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.
Weekly Market Review (13 May 2019)
  • Major markets ended on negative territory last week following the escalating trade tension between US and China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index declined 1.9% or 496 points while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index lost 2.3% or 660 points.
  • Meanwhile, the FBM KLCI closed at 1,610.27 points, indicating a weekly loss of 1.4%. Weekly foreign funds flow continued with RM450.2m net outflow pushing YTD outflow to over RM3.3bn. Performance amongst the FBMKLCI components saw 26 losers to 4 gainers.
  • Top 3 performers include GENM (+1.27%), PCHEM (+1.02%) and PETDAG (+1.00%) while the top 3 losers were AXIATA (5.39%), AIRPORTS (-5.17%) and IOI CORP (-4.72%).
Daily Market Report (10 May 2019)
  • Massive knee jerk reaction is happening all over the place mainly thanks to Trump’s bullying tactics. As mention numerous times, we remain positive and would use these as an opportunity to accumulate on blue chips.
  • Banking stocks have had been sold down of late due to the cut in OPR coupled with the continuous exodus of foreign funds thus we believe it is excellent chance to look at banks namely Maybank, Public Bank, CIMB and Hong Leong Bank.