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The $100,000 Dividend Portfolio
I would say at current moment, building up a $100,000 dividend portfolio is the easiest in a decade. Firstly, in US, UK & Europe, interest rates are at an all time high; this translates to a expectations of higher returns in either dividends or future capital gains. As a result, in SGX, overseas REITs which carry a lower risk of balance sheet stress are at 11%-19% yields.
Secondly, due to the fear of a weakening Chinese economy and large scale slowdown in property, China stocks across all industries have been beaten down. The stronger and well run companies are now valued at 6-10% yields. For China's case, I am not talking just about REITs, but high dividends is seen across all industries from the defensive insurance industry (Ping An) to its 4 banking giants (ICBC, CCB, ABC, BOC) which are the largest in the world.
In 2018, yields from these 2 countries were much lower. Fast forward 2023, we are now seeing such yields and therefore building a portfolio for a $100,000 dividend with lesser capital avaliable is possible. Of course, investors have to assume the risk stated above for each sector.
Why It's a Struggle For Me
If readers notice, my actions now are to build up my dividends due to this trend. With the selldown in China Tech, I had earlier deployed capital to this sector in 2022 and as a result, I have less capital to build a dividend portfolio now.
My plan is to continue accumulating dividend stocks because they have been greatly sold down in the past few months, in addition to my large stake in Alibaba which will remain my core position. My target is a $100,000 dividends, hopefully markets remains depressed as I continue looking for stronger balance sheet companies with dividends.
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