Singapore Exchange - SGX

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Singapore Exchange - SGX'

Asia-Pacific's first publicly traded exchange that was inaugurated on December 1, 1999. The SGX is the marketplace for many of Singapore's leading companies and is one of the primary markets for equities and various derivatives in south-east Asia.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Singapore Exchange - SGX'

The SGX was created through the merger of the Stock Exchange of Singapore and the Singapore International Monetary Exchanges. SGX is listed on its own exchange and is a key component of several major benchmark indexes.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Four Asian Tigers

    The high-growth economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea ...
  2. Tiger Economy

    A nickname given to the economies of Southeast Asia. Some of ...
  3. Exchange

    A marketplace in which securities, commodities, derivatives and ...
  4. Association of Southeast Asian ...

    An organization of countries in southeast Asia set up to promote ...
  5. Derivative

    A security whose price is dependent upon or derived from one ...
  6. Benchmark

    A standard against which the performance of a security, mutual ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. How did derivatives trader Nick Leeson contribute to the fall of Barings Bank?

    When an earthquake shook Kobe, Japan in 1995, it also broke open an ongoing scandal within the walls of Barings Bank. At ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What's the difference between a regular option and an exotic option?

    Before learning about exotic options, you should have a fairly good understanding of regular options. Both types of options ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Options & Futures

    An Introduction To Structured Products

    Learn a simple way to bring the benefits of derivatives into your portfolio.
  2. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Go International With Foreign Index Funds

    As global trade continues to expand and the world's economies grow, spice up your portfolio with these exciting opportunities.
  3. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Dragons, Samurai Warriors And Sushi On Wall Street

    From samurai to sushi, there's no denying the East Asian influence on investing terminology.
  4. Investing

    How To Invest Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    Sometimes, when it comes to investing, we have to step outside of our comfort zone and use investment tools to express a market view or specific outcome.
  5. Economics

    Understanding Perpetuity

    Perpetuity means without end. In finance, a perpetuity is a flow of money that will be received on a regular basis without a specified ending date.
  6. Chart Advisor

    Is Now the Time to Invest in North America?

    Bullish chart patterns across the North American markets suggest that now might actually be a wise time to allocate closer to home.
  7. Investing

    How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    We weigh the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors.
  8. Economics

    Vietnam -- New Asian Hot Spot For Tech Investment

    Vietnam now has a rapidly expanding tech sector that's attracting investors from around the globe due to low business costs and highly skilled workers.
  9. Economics

    Oil Investments Boost Egypt's Recovery Prospects

    Major foreign oil companies have provided a big boost to the Egyptian economy by agreeing to invest around US$17 billion in the country's energy sector.
  10. Economics

    Fast-Growing Israeli Startups Pulling Investors In

    Due to its government's policies, and an innovative defense sector that offers high-level training, Israel has become fertile ground for tech startups.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Asset Class

    A group of securities that exhibit similar characteristics, behave similarly in the marketplace, and are subject to the same ...
  2. Fiat Money

    Currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is not backed by a physical commodity. The value of fiat ...
  3. Interest Rate Risk

    The risk that an investment's value will change due to a change in the absolute level of interest rates, in the spread between ...
  4. Income Effect

    In the context of economic theory, the income effect is the change in an individual's or economy's income and how that change ...
  5. Price-To-Sales Ratio - PSR

    A valuation ratio that compares a company’s stock price to its revenues. The price-to-sales ratio is an indicator of the ...
  6. Hurdle Rate

    The minimum rate of return on a project or investment required by a manager or investor. In order to compensate for risk, ...
Trading Center