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

Welcome to Monday! 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. 2015, as you may already have heard, was a poor year for Singapore’s stock market. During the year, the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) had fallen by over 14%. Could 2016 be a year when the markets fly? That’s something my colleague David Kuo had discussed recently. Check out his thoughts right here.

2. The Internet of Things (IoT) is capturing a lot of attention in the business world at the moment for the growth-promise that it brings. It’s also an area that engineering conglomerate Singapore Technologies Engineering Limited (SGX: S63) is involved with. Just how big is the opportunity here for the company? Another of my fellow Fools, Chin Hui Leong, had dug into the issue earlier today. Jump in here for more!

3. 2015 was a bad year for the stock market, as already mentioned. 2016 has so far continued the theme. What are some of the important things that investors should know about the current market malaise? Also, is the situation really that bleak for every company in the Straits Times Index? These are topics that Stanley Lim had explored – you can get more of his thoughts in 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 writer Chong Ser Jing doesn't own shares in any companies mentioned.