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

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

1. Singapore’s market benchmark the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) is up slightly by 0.10% to 3,349 points as of the time of writing (1:13pm, 24 November 2014). One share which has done better than the index so far is instant coffee maker Super Group Ltd. (SGX: S10) – the company’s shares are up 1.73% to S$1.17 as I write. Last Friday, Super Group had enjoyed an unusually sharp spike in price (an almost instantaneous jump of more than 10%) which might have left investors wondering what the cause of it is. But as I wrote here about that surge in price for Super Group’s shares, time spent on such thoughts are not productive at all. Instead, investors should be focusing on the company’s business.

2. Switching gears to lessons we can learn from great investors, my colleague Chin Hui Leong had recently shared how the late Walter Schloss had managed to deliver massive market-beating returns for close to three decades in a stress-free manner (Schloss only worked from 9:30am to 4:30pm from Mondays to Fridays!). Check it out here.

3. Moving on to dividends, my colleague Stanley Lim had found a number of less well-known companies with a long track-record of paying dividends and a yield of more than 5%. One of those shares is Pan-United Corporation Ltd (SGX: P52). Find out the identity of the other firms and what Stanley thinks of them in his article here.

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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 owns shares in Super Group.