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

Welcome to Wednesday evening! Here are three things about Singapore’s share market and investing in general that you might want to look at today and over the rest of the week.

1. My colleague David Kuo had given a very entertaining presentation over the weekend at the REITs Symposium 2015 held at the Suntec Convention Center (you can check out photos and a short video of the event at The Motley Fool Singapore’s Facebook page). In his presentation, David had shared his thoughts about the advantages of investing in REITs. But, do you know that there’s a way to invest in REITs in an indirect manner? Turns out, there’s a REIT manager that’s listed in Singapore’s stock market and it’s none other than ARA Asset Management Limited (SGX: D1R).

Will ARA make for a good investment? My colleague Chong Ser Jing had recently listed down nine reasons why he thinks the company may be able to be a winning investment going forward. Jump in here for more of his thoughts.

2. A common way to estimate the value of a company would be to gauge how much its business can grow in the future. But, do you know we can also use the share price of a company to work backwards and determine how much growth the market’s expecting from the firm? I’ve recently done this with both Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74) and Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: T82U) and you can see if both firms’ current share prices are a fair reflection of their real business values.

3. To be a long term investor is easier said than done – we’d have to be able to withstand massive short-term declines. But, the good news is that these short-term losses are normal and is what’s needed for the market to eventually post solid long-term gains. Ser Jing had recently dug deep into this topic, so you can check out his thoughts 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 Stanley Lim doesn't own shares in any companies mentioned.