Smart Reads of the Week: Grabbing The Stock Market Bull by the Horns

2021-04-16     thesmartinvestor
Smart Reads of the Week: Grabbing The Stock Market Bull by the Horns

The stock market is on the verge of welcoming its biggest SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) deal to date.

This time, the company will come from our own backyard.

Grab, one of Asia’s largest private companies, is going public via a merger with a SPAC, Altimeter Growth.

The ride-hailing cum food delivery company is expected to raise about US$4.5 billion from this deal.

With this merger, Grab is expected to be valued at close to US$39.6 billion.

Home-grown companies are emerging from their shell.

Sea Limited (NYSE: SE), the owner of the popular e-commerce site Shopee, was valued at just US$4 billion during its IPO in October 2017.

Since then, it has grown more than 30-fold into a US$125 billion behemoth.

With Grab’s successful listing, investors now have a chance to own a piece of Asia’s most valuable ride-hailing business.

The opportunities can only grow from here.

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

1. 3 Companies That Can Power Your Portfolio to Greater Heights

These three Singapore stocks have promising growth prospects and should be added to your investment watchlist.

2. 3 US Growth Stocks Hitting New All-Time Highs

Growth investors alert! Here are three US growth stocks that have recently scaled new all-time highs.

3. Forget Singtel: Here are 3 Better Dividend Stocks

Singtel (SGX: Z74) may be a well-known blue-chip company, but we introduce three stocks that pay better dividends.

4. 3 Dividend Stalwarts That Can Pay You for Life

These three US companies have been paying increasing dividends for decades, and qualify as suitable investment candidates for income-seeking investors.

5. 3 Reasons You Should Look at This Promising Blue-Chip Stock

As the recovery picks up in Singapore with the easing of COVID-19 measures, here are three reasons why you should revisit this blue-chip business.

6. Are REITs Too Expensive to Buy Now?

The share prices of many REITs have run up in the last year. Are REITs becoming too expensive to buy?

7. 3 Resilient Hong Kong Stocks to Add to Your Watchlist

China is one of the first countries to bounce back from the pandemic and reopen its economy. Here are three Hong Kong stocks that have remained resilient despite the tough conditions.

8. 5 Highlights From SBS Transit’s Latest Annual Report

We share five interesting snippets from SBS Transit Ltd’s (SGX: S61) latest annual report.

9. 3 Actions You Should Take to Secure a Worry-Free Retirement

Are you bothered about not having sufficient funds to retire happily? Here are three actions you can take to ensure you enjoy a worry-free retirement.

10. Breaking Down The CPF Investment Scheme: Part 4

We continue with the fourth and final part of our CPF Investment Scheme series where we lay out the investment choices an investor has.

11. A Smart Guide to Investing: An Introduction to REITs Part 1

Here’s a handy guide for those who are interested in investing in REITs. Part one will talk about what REITs are and why they make attractive investments for income-seeking investors.

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Please refer to the individual articles for stock ownership disclosures.

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