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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. The blue chip stock SembCorp Marine Ltd (SGX: S51) has a very attractive dividend yield of 7.8% now. But, that yield number is backwards looking (it takes into account the company’s dividend in 2014). It’s more important to consider what the company’s dividends will look like in the future. Can SembCorp Marine raise its annual payout in 2015? That’s something I’ve dug into earlier today. Check out my thoughts here.

2. Amoebas fascinated me when I was learning science during my schooling days. They are single-celled organisms that reproduce by literally splitting into two! (The scientifically accurate term is something more boring called binary fission.) I’ve always thought how interesting it can be if people can do that too. Just imagine…. Hang on! What’s an amoeba-lesson doing in an investing article here? Turns out, there are things about investing that amoebas can actually teach us, as my colleague David Kuo has delightfully showed.

3. My Foolish colleague, Chin Hui Leong, thinks that there’s a very important question that everyone should ask before they make any investment. I agree with his question and it’s something I ask too. What is that? Jump in here to find out more!

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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 doesn't own shares in any companies mentioned.