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The Monthly Nibble: 5 Most Popular Articles for October

Here are some of the most popular articles that have appeared on The Motley Fool Singapore’s website for the month.

15 Singapore Shares That Could Go on to Crush the Market in October 2018 and Beyond

In this article, we explored the top 15 shares that emerged from a screen based on the Magic Formula investing strategy that was developed by investor Joel Greenblatt. The strategy was outlined in Greenblatt’s investing book, The Little Book That Beats The Market.

The Magic Formula works by ranking stocks according to their cheapness and their quality. Investors must then hold a basket of highly-ranked stocks for one year before repeating the ranking process to create a new basket of stocks. For those who wish to know the metrics that are used for the screen, you can head to another article here.

3 Important Investing Considerations You Should Note For The Latest Temasek T2023-S$ Retail Bond Offer

Chong Ser Jing and Royston Yang jointly analysed the Temasek T2023-S$ retail bond, the first Temasek bond available for investors like you and me in Singapore.

The bond saw strong interest from retail investors as it had a subscription rate of over eight times the initial retail tranche of S$200 million. The Temasek bond started trading on the local stock exchange on 26 October.

The Market Sell-Off: What Next?

David Kuo and the chief investment officer of DBS Bank, Hou Wey Fook, discussed what investors should do amid the volatile times in the stock market, among other topics, including where to invest in next year.

Here Are 3 REITs With High Distribution Yields Of Over 7% Right Now

Lawrence Nga looked at three real estate investment trusts (REITs) that have a distribution yield of more than 7%. The REITs were also not excessively priced then – two of those REITs were going at below their book value while was is selling at a price-to-book ratio of slightly above 1.

The Phillip SING Income ETF: A New Option for Income-Hungry Singapore Investors

Phillip Capital Management, with the help of Morningstar, launched a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) called the Phillip SING Income ETF (SGX: OVQ). The ETF aims to fully replicate the 30-stock Morningstar Singapore Yield Focus Index, which is an index that selects companies based on three main factors: business quality; financial health; and dividend yield.

The Motley Fool Singapore was invited to an exclusive briefing for the ETF’s launch earlier this month, and what we learnt during the event is discussed in the article. The Phillip SING Income ETF started trading on 29 October, and with that, there are a total of 53 ETFs listed on the local bourse.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. The Motley Fool Singapore has recommended shares of DBS Group Holdings Ltd. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.