How to buy SGX stocks

You can buy and trade stocks in two ways:

1. Buy new shares in an IPO
2. Trade on the stock market. For this you will need a stock broker.

Singapore Exchange (SGX)

The Singapore Exchange is the main exchange in Singapore for equities (stocks and shares), bonds, debentures, derivatives, and exchange traded funds (ETFs). SGX was formed in 1999 from the merger of the Stock Exchange of Singapore and the Singapore International Monetary Exchange. SGX aims to be a regional hub for trading financial products issued by companies from inside and outside Singapore. As at January 2009 the SGX had 768 companies whose stock was listed, of which 455 were domestic Singapore companies and 313 were international companies.

SGX companies had a total stock market capitlisation of about $255 billion (in USD) or $385 billion (SGD) in January 2009, according to the World Federation of Exchanges. This was significantly down from the peak in 2007/2008. The benchmark stock market index in Singapore is the Straits Times Index (which you can see on this page) made up of 30 top stocks on SGX. Get free stock quotes for STI companies here.

Stock trading hours for SGX are Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. The official website is sgx.com.

Singapore Exchange Limited, the owner and operator of SGX, is a public company which is itself listed and traded on the SGX stock exchange. The SGX share price is on this page (quotes time delayed).

Singapore Stock Exchange and listed company news

SGX share price

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