Smart Reads of the Week: Profit Warnings

2020-08-14     thesmartinvestor
Smart Reads of the Week: Profit Warnings

It’s been a hectic week as companies rush to meet the deadline to report their first-half 2020 earnings.

Due to COVID-19, most results have been anything but pretty.

However, enduring some short-term pain for long-term gain is a necessary aspect of investing.

With few exceptions, almost every company has reported a steep decline in both revenue and net profits.

In many cases, dividends have either been drastically reduced or eliminated. But opportunities still abound for the dividend investor.

And, the good news is that over the long-term, if a company does well, these dividends should eventually be restored.

Here are our top articles this week.

1. Are Singapore Bank Stocks Still a Buy?

With the pandemic continuing unabated and the Monetary Authority of Singapore calling on banks to reduce their dividend payments, are local banks still attractive?

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2. 3 Technology Stocks That Have Performed Well This Year

Here are three technology stocks that have done well this year, even as the pandemic accelerates the shift towards digitalisation for many people and businesses.

3. UOB’s Latest Results: 8 Things You Need to Know

We cover the lender’s latest results and distil eight facts that you need to know.

4. Temasek has Walked Away From its Keppel Offer: What Happens Now?

Temasek has announced that it will not proceed with the partial acquisition of Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4). So, what’s next for the oil and gas conglomerate?

5. Can You Profit From This Healthcare Stock in the Long-Term?

Healthcare is an essential service during the pandemic. Here’s a stock that may provide good prospects over the long-term.

6. 3 Reasons Why I Think This Stock Will Do Well

Investors who are searching for a blue-chip business offering a healthy mix of growth and yield may wish to consider this company. Here are three reasons why I believe it will do well.

7. 5 Things You Should Know About StarHub’s Latest Earnings

The telco reported a downbeat set of earnings for its second quarter. Here are five aspects of the earnings that investors should know about.

8. 3 Emotions That Get in the Way of Your Comfortable Retirement

A big part of investing is about managing your emotions. Here are three that you should be wary of if you want to enjoy a comfortable, worry-free retirement.

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