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We are deep into earnings season for stock markets around the world, and here in Singapore. 

As you read through the quarterly earnings, it’s imperative to remember that the reports represent a snapshot of a company’s progress over the last three months. 

Smart Investors should always look beyond a few months and stretch our horizon to years, if not decades. After all, there is only so much that a company can achieve in such a short amount of time. 

Therefore, it is important to remember not to get too excited or too disappointed with one set of results.

With that out of the way, Chin Hui Leong provided coverage on retail REITs, where major acquisitions are driving growth. In the process, all the REITs mentioned are delivering higher distributions for patient unitholders.  

The Retail REIT Scorecard: Acquisitions Come to the Fore

Quarterly earnings stand in direct contrast with investment principles that stand the test of time. 

This week, Chong Ser Jing is on hand to deliver 11 surprising but timeless truths in the stock market. 

The good news is that it’s easier to make long-term predictions than short-term guesses. Simple investing strategies also outlast the complex, hard-to-understand processes. 

For more, you can bookmark his article below: 

11 Wild Facts About Finance and Investing

Multi-year trends can have a profound impact on companies that fail to adapt. 

But for companies that ride on these waves of change, there is a possibility that the company will come up on the other side as satisfying investments. iFAST Corporation Ltd’s (SGX: AIY) latest earnings briefing provided insight into three shifts happening in the wealth management industry.  

You can catch Chin Hui Leong’s thoughts on the trends here:

Smart Trends: 3 Big Wealth Management Trends To Watch

Thanks again for making it through the week with us.

None of the information in this article can be constituted as financial, investment, or other professional advice. It is only intended to provide education. Speak with a professional before making important decisions about your money, your professional life, or even your personal life. Please refer to the individual articles for stock ownership disclosures. 

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