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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170904

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open with NK risk and then recovered part of the loses on the back of the positive commodity outlook. The data out of US remains patchy on the consumer outlook with another weaker than expected non-farm payroll while manufacturing PMI’s were solid. ECB hinted that... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170831

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market bounced back on positive US and China economic data. The local business capex outlook data was positive but the weak consumer sentiment shows that one has not translated to the other since GFC. The GDP growth rate hit 3% and maintains the recovery pace we have seen in... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170828

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open and then traded sideways with weak global sentiment. The commodities remain strong on the back of China optimism…Shanghai index delivered another new high since 2015. Iron Ore continues to baffle analyst by moving higher while the Texas natural disaster playing into Oil optimism. Jackson... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170808

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell back into negative territory despite better commodity prices overnight. The local market has gone nowhere in the last 2 months…24 up days and 21 down days. US credit growth was weak and US credit card debt moved above pre GFC highs…patchy US consumer outlook gets another tick.... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170802

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was smacked down on weaker commodities and then flip-flopped at the bottom despite solid bounce in building approval. US ADP employment data will be key tonight for sentiment while US Fed jawboning will be on full flight. RIO result out after market shows slight miss with upgraded buy... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170801

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market climbed out of US weak sentiment to deliver a positive day on the back of better commodities and China data. US data out tonight will deliver more clarity on the US Fed outlook while underwhelming US reporting season needs to maintain the pace to support the market multiples.... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170706

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was aimless and flip flopped with US futures all day to finish mainly flat. Currency, Commodity and global sentiment remains weak. The historical trend suggests were likely to remain in this up and down trading days till the last week of July. The best performing sectors were IT,... Show More

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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170626

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market opened positive on better commodities and currency before pulling back to finish flat. Commodities drove market higher while banks gave up initial optimism. The best performing sectors were Staples, Utilities and Miners while the worst performers were Gold, IT and Property Trust. On the stocks….(1) MTS > sales... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170620

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market finished negative with Asian markets as the bank ratings downgrade hit home despite positive US markets. The best performing sectors were Retail, Information Technology and Materials while the worst performers were Gold, Property Trusts and Energy. AUDUSD fell below 76 cents on bank downgrade but weaker USD has... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170609

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market recovered from the fall at the open on the back of Chinese CPI data showing prices coming off. The market started to see the potential of the Chinese leadership to pump some cash to stimulate the economy while covering the June seasonal cash squeeze. Miners outperformed the market... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170602

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran up on strong US data at the open then traded sideways for the second half of the day. Market flipped on recent trading trends and bought into both major sectors…banks and miners did well today. The best performers were IT, Staples and Miners while Utilities, Gold and... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170531

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran up on China data before fading to a slight positive day for the end of month. Tax loss selling in May/June will add to the seasonal weakness while geopolitical risks and US fiscal delays are overshadowing global growth story. We had strong manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI data... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170530

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open before making a decent recovery on the back of recovering US market futures and better than expected building approval data. US and UK will be back online tonight while China will be back online on tomorrow. Tax loss selling in May/June and seasonal weakness... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170529

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into some pain as market sentiment was low as major markets are closed tonight. US, UK and China were closed. Market Outlook likely to remain volatile in the short term with macro risks while medium to long term view remains positive. Given the recent US retail/housing weaker... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170522

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market jumped up on the global optimism and then faded slightly through the day. The best performers were Energy, Metals & Mining and Gold while Health Care, Staples and Retail were the worst performers. Since the start of Q2, we have had every trading Monday as a positive day... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 2017022519

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market was hit again on the open before making another climb out of the lows of the day as global optimism on US fiscal upside unwinds. Market on stretched valuation was relying on optimism…now it ran into reality of the political risk….we have moved from “Trump Bump” to “Trump... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170515

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market recovered from the opening fall before weak China data took the market down to finish flat for the day. The best performers were Telcos, Financials and Energy while Gold, Staples and Property were the worst performers. US/China deals…will get more Beef, Poultry, financial Services, Agri/Bio and Energy access... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170512

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell from the start with weak sentiment before making a slight recovery in the back end of the day. US retail data and US CPI data will set the tone for next week…BOE was playing safe while data continues to improve in EU…China is spruiking the “Silk Road”... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170426

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market popped on the open again after US reporting season kicker and then traded sideways. US reporting season continues to remain robust…and there is no reason to bet against it…even the US new home sales were a big beat…supports strong economy. Banks lead the way higher while Gold stocks... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170418

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market ran into a brick wall with profit taking in almost every sector as global investors jumped out ahead of currency devaluation as commodities continue to fall. Substantial number of large caps had big lines crossed after the close…always a good sign that there are big global portfolio transitions... Show More