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

Welcome to Wednesday 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. A friend’s friend had recently commented that the stock market is like a big, rigged casino. I actually agree – but on the very important caveat that the market is as described only if investors allow it to be. Truth is, investors’ behaviour can really change the ‘characteristics’ of the market, so to speak. For more of my thoughts on this, jump in here!

2. At the start of every month, with the help of the SPDR STI ETF (SGX: ES3) and the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), I like to survey the investing landscape and gauge how cheap or expensive stocks are in Singapore. I did just that yesterday since it was the 1st of December. So, check out the state of Singapore’s stock market right here.

3. Rig builder SembCorp Marine Ltd (SGX: S51) issued some ugly news yesterday evening – the company’s expecting to clock a loss in the fourth-quarter of 2015. I have records of the company going back to 1999 and it has never suffered a quarterly loss so far. Will the company be able to right the ship soon? That’s something my colleague Stanley Lim has dug into earlier today – you can find out more right here. (Hint: The future isn’t rosy.)

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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 does not own shares in any companies mentioned.