRO

On a side note, Futu's moomoo app attractive sign-up bonus (one free Apple Share besides other benefits) has been extended to 31st May 2021 (1500hr SGT)! Take a look at the latest benefits here.

You might be interested in these blog posts too:
2020 Net Worth
Portfolio - March 2021 - $866,309 
- Portfolio - April 2021 - $946,521

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