Some readers have written to me, be it via email or Facebook, seeking my advice on what Singapore stocks to buy now, on the back of the current stock markets, both overseas and local. Whenever it comes to this question, I do not have a ready answer. Why? Well, the answer to the above really depends on the profile of the investor, how much capital he can deploy into the investment and for how long he can hold his investment. But I think there is really a general guide on what stocks to buy by looking at what stocks one should look at now.

First of all, commodities and oil-related stocks are trading at low prices currently. Is this a good entry point or will investors buying now “catch a falling knife”? All this depends on your nature as an investor. Second, expected interest rate hikes from the US; this …