Jay’s expectations for Straits Times Index in 2018

Happy 2018 everyone! Year of 2017 turned out eventful for many as the Straits Times Index managed to end the year with a whopping 18.13% of gain. This gain was achieved when everyone was concerned on the newly minted President Trump’s policy changes to missiles and nuclear testing by the North Koreans. Before 2017, many expected the year to be of challenges which leads to advices on cautiousness. Looking back, if one is to hold back due to these concerns, you will have missed the opportunities that happened in 2017.

I can hear people asking why the market is not trading based on the expectation. I will attempt to share my personal opinion on this matter. I always believe that market movement will usually move in tandem with the fundamental conditions. Since 2016, I have already noticed that the market fundamental …