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

Welcome to Wednesday! Here are three things about Singapore’s stock market and investing in general that you might want to look at today and over the rest of the week.

1. GIC’s chief investment officer Lim Chow Kiat recently warned investors that difficult investment conditions could last over the next decade. Jump in here to find out why he thinks so and how GIC is positioning its investment portfolio to handle such a future.

2. I think a big reason why investors are in a low-return environment today is the ultra low interest rate environment we are experiencing around the world, including Singapore. Singapore’s rates are in turn predominately influenced by what goes on in the US. And who are the masters of the universe that sets interest rates there? It’s a small committee within the US central banking system. You can find out more right here.

3. CapitaLand Mall Trust (SGX: C38U) was the first real estate investment trust to list in Singapore’s stock market in 2002. Over the years, more REITs have appeared and their popularity amongst investors here have also grown. You can have a look at the history of REITs in Singapore’s stock market benchmark 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 Stanley Lim does not own shares in any companies mentioned above.