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

Welcome to Monday evening! Here are three things about Singapore’s share market you might want to look at today and over the rest of the day.

1. Today’s the first day when Singapore Exchange Limited’s (SGX: S68) long-awaited reduction of the board lot size from 1,000 shares to 100 shares kicks in. For anyone who’s unsure of what this change really means for the retail investor, take a look at my deep-dive into the topic. Click here!

2. At the Motley Fool, we’re big believers in investing in businesses based upon their real business values. So, colour us stoked when my colleagues, Chin Hui Leong and Stanley Lim, and I had the chance to attend a free lecture given by an authoritative voice on the subject of valuing companies, Professor Aswath Damodaran.

Hui Leong had shared some of his takeaways from the lecture in a two part series, so do check it out for some of Professor Damodaran’s insights on investing. Part 1 is here; Part 2 is here.

3. Oil and gas companies have really been taken to the woodshed following the larger-than-50% decline in the price of oil since June 2014. For instance, companies like Swiber Holdings Limited (SGX: AK3), Ezra Holdings Limited (SGX: 5DN), and MTQ Corporation Limited (SGX: M05) have seen their share prices get slashed by 42% to 71% from the start of June 2014 to today.

These steep falls might attract the attention of bargain hunters. But, according to Hui Leong, there are good reasons why some investors might want to steer clear of oil and gas companies. Check out his line of reasoning in 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 does not own any companies listed above.