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Hot sector – How to play sector rotation and make alpha (outperform)

Wed 9 Jan 2019

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI index hit a low of 1626 on 18 Dec 2018 and over the last 3 weeks has since rebounded to a close of 1672 yesterday. The current rally over the period actually hit a high of 1701 on 31 Dec, which was likely due to window dressing activities. Continue reading Hot sector – How to play sector rotation and make alpha (outperform)

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Market – Bull opportunity or bull trap in local and global markets?

Mon 7 Jan 2019

US stocks rallied on last Friday after two positive pieces of news for the market. The first one was where the US Labour Department said the U.S. economy added 312,000 jobs in December, which blew past an expectation of 176,000 jobs. The second piece of news was where the US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank will be patient in raising rates, quelling fears of tighter monetary policy in the near future. Continue reading Market – Bull opportunity or bull trap in local and global markets?

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Hot Sector – When to (really) buy back Technology stocks?

Fri 4 Jan 2019

It’s sounds like déjà vu all over again especially for high-flying technology stocks. U.S. stocks fell sharply on Thursday following a dire quarterly warning from Apple. The iPhone maker blamed a slowing Chinese economy for the shortfall, intensifying fears that the global economy may be slowing down because of the ongoing trade war. Continue reading Hot Sector – When to (really) buy back Technology stocks?

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Special Message for 2019

Thur 3 Jan 2019

The market performance is in for 2018 and it was a sorry state for most markets in 2018 after a strong 2017.

The world’s biggest markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P500 were down 6.2 percent and 5.6 percent, respectively, for 2018. Both indices posted their biggest annual losses since 2008, when they plunged 38.5 percent and 33.8 percent, respectively. The Nasdaq Composite lost 3.9 percent in 2018, its worst year in a decade, when it dropped 40 percent. Continue reading Special Message for 2019

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Portfolio – The future is algorithm trading and big data analytics whether it’s a bull or bear market in 2019

Mon 31 Dec 2018

Algorithm trading is likely to remain at the forefront of the investment industry worldwide and it has even been blamed for some two weeks of wild volatility in US stocks in the last two weeks of December 2018. Continue reading Portfolio – The future is algorithm trading and big data analytics whether it’s a bull or bear market in 2019

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Hot Sector – Where is the low of the downcycle for oil price?

Thu 27 Dec 2018

Oil surged on Wednesday trading, posting its strongest daily gain in more than two years in a partial rebound from steep losses that pushed crude benchmarks to lows not seen since 2017.

Both U.S. and Brent crude rose about 8 percent, their largest one-day increase since Nov. 30, 2016, when OPEC signed a landmark agreement to cut production. Continue reading Hot Sector – Where is the low of the downcycle for oil price?

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Trading – Trend following or top/bottom picker, which road should a trader take in the market?

Wed 26 Dec 2018 

In trading listed instruments like stocks, traders can usually choose either to be a picker or a follower. Stock market pickers are those traders that try to pick a bottom or top in the stocks that they trade in.

These traders believe that they have the tools whether they come from fundamental, quantitative or technical analysis that will predict the next market turn and help them get in before it really makes its move and get out just before it heads back in the other direction. Continue reading Trading – Trend following or top/bottom picker, which road should a trader take in the market?

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Market – Which global stock markets are strong and which are in deep bear?

Mon 24 Dec 2018

There was no Christmas cheer for the US and global markets. US stocks plunged again on last Friday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its worst week since the financial crisis in 2008, down nearly 7 percent.

The Nasdaq Composite Index closed in a bear market and the S&P 500 was on the brink of one itself, down nearly 18 percent from its record earlier this year. Continue reading Market – Which global stock markets are strong and which are in deep bear?

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Market – Bullish on emerging vs. developed markets in 2019?

Fri 21 Dec 2018

In overnight market action, US stocks continued to see a second day of sharp sell-offs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 464.06 points to close at 22,859.6 — bringing its two-day declines to more than 800 points and its 5-day losses to more than 1,700 points. Continue reading Market – Bullish on emerging vs. developed markets in 2019?