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

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

1. Like any market, the stock market is also subjected to abuse. One type of abuse comes in the form of dishonest management of listed companies essentially cheating their investors.

One of the most infamous cases involving fraudulent management is the disgraced and bankrupted U.S. energy company Enron Corporation. The story of Enron may be 15 years old now, but its lessons are still very much alive even for today. I’ve taken a closer look at Enron’s story recently, so jump in here to see how we can avoid investing in similar companies.

2. Avoiding potential frauds is just one way for investors to prevent themselves from making losses in the stock market. But in most cases, what investors need to fight off are not dishonest market participants – it is our own emotions and mental pitfalls. Here’s a common mental trap that investors fall into when analysing a company.

3. Earnings presentations made by companies often contain valuable insights and information about how their businesses are doing beyond what’s given in the printed materials. Last week, my colleague Chin Hui Leong had looked at useful information that the management teams of Super Group Ltd (SGX: S10) and STATS Ltd (SGX: S58) had shared in their respective recent earnings presentations:

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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 owns shares in Super Group Ltd.