12-17 Mar 17, Top 5 Most Interesting Finance/Investment Articles I read this week

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Contributed by: warriortan, who is grateful that payday is here

#1 Economists upgrade Singapore’s 2017 growth forecast

“Stronger than expected fourth quarter growth in Singapore driven by improved global demand led economists to upgrade their 2017 projections for the Southeast Asian city state, an official survey of forecasters showed Wednesday”

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/15/economists-upgrade-singapores-2017-growth-forecast.html

#2 Chemicals 2025: Will the industry be dancing to a very different tune?

“… But this golden era may be coming to an end. Some important indicators have changed over the past few years. While the industry’s 15-year performance still looks good, a closer look at the past five years is less favorable: not only have chemicals lagged the total stock market since 2011 in TRS performance but the industry’s return on invested capital (ROIC) performance has flattened, and for some chemical subsectors, decreased. This slowdown in financial performance reflects important changes in the chemical industry’s fundamentals….”

http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/chemicals/our-insights/chemicals-2025-will-the-industry-be-dancing-to-a-very-different-tune?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1703

#3 A Brief Guide For The Natural Gas Trader

” … LNG is currently one of the fastest-growing internationally traded commodities in the world. According to GIIGNL, LNG trading made up less than 5% of global trade in 2000, whereas today its share is close to 25% and growing. Global trade in LNG has increased by 2.5% in 2015, with total quantities reaching an all-time high of 245.2 MT over the year …”

http://seekingalpha.com/article/4054124-lng-analytics-brief-guide-natural-gas-trader

#4 The 5 Singapore Stocks In The FTSE Value-Stocks Asian Index With The Best Long-Term Performance

“Here are the five Singapore-listed companies in the FTSE Value-Stocks ASEAN Index that have the best five-year total returns”

https://www.fool.sg/2017/03/15/the-5-singapore-stocks-in-the-ftse-value-stocks-asian-index-with-the-best-long-term-performance/

 

#5 Three High-Yield ETFs That Could Power Your Portfolio to the Next Level

” … However, not all high-yield ETFs are safe or give you value for your money. So to help you make sound investing decisions, our contributors have picked three high-yield ETFs that they believe could power up your portfolio: Global X SuperDividend ETF (NYSEMKT: SDIV), iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (NYSEMKT: PFF), and PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEMKT: SPHD). All three ETFs are unique, so read on to learn which one suits you best … “

http://host.madison.com/business/investment/markets-and-stocks/high-yield-etfs-that-could-power-your-portfolio-to-the/article_beb43cf9-0730-5d5f-b0c7-7e10d01382b7.html

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