KLCI 20150107Stocks on Bursa Malaysia finished on an easier note yesterday but recovered from the day’s low on better-than-expected November 2014 export data, and investors started nibbling at value buy selectively, but trading was still in cautious mode with global crude oil price bearishness still unresolved. The benchmark FBMKLCI eased 7.40 points, or 0.43%, dragged down by losses in selected blue chips, to close at 1,709.18, off the day’s low of 1,706.18. Gainers outpaced losers by 413 to 353 with 295 counters unchanged. Total volume fell slightly to 1.61 billion units worth RM2.1 billion from 1.64 billion units worth RM1.9 billion on Tuesday.

KLCI 20150106Stocks on Bursa Malaysia finished on an easier note yesterday in cautious trading, in tandem with most regional peers amid the slump in global crude oil prices. Crude oil prices extended the decline yesterday as glut fears deepened. US crude crashed to below US$50 (RM177.16) a barrel, while benchmark Brent tumbled to under US$53.The benchmark FBMKLCI fell 20.04 points, or 1.15%, dragged down by losses in selected blue chips, to close at 1,716.58, but off the day’s low of 1,708.78. Losers outpaced gainers by 639 to 180 with 246 counters unchanged. Total volume rose to 1.6 billion units worth RM1.9 billion from 1.5 billion units worth RM1.4 billion on Monday.

KLCI 20150105Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower yesterday on selling of finance counters. Banking stocks stole the focus in yesterday’s trading in light of the new base rate (BR) mechanism implementation by Bank Negara Malaysia from Jan 2, 2015, as the new mechanism will raise competition among banks. The benchmark FBMKLCI declined 16.15 points or 0.92% to close at 1,736.62 after moving between 1,734.51 and 1,759.15 throughout the day. Losers thumped gainers by 502 to 271, while 257 counters were unchanged. Total volume rose to 1.5 billion units worth RM1.4 billion from 1.1 billion units worth RM921.63 million on last Friday.

KLCI 20150102wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower last Friday on post window-dressing profit taking amid a quiet trading day as most traders were on holiday. At close, the benchmark FBMKLCI declined 8.48 points or 0.48% to 1,752.77 after moving between 1,741.45 and 1,757.96 throughout the day. On a Friday-to-Friday basis, the benchmark index fell 11.67 points or 0.66% from 1,764.44 on previous Friday. Gainers outpaced losers by 394 to 312, while 286 counters were unchanged. Total volume declined to 1.07 billion units worth RM921.65 million from 1.4 billion units worth RM1.6 billion on Wednesday. Weekly turnover increased to 5.31 billion units worth RM5.48 billion from 4.99 billion units worth RM5.17 billion the previous week.

KLCI 20141231Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended Wednesday, the last trading day in 2014, on an easier note as market sentiment remained cautious over the outlook of the global economy. The local bourse also tracked the weaker performance of regional stock markets as worries over Greece’s future in the Eurozone and a slump in crude oil prices to a fresh five-and-a-half-year low plagued the market. At close, the benchmark FBMKLCI declined 5.58 points or 0.32% to 1,761.25 after hovering between 1,755.93 and 1,768.85 throughout the day. Losers led gainers by 394 to 391, while 285 counters were unchanged. Total volume declined to 1.4 billion units worth RM1.6 billion from 1.6 billion units worth RM1.6 billion on Tuesday. Bursa Malaysia was closed yesterday for the New Year holiday.