Best of the Fool: Top 3 Stories of the Week

Here are three of the most popular articles at The Motley Fool Singapore this week:

1. Can You Afford To Retire At 55?

A recent survey had four out of 10 people peg their ideal retirement age at 55. But, having an ‘ideal’ retirement age is a very different beast from being able to retire at that age. In here, find out why you should start to invest as soon as possible (and how to go about doing it) to aid you in building up that nest egg for early retirement.

Some shares discussed in here: Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), SPDR Straits Times Index Exchange Traded Fund (SGX: ES3), Jardine Strategic Holdings (SGX: J37), DBS Group (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (SGX: O39), United Overseas Bank (SGX: U11)

2. 3 Companies Paying Dividends This Week

Oh those sweet dividends! Find out which 3 companies had rewarded their shareholders last week by sharing their profits.

Some shares discussed in here: First REIT (SGX: AW9U), Cambridge Industrial Trust (SGX: J91U), SembCorp Marine (SGX: S51)

3. The Fascinating Business Empire behind Temasek Holdings – Part 2

Singaporeans are likely to be familiar with Temasek Holdings, one of the investment arms of Singapore’s government. What’s likely not that well-known is that the fund is a truly global giant with more than S$200 billion in assets invested in over six continents. And, the fund has had a truly remarkable performance record with annual compounded returns of 16% over the last 3 decades. Find out about the various investments that have been powering Temasek’s returns all these years.

Some shares discussed in here: Keppel Corporation (SGX: BN4), Sembcorp Industries (SGX: U96), Neptune Orient Lines (SGX: N03), SMRT (SGX: S53), Singapore Airlines (SGX: C6L), ST Engineering (SGX: S63), CapitaLand (SGX: C31), Olam International (SGX: O32), SATS Ltd (SGX: S58), The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK)

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