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

Welcome to Wednesday 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 rest of the week.

1. There are currently two exchange-traded funds that track the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), Singapore’s stock market benchmark. They are the SPDR STI ETF (SGX: ES3) and Nikko AM STI ETF (SGX: G3B). But, have you ever wondered what exactly ETFs are? If you have, you can jump in here to check out a video that my colleague David Kuo has made to explain ETFs and what investors can do with them.

2. China’s one of the largest economies in Asia and so it’s no real surprise that Singapore’s three big banks – DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39), and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11) – have exposures to the country. But with China’s economic growth slowing, are the trio of Singapore’s banks in any danger? My colleague Chin Hui Leong had shed some light on the matter recently:

3. Warren Buffett’s one of the best investors in the world today and so his investing views and actions are well worth learning from. Check here out to find out the reasons why Buffett would sell an investment.

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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.