MTP will improve the market over the long term

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is integral to Singapore’s position as a leading international financial centre. It is therefore crucial that SGX improves the quality of the stock market including enhancing its liquidity, and reducing the vulnerability of stocks to manipulation. All these are critical to the market’s integrity and its long-term success.

Introducing a S$0.20 minimum trading price (MTP) for Mainboard-listed companies is one measure to better position our market for the future. Higher stock prices tend to correlate with better liquidity or market quality while low-priced stocks are highly susceptible to excessive speculation and manipulation.

Alternative Investments - Their Role in Wealth Creation

Investors considering adding an asset to their portfolio need to evaluate it on two main criteria:

Adding assets which duplicate existing holdings serves no real purpose.
What lies ahead for the new CEO of SGX

Much is expected of the new CEO of SGX, as the wish-list published in the media reveals. Various concerns raised have been largely about the market; the challenge of increasing participation by investors, low trading volumes, lack of good listings and improving market valuation. It is not easy for anyone to occupy the SGX CEO’s chair, given the many issues pending resolution. The competing interests of several stakeholders need to be balanced. Many are expecting the new CEO to provide the solution to the current problems.

Managing risk in volatile China markets

Asians have an unsavoury reputation for gambling, and so it may not come as a surprise to hear the comparison between China’s stock markets and casinos. A gear-shift to policy intervention, including monetary easing and fiscal stimulus, perpetuated with a belief that more of both is to come, help to explain the rally. The main driver, however, is the growth in margin trading.

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