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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 week.

1. There are more than 700 stocks listed in Singapore. How can we know which are the better companies? This is where my colleague Lawrence Nga may be able to help. He had suggested that investors could use the return on invested capital (ROIC) metric to compare two businesses and he had done so earlier today with Singapore Post Limited (SGX: S08) and Sembcorp Marine Ltd (SGX: S51)jump in here for more!

2. Real estate outfit UOL Group Limited (SGX: U14) is one of the newest stocks in the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), having joined in just September 2015. Is it possibly a bargain at the moment? That’s something my colleague Esjay had done dug into recently. You can check out his thoughts right here.

3. American actor and funnyman Will Rogers once said that “There are three kinds of men. Some learn by reading. Some learn by observation. The rest of them must pee on the electric fence for themselves.” It’s far better to learn from the mistakes of others than it is to commit them yourself.

In this spirit, investors should learn from the spectacular rise-and-fall of the Australia-listed retailer Dick Smith Holdings Ltd (ASX: DSH). The company listed only in late 2013, but had filed for administration just earlier this month. What are some lessons that local investors in Singapore can take away? That’s something I had discussed a few days ago, so find out more right 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.