Annual public service announcement! Dividends for ABF Singapore Bond Index Fund is coming up.

SGX is one of the best source of dividends information and I’ll re-post it here, for your convenience especially if you’re holding it.

For your information, the dividends for ABF Singapore Bond Index Fund [A35] is/was :

  1. 2015 – S$0.0305
  2. 2016 – S$0.0265
  3. 2017 – S$0.0214
  4. 2018 – S$0.0261 (2.23% yield based on 26-Dec-2017 closing price of S$1.171)

To get your 2018 payout, do note the following –

  • Ex-Date : 2nd Jan 2018
  • Payment Date : 15th Jan 2018

To get such information yourself from SGX, just go to their official website > Company Information > Corporate Action. In the company name dropdown selection, choose the entity you’re interested in and click “Go”.

As I’ve written for last year’s post .. “a diversified bond basket can actually benefit from rising interest rates. Investors might think otherwise because of the mechanics of basic bond math (‘when rates go up, yields go up and prices go down’). But, that’s not the whole story: A diversified bond basket can actually benefit when rates rise.”