Daily Market Report (17 May 2019)
  • Crude oil price strengthened to USD72.80/barrel as tension in the Middle East escalates. Crude oil price have had gained by more than 35% year to date from USD53.80/barrel as at beginning of the year.
  • If prevailing price is sustainable, we reckon more crude oil related jobs could be in the offing hence should boost the O&G players. Companies like Dialog, Hibiscus, Dayang, Uzma, Serba Dinamik and Straits Inter Logistics are some of our favourites.
Daily Market Report (16 May 2019)
  • Leong Hup International Bhd will be listed on Bursa Malaysia today. The company is one of the largest poultry based player in the country.
  • As the biggest initial public offering (IPO) so far this year, analysts are rather positive on the company with fair value ranging from RM1.27 to RM1.43 from its IPO price of RM1.10/share.
  • Leong Hup’s pre-listing market capitalisation is tagged at RM4bn.
Daily Market Report (15 May 2019)
  • A more dovish statement by Trump on the trade war with China had sent positivity on Wall Street thus we may witness regional markets to trend higher today.
  • Locally the equity market is expected to see some bargain hunting activities with the FBM KLCI to test the immediate resistance at 1,620.
  • Malaysia being the worst performer on both currency and equity within the region is not expected to see any immediate reversal in fortune but we expect foreign direct investment (FDIs) especially from China will lent support on the stock market and currency in due course.
Daily Market Report (14 May 2019)
  • The tit for tat developments between the US and China on trade tariffs continue to be the main focus for global equity markets which is not going to end anytime soon. As such we may see continue market volatility with more downward bias.
  • Domestically, the FBM KLCI is supported at the psychological 1,600 level with the next support is seen at the 1,570 mark. Meanwhile, there is a likelihood that China may abandon the import of soya oil and look to crude palm oil (CPO) as the alternative thus providing certain support for the CPO prices in the short term.
Daily Market Report (13 May 2019)
  • US tariff hike of 25% on China has kicked in last Friday on US$200bn worth of Chinese imports. Markets will continue to be volatile and is reacting to the headline news or tweets as evidenced by the rebound on Dow Jones from 359 points loss to close 114 points higher last Friday to 25,942.37.
  • Larry Kudlow, Donald Trump’s economic adviser said there is a “strong possibility” that Trump will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at G20 summit in late June. Our view is that it is trading market for now and there are opportunities to selectively buying and follow our technical reports.