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Smart Reads of the Week: What’s Next for the Stock Market?

We are on a bit of a roller coaster ride this week.

The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP: ^INX), which has been enjoying three months of relative calm, suffered its worst single-session plunge in three months when it fell 3.5% on Thursday.

The NASDAQ Composite Index (INDEXNASDAQ: ^IXIC) suffered a near 5% fall after witnessing a nearly uninterrupted rise since early June.

And in Singapore, our Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) continues to lag, trading around 22% below its level at the start of this year.

To be sure, seasoned investors have felt that a correction was way overdue.

Although there was reason to be optimistic on the development of a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, valuations did feel a tad overdone.

But is volatility here to stay? Or will calm return anytime soon?

No one knows the answer right now.

But what we do know is how you can look out for attractive companies to buy under all kinds of market conditions.

Here is a list of our top articles this week.

1. 5 Things to Like About Frasers Centrepoint Trust’s Latest Acquisition

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (SGX: J69U) has just announced major acquisition and divestment. Here are five reasons why we like these transactions.

2. 3 Stocks I Will Buy Now with S$10,000

Here are three stocks I feel are attractive enough for me to part with S$10,000 of my investment capital.

3. 3 Stocks Smart Investors Should Include in Their Portfolios

Smart investors who are looking for a healthy combination of growth and yield should include these three stocks in their watchlists.

4. Is DBS Bank a Safe Stock to Own for the Long-Term?

We delve deeper into DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05) to determine if it is a safe company to own over the long-term.

5. 3 Powerful Lessons from an Investing Guru Who Just Turned 90

When it comes to investment advice, no one does it better than this expert who just turned 90 years of age this year.

6. How to Survive The Coming Dividend Apocalypse

The pandemic has resulted in an apocalypse of sorts when it comes to dividend payments from companies. As an investor, how can you survive this harsh winter?

7. How Many Stocks Should You Have in Your Investment Portfolio?

A perennial question asked by investors is the ideal number of stocks they should own in their portfolios. We provide the answers in this article.

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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Please refer to the individual articles for stock ownership disclosures