Warrants Commentary (13 to 17 January)
Trading activity in the Malaysian warrants market picked up last week with the overall warrants turnover growing approximately 10.0% to RM248.8mil. As usual, the Hang Seng Index (HSI) warrants remained major contributors, constituting 66.3% of total warrants turnover, followed by warrants over shares, which made up approximately 30.0% of turnover.
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Warrants Commentary (6 to 10 January)
Happy New Year! The Malaysian warrants market started to warm up after the holiday season, with turnover for last week coming in at RM226.8mil. Turnover for warrants over the Hang Seng Index (HSI) remained a healthy 65.1% of turnover following the volatile week for the Hong Kong market. Meanwhile, warrants over stocks comprised 29.1% of the market, while warrants over the iShares China A50 Index ETF (China A50 ETF) made up 5.5% of the market.
Continue reading Volatile week for the global markets
Warrants Commentary (9 December to 13 December)
The overall warrants turnover for the second week of December rose a slight 0.5% week-on-week (w-o-w) to RM248.5mil, lifted by active trading in warrants over Malaysian counters. Trading in warrants over the Hang Seng Index (HSI) was slower, contributing 69% of turnover, while warrants over Malaysian counters contributed more than 30%.
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Warrants Commentary (2 to 6 December)
Last week, the Malaysia warrants market saw a general slowdown in trading activity as we entered into the first week of December, though warrants over the Hang Seng Index (HSI) still maintained an average daily turnover of RM37.2mil. Total turnover came up to RM247.5mil, a decline from RM319.3mil in the previous week. Continue reading Slower market, though HSI warrants remain active
Warrants Commentary (25 to 29 November)
Last Sunday (24 Nov), Hong Kong held its district council elections as protests paused to allow the elections to proceed peacefully. The pro-democracy party won a landslide victory. The Hang Seng Index (HSI) surged 1.5% to 26,993.0 points on Monday, prompting investors to take profit on 17.5mil units of call warrant HSI-C7J and 13.7mil units of HSI-C7F as they rose 14.3% and 24.3%, respectively. Investors who expected a downturn bought the put warrants, namely HSI-H8E and HSI-H8F. The index then fell 0.3% on Tuesday and rose 0.1% on Wednesday.
Continue reading Newsbreaks spur the Malaysia warrants market
Warrants Commentary (18 to 22 November)
Last week, the Malaysia warrants market recorded a turnover of RM333.0mil, 2.3% lower than the previous week. We continue to see massive interest in the Hang Seng Index (HSI) warrants which made up 72.3% of the total warrants market with RM240.7mil. traded.
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Warrants Commentary (11 to 15 November)
The turnover for Malaysia warrants market for the week ended 15 November
2019 surged 17.5% to RM341.8mil week-on-week (w-o-w). There was
an increased trading activity in the Hang Seng Index (HSI) warrants, as the
turnover increased by 36.2% to RM287.4mil from the previous week.
Last Monday (11 Nov), the HSI had its worst day in more than three months, tumbling by more than 700 points or 2.6% to finish below the 27,000 level at 26,926.6. Although the index rebounded 0.5% on Tuesday, it plunged a total 2.8% for the next two days, before eking out small gains to close at 26,326.7 on Friday.
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Warrants Commentary (4 to 8 November)
The overall Malaysia warrants turnover for last week came up to RM290.9mil, about 43% above the previous week’s turnover. Once again, warrants over the Hang Seng Index (HSI) dominated the warrants market, comprising 72.5% of turnover with RM211.0mil traded. Warrants over the iShares China A50 Index ETF (China A50 ETF) also held on to investors’ interests as they saw a total turnover of RM17.3mil, taking up 6.0% of the market.
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Warrants Commentary (29 October to 1 November)
Last week, overall warrants turnover shrank by 33.9% to RM203.1mil, partly due to the shorter week, in conjunction with the Deepavali holiday on Monday (28 Oct). Warrants over indices including the Hang Seng Index (HSI), FBM KLCI Index (FBMKLCI), S&P 500 Index (SP500) and the iShares China A50 Index ETF (China A50 ETF) make a combined turnover of RM152.8mil, contributing slightly over 76% of turnover.
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Warrants Commentary (21 October to 25 October)
Last week, warrants over the Hang Seng Index (HSI) and the iShares China A50 Index ETF (China A50 ETF) collectively comprised close to 75% of the Malaysia warrants market turnover. Warrants over the HSI, making up 69.2% of the market, continued to be popular last week as the HSI seesawed throughout the week. On Monday and Tuesday, the index rose 0.25% to 26,786.2 points, but the gain did not sustain as the index then fell 0.9% to 26,566.7 points on Wednesday, after news broke that the Chinese government was planning to replace Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive (Financial Times, 23 Oct).
Continue reading HSI and China A50 ETF warrants took up 75% of the market