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

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

1. The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) is up slightly by 0.23% to 3,327 points as of the time of writing (12:34 pm). Within the index’s constituents, one of the bigger winners currently is rig builder and property developer Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4), which is up 1.71% to S$8.33. The company’s shares have been battered of late due to the recent falls in the price of oil (Brent crude has fallen from US$115 per barrel in June to around US$66 per barrel now) so this is a nice respite for investors.

There’s another bright spark going on for Keppel Corp though, and that concerns the initial public offering (IPO) of Keppel DC REIT. The real estate investment trust, which has a focus on data centres, is a spin-off from Keppel Corp’s infrastructure arm, Keppel Telecom. & Transport Ltd. (SGX: K11). Keppel DC REIT’s public offer may have already closed earlier today, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from learning more about the new listing. On that note, my colleague James Yeo has taken a detailed look at the up-and-coming REIT, so do check it out here.

2. Inspiration can often be found in the unlikeliest of sources. The late Nelson Mandela, a renowned South African politician and philanthropist, would hardly ever be associated with the world of finance. But, for my colleague Chin Hui Leong, Mandela does have invaluable pearls of wisdom for us investors. Jump in here to find out more.

3. Here’s a question I believe many investors have thought about: When is it riskiest to invest? The short answer is that it is when people believe that there are no risks. I’ve taken a hard look at the question, so those who would like the long and interesting (I hope!) answer can just click 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 doesn't own shares in any company mentioned.