Smart Reads of the Week: A Whiff of Optimism

2021-04-22     thesmartinvestor
Smart Reads of the Week: A Whiff of Optimism

Things are looking up.

But instead of guessing, we will soon receive the latest earnings reports from companies.

The previous one in January-February gave a sober assessment of how the pandemic had impacted 2020’s results.

This time, though, there’s more than a whiff of optimism lingering in the air.

The upcoming results will provide a glimpse of how the first three months of the year transpired.

As investors, you should sit up and start taking notes.

Recall that Phase III of Singapore’s reopening started on 28 December 2020.

With more workers commuting and people spending time outside their homes, the flowthrough effect on the economy should be significant.

In turn, the rise in demand should trigger a virtuous cycle that will benefit businesses, lifting revenue, profits and cash flows.

So, it’s with eager anticipation that we herald the upcoming earnings season in the hope of receiving more good news.

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

1. Are Singapore Banks Still a Good Buy?

We look at whether the local banks are still attractive as the global economy sputters its way to recovery.

2. DBS is Cutting Office Space: Are Commercial REITs at Risk?

With recent news sources reporting that DBS Group (SGX: D05) is reducing its office footprint, should unitholders in commercial REITs be worried?

3. 3 Stocks I Would Buy Now with S$15,000

Here are three stocks I would consider buying now if I had S$15,000 to spare.

4. 3 Stocks That Benefit from a Surge in Consumer Spending

The global rise in consumer spending should benefit these three businesses.

5. 5 Stocks with Dividend Yields Exceeding 4%

Income-seeking investors may want to include these five companies yielding more than 4% in their investment watchlists.

6. 3 Reasons Why Singtel’s Share Price Has Gone Flat

We delve into the reasons why Singtel’s (SGX: Z74) share price has failed to keep pace with the wave of optimism sweeping through stock markets.

7. SIA’s Share Price is Up 50% in the Last 8 Months: Should You Sell?

Investors should feel pleased that Singapore Airlines Limited’s (SGX: C6L) share price has soared 50% in just eight months. Should they consider selling their stakes?

8. So You Want to Become a Long-Term Investor

You have decided to be a long-term investor. Here’s what it takes to achieve this goal.

9. The Incredible Rise of Forrest Li, Modest Founder of Singapore’s Most Valuable Listed Company

We trace the amazing rise of Forrest Li, CEO of Sea Limited (NYSE: SE), as he prepares to take his company to the next level.

10. A Smart Guide to Investing: An Introduction to REITs Part 2

Our REITs guide continues with the second part of a three-part series where we explore the different types of REITs and commonly-used REIT terms.

11. 5 Money Facts To Know Before You Retire

Here are five important money facts you should be aware of before you decide to retire.

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Please refer to the individual articles for stock ownership disclosures.

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