Why Singapore blue chips?

The Straits Times Index (STI) is made up of 30 Singapore blue chip companies, of which some companies have been providing goods and services to Singapore for more than a century.

The STI had generated a 195% SGD total return over the past 15 years. The STI Sector which performed the strongest over the five years was the Banks with the three stocks averaging a 57.8% total return, followed by Singapore-focused Real Estate Developers who averaged five year total return of 54.2%. STI has maintained one of the highest dividend yields across Asia with yield at 3.4% as of the end of April 2017.

Source: SGX My Gateway