Buy and Sell SGS on the Secondary Market
You can buy or sell Singapore Government Securities (SGS) bonds and T-bills on the secondary market anytime before maturity. Individuals can trade SGS bonds on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) through their broker.
What You will Need
Before you participate in the SGS secondary market, you will need:
- A trading account with a securities brokerage firm, if you wish to trade Singapore Government Securities (SGS) bonds on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
- An individual account, if you don't have one already. CDP is the custodian for your SGS holdings.
Ways to Buy and Sell
You can buy and sell SGS on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) or at dealer banks.
Note: Prices in the secondary market may change from day to day according to market conditions. If you sell your SGS before maturity, the price may be higher or lower than what you paid for them.
Trade on SGX
For: SGS bonds only
You can use the same individual CDP and securities trading accounts that you use for trading stocks.
- Trading on the SGX has transaction and brokerage costs.
- Trading hours
- From 9am to 5pm, with a break from 12 pm to 1pm.
Trade at Dealer Banks
For: SGS bonds and T-bills
After You Trade
You purchase or sale of SGS will be reflected in your brokerage account and in your CDP account.