STI Fails To Follow US’s Lead In Charting New Highs

Last week, US’s Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) crossed 27,000 for the first time reaching a record high of 27,359.16 on 15 July 2019. Unfortunately, the rally did not follow through and the US index slippe...

SI Research: Investing In REITs – A Word Of Caution

Amidst heightened market uncertainties, huge funds are pouring into Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) led by heavy institutional purchases, as they are often deemed to be the more defensive counters. This caused FTSE ST REIT Index to surge by more than 18.2 percent since the beginning of the year and led many to wonder if they could have missed the boat. However for investors who are considering taking the leap of faith now because of their fear of missing out, we do have a few pieces of advice here for them to pay close attention to.

SI Research: China Aviation Oil – Weak Oil Prices Bring Forth An Opportunity

Brent crude oil tumbled last month, triggered by the US government reporting an unexpected surge in the crude inventories coupled with increasing worries of demand slowdown amidst various trade conflicts. Closing at US$60.63 a barrel on 5 June 2019, brent crude oil has sunk by as much as 21 percent from its April peak. Nevertheless for investors who believe that oil prices are cyclical in nature and that the current sell-off is merely temporarily, we are closely looking at China Aviation Oil which allows investors a direct exposure to a likely oil price recovery.

Asian Shares Soar On Rekindled Hopes Of A Trade Deal

Asian markets turned bullish after reports surfaced that both President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had agreed to meet at the G20 summit in Japan at the end of June. Meanwhile, the FOMC meeting...

SI Research: TalkMed Group – An Overlooked Healthcare Growth Stock

Early last year, market research firm Frost and Sullivan predicted that the Asia-Pacific healthcare industry is going to grow at 11.1 percent in 2018 driven by an increasing adoption of technology, innovative healthcare access and delivery of care outside of traditional hospital settings. Concurrently, Singapore Exchange (SGX) also released a market update identifying the five largest healthcare companies listed on the local bourse in terms of market capitalisation.

SI Research: ARA US Hospitality Trust – A New Player To The Game

ARA US Hospitality Trust (ARAHT) made its debut on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on 9 May 2019 at an initial public offering price of US$0.88 a unit. The offering was approximately 1.1 times over-subscribed with valid applications for 54.7 million units vying for 51.1 million units available for public offer. Following the introduction of this new hospitality trust, income investors now have another option to consider when looking for high-yielding counters to add into their portfolio. This issue, we explore what are the investment merits that ARAHT has got to offer.