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The Yearly Nibble: Best Stock Ideas

Another year is ending in just a few hours. Here are some of the popular articles that have appeared on The Motley Fool Singapore’s website in 2018.

The 30 Best Stocks In Singapore For 2018

This article explores a list of 30 best stocks for the year using Joel Greenblatt’s Magic Formula. The formula was made famous in Greenblatt’s book, The Little Book That Beats The Market. The author cum investor had annual returns of 50%, before fees, from 1985 to 1994. This also means that if you had invested your money with him, it would have doubled every 1.4 years.

3 Reasons Dividend Investors Should Be Wary Of StarHub Ltd’s High Dividend Yield

Based on last week’s closing price of S$1.76, StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3) had a dividend yield of 9.1%. However, should investors be excited about the high dividend yield? Maybe not, as the title suggests. Learn about three risks with StarHub in this article.

The Top 5 Singapore Stocks In Temasek’s Portfolio With The Highest Dividend Yields

Temasek is one of the Singapore government’s investment arms. Since inception, Temasek’s annualised total shareholder return (in Singapore dollar terms) was 15%. On top of learning about some of the companies that drove the return, you can get to know the five Singapore shares with the highest dividend yields that the investment firm has an interest in.

2 REITS to Buy and Hold Forever

In this article, learn about two real estate investment trusts (REITs) that you can buy and hold for the long-term. The REITs have:

1) An established track record;

2) A resilient and diverse portfolio of properties;

3) Prudent debt management;

4) Properties with the propensity to appreciate in value; and

5) Sound capital recycling strategies.

Do jump into the article to know more.

The Stocks You Should Buy During Volatile Times

2018 has been a volatile year — the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) has fallen some 10% since the start of the year. Amid the volatility, what should investors do? An extract from the article succinctly answers the question:

“[F]or every stock that you are considering, ask yourself these questions:

1. What is your financial goal? As an example, some investors might be looking to build a stream of income.

2. How does the stock help you achieve your financial goals? Using the same example, you would look for companies that offer a dividend that is well-covered.

3. Does the current volatility serve up lower stock prices for the companies that your portfolio needs?

4. Are you comfortable missing out on gains which happen to stocks that your portfolio does not need?

I hope that the questions above would provide a simple framework that can be used to guide you on the all-important decision of picking the right stocks for yourself.”

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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.