Bought and sold in April 2018

Bought the following shares in April 2018:

  • 10: LR @ ₱4.99
  • 16: MPI @ ₱5.00
  • 16: PIP @ ₱2.50
  • 17: CLI @ ₱4.54
  • 19: AGI @ ₱12.98
  • 19: MEG @ ₱4.31
  • 19: SMPH @ ₱32.30
  • 20: FLI @ ₱1.70

Sold the following shares in April 2018:

  • 13: SMC2C @ ₱79.10
  • 24: SMC2C @ ₱79.00

I had small, almost negligible, losses for both SMC2C transactions. Overall in the years that I’ve held them, there has been a net gain from quarterly cash dividends. As I mentioned previously, I will park cash in preferred shares, and will sell when the market goes down enough… the recent downturn of over 10% allowed me to pull the trigger. Aside from the fact that I will have to sell my SMC2C in the coming year as the optional redemption date of September 2019 is starting to loom and should put downward pressure on the price.

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Cash Dividends in Mar 2018

I bought shares in just two more orgs in March:

  • 20: SCC @ ₱29.95
  • 22: AC @ ₱931.00

I can’t really call the ₱75.00 MBT SRO a typical buy so I won’t call it that. I typically exercise all SROs as it doesn’t make sense not to.

I don’t hold any orgs that paid out cash dividends for the month of February 2018.

Received the following cash dividends in March:

  • FB (PF): ₱0.20/share, around 0.3%, quarterly (1.23% p.a.)*
  • GLO: ₱22.75/share, around  1.47%, quarterly (5.90% p.a.)
  • ALCPB: ₱1.76145/share, around 1.69%, quarterly (6.77% p.a.)
  • HOUSE: ₱0.25/share, around 3.67%, semi-annually (4.41% p.a.)
  • RFM: ₱0.08571/share, around 1.77%, semi-annually,  (2.95% p.a.)
  • MBT: ₱1.00/share, around 1.17% p.a.
  • IMI: ₱0.235/share, around 1.52% p.a.
  • SCC: ₱1.25/share, around 4.05%, semi-annually, (?)**
  • ABS: ₱0.92/share, around 3.28% p.a.
  • BEL: ₱0.12/share, around 3.57% p.a.
  • PX: ₱0.04/share, around 0.70%, semi-annually,  (1.41% p.a.)
  • BLFI: ₱0.10/share, around 3.19% p.a.
  • LR: ₱0.07/share, around 1.53%, semi-annually,  (3.28% p.a.)
  • MWC: ₱0.4302/share, around 1.54%, semi-annually,  (3.07% p.a.)

All above % estimates are against price at close of April 30, and are the gross value/share, not taking into account the 10% withholding tax for Filipino citizens. This might inflate the % cash divs due to the recent market downturn.

*Using / 10 as PF became FB and split.

** SCC typically pays out in March and September. I didn’t put in an annual rate as the stock has split 300% and didn’t want to use the last dividend’s payment (taking the split into account).

Received a net (after 10% withholding tax) of around 0.34% of my principal from cash dividends in March (which if the equivalent would occur each month of the year, would equal to around 4.09% p.a.).

Bought in the first half of March 2018

Bought the following shares in the first half of March 2018:

  • 9: ROX @ ₱3.38
  • 12: AP @ ₱39.95
  • 12: COSCO @ ₱7.23
  • 12: MRSGI @ ₱3.28
  • 13: IMI @ ₱18.26 (tiny odd lot to round out my holdings)
  • 15: FNI @ ₱2.64

I succumbed to FOMO in buying LTG last month. I should’ve waited. I finally got to buy some ROX which I’ve been looking at since April last year when it was around ₱2.75

I was wrong in not selling VUL. I have a bit more of a buy and hold strategy, however I should segregate those I invest in, against those I speculate in. I now have a mental note to myself in terms of selling speculative stocks when they have sell signals.

SHLPH finally declared their cash dividends which I’ve been waiting for for some time now (I’ve written separately about it in Apr, Jul and Oct 2017 and Jan 2018). At ₱5.14/share, I’m guessing they’re either making up for the small cash div last year or that must more than 75% of earnings. I’m wondering though why they didn’t just release their cash dividends 2 or 4 times a year as it may make for a less volatile stock price.

I’m still uncertain if I’m buying more MBT just to get more of the ₱75 stock rights.

ALCO, ION, and SMPH are starting to look interesting.

I’ve also been reading and YouTubing some Jack Schwager.

Bought and sold in Feb 2018

The following are the buys and sells I had since my Jan 28, 2018 post.

Bought the following shares in Feb 2017:

  • 2: FGENG @ ₱111.60
  • 12: CLI @ ₱4.48
  • 12: LTG @ ₱22.50
  • 13: MRSGI @ ₱3.49
  • 15: FLI @ ₱1.78
  • 19: IMI @ ₱14.28 (Stock rights offering)
  • 20: ABS @ ₱31.55
  • 20: MPI @ ₱5.88

The only shares I sold were PIP for ₱2.90 on Feb 2, 2018. I don’t see myself selling any shares in the next few days, unless VUL rockets even higher.

 

 

Bought and sold since Dec 18, 2017

The following are the buys and sells I had since my Dec 17, 2017 post.

Sold the following shares in Dec 2017 and Jan 2018:

  • 28: MBT @ ₱99.45
  • 3: MPI @ ₱6.88
  • 9: LTG @ ₱20.90

Bought the following shares in Dec 2017:

  • 29: FMETF @ ₱130.50
  • 29: PIP @ ₱2.15

Kicking myself for selling both MBT and LTG. More so with LTG as I sold all my shares. I still hold a decent amount of MBT. I’ll probably buy some FGENG soon and I’m still wondering whatever happened to SHLPH dividends. I’ll definitely unload some when the price goes above IPO as I have too much in my portfolio. WLCON is going nuts but I’m still holding it for now though. I might buy LTG again if it goes down to around ₱22+. I think the turnover is justified at these record-breaking points and had to sell for my own subjective risk management rules. Professionals supposedly go broke by taking small profits (my LTG had 68+% profit though). I’m happy as long as my trades are on trend and take profits to preserve my capital.

 

Bought and sold since Nov 1, 2017

The following are the buys and sells I had in November. I’ll take on received dividends in another post (there were just 4 cash divs, and 1 stock div).

Bought the following shares in Nov 2017:

  • 6: FNI @ ₱3.01
  • 6: NIKL @ ₱7.47
  • 10: CHIB @ ₱33.50
  • 13: PBB @ ₱12.00
  • 22: MBT @ ₱94.20

Sold the following shares in Nov 2017:

  • 10: RFM @ ₱5.00
  • 28: ROCK @ ₱2.36
  • 29: SPC @ ₱6.60

Bought the following shares in Dec 2017:

  • 1: FGENG @ ₱115.70
  • 5: SECB @ ₱242.60
  • 5: SPC @ ₱5.50

I’m still trying my best not to sell my gains. SPC was just too tempting not to sell some of my holdings.

Been watching some Marvin Germo and he had a great vlog post here with other financial planners, like Fitz Villafuerte and Ryan de Vera which I’ll add to the links.

Year to date, my XIRR is only up by 14.25% which is close to my annual average gain in the past 5 years, but definitely way below the PSEi’s 20+% increase this year.

Bought and sold since Oct 8, 2017

Bought a couple of orgs and sold one since my last post. Bought the following shares on the following dates in October (some of which were very small odd lot orders to even out my holdings):

  • 13: MRSGI @ ₱4.24
  • 17: CNPF @ ₱15.40
  • 18: JFC @ ₱245.20
  • 18: BLFI @ ₱3.93
  • 19: LR @ ₱4.03
  • 19: SCC @ ₱41.00
  • 19: SMC2F @ ₱81.50
  • 30: ALCPB @ ₱108.00

Started to buy some ALCPB as an alternative to DDPR and the SMC preferred shares. At ₱108.00, net yield p.a. (for Filipino citizens) should be around 5.8%.

In November I bought the following shares on the following dates, just as in October, some were very small odd lot orders:

  • 6: NIKL @ ₱7.47
  • 6: FNI @ ₱3.01
  • 10: CHIB @ ₱33.50
  • 10: MBT @ ₱94.00
  • 13: PBB @ ₱12.00

The only shares I sold since the last post was RFM @ ₱5.00. I sold shares I bought back in Aug 2016 (more than a year ago) @ ₱4.27. I made around 15.3% for that sale. Approximately around my 5-year XIRR of around 14% p.a. For comparison, the PSE index as a whole has returned around 25% from the start of the year. I haven’t done an analysis on my portfolio’s numbers, but that’s an idea. I think I’m far off from beating the market this year (note: I checked and I’m around 19% up YTD).

I’m trying to not sell anything even though I think the market is pretty high (the PSEi is around 22 p/e right now I believe). Mostly because of smarting from selling some SMPH, and WLCON before their peaks and also not being able to pick up SECB @ around ₱244.

I should have sold CEB when it was around ₱108.00 and above. I’m still thinking if I should sell some IMI @ around ₱21.50.

Stocks on my quite long buy watchlist are the following:

  • ALCO @ ₱0.95
  • AP @ ₱41.10 (seems like this is always on my watchlist)
  • BLFI @ ₱3.84
  • CHIB @ ₱33.50 (another one that’s always on my watchlist)
  • CLC @ ₱9.24
  • CPG @ ₱0.50
  • DD @ ₱31.07
  • ELI @ ₱0.66
  • FLI @ ₱1.94
  • FPH @ ₱61.90
  • GTCAP @ ₱1172.00
  • LR @ ₱3.73
  • PHN @ ₱9.50
  • PIP @ ₱2.64
  • VUL @ ₱0.95
  • X @ ₱4.55

I’m still wondering if SHLPH will announce cash dividends early next year.

I’ll post about October cash dividends received some time this month.

 

Bought FDC @ ₱7.79

Bought more FDC yesterday @ ₱7.79. Funny that due to the capital gains taxes of the country where I reside, I’m really held back from selling any shares. I’m quite tempted to sell some as I think I can time some shares. Yes, I can fall into that trap of ‘timing’ that most ‘investors’ think they can do, but most cannot… though then again my track record has shown I’ve been successful with it a majority of the time. Which reminds me of, ‘Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?‘ and Buffett telling that story about trading and waiting for the right pitch… and if you keep on trading you’ll be making the broker richer and you poorer.

I want to sell as the cash holdings I now have are pretty low, and I want to be ready to buy when prices go back down. Admittedly though, I made a wrong call by selling some shares on both SMPH and SCC. I still hold some shares in both though.

 

Bought GMA7@₱6.05

Bought some GMA7@₱6.05 today (it closed 2 centavos lower at ₱6.03). Hoping that they would continue on:

  • giving good cash dividends and
  • their streak of increasing earnings/share.

Its current P/E is around 10.4 (around its 5 year low of 10.29), P/B of 2.4, YTD net income is up 70+% but its Q/Q (last year) net income is down -48%.

I’m thinking SHLPH should declare cash dividends in the next few months and if only it didn’t already have a good portion of my portfolio, I’d buy some more.

Bought LR@₱4.50, EDC@₱5.86, and AEV@₱74.05

Bought LR on Sep 14, EDC on Sep 29, and AEV on Oct 2.

Buying EDC at this time is a gamble, but it’s a gamble I’m willing to take as I don’t think the price should be this low. The price has gone down a few percentages points since I bought it, and I might buy it again.

Received a net of around 0.297% of my principal from cash dividends in September (equal to around 3.56% p.a.). I’ll write about the received cash dividends in an upcoming post.