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Interesting Investing Articles On Asset Bubbles, Blue Chips With High Dividend Yields, And Challenges Faced By Oil & Gas Companies

An important part of becoming a better investor is to read. And in that spirit, here are a few great articles from my colleagues I have come across recently that I think will help make investors of all stripes better.

Asset bubbles

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Ever since Donald Trump won the US presidential elections in 2016, stock markets in the US and other parts of the world have been climbing. Could bubbles be forming in the financial markets?

David Kuo and Peter Stephens wrote about the topic recently. David’s article touched on bubbles in general, while Peter’s piece was on technology stocks.

High-yielding blue chip stocks in Singapore

In a recent article, Sudhan P shared the names of six blue chip stocks in Singapore (blue chips refer to companies that are part of the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI)) that had a dividend yield of over 5%. Some examples are CapitaLand Commercial Trust (SGX: C61U) and StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3).

Challenges faced by oil & gas companies

One of the most troubled industries in Singapore in the last two to three years is oil and gas. Big companies within, such  as Sembcorp Marine Ltd (SGX: S51) and Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4), continue to face uncertainties in their businesses, while smaller players such as Swiber Holdings Limited (SGX: BGK) have gone out of business.

In his article, Chin Hui Leong shared DBS Group Holdings Ltd’s (SGX: D05) view of the difficulties encountered by the oil & gas industry. DBS Group is Singapore’s largest bank by total assets, and is a lender to many oil & gas companies.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Lawrence Nga doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.