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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 look at today and over the weekend.

1. When it comes to investing in a bond or a dividend stock, many investors only look at one side of the coin: How high is the yield? But, it is important for investors to look at the other side of the coin too: The risks involved. Aspial Corporation’s (SGX: A30) recent bond offering has been a hot topic in the financial media. Have investors in the bond taken on too much risk to chase the high yield of 5.3%? My colleague Lawrence Nga had dug into the matter – you can check out his thoughts here.

2. Palm oil and sugar producer Wilmar International Limited (SGX: F34) has seen its share price fall by nearly 40% over the past five years. Can it possibly be a bargain now? Esjay, another of my fellow Fools, had asked this very same question recently. Here’s his answer.

3. Sticking with the palm oil theme, the experience of palm oil producer Bumitama Agri Ltd (SGX: P8Z) over the past few years illustrates a very important investing story: A company that’s doing all the right things may still not be able to grow at all.  Why? That’s something I’ve explained earlier – jump in here for more!

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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 owns shares in Wilmar International.