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Recent Swings of the STI Sectors

In the second quarter of 2015 to-date, the three sectors that generated higher average gains than the Straits Times Index (STI) were two Financials... More »

An Investor’s Guide to the Straits Times Index

The Straits Times Index (SGX:^STI) measures the value of 30 of the biggest stocks listed in Singapore. These include some of Singapore’s biggest businesses... More »

STI & Dividends Generated 9.5% Return in 2014

The Straits Times Index (SGX:^STI) ended at 3365.15 in 2014, representing a 6.2% price gain for the year. Taking the consistent flow of constituent... More »

Five IPOs last week average 3% gain for the week

We take a look at the 5 companies that went IPO last week More »

Five of the STI’s Highest Dividend Stocks

With three weeks before 2015 begins, the Straits Times Index (STI) has generated a 5.0% price gain in 2014 with just over 3.0% in... More »

STI Quarterly Sector Highlights: Financials gain 5% in QTD

As the year-end approaches, the quarter-to-date performances of the sectors relevant to the stocks of the Straits Times Index (SGX:^STI) were very different to... More »

Highlights & Changes in the MSCI Singapore Small Cap Index

Effective today, there will be one change to the MSCI Singapore Index (SiMSCI) and four changes to the MSCI Singapore Small Cap Index. The... More »

STI maintains 7.5% gain in 2014 YTD

The Straits Times Index (SGX:^STI) has generated a year to date total return of 7.5%. More »

Local Banks Average 9% YTD Total Return

Since its establishment as a trading port in the 19th century, Singapore has been a magnet for financing activities. Historically, the island was home... More »

STI Dividends Total S$16 Billion Over Past 12 Months

Dividends are an important aspect of investing that enable companies and trusts to distribute income to their share and unit holders. All 30 stocks... More »

Balanced stock, bond & gold ETF portfolio generated 5% return in 2014 YTD

As discussed in this feature at the end of June, portfolio diversification is typically achieved by spreading investments across a broad range of asset... More »

Keeping Score of the STI

In the year thus far, the Straits Times Index (SGX:^STI) has generated a total return of 6.8%. This brings the average annualised total return... More »

Return on Equity of STI stocks

The Straits Times Index (SGX:^STI) has generated a year to date total return of 7.2%. This total return is made up of price performance... More »

STI generated 32% in total returns over three years

Over the past three years, dividends have been responsible for one-third of the Straits Times Index’s (STI) total returns. The index generated 20.5% price... More »