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

Welcome to the Friday! 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. The first week of trading in 2016 is likely to have been quite a shocking time for most investors. The Chinese stock market had crashed by more than 7% in a day for two of the five days this week, causing panic in other markets as well.

Singapore’s stock market hasn’t been spared either, with the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) falling by a total of 4.6% since the end of 2015. Thing is, how much more can blue chips in Singapore like Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74) and StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3) fall? My colleague Chong Ser Jing had taken a hard look at the issue recently, so check here out for his thoughts.

2. The rapid fall in the Singapore stock market this week that I mentioned above has gotten some investors talking about the possibility of a new financial crisis arriving. If 2016 does turn out to be the year that ushers in a new financial crisis, what are some local companies that might suffer the most? Check out my take on the issue here.

3. What should investors be doing in a plunging stock market? That’s something another colleague of mine, Lawrence Nga, has explored earlier today. Jump in here for his views on the matter.

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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 doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.