Singapore stocks markets closed higher today, this is expected as the US stocks markets closed higher last Friday. Offshore and marine stocks are one of the top performers. It was widely reported that analysts have been saying that the sell-off in US stocks was a correction and not the beginning of a recession. So with the rebounding of the Singapore stocks markets, is it time for retail investors to go back to the stock markets and buy stocks on their cusp of their rebound?

Though my answer is always a conservative sit-on-the-fence first, I still think that should investors want to buy or sell their stocks now, it is okay as really, investment is interpreted differently by different people. Many people think that trading of stocks is investing and these two terms are used quite interchangeably, but I always believe there is a difference in investing and trading: investing is …