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Concerns pile up in Straits Times Index

Straits Times Index continued another week above its support at 3190 level. The market started the week by rebounding strongly on Monday. But it faced a minor resistance at 3245 level which prevented STI from going higher. Strong selling pressure sipped in on Tuesday which stopped STI from going further. The focus of the market started to shift towards the interest rate hike of US.

North Korea's 2nd missile affected Straits Times Index

Straits Times Index had another bearish week last week as multiple concerns were felt last week. Rebound attempts were seen early last week as US market managed to hit historical highs. Despite bullish sentiment around the markets, STI was seen struggling to maintain its gains during the day and ended up closing flat on the early week.

North Korea's Nuclear testing shakes the market.

Straits Times Index started the month of September bearishly. This bearish action was triggered by North Korea’s nuclear testing. Fear of war heighten as the tension rises; creating a wave of market participants exiting the market. On Monday, the market reacted immediately on the bearish side. STI was brought to as low as 3227 level before it attempted to rebound the next day.

North Korea Tension to impact Straits Times Index's performance.

The month of August ended with a bullish week, with Straits Times Index gaining 17.69pts for the week despite concerns over North Korea firing a missile over Japan. For the start of the week, STI faces resistance from 3270 level which stops the market from going higher. Knee jerk reaction was felt Tuesday when reports of North Korea’s missile flew of Japan was announced.