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

Welcome to Friday 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 weekend.

1. Did you have a bad August? Some investors (maybe even most?) would have seen their portfolios shrink significantly last month. In fact, my Foolish colleague Chong Ser Jing had recently done some research and found that the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) had its third worst August since 1992. What does this mean for investors? You can find out more here.

2. The Straits Times Index is changing! The index’s co-creators – Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore Exchange, and FTSE Russell – had announced yesterday that three of the index’s constituents will be changed. Chin Hui Leong, another of my Foolish colleague, had gone through the changes in greater detail and explained their possible impacts to investors. Jump in here for more of his thoughts!

3. Let’s say you want to be a long-term investor (because let’s face it – it has its benefits!). But, how might you go about finding stocks that you can, in fact, invest in for the long-term? Hui Leong has dwelled on the topic recently, so I’d let him answer that.

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