Earlier this week, the latest U.S. Consumer Confidence index figure was released, showing that consumers are the most confident they’ve been in 16 years. This might sound great but as they say, the higher you are the farther you fall.
4Q16 had been a relatively good quarter for property developers and consumer goods as these sectors beat market expectations. Sectors like banks and oil and gas (O&G) had a dismal quarter as they missed earnings expectations.
Looking at the projected outlook for Singapore’s economy, growth is the main theme. The consumer sector is the highlight of this article and we’ll look at three consumer stocks featured in the report from DBS Research.
AK previously wrote about QAF Limited last month and recently, QAF Limited has announced a 129% increase in full-year net profit. AK shares his thoughts about the Gardenia bread manufacturer.
Based on sentiments from the street, growth in equities market can be expected in 2017 despite the number of unknowns and rising interest rates. However, it makes the picking of stocks even more important for investors to be able to reap from the growth. Here are some stock ideas we've highlighted from UOB Kay Hian's recent research report to consider.
Optimism in the US market continues to drive the market as Dow Jones Industrial Average tops the 20,000 mark in late January. This comes on the back of several executive order that President Trump when he went ...
It is commonly known that consumer staples outperform during recession. On the bright side, most of the Singapore-listed consumer companies have exposure in other ASEAN markets, where various government schemes are expected to potentially help boost domestic consumption and consumer confidence for 2017.
As legendary investor Warren Buffett knows better than most, getting on the right side of a big trend can be a very profitable thing. In the late 1980s, he believed that the soft drink industry was positioned to explode.
2017 is an uncertain year to step into. We are not just referring to the investment outlook, but world politics as well. 2017 will be filled with multiple elections in Europe (Germany, France, and the Netherlands) and major decisions will be made throughout the year (think Trump, Brexit Article 50, Federal Reserve rate hike).
Amidst the festive cheers, investors have to be prepared for a tough 2017, warns Maybank Kim Eng (MBKE). Against the backdrop of tepid global growth, near-term fundamental growth challenges to key financial services, property and energy-related sectors, Singapore’s forecasted growth for 2017 has been reduced to a range of merely one to three percent.