Daily Archives: January 27, 2016


SGX : Singapore shares close flat


  • Singapore shares close flat, STI drops 38 points from intraday peak.
  • Street’s Tuesday rise helped calm some nerves and prompted a bout of short covering that pushed the Straits Times Index (STI) higher for most of Wednesday. A weak opening for Europe, however, cut the index’s gain to just 0.57 point at 2,546.18. Its intraday peak was 2,584.
  • Turnover was by recent standards mediocre at 809.8 million units worth S$982 million and the broad market excluding warrants recorded 224 rises versus 166 falls.

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SGX : Singapore shares open higher on Wednesday

Singapore Exchange (SGX):

  • SINGAPORE stocks opened higher on Wednesday, after Wall Street made gains on Tuesday on the back of cheap oil and speculation that the US Federal Reserve will take a dovish approach to future interest rate increases.
  • The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) gained 33.91 points or 1.33 per cent to 2,579.52 by 9.03am. At that point, 41.6 million stocks worth S$76.8 million had changed hands. Gainers outnumbered losers 111 to 18.

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Comex Trading Signals and Market News – 27 January 2016


  • Natural Gas futures ended lower in the domestic market on Friday even as a massive blizzard rocked the US East Coast bringing life to almost a standstill and raising hopes of a pickup in demand for the heating fuel in the world’s biggest economy.Cold temperatures tend to boost demand for gas-fired heating at offices and homes.
  • Copper futures fell in the domestic market on Monday as investors and speculators exited positions in the industrial metal amidst worries that demand from top consumer China may weaken in the coming days ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays when factories and businesses remain shut for a week due to festivities.
  • Oil prices fell 3 percent on Monday as Iraq announced record-high oil production feeding into a heavily over -supplied market, wiping out much of the gains made in one of the biggest-ever daily rallies last week. Brent crude (LCOc1), the global benchmark, was down 93 cents at $31.25 a barrel at 0955 GMT, losing 3 percent from its closing price on Friday, when Brent surged 10 percent.U.S. crude (CLc1) traded $1.02 lower at $31.17 a barrel.


  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday an intergovernmental deal had been signed to buy 36 Rafale combat jets from France, adding that the two countries would work to sort out financial issues on the deal. Modi was speaking after hosting French President Francois Hollande for talks in New Delhi. Earlier, Hollande had said that commercial talks would have to be wrapped up to close the deal first announced when Modi visited France last spring.
  • Federal Reserve officials are playing it cool for now, but roughly $2.5 trillion of stock market value wiped out in the past three weeks and a possible consumer pullback could throw the Fed off its course of gradual interest rate hikes. Policymakers continue to argue that the threat will pass, but the risk that the selloff will hit the main engine of U.S. economic growth – household spending – gets bigger the longer markets remain depressed.
  • The leaders of seven of Australia’s eight states and territories have called for the country to become a republic, reigniting a thorny debate ahead of a national holiday on Tuesday.Australia is a constitutional monarchy, with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state. The role is largely ceremonial, but the monarch does have the power to dissolve parliament, as in 1975, when Queen Elizabeth sacked the government.


  • BUY GOLD ABOVE 1110 TARGET 1120 1135 SL 1099
  • SELL GOLD BELOW 1100 TARGET 1090 1075 SL 1112

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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 27 January 2016


  • Forex -NZD/USD moves higher but gains capped
  • Forex -Dollar edges down but close to recent highs; Fed, BOJ in focus
  • Forex -AUD/USD edges up despite disappointing NAB report

The EUR/USD pair trades 0.20% higher at fresh session highs of 1.0819, heading gradually towards hourly 50-SMA at 1.0841. The main currency extends its consolidative mode into early Europe and hovers near session tops, gathering pace for further upside towards 1.0850 region. With the Asian equities paring gains, the risk-on moods appear to have waned a bit and hence, lift the demand for the funding currency euro. Moreover, the gains in the EUR/USD pair can be also partly attributed to a broadly lower USD as well as to the extension of the post-ECB correction. Last week, Attention now remains on the German IFO surveys to provide fresh incentives on the EUR moves, while ECB Chief Draghi’s speech due later in the NY session will be closely eyed.

The GBP/USD pair trades almost unchanged at 1.4267, quickly reversing a dip to lows at 1.4235, where 5-DMA coincides. The pound manages to recover ground somewhat against its American counterpart and now looks to reclaim 1.43 handle as risk-off moods appear to ease amid stabilizing European stocks. While the oil prices also trim losses and added to the renewed optimism in the markets.Moreover, broad based US dollar weakness continues to keep the downside restricted in the GBP/USD pair. While the recovery looks fragile on the back of strengthening EUR/GBP cross, which hovers near 0.76 handle, recording a 0.30% gain on the day.Next on tap, BOE Carney’s speech due tomorrow will take centrestage before the crucial FOMC statement due to be published on Wednesday.


  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4310 TARGET 1.4330 1.4360 SL 1.4280
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4235 TARGET 1.4215 1.4185 SL 1.4265

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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 27 January 2016


  • The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 5.55 points or 0.22% higher to 2582.64, taking the year-to-date performance to -10.41%.
  • The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 2.02%, SingTel, which gained 0.29%, Keppel Corp, which declined 4.18%, UOB, which gained 2.16% and Global Logistic, with a 0.29% advance.
  • The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.09%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.19%.
  • The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 2.34%. The two biggest stocks of the Index – Raffles Medical Group and Biosensors International Group- ended 3.81% higher and remain unchanged respectively.
  • The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 3.37%. Keppel Corp shares declined 4.18% and Sembcorp Industries declined 1.28%.
  • The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were : Sti Etf (unchanged), Spdr Gold Shares (+0.82%), Is Msci India 100 (-0.16%)
  • The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were : Ascendas Reit (+2.30%), Capitamall Trust (unchanged), Fortune Reit Hkd (+0.77%)
  • The most active index warrants by value today were : HSI20000MBeCW160226 (+1.16%), CN11500MBeCW160428 (-9.30%), HSI18400MBePW160330 (-5.41%)
  • The most active stock warrants by value today were : DBS MB eCW160711 (+12.37%), KepCorp MBeCW161101 (-16.85%),UOB MB eCW160705 (+16.48%).


  • BUY ACCORDIA GOLF ABOVE 0.495 TARGET 0.510 0.520 SL 0.475

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