Daily Archives: August 31, 2016


Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 31 Aug 2016


  • The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 3.98 points or 0.14% higher to 2833.41, taking the year-to-date performance to –
  • The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 0.49%, DBS, which gained 0.13%, UOB, which declined 0.11%,
    OCBC Bank, which declined 0.12% and Keppel Corp, with a 0.76% fall.
  • The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.14%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.07%.
  • The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 1.97%. The two biggest
    stocks of the Index – Silverlake Axis and CSE Global- ended 2.48% higher and 2.35% higher respectively.
  • The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 0.39%. Singtel shares declined 0.49% and StarHub declined 1.08%.
  • The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:IS MSCI India (+2.37% ,STI ETF (unchanged) ,DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (unchanged).
  • The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:Ascendas REIT (+0.41%) ,CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.42%) ,MMapletree Log Trust (+0.47%)
  • The most active index warrants by value today were:
    HSI23000MBeCW160929 (+13.95%) ,HSI23800UBeCW161229 (+9.35%) ,HSI22800VTeCW160929 (+14.02%)
  • The most active stock warrants by value today were:
    DBS MB eCW170201 (+0.90%) ,DBS MB ePW170201 (-0.94%) ,SGX VT eCW161212 (+5.46%).


  • BUY PEC ABOVE 0.440 TGT 0.460 0.480 SL 0.420.

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Comex Trading Signals and Market News –31 August 2016


  • Oil futures rose on Tuesday supported by production suspensions in the U.S. Gulf due to an expected tropical storm
    and speculation that producers meeting in Algeria next month will act to prop up prices.Brent crude futures (LCOc1) were trading at $49.73 per barrel at 0924 GMT, up 47 cents from the previous close.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude (CLc1) was up 45 cents at $47.43 a barrel.
  •  Gold prices struggled near a five-week low during European hours on Tuesday, as investors looked ahead to upcoming
    U.S. data to gauge if the world’s largest economy is strong enough to withstand a rise in borrowing costs in the coming  months.The Conference Board is scheduled to release a report on U.S. consumer confidence for August at 10:00AM ET
  •  Natural Gas tanked more than 1.5 per cent during evening trade in the domestic market on Monday as investors and  speculators exit positions in the energy commodity tracking weakness globally where prices fell on profit taking after a  stellar rally on a smaller-than-expected US stockpile rise.


  • Bank of Japan board member Yukitoshi Funo said on Wednesday the central bank will make full use of its existing policy tools to ensure the country’s households and companies eradicate their deflationary mindset.”Japan needs to shift
    away from a deflationary mindset that became entrenched due to a prolonged period of deflation. We’re still halfway in achieving our price target,” Funo said in a speech to business leaders in Niigata, northern Japan.
  •  Some U.S. private equity firms are courting their biggest and savviest investors with privileged access to special fee saving deals without telling other investors, according to people involved in buyout firms’ fundraising.The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has signalled its interest in overseeing such deals after fining several private equity firms in recent months for improper disclosure of fees.
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is very close to releasing a tranche of aid that would unlock around $2 billion in  extra money, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Tuesday.A $17.5 billion bailout program has helped Ukraine
    pull itself out of two years of economic recession caused by a separatist conflict in its industrial east. But a third tranche has been delayed since last October due to political upheaval and patchy reform progress.


  • BUY GOLD ABOVE 1321.5 TARGET 1326.5 1332.5 SL BELOW 1316.5.
  • SELL GOLD BELOW 1318 TARGET 1313 1307 SL ABOVE 1323.

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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 31 August 2016


  • Forex – GBP/USD slips lower after downbeat U.K. data.
  • Forex – Aussie, kiwi slip lower vs. broadly stronger greenback.
  • Forex – Yen weaker in Asia as dollar gains continue.


The pair continued to trade lower in choppy trading on Monday and it finished way above the intraday low at 1.1187, for a small loss of 10 pips or -0.08%. The cross traded in a narrow daily range of 50 pips with a high of 1.1208 and a low of 1.1158. Further, the pair closed the day well below the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level at 1.13 on Monday. In the absence of fundamentals from Eurozone, all eyes were on the few U.S. announcements of the day. The PCE Index and Personal Spending were both in line with expectations, but the market’s reaction was still bearish regarding the pair as U.S. stock markets rebounded on Monday.


The pound slipped lower agains the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, re-approaching a one-week trough after the release of downbeat U.K. data and as expectations for a U.S. rate hike before the end of the year continued to support the greenback.GBP/USD hit 1.3060 during European morning trade, the session low; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.3068,shedding 0.28%.Cable was likely to find support at 1.2871, the low of August 18 and resistance at 1.3280, the high of August 26.The Bank of England earlier reported that net lending to individuals increased by £3.8 billion in July, compared to expectations for a £4.9 billion rise. Net lending to individuals increased by £5.1 billion in June, whose figure was revised from a previously estimated gain of £5.2 billion.


BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.3130 TGT 1.3150 1.3180 SL 1.3100.
SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.3050 TGT 1.3030 1.3000 SL 1.3080.

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