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

Welcome to Friday evening! Here are three things about Singapore’s stock market and investing in general that you might want to take a look today and over the weekend.

1. One of the main worries that investors have about Singapore’s banks at the moment are their exposures to the oil & gas industry. My colleague Chin Hui Leong had recently taken a closer look at the oil & gas-related loan portfolios of DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05) and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39). Jump in here (for DBS) and here (for OCBC) for more!

2. Online trading platforms have made life so much easier for the individual investor. They are convenient, they are fast, and best of all, they are cheap. But, there are surprising downsides for the individual investor as well when it comes to online trading platforms. That’s something one of my fellow Fools, Lawrence Nga, had dug into only a few days ago. Check out his thoughts right here.

3. A stock with a falling price make look like a bargain. But, it’s worth noting that not every stock that has fallen hard is necessarily an investing opportunity. In fact, it can be surprisingly common to find stocks in the market that have crashed and fail to come back. I’ve spent some time exploring this issue recently, so you can find out my 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.