Daily Archives: September 6, 2016


Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 6 September 2016


  • The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 46.1 points or 1.64% higher to 2850.02, taking the year-to-date performance to –
  • The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 2.07%, DBS, which gained 1.46%, CapitaLand, which gained 2.93%, UOB, which gained 1.44% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.40% advance.
  • The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 1.16%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.73%.
  • The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which
    rose 3.04%. The two biggest stocks of the Index – Hongkong Land Holdings and Global Logistic Properties ended 3.89% higher and 2.20% higher respectively.
  • The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 0.13%. Silverlake Axis shares gained 0.76% and CSE Global declined 1.19%.
  • The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:STI ETF (+1.75%) ,IS MSCI India ETF (+1.35%) ,DBXT MSCI Thailand TRN ETF (-1.72%)
  • The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:Ascendas REIT (+1.22%) ,CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.94%) ,Mapletree Com Trust (+1.59%)
    The most active index warrants by value today were:
    HSI23800MBeCW160929 (+35.71%) ,HSI23400MBeCW161028 (+25.78%) ,HSI22800VTeCW160929 (+26.21%)
  • The most active stock warrants by value today were:
    DBS MB eCW170201 (+13.08%) ,OCBC Bk MBeCW170118 (+16.67%) ,DBS MB ePW170201 (-11.54%).


  • BUY NOBLE ABOVE 0.125 TGT 0.135 0.145 SL 0.115.

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Comex Trading Signals and Market News –6 September 2016


  • Gold gained in Asia on Tuesday as investors continued to mull the chances of a Fed rate hike this month in the wake of weaker than expected U.S. jobs data at the end of last week.Gold for December delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 0.31% to $1,330.85 a troy ounce.
  • Crude gained further in Asia on Tuesday as investors reassessed a new twist in proposals to freeze output by major producers and sent futures sharply higher.Crude oil for October delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange jumped  2.12% to $45.38 a barrel. On the ICE Futures Exchange in London, Brent oil for November delivery gained 0.29% to $47.77 a barrel.
  •  U.S. natural gas futures fell to the lowest level in nearly two weeks on Monday, as traders reacted to the reality that higher summer demand for the commodity is coming to an end. Demand for natural gas tends to rise in the summer  months as warmer temperatures increase the need for gas-fired electricity to power air conditioning.


  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has enlisted a Spanish academic he has hailed as the “Jesus Christ of economics” to help the South American country manage chronic product shortages.Alfredo Serrano is the only foreigner to form part of the Superior Organ of the Grand Mission of Sovereign Supply, a group of civilians and military officers tapped by socialist President Nicolas Maduro in response to the country’s economic crisis.
  •  More than a third of Arab banks have seen their business links with foreign banks shrink over the past four years because of pressures such as economic sanctions and concern about money laundering, according to a study published  on Monday. “The inability of banks in some Arab countries to enter into correspondent relationships with foreign banks could have a deleterious impact on trade and remittances and ultimately on real economic activity,” the Arab Monetary Fund said in the study.
  • The world’s biggest hedge fund firm thinks that China is preparing for a bust.Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater says that China  has experienced an “unsustainable buildup of credit,” which is “typical of debt boom and busts,” according to a private  note to investors viewed by Business Insider.”This rapid expansion in credit looks like it has created significant vulner abilities in the Chinese financial system at a time when the economy is still near the front end of a material loss cycle,” the note added.


  • BUY GOLD ABOVE 1330 TARGET 1335 1341 SL 1325.
  • SELL GOLD BELOW 1321 TARGET 1316 1310 SL 1326.

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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 6 September 2016


  • Forex – Dollar dips vs yen after BOJ’s Kuroda disappoints easing bets.
  • Forex – Asia FX up as US jobs data eases Sept Fed rate hike chances.
  • Forex – Dollar firm after U.S. payrolls do little to change Fed expectations.


The dollar slipped lower against the other major currencies on Monday, as Friday’s downbeat U.S. employment report crushed expectations for a U.S. rate hike in the near future.Trading volumes were expected to remain light with U.S. markets set to remain closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday.EUR/USD edged up 0.11% to at 1.1167.The greenback remained under pressure after data on Friday showed that the U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in August, disappointing expectations for an increase of 180,000.The U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9% this month, confounding expectations for a downtick to 4.8%.The report also showed that average hourly earnings rose 0.1% in August, below expectations for a 0.2% increase.


The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, slid 0.16% to 96.52, holding above the one-week low of 95.17 struck after Friday’s nonfarm payrolls report.The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs last month the Labor Department said, below the jobs growth of 180,000 that economists had expected.The data dampened expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again this year.The U.S. central bank raised interest rates for the first time in almost a decade in December.Expectations of higher interest rates typically boost the dollar by making it more attractive to yield seeking investors.Sterling was higher, with GBP/USD rising 0.23% to 1.3324 after data showing that activity in Britain’s service sector rebounded strongly last month from a slowdown prompted by June’s vote to exit the European Union.


  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.3330 TGT 1.3350 1.3380 SL 1.3300.
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.3320 TGTR 1.3300 1.3270 SL 1.3350.

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