Asked on 01 Mar 2020
With the performance of the REIT affected leading to lower dividend payouts, would the stock prices drop further after the dividend payouts compared to now with only the outbreak?
I see immediate pressure on retail retails, and you can expect distributions to take a hit. Especially those with properties in China. You can expect some downward pressure on the price, with supports being seriously tested this time round.
However, as Frankie has mentioned, long term we should do fine, unless COVID-19 mutates and wipes out 10% or more of the world's population and plunges the world economy into chaos.
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03 Mar 2020
Retail investors would seek to preserve every cent, even when realizing a loss. But when you see prices drip at a few % down, that is the big boys (aka smart funds) dumping stocks. It is possible that their underlying push may come from retail investors doing a huge pull out, but within a few days, I don't think that would be the case.
There can (like Sasseur in China) be immediate pressure on shopping malls, maybe 2020 earnings gener...
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