Visit to Singapore Exchange

Good day to all reading this blog!

I have already mentioned once in one of the previous blogs, that my exchange in Singapore is rich in various kind of interesting events and cheerful celebrations. I never thought I would say this, but it has proved even more so recently, as there is something on the agenda every other day: career fairs, company open houses, corporate visits, city tours, tea ceremonies, International fairs and many more. All of them are interesting and in an own way engaging, so I will be telling about them in the coming blog articles, but there is one event that I absolutely can’t wait to share with you.

For you to understand why I am so excited, it is worth mentioning that have become interested in investment and finance shortly before my exchange commenced. Being slightly obsessed with it, I have taken several modules from this field for my exchange studies. Coming here to Singapore, I was dreaming of how awesome it would be to actually get to see the indoors of financial companies/institutions and to learn more about their operations from those occupied therein. Before long, I am receiving a newsletter from our local exchange coordinator with an invitation to the SGX (Singapore Exchange), I could hardly believe my eyes. My joy knew no bounds, and started to believe in miracles ever since. And it was not just a visit. It was a visit plus a step-by-step portfolio construction exercise by a field specialist, teaching how one can utilize the free SGX Stock Facts interface to make his/her stock selection. I simply could not desire more. I was looking forward to that visit, and it lived up to my highest expectations.

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The SGX building stretches high up to the blue sky in the Central Business District of Singapore.

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Minor part of our OSEP (Overseas Student Exchange Program) squad.

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In the SGX building, it is not SGX alone, but CNBC news agency as well – how convenient it must be for stock traders! It was so cool to see the news studio in real life after you have been watching it on a TV for several weeks.

On the seminar, we were first briefly familiarized to the SGX operations and departments, which I found very interesting. The body of the lecture consisted of four parts. The speaker introduced an outline of Fundamental Analysis (FA) process for stock selection, giving later a more detailed differentiation for the Income and Growth stocks. It was then followed with indicators on when to buy/sell stocks.

Besides all of this, the lecturer shared his experience of the insider at the SGX, which is truly exciting, as the SGX ground has a lot of action involved. I also got to know that on the part of SGX, there is an Academy, which is a provider of investor education and professional training. I have already enrolled for several courses, and just can’t wait to attend them.

This visit to SGX was just an amazing experience: a perfect blend of exciting discoveries and educational benefit.

This is all for now.

I will be back shortly J

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