SINGAPORE (Feb 1): The Edge Singapore has assembled the annual portfolio of 10 stocks, done in conjunction with the Lunar New Year.

Our selections are CapitaLand, DBS Group Holdings, iFast Corp, iX Biopharma, Mapletree Industrial Trust, MindChamps Preschool, NetLink NBN Trust, Raffles Medical Group, SATS and Silverlake Axis. (Subscribers need to log in to read)

This year, we have taken a top-down approach, by picking stocks that could be beneficiaries of the future economy.

By future economy, we mean companies that are ready to innovate and adapt to new ways of doing business as technology disrupts the status quo, as well as those able to ride the wave of digitalisation.

According to Gartner, worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.76 trillion ($5.08 trillion) in 2019, up 3.2% from 2018.

We also take into account the region’s demographic factors, for instance the rapidly ageing population in Asia-Pacific. This means that companies that operate in the old economy sectors are not necessarily excluded, nor are those that operate in the new economy sectors necessarily included.

Ultimately, we are trying to pick the winners of tomorrow to capture the upside potential today. Get this week's The Edge Singapore Issue 867 (week of Feb 4) which is on sale now. Or subscribe here.