3 Things You Need To Know About The Singapore Share Market Today

Welcome to Thursday! Here are three things you might want to look at today for Singapore’s share market.

1. The Straits Times Index (SGX; ^STI) is up 0.68% as of the time of writing (12:15pm, 9 October 2014). It’s a nice day for the blue chips in Singapore, with 25 of the 30 index constituents logging gains at the moment. There’s one particular share which has not shared in the joy with Singapore’s market benchmark though, and that is OSIM International Ltd. (SGX: O23). As of yesterday’s close, the massage chair maker has fallen by 11% since last Wednesday. Is there anything troubling the firm?

2. To lighten up the mood a little, let’s take a look Boustead Singapore Limited (SGX: F9D). The infrastructure-related engineering firm has gained more than 400% in price since the start of 2004, far outpacing the STI’s comparative gain of only 84%. I’d let my colleague Chong Ser Jing walk you through why Boustead’s shares had been the winner it has been and how this insight might be applied to find other big winners.

3. Speaking about insights, find out here what investors really need to focus on in order to find long-term winners like Raffles Medical Group Ltd. (SGX: R01) while avoiding losers like Cosco Corporation (Singapore) Limited (SGX: F83).

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Stanley Lim doesn’t own any of the companies mentioned.