What is STI Investing

The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) is a capitalisation-weighted stock market index that is regarded as the benchmark index for the Singapore stock market. It tracks the performance of the top 30 companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. See below.

You can invest in STI via Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) such SPDR STI ETF (SGX: ES3) or Nikko AM STI ETF (SGX: G3B). Different banks or financial institutions in Singapore also offered different plans for STI investing. You can find out how to invest in STI in this post by another blogger.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is an index that tracks 30 large, publicly-owned blue chip companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ. Some notable names are Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Wallmart, Nike, McDonalds, Coca-cola, Exxon, American Express, JP Morgan etc. Refer to the components of DJIA here.

The Nasdaq 100