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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.

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.

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.

Straits Times Index to trade in tight range

Last week was a week of tussle between the bulls and the bears. The Straits Times Index managed to trade above 3530 level by going beyond this level at the start of the week. Bullish efforts were quickly being countered by the selling pressure during mid week as market participants were unable to find new reasons to support the market.