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

Welcome to mid-week, Fools! Here are three things about the local stock market and investing in general that you might be interested in today.

1. The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), ended Wednesday at 3,232.47 points, down 18.79 points or 0.58%.

The biggest loser in the index was Capitaland Mall Trust (SGX: C38U), declining 1.88% to S$2.09.

On the other hand, the STI component that gained the most was Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited (SGX: J36). Its shares went up 1.5% to US$65.33.

2. Stock market operator and regulator, Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX: S68), was named “Asia Exchange of the Year” at the Structured Products Awards 2017.

The award recognises SGX’s contribution to the Asian marketplace as it became the first stock exchange in Asia to offer Daily Leverage Certificates trading in July this year.

SGX’s shares ended the day at S$7.46, down 0.4%.

3. There were quite a number of companies that were privatised in 2017 alone. Some of the notable names include ARA Asset Management and Super Group Ltd. My Foolish colleague, Jeremy Chia, explores three reasons why such listed companies go private. Check out his article 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. The Motley Fool Singapore has recommended units of Capitaland Mall Trust and shares of Singapore Exchange Limited. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P owns units of Capitaland Mall Trust.