Which sectors of Singapore stocks did well since 2016?

It is interesting to drill down and see how each sector of the listed companies was performing since 2016. I use the FTSE ST Indexes and compare them from 31 December 2015 to 21 July 2017. This is one and a half years of performance report card.

FTSE ST Indexes 31-Dec-15 21-Jul-17 Change
STI 2882.73 3314.12 15.0%
Mid Cap 667.53 742.48 11.2%
Small Cap 403.51 424.21 5.1%
Fledgling 839.25 841.44 0.3%
Catalist 496.61 498.71 0.4%

The Straits Times Index (STI) rose 15.0% followed by Mid-cap stocks (11.2%). Small cap stocks, fledgling stocks and the Catalist stocks did not do as well.

The performances of various industry sectors are listed below (ranked from best performers to the worst performers).

FTSE ST Indexes 31-Dec-15 21-Jul-17 Change
Real estate hldg & dev 720.96 898.91 24.7%
Financials 771.65 942.33 22.1%
Consumer goods 429.93 521.68 21.3%
Industrials 666.32 802.4 20.4%
Real estates 701.61 841.86 20.0%
Maritime 223.77 262.4 17.3%
Reits 695.93 812.88 16.8%
China 208.96 238.87 14.3%
Telco 954.39 984.06 3.1%
Consumer serv 773.01 758.67 -1.9%
Oil & Gas 381.6 372.83 -2.3%
Health care 1471.12 1361.82 -7.4%
Basic materials 107.8 97.4 -9.6%
Utilities 417.87 377.02 -9.8%
Technology 316.72 241.02 -23.9%

Right at the top was real estate holdings and development sector. It rose 24.7% over the period. Financials sector rose 22.1%. Consumer goods, Industrials, and real estates, all increased about 20%. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) increased 16.8%. If you hold stocks in these sectors, you would have done well over the one and a half year period.

What came as a surprise was that technology sector declined 23.9%.

Notes from FTSE web pages:
STI comprises 30 component stocks. FTSE ST Mid Cap represents about 18% of SG market capitalisation. FTSE ST Small Cap represents about 12% of SG market capitalisation.

The FTSE ST Fledgling Index comprises the constituents listed on the ST Universe that are too small for the FTSE ST All-Share Index.

The FTSE ST Catalist Index aims to raise the profile of growth companies listed on Singapore’s SGX Catalist market and offers investors a tracking tool on the performance of Catalist sponsored companies.

Copyright © 2017, limkimtong for Living Investment

The material presented is intended to be general and written in layman’s language as much as it is possible. The author shall not be liable for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of material written. Please seek professional advice from your financial advisor or financial institutions on material written covering financial matters.

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