Daily Archives: July 26, 2016


Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 26 July 2016


  • The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 12.86 points or 0.44% lower to 2932.49, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.73%.
  • The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 0.47%, CapitaLand, which gained 1.60%, DBS, which declined 0.31%, UOB, which declined 1.10% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.45% fall.
  • The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.25%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.50%.
  • The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which rose 0.57%. The two biggest stocks of the Index – Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings – ended 0.28% higher and 0.10% higher respectively.
  • The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 2.51%. Raffles Medical Group shares declined 3.40%and Riverstone Holdings remained unchanged.
  • The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were : DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (+0.45%) ,STI ETF (+0.34%) ,IS MSCI India (+0.28%)
  • The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were : Ascendas REIT (-2.37%), CapitaLand Mall Trust (-2.27%) ,CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.30%)
  • The most active index warrants by value today were : HSI22200MBeCW160929 (unchanged) ,HSI23800UBeCW161229 (-1.68%) ,HSI22400UBeCW161028 (-0.74%)
  • The most active stock warrants by value today were : DBS MB eCW161031 (unchanged) ,UOB MB eCW161130 (-7.35%) ,UOB MB eCW161031 (-5.26%).


  • BUY BESTWORLD ABOVE 1.440 TGT 1.500 1.540 SL 1.370

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Comex Trading Signals and Market News – 26 July 2016


  • Gold prices extended losses from the prior session in European trade on Monday, holding near a three-week low as the U.S. dollar hovered at a more than four-month high amid renewed expectations for a Federal Reserve rate hike later this year. Gold for August delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell to a session low of $1,313.10 a troy ounce, just above a three-week low of $1,310.70.
  • Oil prices extended losses from last week in European trade on Monday, as concerns over a global supply glut intensified after data showed that the U.S. oil rig count rose for the fourth week in a row last week.Crude oil for September delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell to a session low of $43.98 a barrel. It last traded at $44.02 by 08:03GMT, or 4:03AM ET, down 17 cents, or 0.38%.
  • Copper futures rose during evening trade in the domestic market on Monday as investors and speculators booked fresh positions in the industrial metal amid hopes that a pickup in the US economy may bolster consumption.A gauge measuring US manufacturing climbed to 52.9 in July from 51.3 in June with a reading above 50 signaling expansion Markit Economics said in a report on Friday.


  • Japan’s government is likely to inject 6 trillion yen ($57 billion) in direct fiscal outlays into the economy over the next few years under a planned stimulus package, double the amount initially planned, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday. The Finance Ministry had initially earmarked 3 trillion yen for direct spending from national and local governments under its draft fiscal stimulus plan. But the amount was doubled on requests for bigger spending by government officials and ruling party lawmakers, the Nikkei said without citing sources.
  • The U.S. Federal Reserve is preparing an enforcement action againstGoldman Sachs Group Inc (N:GS) related to a leak of confidential government information to one of its employees, the New York Times reported on Monday. The action will include a penalty of less than $50 million, the Times said, citing people briefed on the matter.
  • U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told his new British counterpart on Monday that the two countries cannot launch negotiations on bilateral trade and investment deals until more is known about Britain’s future relationship with the European Union.The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said in a statement that Froman told UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox in a meeting in Washington “that the United States will be prepared to engage in conversations with the United Kingdom about how to develop our trade and investment relationship in the best way at the appropriate time.”


  • BUY GOLD ABOVE 1318.58 TARGET 1323.58 1329.58 SL BELOW 1313.58
  • SELL GOLD BELOW 1314 TARGET 1309 1303 SL ABOVE 1319

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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 26 July 2016


  • Forex – EUR/USD almost unchanged near 1-month lows
  • Forex – Aussie rises, kiwi holds steady with eyes on central banks
  • Forex – Yen weakens further as investors eye monetary policy divergence

The euro was almost unchanged near one-month lows against the U.S. dollar, despite the release of upbeat German data, as demand for the greenback remained broadly supported ahead of this week’s policy meeting by the Federal Reserve.EUR/USD hit 1.0953 during European morning trade, the session low; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.0973. The pair was likely to find support at 1.0908, the low of June 24 and resistance at 1.1042, Friday’s high.Data on Monday showed that the German Ifo business climate index ticked down to 108.3 in July from 108.7 in June, compared to expectations for a drop to 107.5. Meanwhile, upbeat U.S. data released that week continued to support expectations for a rate hike by the U.S. central bank in the near future. While most investors expect the Fed to leave its monetary policy unchanged this week, it could give hints on the timing of future rate hikes.

The British pound is unchanged at the start of the new trading week. Early in the North American session, GBP/USD is trading slightly above the 1.31 line. On the release front, it’s a quiet start to the week, with just one event on the schedule. British CBI Industrial Order Expectations came in at -4 points, within expectations. There are no US releases on Monday. On Tuesday, the US releases CB Consumer Confidence and New Home Sales, both key indicators. The pound sustained sharp losses on Friday, as British PMIs, important gauges of economic conditions, were unimpressive. Both indicators fell short of the 50-point threshold, indicating contraction in the services and manufacturing sectors. The soft readings are further indication of of economic fallout from the Brexit vote, in which the British electorate voted to leave the European Union.


  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.3160 TGT 1.3180 1.3210 SL 1.3130
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.3070 TGT 1.3050 1.3020 SL 1.3100

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