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Are REITs just for retirees?

In our previous article “What are REITs?”, we shared about the types of asset classes and geographical breakdown of REITs listed in Singapore. In this next article of our #MUSTExplains series, where we share about REITs, the U.S. economy and the office sector, we discuss the reasons why people invest in REITs, and some risks to […]

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Singapore REIT Monthly Update (August 7th 2022)

Happy National Day!!  To celebrate 57 years of Singapore’s independence, I’ll be offering free portfolio review consultation! For a limited time only. https://calendly.com/kennyloh/portfolioconsult   Technical Analysis of FTSE ST REIT Index (FSTAS351020) FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts (FTSE ST REIT Index) decreased from 807.47 to 828.74 (2.63%) compared to last month’s update. The REIT Index […]

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10 Surprising Things about Living in Singapore

The quality of life in Singapore is generally considered to be among the most enviable in the world. The country consistently ranks highly in various personal safety, economic freedom, and political stability indices, making it a model for other nations in Asia and beyond.   Singapore’s unorthodox systems for achieving these successes are often confusing for foreigners, […]

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What are REITs?

REIT is short for ‘real estate investment trust’. In Singapore, REITs are a type of professionally managed collective investment scheme which acquires, owns and finances income-generating real estate. Because of the stable stream of contractual rents they collect from tenants and their requirement to distribute a minimum 90% of their earnings, REITs provide investors with […]

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Money & Me: How will Rising Inflation Rates impact REITs?

18 July 2022 Money and Me: REIT picking in an inflationary environment For the first half of 2022, the iEdge S-Reit Index has displayed strong resilience, generating flat total returns. In fact during the period, the S-Reits and property trusts sector in Singapore saw S$359 million of net institutional outflows and S$447 million of net retail […]

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REITs that may be most impacted by Interest Rate Hikes

The US Fed raised interest rates by 75 basis points on June 15, 2022, which is the biggest hike in 28 years. Coupled with post-pandemic recovery, this raises the question: How will REITs be impacted by the Interest Rate Hike? This will depend on the REIT, and many factors, not limiting but including: REIT Sector (Retail, […]

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What Investors Could Do to Their Portfolio During This Uncertainty?

Today’s economy is one marked by heightened uncertainty. As the world recovers from a pandemic that underscored persistent and recurring issues, the World Bank reports that global conflicts like the Russian invasion of Ukraine have worsened economic conditions. Ultimately, we might be seeing an extended period of slow growth and aggravated inflation. For investors, making crucial decisions […]

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Singapore REIT Monthly Update (July 3rd 2022)

Technical Analysis of FTSE ST REIT Index (FSTAS351020) FTSE ST Real Estate Investment Trusts (FTSE ST REIT Index) decreased from 820.69 to 807.47 (-1.61%) compared to last month’s update. The REIT Index is currently in a downward Parallel Channel, having broke the 800 support (false broke out last time) between June 14th and June 21st, but […]

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Physical Seminar: 2H 2022 Market Outlook @ Phillip Securities

On 25th June 2022, I conducted a Physical Seminar where I shared the following: 1H2022 Market Recap S-REIT Index currently moving sideways The economy is doing well, therefore Interest Rate Hike Interest Rate is historically still at a low (especially compared to past GFCs) How Interest Rate Hikes will affect S-REITs Rental Income Is generally […]

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Money & Me: How will Rising Inflation Rates impact REITs?

10 June 2022 Money and Me: Are Hospitality REITs the clear way to play the reopening trade in Singapore? Michelle Martin finds out if there is reason for cautious optimism in the S-REIT space given last month’s data on the sector. We survey the possible winners with impressive Price/NAV ratios and discuss if Industrial REITs […]

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