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Odds of bearish reversal in Straits Times Index getting higher.

It was another range week for Straits Times Index as the market continues to trade cautiously. During the start of the short week, there wasn’t much action in the market as there was lacking of catalyst to trigger any strong movements in the market. The trading range was between 3200 – 3225 levels.

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.

UK Election results push Straits Times Index higher

Yet again, the Straits Times Index faced another indecisive week as the market waits for the result of UK’s election. The results of the election were announced last Friday afternoon. It turns out to be a “hung” government which many speculated that it can lead to unstable political situation in UK. However, market reacted differently to the election result.

Straits Times Index will still face bearish pressure despite bullish closing last week

Straits Times Index started to gain some bullish traction last week after lacking of clear direction last week. The start of the week did not start with a bullish start. Instead, selling pressure was seen to push STI to as low as 3195 level. Upon this level, bargain hunters were seen entering the market to start pushing offshore marines sector higher.