bull bear

SI Research : 5 Reasons Not To Buy Stocks Now

Underpinned by strong earnings from the electronics sector and the three local banks this year, Singapore’s Straits Times Index (STI) has delivered a remarkable year-to-date return of 19.9 percent as at 11 Dece...

SI Research: 3 Distressed REITs With Yields Over 8%

As we all know, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are a specialised type of securities that invest in income-producing real estate assets well-sought after by income investors because of their relatively higher yield.

An Overdue Correction?

The US has a couple of reasons for celebrations over the last two weeks. Online sales on Black Friday and Thanksgiving surged to a record US$7.9 billion according to data from Adobe Analytics, jumping 17.9 perc...

SI Research: Can Challenger Technologies Survive Online Challenge?

China-based retail giant Alibaba created history once again on its flagship event Double 11 Singles’ Day sale on 11 November 2017, amassing an eye-popping gross merchandise volume of US$25.3 billion. The reported figures jumped 40.6 percent from last year’s US$18 billion sales, and dwarfed those achieved from US Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. In comparison, US sales between Thanksgiving until Cyber Monday only attained total sales of US$12.8 billion in 2016.

Investors’ Corner (DBS Group, CDL HTrust, SingPost, Spackman Entertainment Group)

DBS Group Holdings (DBS) achieved good results across its Corporate Banking, Wealth Management and Consumer & SME (CSME) businesses in Singapore. However, CSME businesses in growth markets contributed only 0.4% of the group’s net profit in 2014. Management aims to increase contributions to income for CSME businesses in Singapore and Hong Kong from 44% in 2015 to 50% over the next 5 years, while that in growth markets to rise from 4% to about 10% over the same period.

GDP Growth Reaffirms Stock Momentum

Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s November meeting indicated that a rate hike next month remains likely, although it also highlighted worries about the persistently suppressed inflation. Meanwhile, Durable goods...
Oil rig silhouette over orange sky

SI Research: Keppel Corporation – A Reborn Phoenix Rising From Its Ashes

As Saudi Arabia got mired in a political turmoil coupled with falling inventories and build-up of expectation that Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and major producers will be extending their production-cut deal through the end of next year, Brent crude oil prices have been standing firm above the US$60 a barrel psychological level for the last couple of days.

Markets March On At Full Throttle

The FOMC Meeting last week concluded with the Federal Reserve (Fed) holding rates unchanged at between 1 percent and 1.25 percent, although the door is still left open for a December hike. Centrist Jerome Powel...