Information Technology Ranked as Singapore’s Strongest Sector in July
Information Technology was Singapore’s best performing Sector in July, with a 5.3% market capitalisation weighted total return. For the first seven months of 2017, the IT Sector’s indicative return came to 47.7%. The 10 largest capitalised stocks of the IT Sector have also averaged a 47.9% total return in the first seven months of 2017, with performances ranging from a 101.0% gain for Hi-P International to a 2.6% gain for GP Industries. The next best performing segments of Singapore’s stock market were the Materials Sector and Real Estate Management & Development Sector. Like the IT Sector, these sectors are deemed to be more cyclical than defensive.