Today, while casually browsing at the National Library during lunch time, I chanced upon a local book, The Singapore Blue Chips – The Rewards & Risks Of Investing In Singapore’s Largest Corporates [2017] (authored by Nandini Vijayaraghavan and Umesh Desai). After flipping through a few pages, I immediately decided to loan it for further reading.

Reason?

#1 – This is the first financial book that I’ve chanced upon covering the Singapore Blue Chips. Even though it covers only 16* out of the 30 companies in STI (Straits Times Index), it is still a good compilation. On top of the 16 companies, it covers 4 more non-STI companies i.e. Temask Holdings, Fraser & Neave (F&N), Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Olam International.

#2 – The book is written in a very layman term, good for newbies like me.

#3 – It has plenty of graphs/charts showing …