Smart Reads of the Week: Digital Growth Trends for 2021 FREE SPECIAL REPORT

2020-12-12     thesmartinvestor
Smart Reads of the Week: Digital Growth Trends for 2021

By now, all of us would have experienced what it’s like to live in the online world.

The last 11 months have seen unprecedented growth in internet traffic as more people turn to Zoom to communicate.

This digital shift has been made even more apparent with recent announcements on 5G trials conducted by our local telecommunication companies.

This week alone, there have been three instances where the digital world was thrust into the spotlight.

First off, there was the award of four digital banking licences by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

The winners are supposed to commence operations by early 2022.

Next, DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05) announced that it is setting up a digital exchange to facilitate the trading and custody of digital assets.

And finally, just yesterday, in outlining Singapore’s research plans from now till 2025, three areas – artificial intelligence, 5G and cybersecurity, were cited as key pillars of the post-COVID digital economy.

These events and announcements show that the future lies in the digital economy, and businesses that can latch on these tailwinds stand to benefit greatly.

Here’s a look at our top articles this week.

1. 4 Blue-Chips Offering Stable Dividends in 2021

If you’re looking for certainty of dividends, here are four blue-chip companies that should offer this assurance.

2. 5 Stocks That May Raise Their Dividends in 2021

These five companies are prime candidates for raising their dividends as the new year beckons.

3. The Digital Banks are Here: Are Singapore Banks Still a Buy?

With the announcement of the four new digital banks, do the local banks still qualify as attractive investment ideas?

4. 3 Businesses with Strong Long-Term Growth Prospects

Searching for growth stocks? Then look no further as we introduce three companies with solid long-term growth potential.

5. 4 Digital Bank Licences Have Been Awarded: What are the Implications for Investors?

The recent award of the four digital bank licences raises some interesting investment implications that investors should take note of.

6. 5 Things to Note About Top Glove’s Latest Quarterly Earnings

Top Glove Corporation Berhad (SGX: BVA) has witnessed a massive boom in its business due to the pandemic. We take a look at five aspects of its latest earnings.

7. iFAST’s Share Price Crashed by 31%: Is the Company a Buy?

iFAST Corporation Limited (SGX: AIY) saw its share price plunge sharply recently. Should investors see this as a buying opportunity or should they avoid the stock?

8. 3 Businesses That Will Benefit from the Rise of Cryptocurrencies

With the increased popularity of cryptocurrencies, here are three businesses that stand to benefit from this trend.

9. Get Smart: The Successful Investor’s Checklist

If you’ve ever wondered what makes investors successful, making a checklist is one of the traits they possess.

10. Have You Missed the Stock Market Recovery?

Markets have rebounded strongly in the last two months. Is it too late to participate in this rally, or are we just at the cusp of a strong recovery?

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