Small Change

SGX needs to give a bigger lift to small investors

Increase safeguards for minority shareholders and attract new listings - these may help bring retail participation back to the stock market

For a long time, my preferred investment destination has been the stock market. But it dawned on me recently that this isn't the case any more as I sifted through the hotchpotch holdings in my stock portfolio.

Last year I went to the market only four times and bought a modest amount of shares. I sold nothing. Ten years ago, my transactions were around 10 times more.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'SGX needs to give a bigger lift to small investors'. Print Edition | Subscribe