Smart Reads of the Week: Gearing Up for a Recovery

2021-01-08     thesmartinvestor
Smart Reads of the Week: Gearing Up for a Recovery

2021 began with a bang for our local stock market.

In just five days alone, the Straits Times Index has moved up 5.2%.

This optimism can be attributed to a host of brokerages reporting that we are on the cusp of a recovery.

As various vaccines are rolled out across the world, we can look forward to better days ahead.

And it’s already showing up in valuations as share prices reflect a more sanguine outlook.

For blue-chip companies such as DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), its share price of S$27.42 has exceeded the price it traded at before the pandemic.

Investors should note, however, that the recovery is likely to be uneven.

Some sectors may see a quicker, stronger recovery while others may continue to languish.

But with governments around the world standing ready to pump liquidity into their economies and keep interest rates low, the odds favour a sustained recovery this year.

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

1. Will 2021 be a Great Year for REITs?

With REITs facing their biggest test last year since the Global Financial Crisis in 2009, will 2021 prove to be a good year for the sector? Read on to find out.

2. 3 Stocks to Gear You Up for 2021

We take a look at three promising growth stocks to add to your investment watchlist for 2021.

3. Can Dividends See a Strong Recovery in 2021?

Dividend payments were pummelled badly last year in the wake of the crisis. Can dividends make a strong recovery in 2021 and satisfy income-seekers’ desire for more passive income?

4. The Hang Seng Index Revamp: 5 Aspects Investors Should Know About

The all-important Hang Seng Index (INDEXHANGSENG: HSI) in Hong Kong is about to undergo a significant revamp. We talk about five aspects that investors should be aware of.

5. 3 Industries That Will Ride on a COVID-19 Recovery

Here are three industries that are poised to do well as the world recovers from the debilitating pandemic.

6. ESG Stocks for 2021: How to Find Them?

The topic of sustainability is tied in with stocks that exhibit “ESG” traits (i.e. environment, social and governance). For investors who are interested in ESG stocks, here are some tips on where to find them.

7. A Real Estate Specialist Sets Up a Private Investment Fund: 3 Important Implications for Investors

This industrial property specialist has just announced that it has set up a private fund to house its real estate assets. Here are three important implications for investors to think about.

8. 4 Simple Actions to Reduce Investment Risk

Looking for ways to reduce risk within your investment portfolio? Here are four simple actions you can take to minimise risks.

9. No, You Did Not Miss a Bull Run

If you’re worried that you’ve missed the bull run, don’t fret. It’s not too late yet to deploy your capital into great companies over the long-term.

Start the year off right, and make 2021 a more profitable year for your investments.

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Please refer to the individual articles for stock ownership disclosures.

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