Look for quality stocks to hold for long term

MR STEVE BRICE, Standard Chartered Bank's chief investment strategist, group wealth management
MR STEVE BRICE, Standard Chartered Bank's chief investment strategist, group wealth managementPHOTOS: STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
MS CARMEN LEE, OCBC investment research head
MS CARMEN LEE, OCBC investment research headPHOTOS: OCBC
    MR VASU MENON, OCBC Bank's vice-president of wealth management, Singapore
MR VASU MENON, OCBC Bank's vice-president of wealth management, Singapore PHOTOS: STANDARD CHARTERED BANK., OCBC
BE READY TO POUNCE

Longer- term, we think investors should take advantage of any weakness in global equities or income-generating assets. We expect the equity bull market to continue for another 12 to 24 months.

MR STEVE BRICE, Standard Chartered Bank's chief investment strategist, group wealth management



BUYING OPPORTUNITY

Valuations are starting to look attractive again, especially for local blue chips that have borne the brunt of recent selling. Investors can take this opportunity to look out for quality stocks for longer-term investment.

MS CARMEN LEE, OCBC investment research head


CONFIDENCE IN CHINA
 

Despite the sell-off in the Chinese stock markets, China is unlikely to experience a hard landing or fuel another financial crisis in the near future as the government has the means to defend the economy and financial system if things worsen further.

MR VASU MENON, OCBC Bank's vice-president of wealth management, Singapore


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 12, 2015, with the headline 'Look for quality stocks to hold for long term'. Print Edition | Subscribe