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Invest in Singapore Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Successful investors use this simple 3-Step Strategy to earn Monthly Passive Income investing in Singapore REITs
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These are some of the benefits of investing in a REIT

  • Number 1- Earn a stable and recurring dividend income!
  • Number 2- It's affordable to invest in REITs.
  • Number 3- Instantly diversify your investment (lower risk)

Course content overview

Real Estate Investment Trusts are a good way to generate additional recurring income. The dividends are stable. That's why they are a popular investment tool.

In this course.I will cover everything you need to know to start investing in REITs.

At the end of this course, you should be able to do your own screening, do your own analysis, and make your own decisions when investing in Singapore REITs.

There are 2 major components in this course.

This first component is an introduction to investing in REITs, this is where I will teach you about the 5 REITs sectors.

In the second component, I will teach you the VIM 3 step reits investing formula to buy high performing REITs at undervalued prices, so you can have higher dividend income.

This course is ideal for...

The ideal student who should take this course are investors with no background in investing in stocks, or have less than 1 year of experience investing in REITs.

Students who are taking this course are investors who are seeking additional monthly income. So if you are happy with a 6-9% dividend yield each year. Then this course is for you.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Investors seeking additional income
  • Students keen to learn REITs and Stocks investing
  • Investors who want to build wealth and be financially free
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Earn additional income investing in REITs
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Understand the 5 different REITs Sectors
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  • Students are not required to have a brokerage account yet
  • This course is appropriate for residents of Singapore only
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
7 Lectures 16:21

This is a overview of what will be covered in the course.

Real Estate Inv Trusts (or REITS) are one of the simplest and most reliable source of generating extra income. When you buy a REIT, and become a investor, you will receive high dividend payout by collecting rent, from some of the best commercial properties in Singapore such as IMM, Junction 8, and raffles city.

And guess what, to own a share of these properties, you can start investing with as little as $2,000 to become a REIT investor.

Preview 02:35

It's very important for all students to watch this video first, before proceeding with the rest of the course.

  1. At the end of this course, you will learn how to screen for high quality and high dividend REITS on your own by looking out for specific indicators of a high performing REIT. It is ok if you currently don't have a stock trading account, or don't know where to start, because I will guide you through in this course. Some of you may investing based on recommendations from friends and hot tips you see online, you need to stop doing that until you have completed this course and able to make your own assessment.
  2. In this course. You will learn a 3 step REITS investing formula to buy REITS below their real worth and value, meaning you can get them at discounts. How much capital gains you can get from investing in REITs depends very much on whether you bought it at the right price. The 3 step REITS investing formula is designed to help you identify high performing REITS, that are currently selling below their real value.
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What are Real Estate Investment Trusts, and how can you own a REIT?

For example, you can buy CMT. CMT is a REIT traded on the SGX with a portfolio of 16 shopping malls.

The REIT units are traded in the stock market like any other stock, allowing investors like yourself to easily buy and sell units. This makes REITs a much more liquid investment as compared to physical property.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) allow you to become part owner of some of the best commercial properties in Singapore and also from other countries through a trust, so you can earn a regular income stream. As a REIT investor, you are entitled to the earnings and rental yield from the REIT.

Preview 03:22

This lecture explains what is a reasonable returns on investment that a REITs investor can expect.

REITs generate investors returns in two ways, (1) Dividend Yield, and (2) Capital Gains

A major attraction to invest is REITs is their high dividend yield. As per the regulations by MAS (or Monetary Authority of Singapore), REITs are required to pay out at least 90% of their profits as dividends. Most Singapore REITS issue a dividend yield ranging 5% to 9%. This means that if you put S$10,000 in a REIT, you can expect to receive up to S$900 each year in after-tax dividend income.

How much income can you earn from a REIT?

Where you can download useful (and free) resources to help you monitor and keep track of your investments.

Find out how I usually keep track of my investment portfolio.

Important Resources

Download a free REITs workbook here for your reference.

[Learn to invest in Singapore REITs]

Download Excel Workbook

In order for you to buy a REIT, you will require a brokerage account, usually, the broker will also help you to set up a CDP account if you don't have one. The CDP is a place where all your share are 'kept'. You cannot go to the SGX and tell them you wan to buy a share, you will need to do it through a broker who will charge you a commission for this service.

What do you need to start investing in REITs?
Introduction to the 5 REITs Sectors
7 Lectures 08:58

In this section , I will go through some of the highlights in each of the 5 reits sectors.….

REITs can be broadly categorized into five different groups according to the types of properties they own: Industrial; Commercial; Healthcare; Hospitality; and Retail REITs. They have different characteristics and different risk profiles.

Preview 00:45

Retail REITs are REITs that hold properties such as shopping centres and other premises meant for retail activities.

Find out what are the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and what to take note of when investing in this REIT sector.

Preview 01:06

Office REITs are REITs that hold office properties and other premises that are rented out to commercial organizations for the purpose of non-manufacturing and non-retail business activities.

Find out what are the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and what to take note of when investing in this REIT sector.

Office REITs

A REIT that holds hospitality related properties and short term accommodations such as hotels and serviced apartments are referred to collectively as Hospitality REITs.

Find out what are the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and what to take note of when investing in this REIT sector.

Hospitality REITs

Industrial REITs are REITs that hold properties which are primarily used for manufacturing or logistics activities. You can also loosely categorize them into 3 types: factories, distribution centres and warehousing properties.

Find out what are the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and what to take note of when investing in this REIT sector.

Industrial REITs

Health Care REITs are REITs that specialize in health care properties such as hospitals, nursing homes, medical centres and assisted living facilities for the elderly and disabled.

Find out what are the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and what to take note of when investing in this REIT sector.

Healthcare REITs

Cross border REITs are not a sector. The way you analyse a REIT with only local properties will be different because things such as the different cost of borrowing in foreign countries, will affect the dividend yield.

Find out what are the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and what to take note of when investing in this REIT sector.

Cross Border REITs
The 3-Step REITs Investing Formula
6 Lectures 09:30

How to buy REITs below their real value, and how to be sure it's a good buy?

There are 28 REITs out there in the Singapore stock market, How would we know which are financially healthy and which of them are risky?

Step number 1 is to screen and to filter all available SREITs by their financial numbers (for example, the gearing ratio and Interest coverage ratio) this step can be done very quickly, we will shortlist the REITS that passes the initial criteria.

In value investing, one important principle is margin of safety. In the first step, we will also screen for high quality REITS that are selling at undervalued prices. If you buy a REIT that is overpriced, it means you already lost money right at the start. Value investors are contrararians, it means when people are selling, we see opportunity. the cheaper you buy, the higher your ROI and the lower the downside risk. but this is only applies for good performing REITS.

Step 2 will take a little bit more time, so in practical sense, research and reading the annual reports to assess the quality of the REIT will come after the screening. Using the VIM Investors checklist, we will assess if the REIT has good quality management and growth plans, if it does, then we will move to step 3 and add these REITS to our portfolio.

So these 3 steps is actually a funnel. at the end of these 3 steps, only REITs with better fundamentals will pass through the funnel, not only that, they are currently undervalued, so you can consider adding them to your investment portfolio.

[Learn to invest in Singapore REITs]

Overview of the strategy

This lecture explains why you should invest in REITs that are able to issue a high dividend yield.

What percentage dividend yield should you aim for and why?

[Learn to invest in Singapore REITs]

Step 1- Criteria 1, dividend yield

This lecture explains why you should invest in REITs that are currently below valuation

What should you look at P/B ratio when investing in REITs?

[Learn to invest in Singapore REITs]

Step 1- Criteria 2, below valuation

This lecture explains why you should invest in REITs with low debt.

How low is low debt?

[Learn to invest in Singapore REITs]

Step 1- Criteria 3, low debt

This lecture explains why you should invest in REITs with high earnings compared to its interest expense

How do you know if the REIT is earning enough.

[Learn to invest in Singapore REITs]

Step 1- Criteria 4, high earnings

At the end of this step, you will be confident enough to own your first REIT.

Step 2 & 3 - Qualitative Criteria and Portfolio Management
Bonus section and updates
2 Lectures 00:49
Useful references

(I would like to remind once more, that this course is designed for Residents of Singapore only, and may not be suitable for foreigners. If you have bought this course my mistake, I will offer you a full refund. Thank you for your interest and support.)

For Singaporean and PRs, a deposit may be required for the opening of a trading account. This is for the purpose of credit assessment and assignment of trading limits. If you are a foreigner, a minimum deposit of S$2,000 will be required to be placed in trust with OCBC Securities Pte Ltd. Having a local bank account will allow easy facilitation of trade settlement via electronic modes.

I personally use OCBC securities (Do note that I am not a broker/affiliate)

You can download the application form and instructions in this lecture

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