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The Weekly Nibble: Is the Local Stock Market Cheap Currently?

Here are some of the more interesting articles that had appeared in the Motley Fool Singapore’s website in the past week.

1. 10 Fascinating Things Investors Should Know About The 50-Year Old Straits Times Index

In this article, my Foolish colleague, Chin Hui Leong, looks at 10 interesting facts about the 50-year old Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI). An example of an interesting fact is that the STI “derives 46% of its revenue from Singapore and 47% from Asia Pacific (excluding Singapore). The remaining 7% comes from the rest of the world.”

2. Is A Global Financial Crisis Just Around The Corner?

There are many worries surrounding the stock market and three of them are Brexit, potential impacts from the US’s spending plans, and geopolitical tensions around the world. This article reminds investors that we should always invest in high-quality companies with a wide margin of safety so as to protect our portfolio.

3. Are Singapore Stocks Expensive Or Cheap Currently?

We should always be mindful of the value of stocks when investing. On that note, my fellow Fool Chong Ser Jing recently investigated the local stock market to see if it is cheap or expensive now.

4. Why This Measure Is More Important Than Profitability

Many investors focus on earnings growth when looking for companies to invest in. However, a more prudent way will be to delve into the cash flow of a company. In this piece, find out the reasons why cash flow is more important than profits.

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