REIT 4Q18 Report Card: 4 REITs/ Investment Trusts That Let Down

With the earnings season over, we will summarize the ups and downs of every S-REIT and rate their financial performance in this six-part series. To begin the series, here are four of the most disappointing REITs that let investors down in the latest quarter.

Small Cap Gem Series: 4 Exciting Small Caps That Are Set For A Year Of Growth

Investing in small caps seems like a risky affair. However, do your homework and it can be highly rewarding. In this two part series, we focus on highlighting some of the small cap gems that have remained elusive to the market. These small cap gems have the potential to help your investment portfolio returns turn up a notch.
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4 MY Stocks Poised To Outperform

The market could hardly hide the disappointment as KLCI finished a disappointing 4Q18 earnings season with uninspiring earnings outlook. The market is now starting to reel in to the fact that slow growth is the new norm. That being said, there are still stocks that are worth a BUY recommendation from the street. Here are four MY stocks that have been given a BUY recommendation by the street.
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3 MY Banking Stocks To Build A Defensive Portfolio

The latest earnings quarter turned out to be a worse than expected for Malaysian stocks. Among the MY stocks that were under DBS’ coverage, 30 percent missed consensus expectations. This was largely driven by underperformance of plantation, utilities, oil & gas and airline companies. Large cap companies have also been guiding for more cautious growth in 2019, leading to a downward earnings revision across KLCI.

5 Stock Picks To Refresh Your Portfolio For Greater Alpha

Moving forward, UOBKH believes that a shift in portfolio strategy is needed to regain its alpha. UOBKH will re-position its portfolio by removing telco picks and adding REIT and small cap gems in a bid to achieve higher alpha.

3 Strategies After A Disappointing Earnings Season

The latest earnings season was a disappointment, to say the least. Multiple sectors such as banks, property, telco and O&G saw earnings cut due to slowing global growth and US-China trade war. As a result, earnings growth was slashed for FY19. This contributed to the fall in STI from its February high of 3,286. Going forward, DBS is expecting STI to stay around the support area of 3,180 with a bull-case forecast of 3,500 by end of the year.
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4 Steps For Investors To Prepare For The Next Bear Market

Bear market is the number one concern on investors’ mind. This is especially true in the current investing climate where investors are constantly questioning whether the next drop would materialise into the next bear market.