Stock Market

World Best Performing Stock Market in Q3, 2011

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Most of the stock market in the world does not performing well in Q3 2011. When compare Q3 2010, only 13 out of 51 stock markets in the positive territory and Busa Malaysia was one of them.

In the same period, market capitalization for Bursa Malaysia increase by 1.10 percent if measured by Malaysian Ringgit but decrease 2.2 percent if the measurement made based on US Dollar. The decrease is due to strengthing of Malaysian Ringgit.

The top 2 world’s best-performing stock markets are Irish & Tehran stock exchanges. Both showed more than 40 percent increase. Meanwhile, the worst stock exchanges are Cyprus and Athens stock exchanges, which decrease more than 40 percent.

The table below is world stock exchange rank based on previous 1 year data.

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New Component Stocks for FBMKLCI, June 2011

FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index (FBMKLCI) component stocks is due for mid-year review. The result will be out soon and it will be effective starting from 17th June 2011.

In this review, MMHE Holdings was replacing Malaysian Airline System (MAS), which has fallen below the Top 40 stocks by market cap in Malaysia.

The table below are the new component stocks for FBMKLCI, its Adjusted Market Capitalization, Weightage and Investiblity Weight.

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World’s Largest Stock Exchange, Q4 2010

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2010 was a good year for stock market world wide. Most of them are in positive territory and growth except for those country that affected by economic crisis such as Greece.

The following table shows world’s largest stock exchange  in terms of market capitalization as of 31st December 2010.

Bursa Malaysia retain its 24th position since Q3 2010 with 24% increase in market capitalization.

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FBM KLCI 2011 Year End Target Compilation

The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) started 2011 at the closing record of 1,533.42 points. Many analysts positive on 2011 outlooks with some targeting FBM KLCI to hit as high as 1710 points.

Below are some of the factors on the positive outlooks.

  • Early general election in 2011
  • More foreign funds coming
  • Impact on 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) and Economic Transformation Programme (ETP)

The table below is the FBM KLCI 2011 year end target from various research houses or brokers. If you have data from other brokers, kindly leave in the comment fields below.

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Prohibited Trading Activities in Bursa Malaysia

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Bursa Malaysia is govern by The Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (“CMSA“). CMSA prescribes the laws among others, to regulate and to provide for matters relating to trading activities in the capital markets.

The following are four (4) types of trading activities that are prohibited in Bursa Malaysia as stipulated in CSMA.

1. Section 98 of CMSA – Short Selling

Short selling is the action of a person selling shares, which he does not own at the time of selling. Essentially, the law provides that a person shall not sell securities to a purchaser unless, at the time when he sells them:-

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