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Straits Times Index faced 3355 resistance level.

Straits Times Index faced 3355 resistance level. The Straits Times Index faced a week of selling pressure as tension arises between North Korea and US on Friday. The week started with lack of catalyst to push the market higher. Market participants were more eager to take profit off the market after numerous index components went ex-dividend. With some buyers support, STI was seen holding firmly above 3300 level till Thursday. When reports of North Korea’s threats to fire missile to Guam Island, the market reacted in fear. On Friday, STI opened with a gap down action which caused STI...

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Straits Times Index starting to show signs of weakness.

  Straits Times Index starting to show signs of weakness. The Straits Times Index attempted to trade higher last week as the market entered deeper into the earnings reporting season. The week started with profit taking action but buyers were quick to snap up the sellers the next day. Further buying continued but it failed to reach the resistance at 3255 level; reaching a high of only 3249 level. With lacking of fresh catalyst to push the market higher, sellers dominated the market at the end of the week. This pushes STI lower, ending at 3326.52 level with 4.23pts...

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Target resistance level of 3355 is being tested.

Target resistance level of 3355 is being tested. The Straits Times Index continued their bullish movement last week as market participants are positive on the improving economic environment. Banks results were being reported last week and this lead to bullish strength in the banking sector. With the banks trading higher, the index managed to get a boost from them. Gains were seen during the first 4 days of the week which lead STI to test its resistance at 3355 level. This resistance level held well and caused STI to enter profit taking actions on Friday. Therefore, STI did not...

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Straits Times Index sustains its uptrend movement

  Straits Times Index sustains its uptrend movement Bullish sentiment continued for Straits Times Index last week. Market participants continued to be positive on the direction of the market, pushing STI to as high as 3331.13. High offer price for Global logistic trust has brought confidence in the market that there is more value in the market to be unlocked. Rowsley got it price nearly doubled as its major shareholder, Peter Lim, decided to inject his medical assets into the company. This streak of news had lifted the sentiment of the market. Profit taking was seen on Thursday but...

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Straits Times Index broke out of key resistance of 3270

Straits Times Index broke out of key resistance of 3270 At last, the Straits Time Index managed to secure a more sustainable bullish movement after months of sideways movement. The key catalyst for the bullish movements was triggered by Yellen’s comment on US economy and the potential of future interest rate hikes. This drew positive sentiments in the market. This strong bullish movement only came about on Thursday, right after the speech by Yellen on Wednesday night. In the early week, market participants were cautious and were seen exiting the market; reaching a low of 3196 level. This selling...

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Straits Times Index reacted bearishly

Straits Times Index reacted bearishly It had been a pretty exciting week for Straits Times Index as market watchers are waiting for the expected interest rate hike in US. The expectations were fulfilled and new expectations were established. Many are looking forward towards further hike to happen in coming quarter. Usually, when expectations are met, the market will adopt the “sell on news” effect. This time round, our market reacted according to this effect. There were bullish anticipation during the early week but it was quick to be brought down by sellers whom think that the interest rate hike...

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Straits Times Index at crucial resistance level

Straits Times Index at crucial resistance level Straits Times Index went against the possibility of heading lower last week as economic uncertainty starts to ease. French election had started last week. Worries of France leaving Euro zone eased as early polls were towards Emmanuel Macron who is pro-EU. The initial state of the week was seen shaky but bargain hunters were seen to be holding the market well at around 3140 level before it started to rise higher. Economic estimates turn out to be favour despite many expectations of bad figures. This caused the market to react positively and...

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1st Quarter earnings leads to cautiousness in Straits Times Index

1st Quarter earnings leads to cautiousness in Straits Times Index 1st quarter earnings announcements have started rolling out last week as market participants were busy understanding the change in companies performances are the reporting. During this period, many decided to stay cautious and stayed out of the market. Hence, Straits Times Index was affected and started the week bearishly. Geopolitical tensions were also cited as another contributor to the bearish start. North Korean and French election dominated the headlines last weeks. No doubt, these fears have pushed STI to as low as 3113.9 level during the week. However, presences...

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Straits Times Index to hover around 3170 level

Straits Times Index to hover around 3170 level It has been a quiet week for Straits Times Index as market participants remains cautious on the outcome of the visit of US president Trump to China. Talks between the 2 countries are ongoing currently but early reports are showing that they are building up with some trade ties; in oppose to what was widely speculated. The week started with positive sentiment that was quick to lose its steam. Bearish pressure was seen on Wednesday but there are bargain hunters supporting STI at 3170 level. This action repeated for the rest...

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Strait Times Index sitting on the fence

Strait Times Index sitting on the fence Straits Times Index ended first quarter of the year with a bullish closing. Market participants decided to pick themselves up after the fall that was triggered by concerns of Trump’s lacking of power to implement the policies that he had promised. In the early week, STI managed to rebound from the low of 3112 level and head towards its resistance at around 3170 level. By the mid of the week, it managed to breach the level and sustain above this resistance level. Closing at 3175.11 level, STI gained a total of 32.21...

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Straits Times Index facing correction risk

Straits Times Index facing correction risk Straits Times Index faced a week of profit taking as concerns on US president Trump’s policy implementation starts to face headwind last week. Market participants made use of such opportunities to exit the market despite a strong start in the week. 3160 resistance level held firmly despite being broken for a few days. The strong gap down action on Wednesday had confirmed the bearishness and this lead to confirmation of higher high formation. The market could have closed much lower during the week but bargain hunters or possibly short sellers were buying into...

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Straits Times Index attempting a breakout

  Straits Times Index attempting a breakout Straits Times Index continued to its bullish streak while US Federal Reserve announced its first interest rate hike for this year. The week was first greeted with cautiousness as many chose to stay sidelines ahead of the announcement of the interest rate hike last Wednesday. Some traders anticipate the possibility of bearishness ahead of the announcement and hence, exited the market. This caused STI to trade lower on Wednesday before heading higher after the announcement of the interest rate hike. Falling oil prices have also put pressure on the offshore marine counters...

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Straits Times Index boosted by property cooling measures

  Straits Times Index boosted by property cooling measures Straits Times Index managed to end another week bullishly and continued to head towards its strong resistance at 3160 level. Volatility was seen during the week; moving like a headless creature. The highest that STI had attempted to reach is at 3150 level which was clocked on Wednesday. However, this gain was quickly given back on Thursday where strong selling pressure happened due to falling oil price. On the last day of the week, the day started weakly until Singapore Government announced the easing of property measure. The market reacted...

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Straits Times Index hovering at 3100 level for now

Straits Times Index hovering at 3100 level for now Straits Times Index attempted to reach for a higher level this week but it faced profit taking pressure during the week. The week started off weak with brought over selling pressure from the previous week. This allowed STI to test its support at 3100 level again. This support level broke briefly on Tuesday but support at 20ma weekly line was firm. Hence, a rebound was formed and this helped STI to reach its resistance at 3160 level. Testing 3160 resistance level turns out to be a brief moment also as...

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Bearish start after Chinese New Year Break

Bearish start after Chinese New Year Break First week after Chinese New Year turned out to be a week of bearishness. Straits Times Index halted it’s ascend and decided to take the bearish que. Controversies of US President Trump’s policy on immigration rocked the market during the week which triggers fears of kick starting economic instability in US. During the week, there were attempts to rebound were seen. However, sellers dominated the market to push the price lower, preventing the rebound attempts to turn out unfruitful. Therefore, STI closed the week with a high of 3073 level but ended...

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