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 week.

1. Has the market been good or bad? It really depends on how long your time frame is. Over the past 70 years, the S&P 500, a U.S. stock market barometer akin to the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) here, has climbed by an amazing 1,100-fold. But do you know how often it has crashed?

Here’s a hint: Very. Hit the link to find out more.

2. As the stock market falls, the yields on many real estate investment trusts in Singapore – like Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: A17U), Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: T82U), and CapitaLand Mall Trust (SGX: C38U) for instance – are becoming more and more attractive.

But, there are some important risks to note too. I’ve taken a look at the issues recently, so jump in here for more!

3. Investing is supposed to be our gateway to financial freedom. But, not everyone can reach that goal. Some might even end up losing most of what they have. What went wrong? How did they go about making such costly mistakes? My colleague Chin Hui Leong had recently shared some lessons that we can learn from a couple who had lost US$700,000 of their US$1 million in savings in the stock market. 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 contributor Stanley Lim does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned above.