Top Ten Smart Money Moves – January 4, 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 4,  2018  Data)

Total Traded Value –  PhP  9.173  Billion –  Medium
Advances Declines – (Ideal is 2:1)  121  Declines vs. 86 Advances = 1.41:1 Neutral
Total Foreign Buying – PhP 3.741  Billion
Total Foreign Selling – (PhP 4.251)  Billion
Net Foreign Buying (Selling) – (PhP 0.510)  Billion – first day of Net Foreign Selling  after 6 days of Net Foreign Buying


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:


Local shares inch up to fresh peak despite selling

January 5, 2018

By Krista A.M. Montealegre,
National Correspondent

LOCAL STOCKS scored another record high on Thursday despite facing selling pressure in early trade, with analysts suggesting that the equities market may be headed for a breather after rallying at the start of the year.


The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) inched up 15.70 points or 0.18% to end at a fresh all-time high of 8,739.83, marking the fourth consecutive session that the index registered new peaks.

The wider all-shares index added 5.10 points or 0.10% to finish at 5,059.75.

“The market was marginally up. It was a sideways market because some people are taking money off the table,” Miko A. Sayo, trader at AP Securities, said in an interview.

“What we are seeing right now is investors are positioning for bellwether stocks expected to outperform the market this year,” Lexter L. Azurin, senior equity analyst at AB Capital Securities, Inc., said in a separate interview.

Sy-led SM Investments Corp. and SM Prime Holdings, Inc. as well as Ty-owned GT Capital Holdings, Inc. and Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. were the biggest index movers, Mr. Azurin said, noting that these stocks are expected to benefit from the comprehensive tax reform program.

SM gained 0.96% to P1,050 each and SM Prime rose 1.94% to P39.50 apiece, while GT Capital surged 2.40% to P1,324 per share and Metrobank jumped 2.20% to P106.90 each.

“The market is quite optimistic about the prospects this year following the passage of the tax reform program, which is the very essence of the infrastructure push of the government. This means we are moving forward,” Mr. Azurin said.

Asian markets finished higher, tracking the record performance of major indexes in Wall Street and increase in crude oil prices to their highest level since December 2014.

Back home, holding firms advanced 60.62 points or 0.68% to 8,931.01; financials climbed 11.34 points or 0.50% to 2,251.98; and industrials went up 44.91 points or 0.39% to 11,344.29.

Meanwhile, services lost 18.37 points or 1.12% to 1,618.41; mining and oil fell 69.53 points or 0.59% to 11,529.27; and property shed 14.26 points or 0.35% to 4,054.24.

Value turnover accelerated to P9.17 billion from P7.29 billion on Wednesday, as 1.03 billion shares changed hands.

Market breadth was negative as decliners dominated advancers, 121 to 86, while 47 issues closed flat.

Net foreign selling stood at P509.95 million on Thursday, ending six straight sessions of net foreign buying.
“We’re obviously very bullish, but we are in overbought levels so we might consolidate for now,” AP Securities’ Mr. Sayo said, penciling in support at the 8,500 to 8,600 band.

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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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