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

Welcome to Friday evening! Here are three things about Singapore’s share market that you might want to look at today and over the weekend.

1. Before any investment in a share is made, it’s important for us to understand both the risks and rewards that come with it. This is where The Motley Fool Singapore and Shares Investment’s Tug of Fools series comes in. In the series, two opposing analysts (one from each team) would put forward an informative bull as well as bear case on a company. The latest edition to the series is for Vicom Limited (SGX: V01)check it out here.

2. Lately, my colleague Chin Hui Leong has been spending some time listening to the webcasts of companies’ earnings presentations and sharing important titbits about those firms businesses which aren’t spelled out clearly (or not at all) in their earnings releases. Check out two of his latest webcast-takeaways:

3. One of the key investment strategies that the legendary investor Benjamin Graham had used was to look for shares which are selling for less than their net current asset values (total current assets minus total liabilities).

Such shares can be viewed as tremendous bargains as investors are essentially getting a discount on their current assets (like cash, short-term investments, inventories, and receivables), net of all obligations. In addition, fixed assets (such as factories and real estate) are also thrown in for free.

But while they may appear to be enticing on the surface, there can be a big problem with such “bargains” in Singapore’s share market. I’ve recently dived deeper into the topic, so you can check out my thoughts 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 owns shares in Vicom Limited.