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Smart Reads for the Week: Volatility Returns

Volatility has returned with a vengeance as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX: ^DJI) crashed 6.9% on Thursday.

Singapore’s Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) also crashed by 3.4% that day to close at the 2,700-mark.

And yesterday, the market dipped further by around 19 points after recovering from a bruising 90-point drop early in the morning.

Investors may be wondering if markets may plunge again as they did back in March.

What happens next will hinge on corporate earnings and expectations of how businesses will perform during this crisis.

We will continue to watch such developments closely.

Here are some of our top articles this week.

1. 2 Potential Singapore Shares You Can Buy and Hold Forever

If you are looking for true blue buy-and-hold stocks, look no further. Here are two potential Singapore companies that you can hold for a lifetime.

2. 3 Promising Blue-Chip Companies to Add to Your CPF Investment Account

Wondering how you can grow your money more quickly for your CPF Investment Account? Here are three promising blue-chip companies that yield more than the interest rate on your CPF Ordinary Account.

3. 4 Cheap Blue-Chip Stocks for Your Watchlist

If you are on the hunt for cheap stocks, you’re in luck. Here are four cheap blue-chip companies that you can consider for your portfolio.

4. Better Buy: Singtel Versus StarHub

Can’t decide on which telco to buy in Singapore? We compare both Singtel (SGX: Z74) and StarHub (SGX: CC3) to sift out their pros and cons.

5. REIT Share Prices Have Recovered: Real Rally or False Dawn?

It has been somewhat of a conundrum for REITs. Many have slashed their dividends and reported difficult conditions, yet their share prices have risen across the board. Is this a real rally or could it all just be a house of cards?

6. Should Investors Subscribe to Sembcorp Marine’s Rights Issue?

Sembcorp Marine (SGX: S51) has just announced a massive rights issue to recapitalise its balance sheet. How should investors react to this news? Should they subscribe for it?

7. Should You Accept Cash or Scrip Dividends?

Some companies offer the option to choose either cash or scrip dividends. Which is the better choice? We explore this in greater detail and offer some clues.

8. Did You Miss the Bull Market?

Don’t worry if you feel that you may have missed out on a stock market rally. Having the right temperament and a long-term investment horizon are far more important.

With share prices battered to multi-year lows, many attractive investment opportunities have emerged. In a special FREE report, we show you 3 stocks that we think will be suitable for our portfolio. Simply click here to scoop up your FREE copy… before the next stock market rally.

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