Vulcan Post  |  SG
Published 2017-04-09 21:41:27

The Malaysia stock market is a popular index that many people trade in around the world and look to exploit and make a profit from buying low and selling high, as is the case with all stock market investments. In this brief article, the trends, predictions and general information of the Malaysia stock market will be given, with the aim to give a potential investor some insight into whether or not it could be a good idea to invest in the Malaysia stock market and if so, when a good time might be to do this.

General Information on the Malaysia Stock Market

The Bursa Malaysia stock market allows trading on all working days, which is split into two sessions, one in the morning, beginning at 9AM and closing at 12:30PM and then one in the afternoon, which commences at 2:30PM and ends of 5PM. The stock market does allow orders for stocks to be sent 30 minutes before each session, but it is useful to take note that this does not mean any prices will be matched when the trade is made. The stock can be traded both online and offline, but in this day and age, online is much easier and there are many available platforms available which allow for online trading such as CMC markets

The Malaysia Stock market, which you will often see represented by FTSE KLCI on the online platform, which stands for Kuala Lumpur Composite has become a major stock market index, that moves up and down, based on 30 different companies within Malaysia itself, it has been around for a number of years, since 1977 and it can be a useful investment as it is known to be fairly predictable and less volatile than many other stocks out there for potential investors.
Trends and Predictions For The Malaysia Stock Market

Over the last 12 months, the share price has moved up and down a lot, which is a good sign for potential investors because this shows that with good timing, money can actually be made, however, no drastic changes have been seen in the past 12 months and no drastic changes are being predicted or are likely to occur in the next 12 months. The non-volatility is indicative of the fact that any investments in the stock must be well timed in order to make some money and it is also fairly low risk, likely to reach or surpass that price anytime soon according to several predictions which suggests that a larger amount of capital could be placed into the stock because of the reduced risks associated with its low volatility.

The current share price, as of April 6 2017, is 1740, which has seen a steady rise from just over 1600 at the start of 2017. The all time record high for the stock came back in 2014, at 1887, which the stock is currently not far off, however, it is not that have been made by the experts. In fact, the predictions for the stocks, many of which have been formulated by different methods such as an autoregressive integrated moving average are that the price should take a steady decline for the rest of 2017, hitting a low of around 1660 at the end of 2017, before rallying again back up at the start of 2018. However, the longer term picture suggests that share prices could go as low as 1400 in just a few short years up to around 2020. Despite these predictions, the stocks have remained slightly higher than predicted at this current stage of 2017, which could see the same happen later on in the year, suggesting many of the predictions are low.

When To Invest

It is hard to say when to invest in the stock, because it is typically not wise to invest in a stock that is tipped to go down in price, however, looking out at how the trends unfold and how they match up to the predictions may be a good idea and going by the trends, a short term small profit could be made by picking up stocks towards the end of 2017 and selling them again at the start of 2018 in the first quarter, where they are tipped to rise slightly before being tipped to decline once more.


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