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. Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway has gained nearly 2 million percent in price since 1965. Any investor would likely be willing to give an arm or leg to be able to go back to the 1960s and invest in Berkshire. But interestingly, the Berkshire Hathaway of the early 1960s might be the last company you’d want to invest in. Why’s that so? My colleague Stanley Lim had explained this earlier today, so jump in here to find out more.

2. Walter Schloss’s an investor with one of the best long-term track records out there. How good was he exactly? Over a 47-year career managing money, Schloss delivered annual returns of 16%, far out-pacing the U.S. stock market’s 11% gains over the same period. At a compounded annual growth rate of 16%, every $1000 would become $1.07 million over 47 years.

Given all these, it’s a real pity that Schloss isn’t widely known even amongst the investing community. My colleague James Yeo is doing his part to spread the word with his latest article on three of Schloss’ key investing principles. Knowing them can help make us better investors, so hit this link to see what James has to say.

3. Agribusiness outfit Wilmar International Limited (SGX: F34) is one of the largest companies listed in Singapore, given that its annual revenue of US$43 billion places it in second-place amongst the 30 blue-chips in the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI). How might a value investor, growth investor, and income investor see the firm? That’s a question my colleague Chin Hui Leong has attempted to answer. Check out here for more of Hui Leong’s thoughts.

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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 Berkshire Hathaway.