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

Welcome to Monday evening.

This doesn’t have much to do with investing, but Singapore has just lost a societal giant with the passing of Lee Kuan Yew this morning. It’s a sad occasion for many but it’s also perhaps an apt time to look back at the glorious achievements of Singapore’s founding father. My colleagues David Kuo and Stanley Lim had penned their own tributes to Mr. Lee, and I thought they’d be worth sharing: David’s tribute; Stanley’s tribute.

With that, we come back to investing and here are three things about Singapore’s share market that you might want to look at today and for the rest of the week.

1. My colleague Chin Hui Leong had recently shared one key question that we all should ask before we invest in any company. Jump in here for Chin’s thoughts. (For some hints, the question has nothing to do with the financials of a firm.)

2. Singapore’s third-largest telecommunications outfit M1 Ltd (SGX: B2F) belongs to a group of cool companies in Singapore that share their quarterly earnings presentations through webcasts. These webcasts sometimes contain important bits of information about a company’s business that are not clearly spelled out in the earnings releases.

Hui Leong had recently gone through M1’s latest webcast and shared some key takeaways. You can find out more here.

3. Thai Beverage Company Limited (SGX: Y92) is part of Singapore’s stock market benchmark, the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI). But, that prestigious status tells us nothing about the competitive strengths and weaknesses of the firm’s business. This is where Stanley can help – he had recently looked through Thai Beverage’s business using the popular Porter’s Five Forces framework and you can check out his thoughts on the subject 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 doesn't own shares in any company mentioned.