Smart Reads of the Week: Seasons Greetings!

2020-12-26     thesmartinvestor
Smart Reads of the Week: Seasons Greetings!

It’s been a tough year, but it’s almost over.

The world is still grappling with a wave of infections arising from the pandemic but unlike earlier this year, we have the knowledge, tools and collective will to tame the spread of the virus.

Slowly but surely, the tide will turn.

For now, let’s soak in the holiday cheer and gear ourselves up for a year of recovery.

There’s also Phase III of the reopening to look forward to tomorrow when larger groups are allowed to gather and capacity limits for malls and attractions will be raised.

Investors should also prepare themselves for an interesting year ahead that’s filled with opportunities to deploy their capital.

Here’s wishing all readers a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy the holidays!

Here is a list of our top articles for the week.

1. Year in Review: 5 Companies That Raised Their Dividends in 2020

We take a look at five companies that defied the odds and raised their dividends during this crisis.

2. 3 REITs That Remained Untouched by the Pandemic

These three REITs are prime examples of resilience as their business remained relatively unscathed during the pandemic.

3. 3 Consumer Stocks You Need to Know Right Now

These three consumer stocks can hold their own when it comes to growth and track record. Investors may be interested to include them in their investment watchlists.

4. Are Travel and Tourism Stocks Poised to Rise in 2021?

As we anticipate a year of gradual recovery in 2021, how will the battered travel and tourism industries fare? Is there any hope for their stocks to do well next year?

5. Top Glove’s Share Price Fell over 30% in 2 Months: What is Happening?

Top Glove Corporation Berhad (SGX: BVA) had been on a roll this year, with its share price rising six-fold from the beginning of the year till mid-October. Yet, the glove-maker’s share price tumbled sharply in just two months. We provide more details on why this happened.

6. Get Smart: Phase III Confirmed, Should You Buy into the Recovery?

Phase III will be starting tomorrow. Expect to see larger crowds at numerous venues around the island. Does this signal an even stronger recovery as we head into 2021?

7. Will Optimism Lead to a Santa Claus Rally?

Building on the feel-good sentiment, investors may wonder if the rampant optimism may lead to a further rally. Note that our local index has already climbed nearly 20% since the beginning of November. Could there be room for more?

8. Your 2021’s New Year Resolution: 3 Ways You Can Help Your Portfolio to Perform Better

It’s common to make resolutions to usher in a brand new year. And one of the best resolutions you can make is to improve your investment portfolio’s performance. We show you three ways this can be done.

9. How to Find a Winning Stock for 2021

As we navigate the uncertainties for industries and businesses, it’s good to have a blueprint on how to sift out a great stock. We look at five attributes you need to look at to identify a winner for 2021.

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