1. 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 up at 3041.94 level. A total of 22.91pts w

  2. Straits Times Index managed to end the week positively to celebrate Chinese New Year last week. Buoyant by the festive mood, STI was able to shrug off the bearish mood created by the festive week. This bullish action was started with a strong bullish start during the week where market participants reacted positively to the actions taken by President Trump. Many stated that his policies will likely to benefit the country despite rejections of his protectionism idea. Furthermore, Singapore market’s earnings season had started and numbers speculators are positive of the earnings result. Hence,

  3. Straits Times Index halted its bullish advancement last week as market participants took profit off the market ahead of the inauguration of the newly elected US president Donald Trump. Concerns of the implementation of trade barriers are affecting the sentiment of the market last week; this leading to selling pressure to as low as 2988 level. However, there are still buyers whom are confident that such changes are likely to be beneficial for all in the longer run. Hence, STI was not allowed to stay below 3000 level during the week. Tight trading range was seen to be between 3000 – 3015 leve

  4. Straits Times Index continued its bullish momentum last week and broke its key resistance level of 2950 level. Breaking out of this key resistance level confirms the uptrend formation which STI had struggled to form for the past months. This affirmation has lead to many positive vibes from the market despite concerns on inauguration of US-elected president Trump. Banking sectors continued to fuel the rally while the oil & gas sector enjoyed being the support role in the rally. Positive economic data and firm oil prices are being cited as the main driver of this rally. Hence, STI broke 2

  5. Year 2016 turns out to be a flat year. For many, it seems to be hard to make profit during this period; especially in the period where there are many economic concerns and reforms happening. For my group of clients whom allowed me to track their holdings and portfolio, some struggled during this period but many were able to see profits in their stock portfolio. Their performance impresses me to share with everyone on how they have grown over the year through my mentoring of their investment strategies. 

    The main objective of these statistic figures is to showcase that investing

  6. Straits Times Index started the year with a roaring start last week. A total of 81.87pts were gain during the week. This strong start left many wondering why the market behaved this way. The bullish movements were mainly contributed from the banking and offshore marine sector last week. The banking sector was reacting to the positive possibilities of triple interest rate hike in US while the offshore marine sector was reacting to the rising oil prices. Some were speculating that it might be due to the Capricorn effect that usually happens during the month of January. Regardless of what the

  7. Year 2016 had come to an end and I am back here to share with everyone the performance of my investment portfolio.

    Honestly speaking, I struggled in deciding to share my portfolio’s performance for 2016. 2016 turned out to be a gruesome year which I failed to achieve the desire outcome. Thinking deeper, I choose to stand on the ground of humility and not let my ego take over the situation.

    Here is the result of my portfolio performance:

    Dividend Returns: $1,135.62 (4.55%)
    Profit attained: -$4,348.37 (-17.42%)
    Total Profit: -$3,212.75 (-12.87%)

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  8. Year 2016 had come into conclusion last week. For the whole year, STI was seen to be trading flat with 0.07% down. It had been an exciting year as it started with a strong bearish movement before it was able to recover back to its current level. Economic concerns were at it’s heighten stage as the markets were eyeing on the developments of US, China and Euro zone. Oil prices continued on the low side which caused oil-related companies to struggle as some faced liquidity problems. Oil-related sector suffered the most during the year. However, there were some relief to the sector as oil price

  9. Year 2016 is starting to come to the end as the whole celebrated Christmas last week. The expected Santa Rally failed to materialise as the market chose to go south instead. Concerns were focused on the uncertainty of the upcoming newly elected US president Donald Trump’s administration. During the week, there were several rebound attempts but they were quickly greeted with selling pressure, causing STI to close lower for 5 consecutive days. The banks and offshore marines were hit during the week as profit takers preferred to be out of the market. Therefore, Straits Times Index ended the we

  10. Last week, US Fed meeting concluded with an interest of interest rate hike on Thursday morning. The market had accurately anticipated the rate hike this time round. It is the first and the last rate hike for this year. Despite being on the right anticipation, the market chose to head lower. The reason for the profit taking pressure is due to the further comments by Fed Chief after announcing the rate increase. She had anticipated that there might be further rate heights in the coming year with a possibility of 3 tranche of increase. This threw the market into another state of indecisiveness