Author: Jay Chia - Your Financial Mentor

Bullish vibe dominating the Straits Times Index

Bullish vibe dominating the Straits Times Index Bearish sentiment was reversed last week in the Straits Times Index. Fear of US-China trade war seems to have diminished over the week as the market digested the impact and possibilities. STI started the week testing the resistance level at 3450 level. There was still some bearish pressure during the day but the bulls were able to dominate the market during the day. However, it was unable to break through the resistance level on that day. The breakthrough happened on Tuesday. Buyers were seen rushing into the market to snap up oil-related...

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Straits Times Index to continue its consolidation mode.

Straits Times Index to continue its consolidation mode. It was a volatile week for Straits Times Index as growing concerns on possible trade war to happen between US and China. Many have seen that trade war can affect the economic situation of the whole world and hence, reacted bearishly upon retaliation by the China officials. The strongest reaction happened on Wednesday where STI was seen breaking its key support level at 3350 level. However, the reaction was short lived as most of the losses were recovered immediately the next day. This wild swing had puzzled many traders which caused...

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Straits Times Index still consolidating

Straits Times Index still consolidating It was a short week for the Straits Times Index as the Christian celebrated the Good Friday. Bearish sentiment was also cut short as the market continued to face uncertainty over the trade war issues. Volatility was seen during the week as market participants were flicking to and fro from bullish to bearish sentiment. The opening for the week is weak but it was being reversed the next day. A low of 3382 level was being formed during the week but rebound was quick. Flickering between 3382 – 3443 levels pretty much sums up...

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Straits Times Index to consolidate this week

Straits Times Index to consolidate this week The Straits Times Index had a bullish week last week but it failed to reach the recent high it had achieved last month. The start of the month was strong as STI managed to gapped up on Monday which brought strong bullish momentum to break its resistance at 3530 level. STI managed to sustain its resistance level till Wednesday. On Thursday, market participants were sceptical of the strength and started selling. This brought STI back below 3530 level. Further selling pressure pushed back to the gap level which it had created on...

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Straits Times Index will likely to rebound.

Straits Times Index will likely to rebound. The Straits Times Index faced a volatile week last week as market participants were fighting to decide a market direction. The week first started with strong selling pressure which broke the support at 3450 level slightly. Instead of sliding lower the next day, STI opened with a gap up on the next day. This brought STI back above 3450 level. Talks of US tariffs continue to affect the market and brought STI back to test 3450 level again. However, this support level held well as buyers rushed to support the level. This...

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Straits Times Index sitting on the fence

  Straits Times Index sitting on the fence Last week, the Straits Times Index faced a streak of bearish actions as market participants were reacting US interest rate hike concern during the early week. Bullishness kicked off the week but it was unsustainable. Sellers dominated the market on Tuesday which prevented STI from reaching out for this year’s high at 3611 level. Powell, US Fed chief, had indicated the possibilities of interest rate. This comment was not well received by the market. To make the matter worse, US announced that they will implement import tariffs in steel and aluminium....

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Straits Times Index starting its bullish streak

Straits Times Index starting its bullish streak The Straits Times Index managed to perform a rally last week as it confirmed its rebound from the support of 3350 level. This bullish action happened after breaking its resistance at 3450 level; which leads to confirmation of the bullish reversal pattern. Looking into the daily market action, it seems that there was strong tussle between the bullish and bear as 2 days of the week ended in red. Despite the tussle, the bullish buyers eventually managed to maintain the price and helped STI to end the week high. A total of...

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Straits Times Index might attempt a rebound

Straits Times Index might attempt a rebound Happy Lunar New Year to everyone and I wish everyone will Huat Huat Huat this year! Last week, Straits Times Index did not show a sea of red as an auspicious symbol to start the Lunar New Year. Market participants are excited by the cheaper valuation in the market and decided to buy into the market. In the shot 4 days week, STI was able to start the week bullishly. However, the bullish start was not easy as it continues to face selling pressure which caps STI’s upside. It is clear to...

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Straits Times Index in the midst of correction

Straits Times Index in the midst of correction Strong selling pressure seeped into the Straits Times Index as the stock markets of the whole world went into selling frenzy. The selling sentiment started in US market first which created a domino effect to other leading markets. Reports of corrections happening became real as profit takers scrambled to exit the market quickly after a long streak of bullish movements since last year. Rebound attempts that happened during the week became opportunities for sellers to exit the market. This bearish spiral caused STI to lose a total of 152.58pts for the...

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Straits Times Index poised for retracement movements

Straits Times Index poised for retracement movements The long awaited bearish sentiment started to appear in the Straits Times Index last week after 5 weeks of rally. STI attempted to trade higher during the early week but failed to sustain the bullishness. Selling pressure was triggered by the bearishness in the US market. There was no strong reason for the market to start buying and hence, sellers dominated the market last week. Due to this, the momentum to help STI to reach 3630 resistance level has stopped and reversed. A total of 37.32pts was lost during the week as...

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Straits Times Index’s upside getting limited.

Straits Times Index’s upside getting limited. The bullish sentiment remained firm last week. The bullish sentiment was mainly seen during the early week which pushed STI to as high as 3611 level. This bullish sentiment came to an end last Thursday as market participants preferred to stay out of the market. Strong profit taking pressure returned most of the gains of the week and this sentiment ended the week at 3567.14 level. This translates to a gain of only 16.78pts despite a strong start. Will the bullish movements for the past few weeks come to an end? How will...

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Straits Times Index facing resistance at 3530 level.

Straits Times Index facing resistance at 3530 level. The Straits Times Index continued its bullish streak last week. Buyers were positive of the upside and were seen buying during the early week. This leads STI to reach its resistance level at 3530 level. However, the resistance level at 3530 level seems to be firm. This prevented STI from going higher as profit takers were seen dominating the market. The profit taking actions were not strong enough to push STI lower. The market continued to stay close to its resistance level which helped to maintain the early gains during the...

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Performance of Securities Wrap Portfolio for 2017

Performance of Securities Wrap Portfolio for 2017 Since 2016, I have been talking about this Securities Wrap service which some of my clients had adopted. Let me briefing explain how this Securities Wrap service works. Traditionally, it has been part of the securities regulations that Trading Representatives like me are not allowed to give advices on client’s investment positions. Trading advices like what and how much to buy or sell are not allowed. Hence, it is tough for Trading Representatives like me, whom practises prudent financial investment management, to help clients to improve their investment strategies. At the end...

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Selected client’s investment portfolio performance for 2017

Selected client’s investment portfolio performance for 2017 Many of us had gone through the bountiful year of 2017 as the market rallied more than 18% in the year. As I have already reported my personal investment portfolio returns for 2017, I will also be reporting the portfolio performance of my client’s group whom I have been tracking for years. This will help us to understand whether general investors will be able to rip the kind of return that we have always imagined off during the bullish market. As stated in the previous year, the main objective of these statistic...

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Strong start for Straits Times Index in year 2018

Strong start for Straits Times Index in year 2018 Last week is a brand new start for Straits Times Index as the market starts trading for year 2018. The short week started with a bang as STI propelled strongly towards 3450 resistance level. Traders and investors were buoyant by the positive mood as the usual Capricorn effect starts to affect the month of January. Reports were citing strong economic numbers were seen in both US and China as the reasons for the strength in the market. Through all these strong reasoning, STI was able to break its resistance of...

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