Here’s a weekly roundup of some articles you may have missed this week.
The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) has been far from calm in recent weeks. From the start of May till 23 May, the index has fallen 239 points, or some 7%. The tension between China and the US has undoubtedly roiled the local stock market. However, volatility is something investors should embrace when investing in shares — find out why in Royston Yang’s article.
Eagle Hospitality Trust (SGX: LIW) completed its initial public offering (IPO) this week. The real estate investment trust (REIT) offers a tasty distribution yield of 8.2%. That should not be the only consideration if you’re thinking about investing in the REIT, though; investors should also be concerned about the risks involved. Jump into Jeremy Chia’s article to learn more about the challenges this REIT is currently facing.
“Who doesn’t love dividends? Investors are always searching for companies that pay out consistent and regular dividends. The Singapore stock market has quite a number of these companies that I like to call ‘dividend dynamos’ — companies that churn them out year after year.”
Learn about five dividend dynamos in Royston Yang’s article.
The Central Provident Fund (CPF) Ordinary Account (OA) gives you an interest rate of up to 3.5% per year. If you’re looking to beat that rate, you should dive into this article to learn about three Straits Times Index components that have a higher yield than that.
“As a long-term investor, the logic of investing for dividends seems obvious to me. You invest in dividend stocks to receive growth and an income stream (which in Singapore is tax-free) in return. However, what may be less obvious is that investors have two options when it comes to dividends; companies that have higher dividend yields but stable payouts, or ones that have lower dividend yields but fast-growing payouts. The key question, then, is which one should dividend investors pursue?”
Get your question answered in Tim Phillips’ article.
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