Asked on 10 Mar 2019
Food for thought:
Just looked at the historical performance of capitaland limited, been volatile and trading range bound at mid $3s since 2005 and only at a current 3.3% dividend yield
While CMT share price, taking away the plunge in 2008, had been on a pretty decent upward trajectory till date, and now at mid 4% dividend yield.
Theoretically, by buying CapitaLand, you can have investments in both CCT and CMT. However, based on my experience, it's usually better to buy the subsidiary if the subsidiary is doing a better job than the parent. Another case in point is ComfortDelGo vs VICOM and SBS Transit.