Ultimate step-by-step guide to investing in Singapore
02 May 2023
- Level 1 - Different asset classes
- Level 2A - Singapore blue chip stocks
- Level 2B - Guide to technical analysis
- Level 3 - Guide to REIT Investing
Level 1 - Asset classes
Earlier, we shared that a ETF is an easy way to get started with investing as it offers you a low-cost way to reap the benefits of investing.
Apart from ETFs, other asset classes to consider when building a diversified portfolio include stocks, REITs and bonds.
Learn more about different asset classes, including stocks, REITs and bonds.
Level 2 – Stock investing
a) Singapore blue chip stocks
Blue chip stocks in Singapore are companies listed on the Singapore stock exchange that are well established and seen to be financially sound.
Investors may choose to buy into these Singapore blue chip stocks as they are perceived to carry lower risk compared to smaller companies.
Learn more about Singapore blue chip stocks and which ones to keep a look out for in 2023.
b) Step by step guide to technical analysis
Long term investors can use technical analysis to verify fundamental analysis findings, while short term traders can use technical analysis to find trading opportunities when there are dislocations in the price action.
This is because technical analysis assumes the market is efficient and pertinent information is reflected in the price action. It focuses more on what the stock price is doing, rather than reasons behind it.
Learn more about technical analysis and the main technical analysis methods
Level 3 – REIT investing
a) Complete guide to Singapore REIT investing: How to choose the best REIT
REITs are funds that invest in a portfolio of property assets such as shopping malls, offices, and hotels. Singapore REITs, or S-REITs, are such real estate investment trusts that are listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
As a holder of a Singapore REIT, you may receive a share of the income generated as dividends after deducting the costs in running the mall, as well as various fees such as the S-REIT management fees.
Singapore REITs typically pays out at least 90% of their income to investors, which makes them attractive as steady income generators in a portfolio.
This means that Singapore REITs offer you an affordable way to invest into a large asset such as an entire shopping mall, and share the potential gains from the property’s capital appreciation and rental income.
Learn more about Singapore REITs and how to choose the best one for your portfolio