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Smart Reads of the Week: Vaccines

It’s official: several pharmaceutical companies have announced successful Phase III trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Both Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) have reported an efficacy rate of close to 95% for their respective vaccines.

This jubilant news has lifted stock markets around the world as countries breathe a collective sigh of relief.

After enduring nearly a year of harsh measures such as lockdowns, border closures and movement restrictions, an end to these draconian measures seems on the cards.

Businesses that were ravaged by the coronavirus at the beginning of the year may enjoy some respite soon.

However, there are still logistics and storage challenges to be worked out for the vaccines to be effectively disseminated to the general populace.

Still, the world is now awash with optimism that has lifted stock prices and valuations across the board.

We took a look at various industries this week to see how they have been coping with the pandemic.

Here’s a list of our top articles this week.

1. 3 Growth Stocks You Should Not Miss Out On

There are still surprising pockets of growth even as the pandemic ravages the global economy. Here are three stocks that continue to demonstrate good growth prospects.

2. 4 US Stocks That Have Grown Their Dividends Over the Last Decade

It may be surprising to learn that a fair number of US stocks have managed to grow their dividends every single year for the last decade. Here are four of them you should know about.

3. Singtel’s Latest Earnings: Can the Telco Turnaround?

Singtel (SGX: Z74) is facing tough challenges in its core business due to the pandemic. Can the telco manage to turnaround anytime soon?

4. Can ComfortDelGro See a Turnaround with Phase III Arriving?

We look at another blue-chip company, ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd (SGX: C52), to see if there are green shoots of recovery in its business.

5. 3 Things to Note About Parkway Life REIT’s Recent Earnings

We delve into Parkway Life REIT’s (SGX: C2PU) latest quarterly earnings to see how it has been holding up during this crisis. Here are three things to know about this promising healthcare.

6. 3 Things To Like About Ascendas REIT’s New Acquisitions

The slew of REIT acquisitions continues with Ascendas REIT (SGX: A17U) being the latest REIT to engage in one. Here are three things investors should know about this transaction.

7. 5 Reasons to Like CapitaLand Retail China Trust’s Latest Acquisition

Yet another REIT, CapitaLand Retail China Trust (SGX: AU8U), has announced an acquisition. Here are five reasons why we believe this acquisition is attractive for unitholders.

8. Better Buy: Mapletree Industrial Trust Vs Ascendas REIT

Industrial REITs have been one of the more resilient REIT sub-sectors during this pandemic. We compare two reputable industrial REITs to determine which makes the better investment option.

9. Hopes for a Vaccine Rise: Can Aviation-Related Stocks See a Rebound?

Aviation-related stocks have been badly battered since the outbreak. With the announcement of several vaccines that hold promise, could their businesses witness a rebound?

10. Electronic Sector Stocks: Can They Give You the Growth You Seek?

Electronic stocks, regarded as essential services and allowed to operate uninterrupted during the crisis, have produced strong returns for investors this year. Can the sector continue to grow past 2020?

11. When Investing, You Should Hope for the Best but Expect the Worst

It’s important to have the right mindset when investing. This involves a delicate balance between optimism and pessimism and can work wonders for your long-term investment results.

As an investor, you might wonder what the future holds for the REITs in your portfolio. Or how to select REITs that can make you money as Singapore’s economy struggles to recover from the pandemic.

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Please refer to the individual articles for stock ownership disclosures.

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