Smart Reads of the Week: Phase III Reopening FREE SPECIAL REPORT

2020-12-18     thesmartinvestor
Smart Reads of the Week: Phase III Reopening

It’s a splendid way to end the year.

Last Monday, the government announced that Singapore is ready to transition from Phase II of its post-COVID-19 reopening to Phase III.

This shift will occur on 28 December.

We will still have to adhere to social distancing rules and be required to wear masks when outdoors but this news does come at an opportune time.

Group sizes for gatherings will now be increased from the current five to eight.

Capacity limits for premises such as malls, places of worship and tourist attractions will also be raised.

This news will offer us some reason to enjoy our holiday cheer even though the spectre of COVID-19 remains.

Many businesses should be able to enjoy a further uplift in business as more crowds can be expected.

And as investors, we should also welcome the gradual shift towards normalcy as we continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic on the businesses we own.

Here’s a list of our top articles for this week.

1. Year in Review: The 5 Best-Performing Stocks of 2020

We end off the year by reviewing the five best-performing stocks. These businesses could continue to do well in 2021 and may prompt you to add them to your watchlist.

2. Year in Review: The 5 Best Performing REITs of 2020

Income-seeking investors take note! We review the five best-performing REITs for this year, and you can assess if they make good additions to your portfolio for next year.

3. Year in Review: Can Bank Stocks Return to Their All-Time Highs in 2021?

The local banks have been beaten down this year due to COVID-19, lower interest rates and potential bad loans. Can they shine again next year if a recovery takes hold?

4. Phase III is Coming: 3 Key Things Investors Should Expect for 2021

With Phase III rolling in soon, what can investors expect for businesses in 2021? Here are three key aspects you should take note of.

5. 3 Industrial REITs That are Well-Positioned for Growth

Industrial REITs have been the most resilient of the REIT sub-sectors during this crisis. Here are three that seem well-positioned for growth as head into the new year.

6. 3 REITs Acquiring Assets to Grow Their DPU in 2021

Investors may want to check out these three REITs that conducted opportunistic acquisitions recently. These acquisitions should help to boost their DPU in 2021.

7. 3 Companies That Are Poised to Grow Through Acquisitions

Not only have REITs been acquiring for growth, check out these three companies that have also conducted acquisitions recently to grow their business for 2021 and beyond.

8. DBS Launches a Cryptocurrency Exchange: Should Investors Get Excited?

DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05) has just announced that it will launch a digital exchange that allows the trading of cryptocurrencies. Is this news music to investors’ ears?

9. 3 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Comfortable Retirement in 2021 and Beyond

As we enter a year of recovery in 2021, it’s time to think about how to plan for your retirement as conditions normalise. We offer three effective ways you can prepare yourself for a happy retirement.

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