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Smart Reads of the Week: US Election Looms

The race is heating up in the US as its once-in-four-year election draws closer.

If Donald Trump (in the Republican team) wins a second term, it may signal more acrimony with China.

Should Biden clinch the top seat, the US may see a moderation in its policy with China.

The Democrat has also pledged to use all available resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although all eyes are on this important event, investors should be relieved to know that the outcome is unlikely to significantly impact any investment thesis.

Businesses that are primed for growth and can adapt to this pandemic qualify as good candidates to own no matter how the election turns out.

While there may indeed be a short-term knee-jerk reaction based on whoever wins, over time, choosing the right companies means that they will do just fine over the long-term.

Here are our top articles for this week:-

1. The Top 10 Most Influential Blue Chips in the Straits Times Index

Ever wondered which blue chip companies move the index? We feature a list of the ten most influential blue chips in Singapore.

2. 3 REITs That Are Paying out More Dividends

We sifted through the recent REIT earnings to find three that have declared a higher year on year distribution per unit.

3. 3 Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs

It sounds unusual to find stocks that are hitting new highs amid one of the worst pandemics in a century. But here are three that have recently done so.

4. Are Banks Currently Value Traps?

We delve into whether banks are cheap enough to invest in, or cheap for a good reason.

5. 5 Things You Should Know About iFAST’s Record-Breaking Quarter

iFAST Corporation Limited (SGX: AIY) has been a strong performer this year. Here are five aspects of its latest quarterly earnings that investors should know about.

6. 5 Things to Know about Nanofilm Technologies’ IPO

IPOs are roaring back to life on the local bourse. Here are five things to note about the largest mainboard IPO since early this year.

7. Mapletree Logistics Trust Continues Its Billion-Dollar Acquisition Spree: What You Should Know

Mapletree Logistics Trust (SGX: M44U) has announced a massive acquisition spree, along with a decent set of earnings. We dig deeper into the details of this acquisition.

8. 5 Investing Mistakes That Are Easily Avoidable

If you are worried about making silly errors when investing, don’t fret. We made a list of five mistakes that you can easily avoid.

9. How to Invest In The Next Big Trend After Cloud

The renewable energy space is well worth looking into as there are many growth companies within this industry. We explore how you can gain exposure to this fast-growing sector.

10. Should You Trust Your Broker for Stock Recommendations?

If you are an investor who relies on your broker to pass you stock ideas, you may want to take a look at this article that explores the pros and cons of such recommendations.

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Please refer to the individual articles for stock ownership disclosures.