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Best of the Fool: Top 3 Stories of the Week

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

1. The Straits Times Index’s Best Shares for the Year

Companies with huge market capitalisations are often neglected for those seeking huge returns. But, that can be a mistake as even elephants can sprint as at times. For instance, the best share within the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) had gained more than 60% between 1 January 2014 and 31 July 2014. Find out more in here.

Some shares discussed in here: Noble Group Limited (SGX: N21)

2. What Investors Need to Know about IREIT Global’s Upcoming Initial Public Offering

There’s another real estate investment trust (REIT) coming to Singapore’s share market in the form of IREIT Global. With the public given until 11 August 2014 to decide whether or not they’d like to apply for the units, jump in here for a quick brief on what this REIT’s all about.

P.S.: Did you know that the new REIT has a huge risk of tenant concentration that investors should be aware of?

Some shares discussed in here: OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: TS0U), Frasers Hospitality Trust (SGX: ACV), Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: T82U)

3. The Timelessness of Greed, Fear, and Bad Decisions

“History doesn’t repeat, but it does rhyme” is an often-heard refrain from the 19th century American writer Mark Twain. It’s often-heard because it seems so true. Have a taste of what Twain meant by jumping in here and read about Benjamin Roth’s diary, a blow-by-blow account of how he felt about the Great Depression of the late 1920s and early 1930s.

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