Top Ten Smart Money Moves – January 18, 2018

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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 January 18,  2018  Data)
Total Traded Value –  PhP  9.976  Billion –  Medium
Advances Declines – (Ideal is 2:1)  113 Advances vs. 103  Declines  = 1.10:1 Neutral
Total Foreign Buying – PhP 5.883  Billion
Total Foreign Selling – (PhP 5.500)  Billion
Net Foreign Buying (Selling) – PhP 0.383  Billion – 5th 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:


PSE index drops on banks’ stock rights offer plans

January 19, 2018

LOCAL EQUITIES were down on Thursday, weighed down by banking stocks that recently announced plans to conduct stock rights offerings (SRO).


The main index dropped 0.31% or 28.25 points to finish at 8,820.74 yesterday.

The broader all-shares index likewise lost 0.1 or 5.6 points to close at 5,115.87.

“(T)he market is due for correction, but there is nothing to worry about as these are buying opportunities for both local and foreign investors. In the morning session we saw major banks like MBT (Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.) and BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands) down on the disclosures of their stock rights offerings to raise cash,” Eagle Equities, Inc. Research Head Christopher John Mangun said in a text message.

Metrobank was the most active stock of the day, shedding 0.51% to close P98.20 apiece, followed by stocks in Bank of the Philippine Islands which in turn rose 0.44% to P115 apiece.

“There was some concern as the rights offerings were said to be priced below market value,” Mr. Mangun said.

Regina Capital Development Corp. Managing Director Luis A. Limlingan meanwhile noted that the SRO announcements prompted investors to go on profit taking on Thursday.

“The (Philippine Stock Exchange index) has been making several attempts to breach 8,900 but the announcement of the MBT SRO became the impetus for profit taking. Along with BPI, this caused some selling momentum to continue. Their holding units also were sold down after the announcement,” Mr. Limlingan said in a mobile phone message.

International markets defied the local barometer’s performance, as Wednesday saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) soar above the 26,000-mark for the first time, fuelled by positive sentiment for economic and earnings growth of listed firms. The DJIA picked up 1.25% or 322.79 points to finish at 26,115.65.

The S&P 500 index also inched up 0.94% or 26.14 points to 2,802.56, while the Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 1.03% or 74.60 points to 7,298.28.

Back home, most sectoral counters ended the day on a negative note, with the mining and oil sub-index losing the most at 0.89% or 108.76 points to 12,026.41. Financials followed with a 0.72% decrease or 16.2 points to 2,231.10; holding firms dropped 0.66% or 60.05 points to 9,035.59; and industrials slipped 0.02% or 2.84 points to 11,806.88.

Services, meanwhile, gained 0.38% or 6.29 points to 1,645.04 and property posted an 0.18% or 7.61-point uptick to 4,039.91.
The market saw 113 names advance versus the 103 that declined, while 54 issues were flat.

A total of 1.14 billion issues switched hands for a value turnover of P9.98 billion, slightly higher than the P9.64 billion booked on Wednesday.

Foreign investors continued their buying streak, as net purchases were recorded at P383.38 million, although this is down from Wednesday’s P1.26-billion inflow. — 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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