What happened? October just flew past in high speed. A trip to Europe for holiday and visiting friends and family and some work travelling and stress in the office made for a very interesting and fast paced month.
Unfortunately I lost around SGD 420 by missing a flight. I took 39 flights so far this year and was never late for any of them, until I read my itinerary wrong and reached the airport after the plane had departed.
Worth of my portfolio increased by SGD 2,114 to SGD 33,829, which is largely due to re-investing of dividends received and regular investment into index funds.
In October I received SGD 223 in dividends from my Vanguard index funds which I of course re-invested:
|ETF||Location||Bloomberg ticker||Dividends received in October|
|Vanguard FTSE Asia Ex Japan Index ETF||Hong Kong||2805:HK||600||100|
|Vanguard FTSE Asia ex Japan High Dividend Yield Index ETF||Hong Kong||3085:HK||725||120|
|Vanguard Developed Europe ETF||Hong Kong||3101:HK||18||3|
Portfolio allocation is more or less on track and I am happy that my picked stocks are now at a very small 4%.
Portfolio performance vs. plan
Portfolio performance is trailing the ambitious plan for this year quite a bit. I built up my cash holdings to have a larger emergency fund but will now probably finish 2014 over 40,000 SGD.
Bring it on, November!