The Straits Times Index (STI) of Singapore Long Term Returns: Charts

The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) is the benchmark index of the Singapore equity market. The index is a capitalisation-weighted stock market index and tracks the performance of the top 30 companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. The index is up by over 12% YTD. However it is still down from the peak reached in 2007 before the global financial crisis. The …

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Comparing the Dividend Yield of Select Asian Equity Markets

Singapore’s has the highest dividend yield among Asian markets. The dividend yield of 3.7% based on the FTSE index for Singapore is the highest relative to other countries in Asia as shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge   Source: Singapore’s High Dividend Yields Grab Spotlight Again,SGX Of the countries shown above, India has the …

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Two Solid Reasons To Own Singapore Stocks

US investors looking to gain exposure to Asian equities should consider investing in Singapore. Unlike its neighbor Malaysia, the country is a well developed with a GDP per capita comparable to wealthy developed countries. Though China is a major trading partner, Singapore is diversified in terms of exports and imports with other major countries including the …

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Singapore Stocks Have Declined Over 25% In One Year

The Singapore equity market has declined strongly due to the slowdown in Chinese economy. Unlike other Asian economies, the city-state of Singapore is highly dependent on China. The benchmark Straits Times Index is down over 11% year-to-date. Over the past one year the index has lost over one-fourth of its value as shown below: Click to …

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The Reason Behind Singapore’s Higher Per Capita GDP Than The U.S.

Singapore is a tiny country compared to the U.S. While the U.S. has a population of over 318 million, Singapore’s population is just 5.5 million.In terms of land sizes, the two countries are not even comparable since Singapore is a city state where one can travel from one end to the other in just half hour by …

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