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Editorial Desk | 18 December 2015
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By: Louis Kent Lee
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The Fed has officially raised benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point. Slack in the labour market has diminished to the point where monetary policy needs to gradually get back to normal.

We view that the raised interest rates could most likely weigh on the REITs sector, although the market has already priced in this impact. Headwinds remain strong for REITs in the retail, commercial and industrial sectors.

While the Fed has dealt its card, the Straits Times Index is still the worst performer among regional peers, with year to date losses clocked at more than 15 percent.

To combat that, we share with you the filters we use in our research process before digging deeper into more fundamental research of nit-picked stocks. These five stock ratios will help you serve as a quick health gauge to help you minimise your investment losses. Turn to page 6 to read more.

One of the market darlings City Developments, has seen its share price losing more than 20 percent year to date. Does it still pack a punch? We think it does, and probably, it’s going to come from overseas. Turn to page 10 to read more.

We take China seriously, and so should you. China unveiled its China Foreign Exchange Trade System RMB Index, and on a bigger market implication front, there are some things you would need to know. To find out about them, turn to page 12.

Lastly, we looked at Ying Li, and observed that potential for it in 2016 is more than anyone could have put on paper. Should the execution be done properly for all its projects, a home run shouldn’t be that difficult. For more information about this stock, turn to page 14.

We wish readers a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. May the markets in 2016 be better than that of 2015!

Louis is a qualified accountant with the ACCA, and is the Research Editor at Shares Investment magazine.

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City Developments  9.850 +0.12 +1.23%   
Business: Co is an international property & hotel conglomerate. [FY18 Turnover] Property development (48.4%), hotel operations (39.8%), rental properties (8.5%), others (3.3%).

Insight: May-19, 1Q19 decreased 29.5% to $746.2m compared t... Read More
Ying Li Int'l Real Estate  0.099 -- --   
Business: Property developer based in Chongqing. [FY18 Turnover] Property development (74.6%), property investment (25.4%).

Insight: May-19, 1Q19 revenue fell 53.8% to Rmb143m attribu... Read More

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