Daily Archives: September 7, 2016


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


  • 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%).


  • BUY NOBLE ABOVE 0.140 TGT 0.150 0.160 SL 0.130.

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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 7 September 2016


  • 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.


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.


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.


  • 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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Comex Trading Signals and Market News –7 September 2016


  • Gold prices held near a more than one-week high during European hours on Tuesday, as investors awaited fresh signals
    about the timing of a possible U.S. interest rate increase this year.The U.S. Institute of Supply Management is to release data on August service sector activity at 10:00AM ET (14:00GMT) on Tuesday.
  • Brent crude prices edged lower during Europe’s session on Tuesday, as optimism surrounding an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Russia to stabilize the oil market began to fade.On the ICE Futures Exchange in London, Brent oil For November delivery declined 35 cents, or 0.7%, to trade at $47.28 a barrel by 4:15AM ET (08:15GMT).
  • Natural gas futures fell during noon trade in the domestic market on Tuesday as investors and speculators exit positions in the energy commodity amid speculation that peak summer demand for the power plant fuel which is used to fire up air conditioners in the US may be coming to an end.


  • A top Federal Reserve official on Tuesday repeated his call for gradual interest rate hikes, evidently unfazed by a slow down in U.S. job gains and sluggishness in the services sector that now has traders betting against any rate hike at all this year.It “makes sense to get back to a pace of gradual rate increases, preferably sooner rather than later,” San Francisco Fed President John Williams said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Hayek Group.
  • The yen gained on Wednesday after downbeat U.S. economic data made a U.S. interest rate increase this month unlikely, prompting investors to trim their dollar bets and triggering stop-loss orders in early Asian trade.The dollar was down 0.5 percent at 101.50 yen after dipping as low as 101.245 earlier, its lowest since Aug. 26 and well below last Friday’s high of 104.32 yen. It tumbled more than 1 percent against its Japanese counterpart on Tuesday.
  • Top British bankers will tell finance minister Philip Hammond on Wednesday to give them a clearer idea of what thecountry’s divorce from the European Union will mean for them when they hold their first meeting since the Brexit vote.Hammond is to meet with executives from major banks and insurers, including Barclays(L:BARC), HSBC (L:HSBA), Standard Life (L:SL) Santander UK, the British arm of Spain’sBanco Santander (MC:SAN), according to sources.


  • BUY GOLD ABOVE 1350 TGT 1355 1360 SL 1345.
  • SELL GOLD BELOW 1347 TGT 1342 1337 SL 1352.

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