Top Ten Smart Money Moves – August 18, 2017

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Top Ten Smart Money Moves, starting January 2015, is the official trading newsletter of The Responsible Trader to promote his advocacy, Responsible Trading. This newsletter contains the previous day’s data from PSE, the Top Ten Foreign Buying and Selling, Top Ten in Total Traded Value, including Trading Notes based on the data of the previous day. This newsletter is given free to all the friends of The Responsible Trader and to members of the Facebook group and the other organizations where he is a member. For the previous issue where complete details about the newsletter was fully discussed, please refer to: Daily Top Tens October 17, 2014.


Trading Notes for Today –  (Based on August 18,  2017  Data)

Total Traded Value –  PhP  5.386  Billion – Low
Advances Declines Ratio – (Ideal is 2:1) 107 Declines vs.  74 Advances  = 1.45:1  Neutral
Total Foreign Buying – PhP 2.985  Billion
Total Foreign Selling – (PhP  2.920)  Billion
Net Foreign Buying (Selling) –PhP 0.065  Billion – ninth day of Net Foreign Buying after a day of Net Foreign Selling


Data from the Philippine Stock Exchange


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Top Ten Foreign Buying and Selling


Top Ten in Total Traded Value


Top Ten Gainers and Losers


From now on, I will just quote the related article from Business World so that we will have everything in one piece:


Stocks to dip on thin trade as ‘ghost month’ starts

August 22, 2017

LOCAL EQUITIES will likely dip this week as investors maintain a cautious stance at the official start of the so-called “ghost month.”

The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) dropped by 0.69% or 56.02 points to 8,016.73 at the close of Friday’s trading session.


The all-shares index likewise lost 0.54% or 26.05 points to 4,743.84.

“The market will most likely continue moving downward for the week. Support is pegged at 7,850 and as long as this level holds, the market will continue moving in consolidation,” PNB Securities, Inc. President Manuel Antonio G. Lisbona said in a text message over the weekend.

“This also makes 8,100 a formidable barrier for the market,” Mr. Lisbona added.

“Volumes could thin…with the start of the Chinese ghost month, with majority on cautious mode over political headlines,” online brokerage said in a weekly market note.

Value turnover went down to as low as P4.79 billion last week, which analysts attributed to the seasonally weaker trading because of the ghost month.

The ghost month is a period in the Lunar calendar when some Asian investors refrain from doing big investments or decisions that coincides with the vacation of fund managers in the West, thereby resulting in lower trading volumes. For this year, the period is scheduled to start today and end by Sept. 19.

The release of second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) figures last week however allowed the PSEi to move closer to its two-year high of 8,127.48 notched last April 10, 2015 as it closed at 8,072.75 last Thursday.
The Philippine Statistics Authority reported last Thursday that the economy grew by 6.5% in the April to June period, faster than the 6.4% growth seen in the first quarter, albeit slower than the 7% recorded in the same period last year.

“Following the release of 2Q17 (second quarter 2017) GDP of 6.5%, attention is set on (the second half)’s momentum, especially for consumption and government spending,” said in its note.
The brokerage noted that the 5.9% growth in consumption as well as 7% rise in government spending for the second quarter was encouraging, with services seen to accelerate in the fourth quarter driven by remittances and imports.
“We see the Duterte administration within our growth outlook of 6.8%-7% this year, as the market responds positively to the expected approval of Tax Reform Acceleration & Inclusion program, providing higher base for disposable income & saving,” said.

The brokerage added that investors will watch out for the declaration of cash dividends by PLDT, Inc. and Manila Electric Co. during the course of the week given the lack of leads. placed the PSEi’s immediate support within a range of 7,0230 to 7,050, with resistance between 8,080 to 8,100. — Arra B. Francia


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Good luck on all your TRADES today.

DISCLAIMER There is a very high degree of risk involved in TRADING. Past results are not indicative of future returns. Nothing contained in this newsletter constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, PROMOTION or endorsement of any security. In accordance with the Responsible TRADER’s Creed: I will never tell and you take full responsibility for all your TRADING results

NOTES: Please take note of the following changes.  Effective August 6, 2015: 1. Caption Market Breadth has been changed to Total Traded Value to simplify the presentation. 2. Market Breadth is expressed in terms of Number of Advances and Declines. Expressing this as a Ratio by using the larger number as Numerator we derive the Market Sentiment whether Bullish or Bearish. 3. Based on Past three-year data of Average Total Traded Values, following classifications will be used to make the presentation more relevant to present times. a. Low – Total Traded Value less than PhP 8 Billion b. Medium – Total Traded Value Php 8 Billion but not more than P15 Billion c. High – Total Traded Value more than Php 15 Billion.

Starting with August 11, 2017 data we are including the Top Ten Gainers and Losers for a more comprehensive coverage of significant stock movements during the day.

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