13Sep
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 13 September 2016

MARKET UPDATES :

  • The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 23.03 points or 0.8% lower to 2871.45, taking the year-to-date performance to 0.39%.
  • The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 1.48%, DBS, which declined 0.71%, UOB, which declined 0.27%, CapitaLand, which declined 0.63% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.68% fall.
  • The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.46%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.13%.
  • The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 0.07%. The two biggest
    stocks of the Index – Raffles Medical Group and Riverstone Holdings- both ended unchanged.
  • The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 2.44%. Silverlake Axis shares
    declined 1.43% and CSE Global declined 1.15%.
  • The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
    IS MSCI India (-0.80%) ,DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (-2.22%) ,STI ETF (-0.68%)
  • The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
    Ascendas REIT (-0.80%) ,CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.47%) ,Suntec REIT (-2.54%)
  • The most active index warrants by value today were:
    HSC10000UBeCW160929 (+9.52%) ,HSI23600VTeCW161028 (+8.33%) ,HSI23800MBeCW160929 (+12.63%)
  • The most active stock warrants by value today were:
    DBS MB eCW170201 (-5.84%) ,UOB MB eCW170201 (-1.84%) ,UOB VT eCW170213 (+0.56%).

STOCK RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY KINGBOARD COPPER ABOVE 0.250 TGT 0.265 0.280 SL 0.235.

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13Sep
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 13 September 2016

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ

  • Forex – Yen stronger in Asia as data supports, Fed rate views uncertain.
  • Forex – USD/CAD hits more than 1-week highs on dropping oil prices.
  • Forex – Global Stocks sell off bolsters yen, dollar supported by Fed rate hike.

EUR/USD

The dollar little changed against the other major currencies in quiet trade on Monday, as comments by a Federal Reserve official sparked fresh speculation over a potential rate hike in the near future. EUR/USD slipped 0.12% to 1.1222. The dollar found support late Friday after Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said that low interest rates are increasing the chance of overheating the U.S. Economy. He added that gradually tightening monetary policy is appropriate to maintaining full employment. Market participants were looking ahead to a speech from FOMC voting member Lael Brainard due later on Monday for further hints on a potential interest rate increase.Meanwhile, the single currency remained mildly supported after the European Central Bank held back from adding additional stimulus measures last week and left interest rates on hold.

GBP/USD

The dollar held steady against the other major currencies on Monday, as comments by a Federal Reserve official sparked fresh speculation over a potential rate hike in the near future. The dollar gained some strength late Friday after Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said that low interest rates are increasing the chance of overheating the U.S. economy.He added that gradually tightening monetary policy is appropriate to maintaining full employment.Market participants were looking ahead to a speech from FOMC voting member Lael Brainard due later on Monday for further hints on a potential interest rate increase.Meanwhile, the single currency remained mildly supported after the European Central Bank held back from adding additional stimulus measures last week and left interest rates on hold.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.3290 TGT 1.3270 1.3240 SL 1.3320.
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.3235 TGT 1.3215 1.3185 SL 1.3265.

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13Sep
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Comex Trading Signals and Market News –13 September 2016

INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY NEWS

  • Oil fell for a second trading day in a row on Monday, after speculators cut their bullish bets by the most in three months last week and U.S. crude drillers added more rigs for a tenth week running. Brent crude oil futures (LCOc1) fell 53 cents on the day to £47.48 a barrel, by 0830 GMT (04:30 a.m. EDT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures
    (CLc1) fell 66 cents to $45.22 a barrel.
  • Gold prices slipped lower on Friday, following remarks from a Federal Reserve official signaling the possibility for a near   term U.S. rate hike. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for December delivery
    were down 0.12% at $1,332.90. The December contract ended Thursday’s session 0.53% lower at $1,334.50 an ounce.
  • Copper futures were trading lower during the evening trade in the domestic market on Monday as investors and speculators exited positions in the industrial metal on fall in demand from consuming industries in the spot market and tracking weak trend in base metals overseas Copper futures were trading lower during the evening trade in the domestic market on Monday as investors and speculators exited positions in the industrial metal on fall in demand from consuming industries in the spot market and tracking weak trend in base metals overseas.

ECONOMY NEWS

  • The Federal Reserve should avoid removing support for the U.S. economy too quickly, Fed Governor Lael Brainard said
    on Monday in comments that solidified the view the central bank would leave interest rates unchanged next week.Brainard said she wanted to see a stronger trend in U.S. consumer spending and evidence of rising inflation before the Fed raises rates, and that the United States still looked vulnerable to economic weakness abroad.
  • California state revenue exceeded official projections in August by 5.2 percent, after four straight months of missed budget projections, thanks to strong personal income tax receipts, the state said on Monday.State Controller Betty Yee  said in a statement that “under our outdated tax structure, revenues fluctuate greatly from month to month.”California’s August revenue of $8.56 billion outpaced expectations by $425.2 million or 5.2 percent.
  • U.S. interest rate futures prices rose on Monday, diminishing the implied probability of a rate hike by the U.S. central  bank next week, after Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard warned against a rush to raise interest rates.The comments from Brainard had been highly anticipated through the day as she will be among the last Fed officials to speak before they enter their quiet period ahead of their next policy meeting on Sept 20-21.

TRADING STRATEGY :

  • BUY GOLD ABOVE 1330 TARGET 1335 1341 SL BELOW 1325.
  • SELL GOLD BELOW 1325 TARGET 1320 1314 SL ABOVE 1330.

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12Sep
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Tokyo: Shares open lower on Fed rate hike speculation

  • Tokyo shares fell in early trading on Monday, after revived speculation about a possible US rate hike this month drove down stocks on Wall Street last week.
  • The headline Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 1.27 per cent or 216.09 points to 16,749.67 in the first minutes of trade. The broader Topix index of all first-section issues gave up 1.42 per cent, or 19.09 points, to 1,324.77.

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12Sep
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Samsung Electronics shares touch near 2-month low on Note 7 worries

  • Shares of tech giant Samsung Electronics fell to their lowest level in nearly two months on Monday, hurt by worries the fallout from a recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone may deal a bigger blow than anticipated.
  • Investors have wiped off 13 trillion won (S$16 billion) from Samsung’s market capitalisation as of early Monday, with the firm’s common shares down 5.3 per cent as of 0058 GMT, underperforming a 1.4 per cent fall for the broader market and touching their lowest level since July 15.
  • The South Korean firm on Saturday urged all customers affected by the recall, which the firm voluntarily initiated on Sept 2 due to faulty batteries causing Note 7 phones to catch fire, to turn of their phones.
  • “Uncertainties are being amplified,” HMC Investment analyst Greg Roh said. “It might cost the company more than first expected to deal with the current problems.”

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8Sep
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Taiwan: Stocks flat, hover at 14-month highs

  • Taiwan stocks stayed flat near 14-month highs on Thursday, in line with other overseas markets, with TSMC and other suppliers of Apple Inc remaining little changed following the launch of new iPhones.
  • As of 0343 GMT, the main Taiex index was up 7 points at 9,266.63, after hitting its highest intraday level in 14 months in the prior session.
  • The electronics subindex was nearly flat, while the financials subindex gained 0.2 per cent.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), an Apple supplier and the world’s biggest contract chip maker, was trading flat.
  • The Taiwan dollar softened NT$0.043 to NT$31.283 per US dollar.

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8Sep
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 8 September 2016

MARKET UPDATES :

  • The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.9 points or 0.10% lower to 2893.65, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.38%.
  • The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.78%, UOB, which gained 0.16%, Singtel, which closed unchanged,
    Noble, which closed unchanged and OCBC Bank, with a 0.23% advance.
  • The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.11%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.27%.The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 2.50%.
  • The two biggest stocks of the Index – Silverlake Axis and CSE Global- ended 2.94% higher and 3.49% lower respectively.
  • The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which slipped 0.83%. Jardine Matheson Holdings shares
    declined 0.33%and Jardine Strategic Holdings declined 0.87%.
  • The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
    SPDR Gold Shares (+1.50%) ,IS MSCI India (-0.27%) ,STI ETF (-0.68%)
  • The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
    Ascendas REIT (unchanged) ,CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.46%) ,CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.23%)
  • The most active index warrants by value today were:
    HSI23800UBeCW161229 (unchanged) ,HSI23800MBeCW160929 (-9.52%) ,HSI23600VTeCW161028 (unchanged)
  • The most active stock warrants by value today were:
    DBS MB eCW170201 (+7.63%) ,DBS VT eCW170213 (unchanged) ,UOB MB eCW170201 (+1.89%).

STOCK RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY SINGMEDICAL ABOVE 0.325 TGT 0.340 0.355 SL 0.310.

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8Sep
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 8 September 2016

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ

  • Forex – Dollar broadly weaker on Fed rate hike doubts.
  • Forex – GBP/USD slides lower after U.K. data disappoints.
  • Forex – Aussie edges lower after GDP data, kiwi hits 16-month high.

EUR/USD

EURUSD closed above 1.1200 yesterday with price action now likely to stay flat within 1.1300 – 1.1270 price level into tomorrow’s ECB meeting. In the near term, expect the price to dip towards 1.12 on the minor bearish divergence that is formed on the chart.Resistance at 1.1270 – 1.1280 remains key to the upside, and a break out above this resistance could keep the bullish momentum send EURUSD to test 1.1300 followed by 1.1341.A possible reversal near the resistance level could, however, signal a near-term weakness,which could be confirmed if EURUSD breaks down below 1.1200.

GBP/USD

The pound slid lower against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, after data showing that U.K. manufacturing production fell more than expected in July dampened optimism over the strength of the economy. GBP/USD hit 1.3378 during European morning trade, the session low; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.3388, shedding 0.36%.Cable was likely to find support at 1.3292, Tuesday’s low and resistance at 1.3446, Tuesday’s high and a one-and-a half month peak.The U.K. Office for National Statistics said that manufacturing production decreased by 0.9% in July, worse than expectations for a decline of 0.4% and following a drop of 0.2% a month earlier that was revised from an initial 0.3% decline.On an annualized basis, manufacturing production rose 0.8% in July, worse than forecasts for a 1.7% increase.However, the report also showed that industrial production inched up by 0.1% in July, better than forecasts for a 0.2% decrease and following the 0.1% gain in the preceding month.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.3445 TGT 1.3465 1.3495 SL 1.3415.
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.3355 TGT 1.3335 1.3305 SL 1.3385.

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7Sep
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 7 September 2016

MARKET UPDATES :

  • The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 39.92 points or 1.4% higher to 2891.66, taking the year-to-date performance
    to +0.31%.
  • The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 2.03%, DBS, which gained 1.18%, UOB, which gained 2.14%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.26% and Noble, with a 12.00% advance.
  • The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 1.06%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.61%.
  • The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which
    rose 2.01%. The two biggest stocks of the Index – Hongkong Land Holdings and Global Logistic Properties –
    ended 1.80% higher and 1.89% higher respectively.
  • The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.08%. Midas Holdings shares
    declined 2.22% and Geo Energy Resources remained unchanged.
  • The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
    IS MSCI India (+0.67%) ,STI ETF (+1.38%) ,DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+1.66%)
  • The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
    Ascendas REIT (+0.81%) ,CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+2.52%) ,CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.39%)
  • The most active index warrants by value today were:
    HSI23800UBeCW161229 (+7.06%) ,HSI22800MBePW161028 (-6.74%) ,HSI23800MBeCW160929 (+10.53%)
  • The most active stock warrants by value today were:
    DBS MB eCW170201 (+8.26%) ,UOB MB eCW170201 (+16.48%) ,DBS MB ePW170201 (-7.61%).

STOCK RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY NOBLE ABOVE 0.140 TGT 0.150 0.160 SL 0.130.

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7Sep
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 7 September 2016

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ

  • Forex – Aussie and kiwi move higher, RBA holds rates.
  • Forex – Dollar little changed in rangebound trade.
  • Forex – USD/CAD pares losses as oil prices turn lower.

EUR/USD

Service sector activity in the U.S. grew for the 79th consecutive month in August, but at a slower pace than expected, industry data showed on Tuesday.n a report, the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) said its non-manufacturing purchasing manager’s index (PMI) fell to 51.4 last month from 55.5 in July. Analysts had expected the index to drop to 55.0.On the index, a reading above 50.0 indicates the non manufacturing sector economy is generally expanding, below 50.0 indicates the sector is contracting.In an immediate reaction, the dollar weakened. EUR/USD was trading at 1.1213 from around 1.1159 ahead of the release of the data, GBP/USD was at 1.3404 from 1.3367 earlier, while USD/JPY was at 102.48 from 103.35 earlier.The US dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, traded at 95.17 compared to 95.62 prior to the release.

GBP/USD

The pound rose to a one-month high against the U.S. dollar on Monday, boosted by data showing that activity in the U.K. service sector returned to expansionary territory in August, while the greenback remained broadly under pressure.GBP/USD 1.3367 during European morning trade, the pair’s highest since August 3; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.3367, climbing 0.54%.Cable was likely to find support at 1.3123, the low from September 1 and resistance at 1.3480, the high of July 14.Research group Markit said its U.K. services purchasing managers’ index rose to 52.9 last month from a reading of 47.4 in July. Analysts had expected the index to rise to 50.0.The upbeat data added to current optimism over the strength of the economy and Britain’s ability to overcome any post-Brexit hurdles.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.3445 TGT 1.3465 1.3495 SL 1.3415.
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.3280 TGT 1.3260 1.3230 SL 1.3310.

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