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 that you might want to look at today and over the rest of the week.

1. Singapore’s share market has been on a strong bull run over the past six years with the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) jumping by nearly 140% from a low of 1,457 points in early March 2009 to 3,453 today. Such strong returns might make investors fear that a big crash would be happening again anytime now.

But, if you’re thinking of selling your shares in anticipation of a crash, do know that it might be a very bad idea. My colleague Chin Hui Leong had recently shared why that’s so – check out his thoughts on the topic in here.

2. Private housing prices have been falling in Singapore for six consecutive quarters. But over more or less the same period, real estate developers like CapitaLand Limited (SGX: C31) and Frasers Centrepoint Ltd (SGX: TQ5) have actually enjoyed strong double-digit share price gains.

There are good lessons to be learnt from that and my colleague Stanley Lim has shared some. Jump in here to find out more.

3. After a quiet start to the year when it comes to initial public offerings (IPOs) in Singapore, there’s going to be a new kid on the block come 13 April and the new company’s none other than real estate management services provider LHN Limited. My colleague James Yeo had shared five important things you should know about the IPO – check them out 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.