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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. Starting with the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), it is up some 0.19% to 3,298 points as of the time of writing (1:40pm, 7 November 2014). One of the blue chips which isn’t helping the index’s climb is Singapore Airlines Ltd (SGX: C6L) – shares of the full-service carrier are down 0.10% to S$10.14. Singapore Airlines had released its second quarter results just yesterday and the headline figures weren’t pretty. My colleague Sudhan has a detailed run-down of the airline’s earnings, so check it out here.

2. For a switch in topics, let’s go from the blue-chips to dividends. Do you know high dividend yields can actually be dangerous? I say this because of the experience investors might have had with First Ship Lease Trust (SGX: D8DU), a business trust which used to have a high yield, but which have delivered horrible returns over the years. There are lessons to be had from that, and my colleague Stanley Lim has shared some here.

3. Ever wondered how you can better predict stock market returns? Hint: It has to do with adopting a long-term mind set. I have more on the topic in here, so check it out!

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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.