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 and investing in general that you might want to look at today and over the weekend.

1. John Neff’s a bona fide investing legend who not many may have heard of. That’s a pity as his investing experience – honed over three decades managing the U.S.-based Windsor fund from the 1960s to the 1990s – contains plenty of useful lessons we can learn from. My colleague Chin Hui Leong had recently taken a closer look at how Neff had invested and you can check out Hui Leong’s thoughts in here and here (there are currently two parts to it with more on the way).

2. There are three big banks in Singapore – namely DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39), and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11) – and they’re a very important part of our economic fabric. For instance, the three banks had collectively accounted for some 61% of deposits in Singapore in 2012 according to a study done by credit-ratings firm Moody’s.

Given their importance, it’s worth wondering if the banks can survive in the years ahead. I’ve dug deep into the topic yesterday and you can jump in here to find out more.

3. Hui Leong had wrote recently that “we live in an age of abundance today when it comes to information.” While greater and easier access to information is generally a good thing, Hui Leong also pointed out that it can be a dangerous thing for investors. Why? Find out more 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 companies mentioned.