The Weekly Nibble: Stock Market Turmoil

Here are some of the most interesting articles that have appeared on the Motley Fool Singapore’s website this week.

Singapore’s Stock Market Correction is Here: What Investors Should Do Now

On Thursday (5 July), the Singapore government announced that it is raising the Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) rates and tightening the Loan-to-Value (LTV) limits for residential property purchases. The measures came into effect yesterday, and with that, the local stock market saw a knee-jerk reaction, falling some 2%. The most affected groups were property and bank stocks.

What should investors do now amid the steep fall in share prices? Is it time to sell your stocks? Check out Chin Hui Leong’s article here to get your questions answered.

Dial “D” For Dividends

The Singapore-listed telcos, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74), StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3) and M1 Ltd (SGX: B2F), are currently yielding between 5% and 10%. This is rather high, given the stock market on average has a dividend yield of only around 3%.

Armed with plenty of data, David Kuo shows readers some ways to analyse the dividend sustainability of telcos. You can jump in here to find out more.

2 REITs That Have Increased Their Distribution Per Unit For Five Consecutive Years

In his article, Jeremy Chia looks at two real estate investment trusts (REITs) that have dished out higher distributions to unitholders for five straight years.

To know what the two REITs are, you can head here (hint: both REITs are part of the healthcare sector).

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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 Sudhan P doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.