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 rest of the week.

1. It’s been around a year since the price of oil started its sharp descent from more than US$100 per barrel to around US$65 today. Oil and gas companies in Singapore have suffered and the experience of the rig builders Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4) and SembCorp Marine Ltd (SGX: S51) are emblematic: Their share prices have fallen by 25% and 36%, respectively, since the start of 2014.

What can investors learn from this episode? My colleague Chin Hui Leong had taken a close look at the subject recently – jump in here to find out more!

2. Economists’ average forecasts are for Singapore’s economy to expand by 2.7% this year. With Singapore’s GDP having grown by 3.9% in 2013 and 2.8% in 2014, it would appear that our country’s economic growth is slowing down. Is this a cue for stock market investors to start worrying? I’ve dug deep into the issue just yesterday and the short answer is “No.” For a longer answer, hit the link here.

3. I’ve compiled a list of seven quick thoughts I’ve developed over the years as an investor about what works in investing. What are they? Here’s a hint: In investing, you win by doing less. Check out here for more!

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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.