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

Welcome to the middle of Friday! Here are three things you might want to look at today (and over the weekend) about Singapore’s share market.

1. The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) is up slightly by 0.07% at 3,157 points as of the time of writing (1:50pm, 17 October 2014). It’s a fair day for the markets, but the index has slipped steadily by 4.32% over the course of the month. That’s an inconsequential decline, frankly speaking. But, is that a sign of worse things to come (like a market crash)? Thing is, no one knows. But, what I do know is that there are truly fascinating things about market crashes which you should know about – they’re all in here.

2. Speaking of potential crashes, things aren’t looking rosy for Singapore’s residential property market lately. So, should investors in local property development companies – like City Developments Limited (SGX: C09) and Frasers Centrepoint Limited (SGX: TQ5) for instance – make any investing-related decisions based on such information alone? My colleague Stanley Lim argues that the answer is “No.” That’s because “companies are dynamic organisations” which can evolve and find other ways to thrive. They key is to really focus on how each individual company is positioning its business for the long-term.

3. Value investing aficionados might want to check out Professor Brue Greenwald’s take on how value investing can be applied in Asia in an interview he had with The Motley Fool Singapore. Greenwald’s a noted authority on the subject of investing and is hailed by The New York Times as “a guru to Wall Street’s gurus.” Even if you’re not interested in value investing per se, you too might want to check out the interview as it contains Greenwald’s advice for individual investors in Asia.

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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 writer Chong Ser Jing doesn't own shares in any company mentioned.