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

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

1. Starting off with Singapore’s market benchmark, we have the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) up by 0.81% to 3,342 points as of the time of writing (11:05am, 21 November 2014). Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: A17U) is a relatively new addition to the benchmark index and is currently valued at around 1.1 times its book value. What might legendary value investor Benjamin Graham think of the REIT at its current price? My colleague Adam Kuo gives us his take here.

2. Changing gears to shares outside the index, CitySpring Infrastructure Trust (SGX: A7RU) and Keppel Infrastructure Trust (SGX: LH4U) had announced a huge merger on Wednesday to create Singapore’s largest infrastructure-focused business trust with assets of more than S$4 billion. Both trusts have made nice gains since the news broke. My fellow Fool Sudhan has given a detailed run-down of the deal, so do check it out.

3. If you’re in the mood for some investing analyses, do check out my colleagues’ takes on whether Dairy Farm International Holdings Ltd (SGX: D01) and Silverlake Axis Ltd (SGX: 5CP) can continue growing and if their high valuations are justified. Both shares have been massive long-term winners, so it’d be interesting to see if they can prolong their winning run. For Dairy Farm, see here; for Silverlake Axis, click here.

4. Since we’re on the topic of investing analyses, here’re a few more thought-provoking pieces from my fellow Fools Chong Ser Jing and Chin Hui Leong. Ser Jing gives his take on why learning about history is paramount in investing. Meanwhile, Hui Leong walks us through an investing legend’s simple tip which might help us find the best companies in the share market.

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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 does not own any companies mentioned above