Straits Times Index (STI)

Singapore's stock market finally getting some love again

SINGAPORE (Nov 10): Singapore’s stock market is finally getting some love again.

With almost two months of the year to run, the Straits Times Index has already notched up its best annual performance since 2012 amid an economic recovery and a stronger currency.

The city-state’s equity funds received some US$2 billion in 10 straight months of inflows, the most annually since 2007, according to data from asset allocation tracking company EPFR Global. That’s more than the combined inflows of the past five years and the longest monthly rally since mid-2013, the data show.

Right timing: STI's uptrend intact

SINGAPORE (Nov 3): Here are two charts for our technical analysis this week:

Straits Times Index (daily)
The Straits Times Index (3,382) fell marginally during the week. The move has not had a material impact on long- and medium-term indicators, The upside of 3,500 from the break above 3,350 remains valid.

Right timing: Rebound phase still valid, short term indicators rising

SINGAPORE (Sept 29): Here are some charts this week for our technical analysis.

Right timing: Downwards drift continues

SINGAPORE (Sept 15): Here are some charts for our technical analysis.

Straits Times Index (daily)
The Straits Times Index (3,209), fell 28 points during the week, and continued to weaken. Prices remained below the below the 100-day moving average (currently at 3,250). Both the 50- and 100-day moving averages which had been rising for the past 10 months, are flattening.

How STI’s strongest sectors have fared year to date

SINGAPORE (Aug 30): The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) has generated a 13.2% price gain year to date (YTD) with its strongest-performing sectors being real estate, financials and industrials.

Out of these three sectors, STI’s eight real estate stocks averaging a 24.1% price gain while its 10 industrial stocks averaging a 13.6% price gain after experiencing declines averaging 0.5% and 5.2%, respectively, in 2016.

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These 3 trusts have generated the highest yields as SGX newcomers

SINGAPORE (Aug 22): Over the past five years, as many 15 trusts – comprising 10 real estate investment trusts (REITs) and stapled trusts – have listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to make up about one quarter of the combined market capitalisation of listed REITs and stapled trusts in Singapore.

These trusts invest in property assets spanning hotels, shopping centres, office towers, industrial parks as well as high-tech and e-commerce facilities.

Right timing: Consolidation for STI continues

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SINGAPORE (July 14): Here are some charts to look out for this coming week

Straits Times Index (daily)

Despite a 26-point rebound on July 13, the sideways range developed by the Straits Times Index (3,235) during the past three months looks set to continue. The 50-day moving average, currently at 3,231 has become less meaningful as it is unlikely to immediate support or resistance in the near term. 

3 SGX-listed hotel, restaurant & leisure stocks worthy of the global stage

SINGAPORE (June 20): Over 30 stocks listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) make up part of the 1,200 stocks representing the hotel, restaurant and leisure industry, a key driver of the world’s consumer discretionary sector.

According to the SGX, 20 of these counters have averaged 18% price gains in the year to date (YTD) – comparable to their global peers with average YTD price gains of 18% in SGD terms.

High-yielding billionaire stocks extend beyond the STI

SINGAPORE (June 14): Many investors may not be aware that the Straits Times Index (STI) maintains one of the highest dividend yields across stock markets in Asia Pacific.

As of June 9, 14 out of the 30 STI constituents maintain an indicative dividend yield of at least 3%. Among this group of stocks that have averaged a 10.6% dividend-inclusive return in 2017 YTD are Singtel and OCBC.

No changes to STI constituents

SINGAPORE (June 1): Global index provider FTSE Russell announces that there will be no changes to the constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI), following the June quarterly review.

The STI reserve list, comprising the five highest ranking non-constituents of the STI by market capitalisation, will be (in order of size) Suntec REIT, Mapletree Commercial Trust, Sembcorp Marine, Keppel REIT and Yanlord Land Group.

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