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Trade Worries Take Back Seat Ahead Of Earnings Seasons

Over the fortnight, the US and China slapped each other with trade tariffs on some US$34 billion worth of goods. In view of China’s retaliatory tariff, Trump escalated the trade war by threatening to impose further tariffs of 10 percent on an additional US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The new tariff threat sparked off another global selloff on 11 July 2018.

4 REITs You Should Own Even As Fed Raises Interest Rate

The global stock market is growing concerned about the pace of rising interest rates on the stock market. In particular, the REIT share prices have been battered. Should you still be investing in REITs at this point in time? According to DBS, the answer is a resounding yes. DBS thinks that there are four REITs you should own even as the Fed raises interest rate.
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Small Cap Index’s Five Best-Performing Constituents Avg 36% YTD Return

The FTSE ST Small Cap Index comprises 65 constituents that average a market cap of S$750 million, ranging from S$103 million to S$2.6 billion. Beyond the Index are nearly 200 stocks listed on SGX that fall within this market cap range. The 10 largest constituents of the FTSE ST Small Cap Index account for about 40% of index weight, and represent the Real Estate sector.
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Half the STI Constituents Averaged 1.5%+ Daily Trading Ranges in 1H18

The non-weighted average 90 day volatility of the 30 STI constituents increased by a third over the first six months, rising to an annualised 22.5% at the end of June, up from 16.7% at the end of 2017. As many as 15 STI stocks averaged daily trading ranges over 1.50% in the first six months of the year, ranging from UOL Group & Wilmar’s 1.52% to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding’s 3.24%.

Two Stocks Downgraded To Hold With New Property Curbs

The Singapore Government announced a set of property cooling measures effective 6 July 2018 aimed at moderating home price growth. The authorities raised the Additional Buyer’s Stamp Duty (ABSD) by 5 percentage points for owners of second and subsequent residential properties purchases as well as lifting Loan-to-Value (LTV) limits by 5 percentage point for all new housing loans. On the other hand, developers will now incur a higher remissible ABSD of 25 percent, on top of an additional 5 percent non-remittable ABSD for enbloc transactions.

3 REITs With Double-Digit Upside Potential

Following our first article “4 Reasons To Invest In S-REITs Now”, we dive deeper into three REITs that DBS thinks could potentially reward investors with double digit returns.

2 Top Consumer Stocks To Own In This GSS, World Cup Season

Singapore’s retail sales index has been showing positive signs, particularly robust growth in consumer durables. According to RHB, higher expenditures in consumer durables suggest consumers are more confident in their outlook and are becoming more willing to spend.
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4 Reasons To Invest In S-REITs Now

REITs have traditionally been a mainstay in Singaporeans’ investment portfolio. However, with interest rates now rising, interest in REITs seem to have waned. However, DBS thinks that there are four good reasons why you should be investing in REITs at this point in time.
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REITs & Stapled Trusts Average 6.7% Distribution Yield

Following strong growth of Singapore private property prices at 9.1% over the past 12M & subsequent further tightening of private property cooling measures, the 34 REITs & six Stapled Trusts maintain an average distribution yield of 6.7%.


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