Friday, 7 November 2014

DJIA hits new high again

DJIA hit new all-time intraday high at 17,560.31 on Thursday 06.11.2014.

What has that got to do with KLSE market? Sadly, nothing.


It seems that KLSE has its own independent mind recently. Whenever DJIA hit new high, KLSE reacted coolly about it. In contrast, whenever DJIA came down, KLSE reacted badly. Many people try to get clues from US stock market to make their position about KLSE. This could be mainly because KLSE itself is not able to provide useful clues to local investors for them to make investment decision. The flow of market information in KLSE is not acute and sufficient enough for the ordinary retail investor to fully comprehend what is happening behind every step of the corporate activities. Many a time news that we got is from third party, fourth party or worse it is unsubstantiated hearsay. This is the disadvantage many local retail players have over here. On the flip side, it is this disadvantage that has been fully make use by certain parties to work to their advantage. Unfortunately, the less informed investors are the one got slaughtered by their game. So how to beat them? You must know that they cannot play their game all the time. So to beat them is to play long term investment. Forget about tips for this and that from who and who. Tips are just to suck you into their games. Be wise and stay wise.


(Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up in a volatile session on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh record closing highs. This was a record levels for the second straight day Thursday, after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi hinted at monetary stimulus of as much as €1 trillion.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose 69.94 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,554.47, the S&P 500 gained 7.64 points, or 0.38 percent, to 2,031.2 and the Nasdaq Composite added 17.75 points, or 0.38 percent, to 4,638.47.

About 6 billion shares changed hands on U.S. exchanges, below the 7.3 billion average for the last five sessions.

NYSE advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by 1,730 to 1,327, for a 1.30-to-1 ratio on the upside; on the Nasdaq, 1,557 issues rose and 1,121 fell for a 1.39-to-1 ratio favouring advancers.

The benchmark S&P 500 index posted 72 new 52-week highs and three new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 118 new highs and 61 new lows.


  1. UncleZ... Thanks for the very wise advice... Just out of my own curiosity, what is the longest time you ever hold any stocks from our 'tricky' Bursa..

    1. You have asked a very interesting question. Maybank. If my memory served me correctly, I bought in 1998, a year after the Asia financial crisis. This is the only stock from that era that I still keep until now. I must admit during that turbulent time, my investment in stock market was badly hit. Many lessons learned even for the most savvy investors.

  2. I salute you for that.. My holdings mostly do not last more than 2 yrs if they are making profits while those that register losses will stuck longer as I simply lost ideas on what best to do with them. Only lately I have the guts to cut lost with most of them (very nuge losses) and tryng to make a fresh start again with my portfolios. Thanks for all the advices given here and hopefully my new portfolios mostly comprises of those recommended by you here can help me recover back at least some of the losses...