Bought 3 lots of Auric Pacific Group at $0.68 with some of the savings as well as dividends from last year. This makes it $22,000 of capital injected pumped in so far. Hesitated a bit about what price to enter but given the stock's relative lack of liquidity, I scooped them up somewhere between hi-lo price for the day. I really hope to stop buying stocks for the rest of the year or I will be holding not enough emergency funds.
Nonetheless, I am keeping my fingers cross that most of my stocks that are due to report their full year results in end February, declare sweet dividends. For the calendar year 2010, I received dividends of $1,280, which works to 6.8% yield-to-cost. That amount is still much smaller than the five figures that MusicWhiz got for the full year that has just past.
So for the first two days of trading has been positive with the STI surging past 3,200. Let us hope the momentum continues for the rest of the year.