Published On: 5th September 2019 | 05:00 PM
Kah Chee Liew, CFD Senior Dealer
Straits Times Index CFD - Your Ideal Tool to Battle the Ongoing Trade Wars
Are you getting frustrated by the lacklustre performance of your trades and investments in your portfolio of Singapore stocks?
Are you experiencing frequent Singapore stock losses by intraday swings and market opening gaps in current volatile market conditions?
Fret not, you are not alone, and Phillip CFD is here to help!
What is the Straits Times Index?
The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) is a market capitalisation weighted index that tracks the performance of the top 30 companies listed on Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX). With CFDs, traders are able to trade the STI on leverage.
The Straits Times Index (STI) CFD has only registered a slight gain of 2.1% as compared to the S&P 500 which is up 18% year-to-date (as of the close of 04/9/2019).
It has been consolidating in a trading range nested in the middle of a wider two-year trading range for the most part of 2019 and it has been characterised by volatile intraday / intra-week trading ranges.
Straits Times Index SGD5 CFD (4th Sept 2019)
As major equity markets hover near multi-year highs, global slowdown in economic growth, aggravated by current ongoing and potential trade wars weigh heavily on global economies. Downward pressure exists at major resistances in stock markets worldwide, resulting in increased volatility. Long-only traders and investors are finding it difficult to profit from such volatile markets.
STI CFD VS Singapore Equity CFD
Here are few key pointers outlining the differences between STI CFD and Singapore Equity CFD counters.
Why should you add STI CFD to your Trading Portfolio?
Many of Phillip Securities Pte Ltd (PSPL)’s local customers are very familiar with the Singapore stock universe. However, recent volatility at major resistances has even made profiting a challenge for the more versatile CFD customers who are adept at longing and shorting Singapore Equity CFD counters.
STI CFD, costing only $3.00 per trade per contract with its consistently tight spreads, is a rare tool which Phillip CFD proudly offers to active customers seeking to have an edge in trading Singapore’s most popular basket of component stocks.
With the increased volatility and with markets not moving in a clear direction, both intraday traders as well as long term traders are finding limited opportunities to enter into profitable trades.
The low cost STI CFD provides up to 20x leverage (5% margin) and can easily be utilised as an affordable short-term hedging tool for traders and investors who do not want to be affected by the daily price fluctuations in their Singapore equity positions.
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