Stock Market


We are now approaching to the end of year 2009. How do the stock market around the world performed? And how do our local stock market, Bursa Malaysia performed?

The real winner for year 2009 is Brazil Stock Market. It has taken off off like a rocket. It was the world’s best performing stock market. Brazil Bovespa Stock Index surged 132.2% during the period of 30th December 2008 to 21st December 2009.

Brazil is the fastest growing in Latin America is blessed with abundant of natural resources. The other resouces rich countries such as Indonesia, Peru and Russia are also performing really well. It seem that many resources rich countries are performing really well in 2009.

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Online stock broking offer more benefit than the conventional ways of trading through phone calls. No more excution delay because of remiser not in the office or engage with other clients. The most important reason why online stock broking is attractive is due to low brokerage fees and also there are an option for mobile trading.

Because of too many stock brokers available, it become difficult to choose which one is suitable. The comparison table below may help for you to make decision.

This list is still not final as some of the info is not available at their respective website. Feedback from readers are appreciated in order to complete the comparison. Kindly leave your comments if you like to add or found there are errors in the comparison table.
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This article will introduce us to the pricing and risk of structured warrants. It will show how the price of a warrant relates to the underlying share and identify significant features that contribute to the valuation of a warrant. It will also stress some important risk aspects that investors must be aware of.

How the price of a warrant relates to the underlying share?

Generally, a warrant’s price is closely connected to the behaviour of the underlying share. By behaviour, we mean bow volatile the underlying share is and whether it is moving in a favourable direction for the warrant holder.

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Subsequent to the launch of a number of put warrants by AmInvestment Bank and OSK Investment Bank Bhd recently, much was said about structured warrants. This article will attempt to provide more insight into the product itself and its potential in Malaysia.

What is a call and a put?

Calls give you the right to buy a share for a determined price (called the strike price) at a determined date. For example, a call warrant may give you the right to buy one share in ABC for RM1 on June 18, 2010 (that RMI figure is the strike price).

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Bursa Malaysia on the 9th November 2009, introduced Direct Market Access (DMA) for the equities market which is aimed to enhance trading efficiency and accessibility for market participants. With this, the Exchange will be providing a complete DMA infrastructure for both the equities and derivatives markets. The DMA for derivatives market was successfully launched in April 2008.

DMA is a critical component for Bursa Malaysia to remain competitive in the global investment arena. The right technologies will promote market accessibility and liquidity, as well as increased trading efficiencies. This will align Malaysian Stock Market with international trading practices.

Market participants will also be able to enjoy greater connectivity and more control of their orders via the DMA infrastructure for equities market.

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