My Advice for Newbie in Singapore Exchange,
1st of all, pick up FA. Basic TA is enough to make you feel good.
The important part is more on how you select business which you can understand.
FA will give you a good psychology cushion even when you buy in but at that point of time the price go lower due to macro events.
(TA allows you not to buy at resistance/high unless you are the breakout guy which leads mean to 2nd)
2nd, understand that opportunity is everywhere.
( I mean is ok to lose chance and see people make money vs people make money daily but you are holding on to a losing position which go lower everyday because we chased fearing we don't make money like how others did.)
So buy at a bargain price which your FA can help you calculate. (est)
3rd, don't invest all your money into 1 business. With that even if you are in a losing position, you did buy at a bargain price.
You won't have fear and sell off for the wrong reason. Holding on allows you to have better opportunity and Margin of safety will allow you to ride the up swing of the business.
4th, if you don't understand the above 3 points, just treat your investment in Sg Exchange as a fixed deposit which give you a good interest rate.
To protect your principal/capital is to buy into the business at a bargain price.
Capital Appreciation will be a Bonus.
Lastly, if you are in a losing position, even though the vested business is at a further bargain price, it is ok not to average down.
Instead use your other portion of money to buy into other company that can give you more green then red at a Bargain Price.
Invest and Trade Safely Everyone!