1. 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 of bargai

  2. 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 of the week and it helped STI to stay above 3170 level. Trading volum

  3. 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 points for the week. And as for the whole month of March, a total of 78.5pts

  4. 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 the market; causing STI to recov

  5. 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 last week which capp

  6. 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 by pushing property prices higher, causing STI to

  7. 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 sellers was eager to exit the market. Hence, volatility spiked and caused STI to end the we

  8. Straits Times Index managed to have a significant breakthrough last week. The strong resistance of 3100 level was broken. This bullish strength was contributed by the strong positive vibe from local economic data to the belief of the impact of Trump’s promised US policies. There were moments during the week where the market pushing the banks with anticipation of US interest rate hikes. But what really sustained the rally are the strong earnings posted by the offshore marine counters like Sembcorp Ind. Therefore, STI is able to close its week above 3100 level with 29.92pts up. Ending at 3137

  9. Straits Times Index traded mixed last week as it starts to experience the earnings reporting week for the banks. The week started off with positive vibe as market participants were expecting strong results from the banks. However, when Ocbc bank announced its earnings, the market was surprised by it and caused STI to gap down strongly, triggering the biggest drop of the month. There was good support in the market as the rest of the sectors in the market are drawing buyers. Properties counters were seen to be firm as Capitaland shows strong results. After which, when DBS and Uob starts to an

  10. Despite the possibility of bearish movements to happen last week, Straits Times Index managed to put aside the bearish sentiment and pushed for the upside. A series of earnings announcement have somewhat dampened the market but market participants started to look forward to other catalyst. Oil price faced a little volatility last week but it was quick to rebound. Offshore marines managed to recover their lost grounds. Discussion on the upcoming Singapore budget is ongoing and many seem positive on the outcome. Another thing that market participants are looking forward is the announcement of