Sunday, December 5, 2010

Portfolio gains 0.5% in Nov 10, STI up 0.2%

In a largely flat month for the benchmark Straits Times Index, our portfolio gained 0.5% in November 2010, outpacing the 0.2% return for the STI. This comes even as we hold 13.7% of the portfolio's assets in cash, and on a year-to-date basis, the portfolio is up 6.2% (net of accrued performance fees), attaining its 6% annual target one month early.

Noble Group was a strong contributor to the portfolio, gaining 10.2% in November, while Memtech rose 9.5%. Keppel Corp benefitted from renewed interest in the offshore drilling segment, while Tat Hong and Mermaid suffered with declines of 10.7% and 11% respectively. Wells Fargo remains our second-largest holding, and gained 6.6% in the month.

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