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Malaysia Date United States
KLCI closed lower at 1583.08, lack of fresh catalysts and crude oil traded lower as stockpile increased.. Traded 4.016 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.502 billion. KLCI, -1.12pts, -0.07%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,664
S&P, 4,568.00
Nasdaq, 15,566.00
Wed, 27 Oct, 2021 Dow, -266.19pts, -0.74%

DJIA, 35,490.69
S&P, 4,551.68
Nasdaq, 15,235.84
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index finished lower Wednesday, while the Nasdaq ended flat, as investors absorbed a huge batch of earnings from technology heavyweights.
KLCI closed lower at 1584.20, as cautious sentiment weighed on buying patterns amid lack of catalyst. Traded 3.826 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.374 billion. KLCI, -3.74pts, -0.24%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,726
S&P, 4,576.75
Nasdaq, 15,598.50
Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 Dow, +15.73pts, +0.04%

DJIA, 35,756.88
S&P, 4,574.79
Nasdaq, 15,235.71
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 indexes ended at all-time highs Tuesday, notching back-to-back closing records, as U.S. stock benchmarks extended their winning run as investors faced an onslaught of corporate earnings reports.
KLCI closed lower at 1587.94, amidst cautious trading ahead of the Budget 2022 announcement on Friday. Traded 3.877 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.462 billion. KLCI, -0.14pts, -0.01%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,579
S&P, 4,543.00
Nasdaq, 15,376.75
Mon, 25 Oct, 2021 Dow, +64.13pts, +0.18%

DJIA, 35,741.15
S&P, 4,566.48
Nasdaq, 15,226.71
U.S. stock benchmarks finished at, or near, record highs Monday, ahead of a heavy slate of earnings for the week. Investors are counting on the prospects of slowing growth to keep the Federal Reserve from tightening monetary policy by too much down the road.
Sun, 24 Oct, 2021
Sat, 23 Oct, 2021
KLCI closed lower at 1588.08, continued profit-taking as the benchmark index remained in consolidation mode. Traded 3.071 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.183 billion. KLCI, -3.54pts, -0.22%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,498
S&P, 4,539.50
Nasdaq, 15,425.00
Fri, 22 Oct, 2021 Dow, +73.94pts, +0.21%

DJIA, 35,677.02
S&P, 4,544.90
Nasdaq, 15,090.20
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high Friday, its first such milestone since August, with U.S. stock benchmarks booking weekly gains on optimism surrounding third-quarter earnings, even as shares of technology companies fell under pressure.
KLCI closed lower at 1591.62, on profit-taking in most index-linked counters led by stocks in the FBM Ace, healthcare and telecommunications. Traded 3.856 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.476 billion. KLCI, -14.70pts, -0.72%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,361
S&P, 4,514.75
Nasdaq, 15,339.00
Thu, 21 Oct, 2021 Dow, -6.26pts, -0.02%

DJIA, 35,258.61
S&P, 4,486.46
Nasdaq, 15,021.81
The S&P 500 index booked its first closing record in seven weeks on Thursday, as investors digested a parade of earnings reports and monitored a potential setback in White House efforts to raise the corporate tax rate.
KLCI closed higher at 1606.32, following the emergence of late buying interest in selected heavyweights such as gloves, banking and oil and gas counters, said an analyst. Traded 4.294 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.113 billion. KLCI, +0.35pts, +0.02%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,339
S&P, 4,511.50
Nasdaq, 15,393.75
Wed, 20 Oct, 2021 Dow, +152.03pts, +0.43%

DJIA, 35,609.34
S&P, 4,536.19
Nasdaq, 15,121.68
The S&P 500 index and Dow industrials end higher Wednesday, knocking on the door of all-time records, as investors parsed the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book showing the U.S. economy is growing at a modest to moderate pace, but remains under pressure from inflation and labor shortages.
Prophet's Birthday 2021 Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 Dow, +198.70pts, +0.56%

DJIA, 35,457.31
S&P, 4,519.63
Nasdaq, 15,129.09
U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday as major companies continued to report strong third-quarter earnings, easing concerns that persistent Covid cases and rising costs would derail corporate America’s profit recovery.
KLCI closed higher at 1605.97, lifted by higher oil prices and hopes of further economic reopening. Traded 4.613 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.913 billion. KLCI, +7.69pts, +0.48%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,919
S&P, 4,443.25
Nasdaq, 15,079.00
Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 Dow, -36.15pts, -0.10%

DJIA, 35,258.61
S&P, 4,486.46
Nasdaq, 15,021.81
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite rose Monday, boosted by investor enthusiasm over a busy earnings week that many hope will give clues about how companies are dealing with inflation and supply-chain issues.
Sun, 17 Oct, 2021
Sat, 16 Oct, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1598.28, steady gains almost across the board, particularly in the banking sector, boosted Bursa Malaysia to end higher on the last trading day of the week. Traded 4.961 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.003 billion. KLCI, +5.76pts, +0.36%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,919
S&P, 4,443.25
Nasdaq, 15,079.00
Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 Dow, +382.20pts, +1.09%

DJIA, 35,294.76
S&P, 4,471.37
Nasdaq, 14,897.34
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, with major benchmarks booking a second straight week of gains, as quarterly results from Goldman Sachs and better-than-expected U.S. September retail sales helped fuel buying on Wall Street.
KLCI closed lower at 1592.52 with its key index declining 0.49% due to profit-taking activities after seven days of gains. Traded 4.166 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.846 billion. KLCI, -7.86pts, -0.49%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,446
S&P, 4,384.50
Nasdaq, 14,890.75
Thu, 14 Oct, 2021 Dow, +534.75pts, +1.56%

DJIA, 34,912.56
S&P, 4,438.26
Nasdaq, 14,823.43
U.S. stocks closed significantly higher on Thursday as investors weighed upbeat earnings from big banks, as well as economic data that showed a drop in first-time jobless claims to a pandemic low and smaller-than-expected rise in producer prices.
KLCI closed at 1600.38, broke through the 1,600 psychological level, accumulating gains of 5% during its seven-day rally. Traded 4.487billion shares, with a total value of RM3.337 billion. KLCI, +16.47pts, +1.04%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,327
S&P, 4,352.0
Nasdaq, 14,723.00
Wed, 13 Oct, 2021 Dow, -0.53pts, -0.00%

DJIA, 34,377.81
S&P, 4,363.80
Nasdaq, 14,571.64
DJIA finished flat on Wednesday, after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting reinforced expectations the central bank will begin tapering its $120 billion a month in bond purchases before year-end.
KLCI closed at intraday high 1583.91, thanks to gains in bank as well as telecommunication counters, positioning it to test the psychological 1,600 resistance soon. Traded 5.191 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.550 billion. KLCI, +13.09pts, +0.83%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,332
S&P, 4,345.50
Nasdaq, 14,696.00
Tue, 12 Oct, 2021 Dow, -117.72pts, -0.34%

DJIA, 34,378.34
S&P, 4,350.65
Nasdaq, 14,465.92
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, after wavering between small gains and losses earlier in the trading session, as inflation worries appeared to weigh on sentiment ahead of the unofficial start of third-quarter earnings season.
KLCI closed higher at 1570.82, surging oil prices, which have lifted energy index by 6.5 per cent, and optimism over domestic economic recovery, saw Bursa Malaysia ending at a one-month high today. Traded 6.901 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.873 billion. KLCI, +6.92pts, +0.44%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,517
S&P, 4,364.00
Nasdaq, 14,732.00
Mon, 11 Oct, 2021 Dow, -250.19pts, -0.72%

DJIA, 34,496.06
S&P, 4,361.19
Nasdaq, 14,486.20
All three major U.S. stock indexes finished lower Monday, posting their largest one-day point drops in a week, as investors remained focused on the release of fresh inflation data and third-quarter earnings this week.
Sun, 10 Oct, 2021
Sat, 9 Oct, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1563.90, as positive market sentiment on strong commodity prices and growing optimism over economic recovery lifted the risk appetite for equities and riskier assets. Traded 4.998 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.342 billion. KLCI, +2.61pts, +0.17%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,663
S&P, 4,389.50
Nasdaq, 14,866.50
Fri, 8 Oct, 2021 Dow, -8.69pts, -0.03%

DJIA, 34,746.25
S&P, 4,391.34
Nasdaq, 14,579.54
U.S. stock indexes ended lower Friday, but still booked weekly gains, with technology stocks under pressure as bond yields rose after a monthly report on the labor market came in much weaker than expected.
KLCI closed at its intraday high at 1561.29 for the third consecutive day, spurred by buying in selected heavyweights Traded 4.085 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.979 billion. KLCI, +1.87pts, +0.12%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,459
S&P, 4,382.25
Nasdaq, 14,905.50
Thu, 7 Oct, 2021 Dow, +337.95pts, +0.98%

DJIA, 34,754.94
S&P, 4,399.76
Nasdaq, 14,654.02
U.S. stock benchmarks rose on Thursday for a third straight day, as lawmakers neared an agreement that would avert a debt-ceiling breach for at least two months. Optimism around job creation ahead of a closely watched labor-market report on Monday, which could influence markets for weeks to come.
KLCI ended higher at 1559.42, extended its uptrend for the second straight day, surging almost 30 points amid strong investors' appetite and better commodity prices. Traded 4.457 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.422 billion. KLCI, +29.00pts, +1.89%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,887
S&P, 4,287.75
Nasdaq, 14,466.75
Wed, 6 Oct, 2021 Dow, +102.32pts, +0.30%

DJIA, 34,416.99
S&P, 4,363.55
Nasdaq, 14,501.91
U.S. stock benchmarks scored a turnaround Wednesday, ending higher for a second day, as technology stocks found a footing and signs of progress emerged in Washington on the debt ceiling debate.
KLCI ended at an intraday-high at 1530.42, while energy prices and crude palm oil futures rallied. Traded 3.971 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.691 billion. KLCI, +7.95pts, +0.52%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,924
S&P, 4,299.25
Nasdaq, 14,518.00
Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 Dow, +311.75pts, +0.92%

DJIA, 34,314.67
S&P, 4,345.72
Nasdaq, 14,433.83
U.S. stocks managed to regain a chunk of ground lost, after Monday’s slump led by the technology sector. Gains took fuller flight early Tuesday after upbeat readings on activity in the U.S. services sector for September and as COVID-19 cases were seen in decline following a summer surge.
KLCI ended marginally lower at 1522.47, dragged down by selling in selected heavyweights amid weaker sentiment in the regional markets, Traded 3.900 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.789 billion. KLCI, -2.01pts, -0.13%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,029
S&P, 4,323.50
Nasdaq, 14,672.25
Mon, 4 Oct, 2021 Dow, -323.54pts, -0.94%

DJIA, 34,002.92
S&P, 4,300.46
Nasdaq, 14,255.48
U.S. stock benchmarks end lower Monday, with the Dow industrials and Nasdaq each dropping by more than 300 points, as concerns about sticker-than-expected inflation grow on rising oil prices.
Sun, 3 Oct, 2021
Sat, 2 Oct, 2021
KLCI ended lower at 1,524.48, as banking and glove counters retreated in line with regional markets. Traded 3.968 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.726 billion. KLCI, -13.32pts, -0.87%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,500
S&P, 4,272.25
Nasdaq, 14,600.00
Fri, 1 Oct, 2021 Dow, +482.54pts, +1.43%

DJIA, 34,326.46
S&P, 4,357.04
Nasdaq, 14,566.70
U.S. stocks ended sharply higher Friday after a batch of mixed economic data, news that Merck & Co.and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, said their oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19 reduced the risk of hospitalization or death by 50% for patients with mild or moderate cases.
KLCI ended lower at 1,537.80, due to continued selling activities in telecommunications, media, industrial products and services counters, amidst cautious sentiments in the regional markets. Traded 4.388 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.336 billion. KLCI, -9.85pts, -0.64%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,502
S&P, 4,379.50
Nasdaq, 14,839.25
Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 Dow, -546.80pts, -1.59%

DJIA, 33,843.92
S&P, 4,307.54
Nasdaq, 14,448.58
U.S. stocks close lower Thursday, despite last-minute moves from Congress to avert a partial government shutdown, as Wall Street wrapped up the last trading day of a tough September and third quarter.
KLCI finished at its intra-day high 1547.65, for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, lifted by late buying in selected heavyweight counters. Traded 3.667 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.710 billion. KLCI, +0.83pts, +0.05%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,623
S&P, 4,404.25
Nasdaq, 15,015.50
Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 Dow, +90.73pts, +0.26%

DJIA, 34,390.72
S&P, 4,359.46
Nasdaq, 14,512.44
U.S. stock benchmarks recovered some ground Wednesday, following the worst selloff for the S&P 500 index in roughly four months, after climbing bond yields spooked investors already bracing for the Federal Reserve’s planned wind down of easy-money policies as the economy recovers.
KLCI ended higher at 1546.82, buying in selected industrial products and services as well as healthcare counters lifted Bursa Malaysia to close at its intraday high today. Traded 5.449 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.290 billion. KLCI, +13.77pts, +0.90%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,623
S&P, 4,404.25
Nasdaq, 15,015.50
Tue, 28 Sep, 2021 Dow, -569.38pts, -1.63%

DJIA, 34,299.99
S&P, 4,352.63
Nasdaq, 14,546.68
U.S. equity benchmarks ended sharply lower Tuesday, as Treasury yields extended their climb, putting pressure on the technology sector and growth-oriented shares.
KLCI ended higher on a late buying at 1,533.05, as investors digested the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) 2021-2025. Traded 4.376 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.978 billion. KLCI, +0.99pts, +0.06%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,816
S&P, 4,457.75
Nasdaq, 15,325.50
Mon, 27 Sep, 2021 Dow, +71.37pts, +0.21%

DJIA, 34,869.37
S&P, 4,443.11
Nasdaq, 14,969.97
The Dow industrials closed modestly higher Monday, booking a fourth straight day of gains, as energy and bank shares rose with rallying Treasury yields. But the move in rates also caused headwinds for rate-sensitive areas of the market, including technology.
Sun, 26 Sep, 2021
Sat, 25 Sep, 2021
KLCI ended lower at 1,532.06, as banking and plantation stocks weighed against a backdrop of weak regional markets. Traded 4.791 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.346 billion. KLCI, -7.28pts, -0.47%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,573
S&P, 4,424.75
Nasdaq, 15,236.50
Fri, 24 Sep, 2021 Dow, +33.18pts, +0.10%

DJIA, 34,798.00
S&P, 4,455.48
Nasdaq, 15,047.70
U.S. stocks ended steady Friday, after the indexes at times struggled for direction amid a sharp decline in blue-chip component Nike Inc., but the benchmarks booked gains for the week on the heels of two strong sessions for the broader equity market.
KLCI ended lower at 1,539.34, as investors took the opportunity to hunt for bargains today, said an analyst. Traded 4.742 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.539 billion. KLCI, +10.32pts, +0.67%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,359
S&P, 4,415.75
Nasdaq, 15,270.50
Thu, 23 Sep, 2021 Dow, +506.50pts, +1.48%

DJIA, 34,764.82
S&P, 4,448.98
Nasdaq, 15,052.24
U.S. stocks closed up sharply Thursday, extending gains a day after the Federal Reserve offered no surprises, signaling that it is on track to start scaling back bond purchases this year, and perhaps raise interest rates next year, assuming a continued economic recovery from the pandemic.
KLCI ended lower at 1,529.02, in a lacklustre trade due to weak market sentiment and a lack of buying catalyst as concerns persisted over Chinese property group Evergrande Group’s debt and its impact on global markets. Traded 4.120 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.163 billion. KLCI, -1.42pts, -0.09%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,979
S&P, 4,366.25
Nasdaq, 15,083.25
Wed, 22 Sep, 2021 Dow, +338.48pts, +1.00%

DJIA, 34,258.32
S&P, 4,395.64
Nasdaq, 14,896.85
U.S. stock indexes closed out their best day in two months Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled the central bank may announce a pullback of its bond purchases in November and could start to raise interest rates in 2022, with both moves largely expected by market participants.
KLCI ended higher at 1,530.44, as bargain-hunting activities emerged after seven straight days of losses, lifted mainly by telco, gaming, and banking stocks. Traded 4.715 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.863 billion. KLCI, +2.55pts, +0.17%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,215
S&P, 4,393.00
Nasdaq, 15,158.50
Tue, 21 Sep, 2021 Dow, -50.63pts, -0.15%

DJIA, 33,919.84
S&P, 4,354.19
Nasdaq, 14,746.40
The Dow and S&P 500 extended losses to a fourth day in a row Tuesday, marking the worst stretch for the S&P 500 since mid-May, after worries about China’s indebted property company Evergrande were blamed for Monday’s global equity rout.
KLCI ended lower at 1,527.89, fell for the seventh consecutive session despite foreign investors returning to the market, pushed down by the selling of selected heavyweight counters led by Sime Darby Plantation and Top Glove. Traded 4.689 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.902 billion. KLCI, -20.62pts, -1.33%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,984
S&P, 4,371.50
Nasdaq, 15,177.50
Mon, 20 Sep, 2021 Dow, -614.41pts, -1.78%

DJIA, 33,970.47
S&P, 4,357.73
Nasdaq, 14,713.90
U.S. stocks tumbled Monday, but finished well above session lows, as investors parsed the potential impact of a reeling property developer in China and traders positioned ahead of a two-day meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers that begins Tuesday.
Sun, 19 Sep, 2021
Sat, 18 Sep, 2021
KLCI ended lower at 1,548.51, dragged down by selling of selected heavyweight counters, led by Top Glove Corp Bhd and IOI Corp Bhd. Traded 5.126 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.181 billion. KLCI, -6.75pts, -0.43%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,798
S&P, 4,475.75
Nasdaq, 15,515.00
Fri, 17 Sep, 2021 Dow, -166.44pts, -0.48%

DJIA, 34,584.88
S&P, 4,432.99
Nasdaq, 15,043.96
U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, slumping for the week, as bearish momentum gathered steam after a reading on consumer sentiment held close to a roughly 10-year low. Investors also were dealing with volatility Friday on Wall Street as quadruple witching.
Malaysia Day Thu, 16 Sep, 2021 Dow, -63.07pts, -0.18%

DJIA, 34,751.32
S&P, 4,473.75
Nasdaq, 15,181.92
U.S. stock benchmarks finished mixed, with the Nasdaq Composite managing to register a slight gain, as August retail sales showed an unexpected rise and a measure of activity in the Federal Reserve’s Philadelphia district came in stronger than expected.
KLCI ended flat at 1,555.26 after a roller-coaster trading session, losing marginally by 0.016%. Traded 4.496 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.059 billion. KLCI, -0.25pts, -0.02%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,649
S&P, 4,455.00
Nasdaq, 15,433.25
Wed, 15 Sep, 2021 Dow, +236.82pts, +0.68%

DJIA, 34,814.39
S&P, 4,480.70
Nasdaq, 15,161.53
U.S. stock indexes finished on higher ground Wednesday, helped by surging energy stocks and positive economic data, even as investors remain fixated on next week’s Federal Reserve meeting.
KLCI ended lower at 1,555.51, dragged by decline in banking stocks and as investors gauged the possibility of a windfall tax being levied on corporate Malaysia. Traded 4.658 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.010 billion. KLCI, -14.62pts, -0.93%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,916
S&P, 4,474.75
Nasdaq, 15,440.00
Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 Dow, -292.06pts, -0.84%

DJIA, 34,577.57
S&P, 4,443.05
Nasdaq, 15,037.76
U.S. stocks ended lower Tuesday, giving up early gains inspired by a softer-than-expected August inflation reading, as investors fretted that underlying price pressures may still prove persistent.
KLCI ended lower at 1,570.13, key composite index finished 0.37% lower today, weighed down by selling in selected heavyweights led by Top Glove Corp Bhd. Traded 4.014 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.403 billion. KLCI, -5.84pts, -0.37%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,745
S&P, 4,476.75
Nasdaq, 15,499.50
Mon, 13 Sep, 2021 Dow, +261.91pts, +0.76%

DJIA, 34,869.63
S&P, 4,468.73
Nasdaq, 15,105.58
DJIA and the S&P 500 booked their first positive close in six sessions Monday, with the blue-chip index scoring its best daily gain in about five weeks, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
Sun, 12 Sep, 2021
Sat, 11 Sep, 2021
KLCI ended lower at 1,575.97, bucked the regional market trend to end the week lower on the selling of selected heavyweights. Traded 4.395 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.752 billion. KLCI, -2.92pts, -0.18%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,080
S&P, 4,513.25
Nasdaq, 15,618.50
Fri, 10 Sep, 2021 Dow, -271.66pts, -0.78%

DJIA, 34,879.38
S&P, 4,493.28
Nasdaq, 15,248.25
U.S. stock benchmarks ended lower Friday, posting weekly losses as investors worried that the high number of coronavirus delta variant cases may be slowing economic recovery, despite new vaccination mandates announced by President Joe Biden on Thursday night.
KLCI ended lower at 1,578.89, reversed yesterday’s gains, ending in the red today on selling pressure across the board. Traded 4.180 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.919 billion. KLCI, -18.74pts, -1.17%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,929
S&P, 4,500.00
Nasdaq, 15,579.25
Thu, 9 Sep, 2021 Dow, -151.69pts, -0.43%

DJIA, 34,879.38
S&P, 4,493.28
Nasdaq, 15,248.25
Stocks ended modestly lower Thursday, investors were weighing weekly data on claims for jobless benefit insurance and parsing a decision by theECB to slow asset purchases, which could help to inform the Fed plans to scale back on COVID-era policies.
KLCI closed higher at 1,597.63, ended at an intraday high, lifted by last-minute buying in selected heavyweight stocks. Traded 5.914 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.239 billion. KLCI, +14.15pts, +0.89%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,970
S&P, 4,506.50
Nasdaq, 15,640.25
Wed, 8 Sep, 2021 Dow, -68.93pts, -0.20%

DJIA, 35,031.07
S&P, 4,514.07
Nasdaq, 15,286.64
U.S. equity indexes closed lower Wednesday, but ended off the session’s worst levels, weighed down by selling in the energy, materials and information technology sectors. Investors also were digesting comments from Federal Reserve officials
KLCI ended slightly higher at 1,583.48, traded in a tight range, taking the cue from the latest weak US jobs report. Traded 4.748 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.888 billion. KLCI, +1.89pts, +0.12%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,360
S&P, 4,537.75
Nasdaq, 15,674.75
Tue, 7 Sep, 2021 Dow, -269.09pts, -0.76%

DJIA, 35,100.00
S&P, 4,520.03
Nasdaq, 15,374.33
Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday, though Nasdaq Composite climbed to another all-time high, as investors returned from a three-day holiday weekend unsure about the toll the delta variant of the coronavirus will take on the economic outlook.
KLCI ended lower at 1,581.59, went against regional market, succumbing to selling pressure on heavyweight stocks. Traded 4.435 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.894 billion. KLCI, -7.60pts, -0.48%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,428
S&P, 4,543.75
Nasdaq, 15,697.50
Mon, 6 Sep, 2021 Labor Day
Sun, 5 Sep, 2021
Sat, 4 Sep, 2021
KLCI ended higher at 1,589.19, pushed by the index to a strong close after a day of volatile trading, supported by telecommunications and media as well as financial service counters. Traded 4.250 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.881 billion. KLCI, +7.00pts, +0.44%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,485
S&P, 4,543.75
Nasdaq, 15,612.50
Fri, 3 Sep, 2021 Dow, -74.73pts, -0.21%

DJIA, 35,369.09
S&P, 4,535.43
Nasdaq, 15,363.52
U.S. stock indexes ended mixed after monthly employment data from the Labor Department came in far weaker than had been anticipated. The employment report sparked fresh questions about the job market’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic amid the spread of the delta variant.
KLCI ended lower at 1,582.19, on further profit-taking against the backdrop of mixed regional markets. Traded 4.059 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.767 billion. KLCI, -4.70pts, -0.30%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,359
S&P, 4,531.25
Nasdaq, 15,645.00
Thu, 2 Sep, 2021 Dow, +131.29pts, +0.37%

DJIA, 35,443.82
S&P, 4,536.95
Nasdaq, 15,331.18
The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite ended at fresh records Thursday, after data showed weekly jobless benefit claims improved slightly ahead of Friday’s August employment report.
KLCI ended intraday low at 1,586.89, amid cautious sentiment on the regional markets. As profit taking seen on banking heavyweights and healthcare-linked counters. Traded 4.910 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.390 billion. KLCI, -14.49pts, -0.90%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,485
S&P, 4,537.50
Nasdaq, 15,611.75
Wed, 1 Sep, 2021 Dow, -48.20pts, -0.14%

DJIA, 35,312.53
S&P, 4,524.09
Nasdaq, 15,309.38
U.S. stocks ended mostly higher Wednesday, despite an August private-sector employment report coming in below forecasts, which puts Friday’s monthly government jobs report and the timing for tapering of the Federal Reserve’s bond purchases in focus.
Merdeka Tue, 31 Aug, 2021 Dow, -39.11pts, -0.11%

DJIA, 35,360.73
S&P, 4,522.68
Nasdaq, 15,259.24
Stocks closed lower Tuesday, as investors looked ahead to U.S. jobs data for August coming Friday, where they might find clues as to when the Federal Reserve may begin tapering its bond purchases which have helped to support markets during the pandemic.
KLCI ended higher at 1,601.38 in line with its regional peers, with persistent buying support in selected utilities as well as telecommunications and media counters. Traded 4.433 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.665 billion. KLCI, +11.22pts, +0.71%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,420
S&P, 4,508.25
Nasdaq, 15,443.50
Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 Dow, -55.96pts, -0.16%

DJIA, 35,399.84
S&P, 4,528.79
Nasdaq, 15,265.89
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq booked fresh closing records on Monday, as stock-market investors piled into technology and consumer discretionary shares, but the DJIA finished lower. Energy prices ended higher as officials begin to tally up damage from Hurricane Ida on the Gulf Coast.
Sun, 29 Aug, 2021
Sat, 28 Aug, 2021
KLCI ended higher at 1,590.16, its highest in almost three months, as the positive market sentiment continued to hold amid the temporary resolution to the political turmoil in recent weeks. Traded 4.083 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.960 billion. KLCI, +4.42pts, +0.28%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,259
S&P, 4,479.75
Nasdaq, 15,321.00
Fri, 27 Aug, 2021 Dow, +242.68pts, +0.69%

DJIA, 35,455.80
S&P, 4,509.37
Nasdaq, 15,129.50
U.S. stocks indexes closed higher Friday to book weekly gains, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes finishing at fresh peaks, following Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks at the Jackson Hole central bankers’ symposium.
KLCI ended higher at 1,585.74, foreign investors were seen returning to the market and reopening of more economic sectors amid promising progress in vaccinations helped boost market confidence. Traded 4.384 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.253 billion. KLCI, +15.94pts, +1.02%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,372
S&P, 4,489.00
Nasdaq, 15,333.75
Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 Dow, -192.38pts, -0.54%

DJIA, 35,213.12
S&P, 4,470.00
Nasdaq, 14,945.81
U.S. stock indexes fell slightly on Thursday, snapping a five day win streak for the S&P 500 index, after investors weighed data on second quarter economic growth and weekly jobless benefit claims, a day ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
KLCI ended higher at 1,569.80, as dust seems starting to settle in the political scene after the recent change of premiership. Traded 4.553 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.894 billion. KLCI, +16.43pts, +1.06%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,322
S&P, 4,485.00
Nasdaq, 15,379.50
Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 Dow, +39.24pts, +0.11%

DJIA, 35,405.50
S&P, 4,496.19
Nasdaq, 15,041.86
DJIA extending its gains to a fourth straight day. The move higher for equities comes as strong second-quarter corporate earnings offset doubts about the pace of economic recovery, even with the coronavirus delta variant limiting consumer and business activity in some countries.
KLCI ended higher at 1,553.37, boosted by plantation and banking counters on improved sentiment locally and abroad. Traded 4.547 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.151 billion. KLCI, +30.94pts, +2.03%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,339
S&P, 4,485.75
Nasdaq, 15,373.75
Tue, 24 Aug, 2021 Dow, +30.55pts, +0.09%

DJIA, 35,366.26
S&P, 4,486.23
Nasdaq, 15,019.80
U.S. stocks finished with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes closing at fresh peaks, as bulls continued to find fuel in the formal full approval a day earlier of a COVID-19 vaccine and as investors await a speech at the end of the week from Fed. Chairman Jerome Powell.
KLCI ended higher at 1,522.43, remain upbeat today, supported by expectations of a bullish earnings season as well as positive sentiments from the Malaysian political scene. Traded 4.210 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.149 billion. KLCI, +4.40pts, +0.29%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,169
S&P, 4,450.00
Nasdaq, 15,136.00
Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 Dow, +215.63pts, +0.61%

DJIA, 35,335.71
S&P, 4,479.53
Nasdaq, 14,942.65
U.S. stock benchmarks booked new records Monday, as investors appeared to wager that the Federal Reserve’s Chairman Jerome Powell will adopt a more dovish posture than previously anticipated when he speaks later this week at the annual Jackson Hole monetary policy symposium.
Sun, 22 Aug, 2021
Sat, 21 Aug, 2021
KLCI ended higher at 1,518.03, despite Malaysia posting another day of record high Covid-19 cases and the anticipation appointment of a new prime minister. Traded 3.676 billion shares, with a total value of RM1.888 billion. KLCI, +3.08pts, +0.20%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,669
S&P, 4,382.00
Nasdaq, 14,887.00
Fri, 20 Aug, 2021 Dow, +225.96pts, +0.65%

DJIA, 35,120.08
S&P, 4,441.67
Nasdaq, 14,714.66
U.S. stock indexes closed higher Friday, but still ended with losses for the week on fears over the spread of the coronavirus delta variant, the imminent tapering of Federal Reserve bond buying, and China’s restrictions on its economy.
KLCI ended lower at 1,514.95, tracking on regoinal peers as US minutes signaled a pullback in stimulus measures, and Malaysia ongoing political developments. Traded 3.298 billion shares, with a total value of RM1.986 billion. KLCI, -10.29pts, -0.67%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,543
S&P, 4,353.00
Nasdaq, 14,719.50
Thu, 19 Aug, 2021 Dow, -66.57pts, -0.19%

DJIA, 34,894.12
S&P, 4,405.80
Nasdaq, 14,541.79
DJIA booked its third straight drop, representing its longest bout of losses since the five-session period ended June 18. As worries persisted about the potential impact on economic growth from the spread of the coronavirus delta variant.
KLCI ended higher at 1,525.24, as investors remained on the sidelines, amid concerns over domestic political developments, while new Covid-19 cases in the country hit another fresh record high. Traded 3.831 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.200 billion. KLCI, +1.65pts, +0.11%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,200
S&P, 4,439.00
Nasdaq, 14,988.00
Wed, 18 Aug, 2021 Dow, -382.59pts, -1.08%

DJIA, 34,960.69
S&P, 4,400.27
Nasdaq, 14,525.91
U.S. stock benchmarks finished lower for a second day Wednesday, with losses accelerating after the Federal Reserve’s July policy meeting minutes showed plans to reduce the central bank’s monetary support late this year.
KLCI ended higher at 1,523.59, helped by attractive valuations after the recent decline and anticipation of a swift decision on Malaysia’s next administration. Traded 4.337 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.406 billion. KLCI, +20.69pts, +1.38%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,370
S&P, 4,454.00
Nasdaq, 15,079.75
Tue, 17 Aug, 2021 Dow, -282.12pts, -0.79%

DJIA, 35,282.12
S&P, 4,448.08
Nasdaq, 14,656.18
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, ending a five-day run of record finishes for the DJIA and S&P 500 indexes, after July retail sales came in weaker than expected and concern grew about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus which may slow economic growth.
KLCI ended lower at 1,502.90, amid the ongoing political developments, with key index remaining above the psychological 1,500-point level. Traded 5.038 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.367 billion. KLCI, -2.21pts, -0.15%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,360
S&P, 4,454.75
Nasdaq, 15,108.00
Mon, 16 Aug, 2021 Dow, +110.02pts, +0.31%

DJIA, 35,625.40
S&P, 4,479.71
Nasdaq, 14,793.76
The Dow recorded its biggest daily percentage comeback since May 4 to end at a record, despite earlier losses tied to weaker-than-forecast Chinese economic data and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
Sun, 15 Aug, 2021
Sat, 14 Aug, 2021
KLCI ended higher at 1,505.11, as plantation stocks lifted, while investors digested domestic economic data and developments on Covid-19 cases in the country. Traded 3,560 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.097 billion. KLCI, +3.14pts, +0.21%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,440
S&P, 4,457.75
Nasdaq, 15,092.25
Fri, 13 Aug, 2021 Dow, +15.53pts, +0.04%

DJIA, 35,499.85
S&P, 4,448.00
Nasdaq, 14,822.90
The DJIA and the S&P 500 finished the week with their longest stretch of closing records since March 15. Optimism about corporate earnings, helped to buoy the broader market.
KLCI ended lower at 1,501.97, as a new record high of Covid-19 cases in the country dampened market sentiment. Traded 3.447 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.269 billion. KLCI, -2.74pts, -0.16%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,408
S&P, 4,440.50
Nasdaq, 15,004.25
Thu, 12 Aug, 2021 Dow, +14.88pts, +0.04%

DJIA, 35,499.85
S&P, 4,440.83
Nasdaq, 14,816.26
U.S. stock indexes edged higher Thursday, nudging both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 up to fresh closing records for a third straight day, as investors weigh economic data with an eye toward what it means for the Federal Reserve’s plans to eventually taper its asset purchases.
KLCI ended higher at 1,504.44, following US lawmakers' nod on Tuesday to a trillion dollar boost to the US economy, which helped to temper worries about the rapid spread of the Delta variant in many Asian countries. Traded 4.586 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.096 billion. KLCI, +7.71pts, +0.52%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,149
S&P, 4,424.25
Nasdaq, 15,007.00
Wed, 11 Aug, 2021 Dow, +220.30pts, +0.62%

DJIA, 35,484.97
S&P, 4,447.70
Nasdaq, 14,765.14
The Dow industrials and S&P 500 finished in record territory for a second straight day on Wednesday, after a report on consumer inflation mostly matched expectations, but the broader market faced some headwinds as healthcare and growth shares were sold.
Awal Muharam Tue, 10 Aug, 2021 Dow, +162.82pts, +0.46%

DJIA, 35,264.67
S&P, 4,436.75
Nasdaq, 14,788.09
U.S. stocks ended mostly higher Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index each logging a record close, as the Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bills and investors awaited data due this week on inflation.
KLCI ended lower at 1,496.73, on the back of better-than-expected Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) rose 1.4% in June from a year earlier and relaxation of SOP for fully vaccinated citizens. Traded 3.682 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.203 billion. KLCI, +6.93pts, +0.47%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,002
S&P, 4,422.25
Nasdaq, 15,102.50
Mon, 9 Aug, 2021 Dow, -106.66pts, -0.30%

DJIA, 35,101.85
S&P, 4,432.35
Nasdaq, 14,860.18
U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Monday, as the spread of the delta coronavirus variant, profit-taking and a downgrade of China growth by Goldman Sachs dinged bullish sentiment on Wall Street. But all three major averages remain near all-time highs.
Sun, 8 Aug, 2021
Sat, 7 Aug, 2021
KLCI ended lower at 1,489.80, against the backdrop of retreating regional markets amid a surge in Covid-19 cases and its impact across the region. Traded 4.288billion shares, with a total value of RM2.529 billion. KLCI, -5.98pts, -0.40%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,941
S&P, 4,421.25
Nasdaq, 15,154.25
Fri, 6 Aug, 2021 Dow, +144.26pts, +0.41%

DJIA, 35,208.51
S&P, 4,436.52
Nasdaq, 14,835.76
The Dow and S&P 500 index ended at all-time highs Friday after the monthly U.S. jobs report came in better than expected, as the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and investors shake off delta variant concerns.
KLCI closed marginally higher at 1,495.78 despite regional market trends as worries over the Delta coronavirus variant persisted and hawkish remarks from senior US Fed officials weighed on investors’ risk appetite.Traded 4.689 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.421 billion. KLCI, +4.45pts, +0.30%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,737
S&P, 4,402.75
Nasdaq, 15,094.50
Thu, 5 Aug, 2021 Dow, +271.58pts, +0.78%

DJIA, 35,064.25
S&P, 4,429.10
Nasdaq, 14,895.12
The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite ended at records as shares sensitive to economic recovery and technology stocks both rose while investors positioned for the monthly jobs report on Friday that will help shape views on how long the Federal Reserve’s bond-buying program will continue.
KLCI ended lower at 1,491.33, despite rises in regional markets, as investor sentiment continued to be dampened by rising Covid-19 infections and political uncertainty. Traded 3.665 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.534 billion. KLCI, -8.93pts, -0.60%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,953
S&P, 4,411.00
Nasdaq, 15,053.50
Wed, 4 Aug, 2021 Dow, -323.73pts, -0.92%

DJIA, 34,792.67
S&P, 4,402.66
Nasdaq, 14,780.53
U.S. stocks ended mostly lower Wednesday, after Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida said the economic recovery during the pandemic could prove robust enough to pave the way for higher interest rates in 2023.
KLCI closed higher at 1,500.26, with last minute bargain hunting in plantation and banking shares pushed the index to close at intraday high. Traded 4.161 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.718 billion. KLCI, +7.26pts, +0.49%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,854
S&P, 4,393.75
Nasdaq, 14,982.50
Tue, 3 Aug, 2021 Dow, +278.24pts, +0.80%

DJIA, 35,116.40
S&P, 4,423.15
Nasdaq, 14,761.29
U.S. stocks ended higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record high, as investors assessed corporate earnings reports amid concerns over the coronavirus and Chinese regulatory action against technology stocks.
KLCI ended lower at 1,493.00, as market sentiment continued to be affected by coronavirus woes and domestic political developments. Traded 3.428 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.380 billion. KLCI, -1.60pts, -0.11%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 35,010
S&P, 4,415.00
Nasdaq, 15,038.25
Mon, 2 Aug, 2021 Dow, -97.31pts, -0.28%

DJIA, 34,838.16
S&P, 4,387.16
Nasdaq, 14,681.07
U.S. stock indexes relinquished solid gains Monday and stocks ended mostly lower as persistent concerns about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 created an excuse for modest selling in the first trading day for equity markets in August.
Sun, 1 Aug, 2021
Sat, 31 Jul, 2021
KLCI ended lower at 1,494.60, slipped to below the key support level of 1,500 today, in line with weaker regional markets which were dragged down by Covid-19 worries. Traded 4.120 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.718 billion. KLCI, -18.33pts, -1.21%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,898
S&P, 4,384.50
Nasdaq, 14,870.50
Fri, 30 Jul, 2021 Dow, -149.06pts, -0.42%

DJIA, 34,935.47
S&P, 4,395.26
Nasdaq, 14,672.68
U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, posting a weekly loss to close out the month, with renewed concerns about a rise of cases of the delta variant COVID-19 and disappointing results from Amazon.com partly blamed for the slump.
KLCI ended lower at 1,512.93, erased earlier gains and sank into the red today on concerns about the latest political developments in the country. Traded 4.475 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.856 billion. KLCI, -2.64pts, -0.16%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,946
S&P, 4,399.75
Nasdaq, 14,998.50
Thu, 29 Jul, 2021 Dow, +153.60pts, +0.44%

DJIA, 35,084.53
S&P, 4,419.15
Nasdaq, 14,778.26
U.S. stocks ended higher Thursday after the DJIA and S&P 500 touched intraday records, as investors shrugged off a weaker-than-expected rise in second-quarter gross domestic product, focused on largely upbeat corporate earnings reports, and gave the trading debut of Robinhood Markets a tepid reception.
KLCI closed higher at 1,515.39, political headwinds and persistent rise in the number of Covid-19 infections continue to bog down the stock market. Traded 3.652 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.160 billion. KLCI, +0.79pts, +0.05%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,945
S&P, 4,401.75
Nasdaq, 14,986.50
Wed, 28 Jul, 2021 Dow, -127.59pts, -0.36%

DJIA, 34,930.93
S&P, 4,400.64
Nasdaq, 14,762.58
U.S. stock indexes had a mixed finish Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates steady near zero and retain its full range of tools to support the economic recovery during the pandemic.
KLCI closed higher at 1,514.60, bucking the trend seen among its regional peers, amid China’s crackdown on certain sectors and the cautiousness ahead of the upcoming US Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Traded 4.376 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.671 billion. KLCI, +2.07pts, +0.14%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,868
S&P, 4,397.75
Nasdaq, 15,082.50
Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 Dow, -85.79pts, -0.24%

DJIA, 35,058.52
S&P, 4,401.46
Nasdaq, 14,660.58
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, after a five day rally to record highs for the main indexes, ahead of quarterly results from some of the most prominent names in the technology sector and as a Chinese regulatory crackdown dampened the investing mood on Wall Street. Second quarter GDP, and a policy update from the Fed tonight.
KLCI closed lower at 1,512.53, tracking regional markets as concerns over tighter regulations in China and digesting issues raise in parliament sitting. Traded 4.818 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.795 billion. KLCI, -10.91pts, -0.72%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,741
S&P, 4,384.25
Nasdaq, 15,063.25
Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 Dow, +82.76pts, +0.24%

DJIA, 35,144.31
S&P, 4,422.30
Nasdaq, 14,840.71
U.S. stock benchmarks closed at back-to-back records Monday, as investors await earnings this week from corporate heavyweights, including from Big Tech, and a Federal Reserve policy meeting. Investors also will be focused on China and the U.S. as tensions rise between the world’s top two economies.
Sun, 25 Jul, 2021
Sat, 24 Jul, 2021
KLCI closed lower at 1,523.44, as investors stayed cautious amid rising number of Covid-19 cases. Traded 5.415 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.207 billion. KLCI, -4.18pts, -0.27%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,835
S&P, 4,377.75
Nasdaq, 15,001.75
Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 Dow, +238.20pts, +0.68%

DJIA, 35,061.55
S&P, 4,411.79
Nasdaq, 14,836.99
Stocks finished at record highs Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average index closing above 35,000 for the first time, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite also at new highs, as investors cheered corporate earnings reports and brushed off worries about the delta variant of the coronavirus slowing the economic recovery. .
KLCI closed higher at 1,527.62, tracking regional bourses, which were mostly higher, as market sentiment was spurred by the overnight gain on Wall Street that was driven by strong quarter earnings figures so far. Traded 5.189 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.978 billion. KLCI, +11.10pts, +0.73%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,763
S&P, 4,357.25
Nasdaq, 14,848.50
Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 Dow, +25.35pts, +0.07%

DJIA, 34,823.35
S&P, 4,367.48
Nasdaq, 14,684.60
U.S. stocks booked a third straight day of gains Thursday, despite data showing first-time applications for unemployment benefits rose last week, as investors focused on health corporate earnings reports. Gains for several technology heavyweights, including Apple and Microsoft, pushed the S&P 500 index higher and close to a new record.
KLCI closed higher at 1,516.52, as market sentiment continued to be affected by the high number of Covid-19 cases. Traded 5.466 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.437 billion. KLCI, -3.45pts, -0.23%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,616
S&P, 4,335.75
Nasdaq, 14,739.25
Wed, 21 Jul, 2021 Dow, +286.01pts, +0.83%

DJIA, 34,798
S&P, 4,358.69
Nasdaq, 14,631.95
U.S. stocks closed higher for a second day Wednesday, as healthy corporate earnings reports helped support a rebound from a plunge on Monday on fears that the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus in many countries would slow the economic recovery from the pandemic.
Hari Raya Qurban Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 Dow, +549.95pts, +1.62%

DJIA, 34,511.99
S&P, 4,323.06
Nasdaq, 14,498.88
U.S. stocks rebounded Tuesday, recovering much of the ground lost in the previous session when rising worries over the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus and fears of peak economic growth triggered a selloff that left major benchmarks at nearly one-month lows.
KLCI closed higher at 1,519.97, as investors took profit ahead of the Hari Raya Haji holiday, in line with the weak regional performance. Traded 4.4.821 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.434 billion. KLCI, -2.51pts, -0.16%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,239
S&P, 4,289.25
Nasdaq, 14,625.00
Mon, 19 Jul, 2021 Dow, -725.81pts, -2.09%

DJIA, 33,962.04
S&P, 4,258.49
Nasdaq, 14,274.98
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Monday, joining the selloff in global equities, as concerns grew about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and as tensions ratcheted up between the U.S. and China.
Sun, 18 Jul, 2021
Sat, 17 Jul, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1,522.48, as daily new Covid-19 cases in the country retreated from an all-time high the day before. Traded 4.487 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.938 billion. KLCI, +1.66pts, +0.11%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,743
S&P, 4,367.50
Nasdaq, 14,955.00
Fri, 16 Jul, 2021 Dow, -299.17pts, -0.86%

DJIA, 34,687.85
S&P, 4,327.16
Nasdaq, 14,427.24
U.S. stocks fell Friday to finish the week lower, as data showing a fall in consumer sentiment overshadowed an earlier report on a sharp rise in retail sales, while corporate earnings reports remained mixed.
KLCI closed lower at 1,520.82, underpinned the FBM KLCI’s advance on Thursday as the Covid-19 cases continued to surge amid a positive market sentiment. Traded 5.081 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.498 billion. KLCI, +8.50pts, +0.56%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,743
S&P, 4,367.50
Nasdaq, 14,955.00
Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 Dow, -53.79pts, +0.15%

DJIA, 34,987.02
S&P, 4,360.03
Nasdaq, 14,543.13
Stocks closed mixed on Thursday, with the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite bouncing off session lows in midafternoon after investors weighed mostly upbeat U.S. economic data, corporate earnings reports, and a second day of testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
KLCI closed lower at 1,512.32, in line with the performance of Asian equities as investors fret over an inflation spike in the US market. Traded 4.378 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.996 billion. KLCI, -7.24pts, -0.48%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,731
S&P, 4,357.25
Nasdaq, 14,880.25
Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 Dow, +44.44pts, +0.13%

DJIA, 34,933.23
S&P, 4,374.30
Nasdaq, 14,644.95
U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher, near record territory Wednesday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell kicked off two days of testimony in which a sharp rise in inflation has been a key focus.
KLCI closed lower at 1,519.56, late buying support in selected index-linked stocks, particularly glove, telco and plantation counters. Traded 4.544 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.535 billion. KLCI, +6.67pts, +0.44%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,869
S&P, 4,375.00
Nasdaq, 14,882.50
Tue, 13 Jul, 2021 Dow, -107.39pts, -0.31%

DJIA, 34,888.79
S&P, 4,369.21
Nasdaq, 14,677.65
U.S. stocks finished lower Tuesday, after investors sifted through hotter-than-expected U.S. consumer-price index data and parsed quarterly results from some of the country’s biggest banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
KLCI closed lower at 1,512.89, as investor sentiment was dented by political uncertainty and the likelihood of the Government lowering its 2021 economic growth projection. Traded 4.285 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.349 billion. KLCI, -7.69pts, -0.51%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,665
S&P, 4,354.00
Nasdaq, 14,836.75
Mon, 12 Jul, 2021 Dow, +126.02pts, +0.36%

DJIA, 34,996.18
S&P, 4,384.63
Nasdaq, 14,733.24
The record finish comes as investors await semiannual testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell beginning Wednesday and a batch of economic reports throughout the week, the unofficial start of corporate quarterly results.
Sun, 11 Jul, 2021
Sat, 10 Jul, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1,520.58, rebounded today supported by bargain hunting activities after yesterday’s sell-off. Traded 3.981 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.861 billion. KLCI, +11.87pts, +0.79%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,446
S&P, 4,327.00
Nasdaq, 14,729.50
Fri, 9 Jul, 2021 Dow, +448.23pts, +1.30%

DJIA, 34,870.16
S&P, 4,369.55
Nasdaq, 14,701.92
Major U.S. stock benchmarks booked a third straight week of gains to end Friday at all-time highs, staging a recovery from the previous session that was marked by doubts about global economic growth in the pandemic.
KLCI closed lower at 1,508.71, the uncertainties surrounding the country’s political landscape sent the local bourse to its lowest level since November 2020. Traded 5.348 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.542 billion. KLCI, -21.44pts, -1.40%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,212
S&P, 4,309.00
Nasdaq, 14,660.00
Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 Dow, -259.86pts, -0.75%

DJIA, 34,421.93
S&P, 4,320.82
Nasdaq, 14,559.78
U.S. stocks closed lower on Thursday, as falling bond yields reflected investor concern that a resurgence of COVID cases in some countries may slow the global economic recovery.
KLCI closed lower at 1,530.15, tracking regional market declines as market sentiment continues to be weighed by high Covid-19 cases, besides domestic political issues. Traded 4.800 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.729 billion. KLCI, -1.48pts, -0.10%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,441
S&P, 4,337.50
Nasdaq, 14,883.50
Wed, 7 Jul, 2021 Dow, +104.42pts, +0.30%

DJIA, 34,681.79
S&P, 4,358.13
Nasdaq, 14,665.06
U.S. stocks closed higher after the Fed released minutes from its June policy meeting, which some market participants viewed as dovish, particularly when it comes to the progress still needed on the economic recovery.
KLCI closed lower at 1,531.63, flatline for the second day running today as investor sentiment continued to be affected by a high number of new Covid-19 cases. Traded 6.754 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.654 billion. KLCI, -0.73pts, -0.05%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,688
S&P, 4,340.25
Nasdaq, 14,700.75
Tue, 6 Jul, 2021 Dow, -208.98pts, -0.60%

DJIA, 34,577.37
S&P, 4,343.54
Nasdaq, 14,663.64
U.S. stocks ended most lower Tuesday, with financial and energy stocks weakening most as bond yields and oil prices fell. OPEC and its allies failed to come to an agreement on a proposal to boost output in coming months.
KLCI closed lower at 1,532.36, as investors remained on the sidelines on lack of catalysts. Traded 6.502 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.590 billion. KLCI, -0.99pts, -0.06%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,659
S&P, 4,338.50
Nasdaq, 14,693.25
Mon, 5 Jul, 2021 Presidential Day
Sun, 4 Jul, 2021
Sat, 3 Jul, 2021
KLCI closed lower at 1,533.35, fell into the red today as the implementation of a two-week Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) over most parts of Selangor and 15 localities in Kuala Lumpur soured market sentiment. Traded 5.509 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.875 billion. KLCI, -0.88pts, -0.06%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,499
S&P, 4,310.00
Nasdaq, 14,558.75
Fri, 2 Jul, 2021 Dow, +152.82pts, +0.44%

DJIA, 34,786.35
S&P, 4,352.34
Nasdaq, 14,639.33
U.S. stocks advanced a second straight week to end Friday, with all three benchmark indexes at fresh all-time highs before heading into a long holiday weekend, after a monthly report employment was better than expected as the economy bounces back from the COVID pandemic.
KLCI closed higher at 1,534.23, bargain hunting lifted higher on the first trading day of the second half of this year, with market sentiment also boosted by higher crude oil prices. Traded 7.180 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.467 billion. KLCI, +1.60pts, +0.10%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,503
S&P, 4,299.50
Nasdaq, 14,596.25
Thu, 1 Jul, 2021 Dow, +131.02pts, +0.38%

DJIA, 34,633.53
S&P, 4,319.94
Nasdaq, 14,522.38
U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, with the S&P 500 index extending its drive into record territory for a 6th day in a row, helped by supportive economic data and energy stocks getting a boost from $75-a-barrel oil.
KLCI closed lower by 1% at 1,532.63, investors’ concern about Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 figures and economic outlook. Traded 4.645 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.673 billion. KLCI, -15.68pts, -1.01%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,066
S&P, 4,275.25
Nasdaq, 14,556.00
Wed, 30 Jun, 2021 Dow, +210.22pts, +0.61%

DJIA, 34,502.51
S&P, 4,297.50
Nasdaq, 14,503.95
U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Wednesday, with the S&P 500 index sweeping to a record close but the Nasdaq Composite ended lower, in the final session of the month and first half of the year.
KLCI closed higher at 1,548.31, gains in Hartalega and Top Glove supported Bursa Malaysia to end in positive territory. Traded 4.791 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.630 billion. KLCI, +3.60pts, +0.23%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,185
S&P, 4,277.00
Nasdaq, 14,480.25
Tue, 29 Jun, 2021 Dow, +9.02pts, +0.03%

DJIA, 34,292.29
S&P, 4,291.80
Nasdaq, 14,528.33
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite finished Tuesday in record territory, as shares of some big banks got a lift after announcing dividend hikes, defying concerns about high valuations and the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus globally.
KLCI closed lower at 1,544.71, lingering in negative territory for the entire session on broad-based selling as investors weighed the impact of further extension of the full lockdown. Traded 4.730 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.405 billion. KLCI, -14.97pts, -0.96%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,304
S&P, 4,271.75
Nasdaq, 14,366.75
Mon, 28 Jun, 2021 Dow, -150.57pts, -0.44%

DJIA, 34,283.27
S&P, 4,290.61
Nasdaq, 14,500.51
U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher, leaving the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite with fresh intraday and all-time closing records, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost ground as shares of Boeing Co. BA and Chevron Corp. CVX slumped.
Sun, 27 Jun, 2021
Sat, 26 Jun, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1,559.68, in line with regional bourses, which tracked Wall Street gains on US President Joe Biden's infrastructure deal. Traded 5.370 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.552 billion. KLCI, +3.97pts, +0.26%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,168
S&P, 4,259.00
Nasdaq, 14,396.25
Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 Dow, +237.02pts, +0.69%

DJIA, 34,433.84
S&P, 4,280.70
Nasdaq, 14,360.39
The S&P 500 index rose to another record Friday, after investors pored over fresh U.S. economic data a day after an infrastructure spending agreement in Washington helped lift the broad market to all-time highs.
KLCI closed lower at 1,555.71, as domestic political infighting, a slow vaccination rate and high daily Covid-19 cases continued to drag market sentiment.Traded 5.205 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.027 billion. KLCI, -9.05pts, -0.58%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,917
S&P, 4,251.25
Nasdaq, 14,347.25
Thu, 24 Jun, 2021 Dow, +322.58pts, +0.95%

DJIA, 34,196.82
S&P, 4,266.49
Nasdaq, 14,369.71
The DJIA ended sharply higher Thursday, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite finished in record territory, after President Joe Biden said he had reached a deal with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
KLCI closed lower at 1,564.76, as investors remained cautious amid concerns over the domestic political and economic situation. Traded 5.217 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.783 billion. KLCI, -9.26pts, -0.59%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,903
S&P, 4,240.25
Nasdaq, 14,267.25
Wed, 23 Jun, 2021 Dow, +9.02pts, +0.03%

DJIA, 34,292.29
S&P, 4,291.80
Nasdaq, 14,528.33
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite finished Tuesday in record territory, as shares of some big banks got a lift after announcing dividend hikes, defying concerns about high valuations and the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus globally.
KLCI closed higher at 1,574.02, tracking regional markets on the back of the overnight rally on Wall Street. Traded 5.902 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.075 billion. KLCI, +1.78pts, +0.11%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,731
S&P, 4,208.00
Nasdaq, 14,086.00
Tue, 22 Jun, 2021 Dow, +68.61pts, +0.20%

DJIA, 33,945.58
S&P, 4,246.44
Nasdaq, 14,253.27
U.S. stocks finished higher Tuesday, as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated his view that higher inflation will be transitory as the economy slowly works its way out of the pandemic this year.
KLCI closed lower at 1,572.24, in line with declines in Wall Street and regional markets, following hawkish comments from the US Federal Reserves (Fed). Traded 6.040 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.797 billion. KLCI, -16.81pts, -1.06%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,307
S&P, 4,169.00
Nasdaq, 14,103.25
Mon, 21 Jun, 2021 Dow, +586.89pts, +1.76%

DJIA, 33,876.97
S&P, 4,224.79
Nasdaq, 14,141.48
Stock-market benchmarks recorded significant gains Monday, with the DJIA seeing its best day since early March, as investors focused on a strengthening economy after the Federal Reserve last week signaled it may raise rates sooner than previously expected.
Sun, 20 Jun, 2021
Sat, 19 Jun, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1,589.05, rebounded today on bargain hunting following the recent sell-off. Traded 6.311 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.774 billion. KLCI, +18.19pts, +1.16%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,692
S&P, 4,212.00
Nasdaq, 14,185.25
Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 Dow, -533.37pts, -1.58%

DJIA, 33,290.08
S&P, 4,166.45
Nasdaq, 14,030.38
U.S. stocks ended sharply lower Friday, with the Dow booking its worst week since October 2020, after comments from a Fed official exacerbated market volatility that followed the central bank’s updated outlook this week for inflation and the economic recovery from COVID.
KLCI closed lower at 1,570.86, as investors remained cautious, pending more clarity of recent domestic political developments. Traded 4.260 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.744 billion. KLCI, -7.64pts, -0.47%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,868
S&P, 4,202.50
Nasdaq, 13,887.00
Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 Dow, -210.22pts, -0.62%

DJIA, 33,823.45
S&P, 4,221.86
Nasdaq, 14,161.35
DJIA fell for a fourth day, after the Fed rattled the markets Wednesday by raising its forecast for inflation and signaling that it could lift benchmark interest rates sooner than had been expected. Fed also discussed the eventual reduction of asset purchases.
KLCI closed lower at 1,578.32, as investors stayed cautious while awaiting the outcome of the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. Traded 4.686 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.136 billion. KLCI, -3.05pts, -0.19%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,233
S&P, 4,244.75
Nasdaq, 14,045.25
Wed, 16 Jun, 2021 Dow, -265.66pts, -0.77%

DJIA, 34,033.67
S&P, 4,223.70
Nasdaq, 14,039.68
U.S. stock indexes closed lower, as Wall Street reacted to Federal Reserve Chair Powell’s optimistic tone on the U.S. economic recovery and a slightly “hawkish” policy update that raised inflation forecasts and brought forward the timing of an interest rate rise.
KLCI closed lower at 1,581.37, as investors stayed on the sidelines, ahead of the government’s national recovery plan announcement. Traded 5.858 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.657 billion. KLCI, -1.09pts, -0.07%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,406
S&P, 4,260.75
Nasdaq, 14,143.00
Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 Dow, -94.42pts, -0.27%

DJIA, 34,299.33
S&P, 4,246.59
Nasdaq, 14,072.86
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite pulling back from record levels, as investors took little notice of economic data with the two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting underway.
KLCI closed higher at 1,582.46, supported by persistent buying in selected healthcare and financial services counters and in line with the better performance in most regional markets. Traded 7.007 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.937 billion. KLCI, +7.30pts, +0.46%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,478
S&P, 4,249.50
Nasdaq, 14,025.25
Mon, 14 Jun, 2021 Dow, -85.85pts, -0.25%

DJIA, 34,393.75
S&P, 4,255.15
Nasdaq, 14,174.14
A rally in tech stocks helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to its first record close since late April and the S&P 500 to eke out its 29th of the year, as investors prepared for an important meeting of the Federal Reserve this week.
Sun, 13 Jun, 2021
Sat, 12 Jun, 2021
KLCI closed lower at 1,575.16, weighed down by selling pressure in blue-chip counters such as Sime Darby, KL Kepong and Hap Seng. Traded 5.327 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.971 billion. KLCI, -4.74pts, -0.30%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,492
S&P, 4,240.00
Nasdaq, 13,960.50
Fri, 11 Jun, 2021 Dow, +13.36pts, +0.04%

DJIA, 34,479.60
S&P, 4,247.44
Nasdaq, 14,069.42
U.S. stocks finished higher Friday, with the S&P 500 pushing to another record close as bond yields fell, despite data on Thursday showing inflation running hot.
KLCI closed lower at 1,579.90, on profit taking in the final trading hour as global investors waited for the US inflation data and the European Central Bank's (ECB) interest rate decision. Traded 4.914 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.737 billion. KLCI, -1.58pts, -0.10%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,450
S&P, 4,216.50
Nasdaq, 13,778.25
Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 Dow, +19.10pts, +0.06%

DJIA, 34,466.24
S&P, 4,239.18
Nasdaq, 14,020.33
U.S. stock benchmarks closed up across the board on Thursday, with the S&P 500 logging a record finish, after investors discounted the latest evidence of accelerating inflation. The jump in prices is transitory and is caused by the short-term impact of demand exceeding supply as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
KLCI close at its intraday low of 1,581.48 on profit taking and as Asian equity indices fell, while investors continued to weigh the impact of progress in Covid-19 vaccination to rejuvenate a pandemic-hit world economy. Traded 5.999 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.197 billion. KLCI, -6.48pts, -0.41%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,597
S&P, 4,229.50
Nasdaq, 13,831.00
Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 Dow, -152.68pts, -0.44%

DJIA, 34,447.14
S&P, 4,219.55
Nasdaq, 13,911.75
U.S. stock benchmarks finished lower, losing steam in the session’s final half-hour, ahead of an eagerly awaited inflation report due Thursday, which could set the tone for the broader financial markets. A decline of the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield, to its lowest level since March 3, led investors into yield-sensitive assets, including technology stocks, but away from the banking sector.
KLCI closed higher at 1,587.96, on selective buying support, in contrast to regional markets which closed lower. Traded 6.711 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.111 billion. KLCI, +9.51pts, +0.60%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,564
S&P, 4,225.50
Nasdaq, 13,821.25
Tue, 8 Jun, 2021 Dow, -30.42pts, -0.09%

DJIA, 34,599.82
S&P, 4,227.26
Nasdaq, 13,924.91
The S&P 500 index and Nasdaq closed slightly higher Tuesday but investors remained in a wait-and-see mode ahead of another round of inflation data later in the week, with the U.S. economy recovering, while equity market valuations remain high.
Agong Birthday Mon, 7 Jun, 2021 Dow, -126.15pts, -0.36%

DJIA, 34,630.24
S&P, 4,226.52
Nasdaq, 13,881.72
The DJIA booked a modest loss Monday, after briefly surpassing its all-time closing high, while the Nasdaq Composite and small-cap Russell 2000 index finished higher as investors awaited more data on the next leg of the economic recovery.
Sun, 6 Jun, 2021
Sat, 5 Jun, 2021
KLCI closed lower at 1,578.45, declines in regional markets, and as market sentiment continued to be affected by the high number of Covid-19 infections in the country. Traded 7.208 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.574 billion. KLCI, -12.12pts, -0.76%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,531
S&P, 4,189.75
Nasdaq, 13,525.75
Fri, 4 Jun, 2021 Dow, +179.35pts, +0.52%

DJIA, 34,756.39
S&P, 4,229.89
Nasdaq, 13,814.49
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday and ended the week up after the May nonfarm-payrolls report showed a less-than-expected gain, leading investors to bet that the Federal Reserve will maintain its easy-money policies for longer.
KLCI closed lower at 1,590.57, after two days of gains on lack of buying support, amid continued high number of Covid-19 infections and the ongoing full lockdown. Traded 6.910 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.601 billion. KLCI, -7.37pts, -0.46%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,553
S&P, 4,203.00
Nasdaq, 13,666.00
Thu, 3 Jun, 2021 Dow, -23.34pts, -0.07%

DJIA, 34,577.04
S&P, 4,192.85
Nasdaq, 13,614.51
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed slightly lower Thursday, breaking a 5-day win streak, after gains in cyclical stocks seen benefiting from economic recovery failed to offset early losses in technology stocks, despite upbeat economic data on employment and service sector activity.
KLCI closed higher at 1,597.94, as market sentiment was boosted by a further rise in crude oil prices. Traded 7.439 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.098 billion. KLCI, +12.04pts, +0.76%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,557
S&P, 4,195.50
Nasdaq, 13,625.75
Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 Dow, +25.07pts, +0.07%

DJIA, 34,600.38
S&P, 4,208.12
Nasdaq, 13,756.33
U.S. stock benchmarks on Wednesday finished the session with slight gains, with the main action focused on meme stocks, as a report on business conditions across Federal Reserve districts indicated that economic growth was picking up in America in the recovery phase of the COVID pandemic.
KLCI closed higher at 1,585.90, with its benchmark index rebounding to the positive territory, thanks to gains in banking, healthcare, consumers products and services, and energy counters. Traded 8.977 billion shares, with a total value of RM5.126 billion. KLCI, +2.35pts, +0.15%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,660
S&P, 4,215.50
Nasdaq, 13,717.75
Tue, 1 Jun, 2021 Dow, +45.86pts, +0.13%

DJIA, 34,575.31
S&P, 4,202.04
Nasdaq, 13,736.48
The DJIA closed slightly higher Tuesday in a mixed U.S. stock market, as optimism about economic recovery was undermined by doubts about inflation after a reading on U.S. manufacturing activity underlined labor shortages and supply bottlenecks.
KLCI closed lower at 1,583.55, with glove makers leading the decline among the index’s component companies today. Traded 6.415 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.477 billion. KLCI, -10.89pts, -0.68%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,546
S&P, 4,203.75
Nasdaq, 13,679.75
Mon, 31 May, 2021 Memorial Day
Sun, 30 May, 2021
Sat, 29 May, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1594.44, final-hour nudge helped the 30-stock index finish in positive territory as investors weighed corporate financial results during the ongoing reporting season and after major Asian equity indices ended higher. Traded 8.820 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.193 billion. KLCI, +0.54pts, +0.03%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,631
S&P, 4,213.75
Nasdaq, 13,694.75
Fri, 28 May, 2021 Dow, +64.81pts, +0.19%

DJIA, 34,529.45
S&P, 4,204.11
Nasdaq, 13,748.74
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, booking weekly gains with support from data confirming an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, despite inflation running at its highest annual rate in about 13 years. U.S. markets close on Monday, Memorial Day.
KLCI closed higher at 1593.90, staged a firm technical rebound today, boosted by late buying support in several index-linked stocks. Traded 8.613 billion shares, with a total value of RM7.338 billion. KLCI, +16.08pts, +1.02%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,257
S&P, 4,183.25
Nasdaq, 13,633.00
Thu, 27 May, 2021 Dow, +141.59pts, +0.41%

DJIA, 34,464.64
S&P, 4,200.88
Nasdaq, 13,736.28
US benchmark stock indexes ended mostly slightly higher Thursday after investors sifted through another batch of economic data confirming the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is on track. U.S. markets close on Monday, Memorial Day.
Wesak Day Wed, 26 May, 2021 Dow, +10.59pts, +0.03%

DJIA, 34,323.05
S&P, 4,195.99
Nasdaq, 13,738.00
Major U.S. stock indexes booked modest gains Wednesday, while small-caps charged higher, as Treasury yields retreat and investors focus on shares that might perform better as the economy reopens from COVID.
KLCI closed higher at 1,577.82, investor sentiment boosted by overnight gains on Wall Street, but trading was mostly range-bound except for some late bargain-hunting in selected index-linked stocks. Traded 6.336 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.840 billion. KLCI, +6.00pts, +0.38%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,441
S&P, 4,206.75
Nasdaq, 13,705.50
Tue, 25 May, 2021 Dow, -81.52pts, -0.24%

DJIA, 34,312.46
S&P, 4,188.13
Nasdaq, 13,657.17
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday after a weaker-than-expected reading on consumer confidence, while downside risks appeared limited by signs that efforts by Federal Reserve officials to soothe worries over a pickup in inflation were bearing fruit as bond yields eased further.
KLCI closed higher at 1,571.82, staged a relief rally today, breaking a three-day losing streak, as investors look for oversold counters following the recent sell-down. Traded 6.753 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.479 billion. KLCI, +9.65pts, +0.62%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,283
S&P, 4,168.75
Nasdaq, 13,468.50
Mon, 24 May, 2021 Dow, +186.14pts, +0.54%

DJIA, 34,393.98
S&P, 4,197.05
Nasdaq, 13,661.17
Stocks finished near record territory Monday, as investors appeared to be shaking off uncertainty around the next phase of the economic recovery, as businesses grapple with stressed supply chains, soaring consumer demand and climbing prices as the world reboots from the pandemic.
Sun, 23 May, 2021
Tighter MCO 3.0 Sat, 22 May, 2021
KLCI closed lower at 1,562.17 as Malaysian stocks closed broadly lower for the third straight day as investor sentiment continued to be affected by the high number of Covid-19 infections and deaths reported by the country. Traded 7.527 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.069 billion. KLCI, -13.15pts, -0.83%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,064
S&P, 4,159.50
Nasdaq, 13,511.25
Fri, 21 May, 2021 Dow, +123.69pts, +0.36%

DJIA, 34,207.84
S&P, 4,155.86
Nasdaq, 13,470.99
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher Friday, while other major benchmarks slipped at the end of a choppy week of trade marked by concerns about Federal Reserve policy in the face of rising inflation pressures.
KLCI closed lower at 1,575.32 as sentiments remained fragile amid news that the Government was mulling over a full lockdown to tackle the rising cases of Covid-19. Traded 6.739 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.574 billion. KLCI, -5.20pts, -0.33%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,670
S&P, 4,094.50
Nasdaq, 13,190.25
Thu, 20 May, 2021 Dow, +188.11pts, +0.55%

DJIA, 34,084.15
S&P, 4,159.12
Nasdaq, 13,535.74
Stocks ended higher Thursday, buoyed by upbeat economic data, as investors shook off worries that a pickup in inflation could force the Federal Reserve to begin reining in its accommodative monetary policy sooner than expected.
KLCI closed lower at 1,580.52 snapping three consecutive days of gains, as most component stocks succumbed to selling pressure amid rising Covid-19 cases. Traded 5.742 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.038 billion. KLCI, -10.80pts, -0.68%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,764
S&P, 4,087.75
Nasdaq, 13,038.00
Wed, 19 May, 2021 Dow, -164.62pts, -0.48%

DJIA, 33,896.04
S&P, 4,115.68
Nasdaq, 13,299.74
U.S. stocks finished a bruising session down, but off session lows, after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s April policy meeting underscored an emerging debate at the central bank over inflation risks and when to start discussing a pullback of its asset purchases.
KLCI closed higher at 1,591.32 late bargain hunting in selected heavyweight counters and in line with the regional uptrend. Traded 5.835 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.151 billion. KLCI, +7.86pts, +0.50%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,348
S&P, 4,172.75
Nasdaq, 13,407.25
Tue, 18 May, 2021 Dow, -267.13pts, -0.78%

DJIA, 34,060.66
S&P, 4,127.83
Nasdaq, 13,303.64
Major U.S. stock benchmarks closed lower Tuesday as enthusiasm centered on a strong round of earnings from major retailers, including Dow components Home Depot Inc. and Walmart Inc., appeared to wane amid inflation concerns.
KLCI closed higher at 1,583.46, but the overall market was broadly lower as investors maintained their cautious mood. Traded 6.601 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.800 billion. KLCI, +0.94pts, +0.06%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,264
S&P, 4,163.50
Nasdaq, 13,362.50
Mon, 17 May, 2021 Dow, -54.34pts, -0.16%

DJIA, 34,327.79
S&P, 4,163.29
Nasdaq, 13,379.05
U.S. stocks closed modestly lower Monday, but off the session lows, extending a slump for equities after all three main benchmarks notched their worst week in about three months amid fears of rising inflation.
Sun, 16 May, 2021
Sat, 15 May, 2021
Hari Raya Fri, 14 May, 2021 Dow, +360.68pts, +1.06%

DJIA, 34,382.13
S&P, 4,173.85
Nasdaq, 13,429.98
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday as investors took a weaker-than-expected reading of April retail sales in stride, shaking off a tumultuous week that has been marked by growing inflation fears.
Hari Raya Thu, 13 May, 2021 Dow, +433.79pts, +1.29%

DJIA, 34,021.45
S&P, 4,112.50
Nasdaq, 13,124.99
U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, snapping a 3-session skid, after improving labor market data offset worrisome inflation data, which a day prior sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its biggest one-day loss since January.
KLCI closed higher at 1,582.52, lifted by buying interest in healthcare and banking stocks as the spectre of rising Covid-19 infections and higher interest rates drove world equity sentiment. Traded 2.588 billion shares, with a total value of RM1.924 billion. KLCI, +4.88pts, +0.31%
As of 12.30pm
DJIA, 33,929
S&P, 4,113.75
Nasdaq, 13,193.00
Wed, 12 May, 2021 Dow, -681.50pts, -1.99%

DJIA, 33,587.66
S&P, 4,063.04
Nasdaq, 13,031.68
U.S. stock indexes closed sharply lower Wednesday, after a reading on inflation for the year to April climbed 4.2%, the highest rate in about 13 years, reigniting fears that the Federal Reserve may need to dial back its easy-money policies earlier than expected.
KLCI closed lower at 1,577.64 as regional markets slumped after Wall Street's dismal showing, and as investor sentiment was weighed by yesterday's announcement of a new nationwide movement control order to stem climbing Covid-19 infections.Traded 5.513 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.902 billion. KLCI, -6.28pts, -0.40%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,506
S&P, 4,153.50
Nasdaq, 13,195.75
Tue, 11 May, 2021 Dow, -473.66pts, -1.36%

DJIA, 34,269.16
S&P, 4,152.10
Nasdaq, 13,389.43
Tech-related stocks bounced back from early losses, with the Nasdaq erasing an early tumble to end with a small loss on Tuesday, while the broader market remained under pressure in a selloff attributed in part to inflation jitters.
KLCI closed lower at 1,583.92, snapped a two-day winning streak today as market sentiment turned weak on heightened concern over the Covid-19 situation in the country. Traded 6.013 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.534 billion. KLCI, -3.53pts, -0.22%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,755
S&P, 4,225.25
Nasdaq, 13,663.25
Mon, 10 May, 2021 Dow, -34.94pts, -0.10%

DJIA, 34,742.82
S&P, 4,188.43
Nasdaq, 13,401.86
The Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped a 5-session win steak Monday, falling late in the session after pushing above the 35,000 milestone, with the broader market came under pressure as high-profile Big Tech shares tumbled.
Sun, 9 May, 2021
Sat, 8 May, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1,587.45 tracking overnight gains on Wall Street, backed by bargain hunting in glove heavyweights. The higher crude palm oil (CPO) price also helped lift the benchmark index today. Traded 5.390 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.413 billion. KLCI, +9.12pts, +0.58%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,468
S&P, 4,198.50
Nasdaq, 13,620.75
Fri, 7 May, 2021 Dow, +229.23pts, +0.66%

DJIA, 34,777.76
S&P, 4,232.60
Nasdaq, 13,752.24
DJIA and the S&P 500 finished at new records on the same day for the first time in about three weeks. A below-forecast April nonfarm payrolls report was viewed as supporting views that central bankers in the U.S. will keep monetary policy accommodative for an extended period.
KLCI closed higher at 1,575.67, retraced some of its earlier losses in the past four trading days today to finish at its intra-day high today, lifted by bargain-hunting among certain index-linked stocks. Traded 6.204 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.460 billion. KLCI, +2.66pts, +0.17%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,150
S&P, 4,164.50
Nasdaq, 13,526.00
Thu, 6 May, 2021 Dow, +318.19pts, +0.93%

DJIA, 34,548.53
S&P, 4,201.62
Nasdaq, 13,632.84
The DJIA booked a new record for a second straight day on Thursday. Investors were buoyed by a report showing weekly jobless benefit claims were at the lowest level in the COVID era, ahead of the April nonfarm payrolls and unemployment report due on Friday.
KLCI closed lower at 1,575.67 extended losses for the fourth consecutive session today, as most of the key index's components succumbed to selling pressure amid the reimplementation of the MCO 3.0 in parts of Selangor tomorrow. Traded 7.367 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.238billion. KLCI, -2.48pts, -0.16%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,125
S&P, 4,173.25
Nasdaq, 13,593.00
Wed, 5 May, 2021 Dow, +97.31pts, +0.29%

DJIA, 34,230.34
S&P, 4,167.59
Nasdaq, 13,582.42
DJIA edged up to another record close Wednesday, despite concerns about rising inflation and the eventual withdrawal of flush monetary policy as the economy reopens in the wake of the pandemic, though technology stocks fell for a fourth straight day. Market participants also parsed dovish comments from Fed staffers and economic data showing a healthy economic recovery.
KLCI closed lower at 1,588.25, profit taking in rubber glove manufacturers' shares and as investors weighed the rising number of Malaysia’s new Covid-19 pandemic cases, which compelled the government to re-enforce the movement control order (MCO) across six districts in Selangor to curb the outbreak. Traded 7.482 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.128 billion. KLCI, -2.48pts, -0.16%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,980
S&P, 4,177.00
Nasdaq, 13,735.00
Tue, 4 May, 2021 Dow, +19.80pts, +0.06%

DJIA, 34,133.03
S&P, 4,164.66
Nasdaq, 13,633.50
While the Dow managed to end up, other U.S. stock indexes finished lower Tuesday, with the Nasdaq suffering its worst one day fall since March, as investors sifted through comments from U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen who said interest rates could rise a bit if the economy overheated.
KLCI closed lower at 1,590.73, amid worries of another possible lockdown due to rising cases of Covid-19. Traded 6.681 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.256 billion. KLCI, -10.92pts, -0.68%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,961
S&P, 4,194.75
Nasdaq, 13,887.25
Mon, 3 May, 2021 Dow, +238.38pts, +0.70%

DJIA, 34,113.23
S&P, 4,192.66
Nasdaq, 13,895.12
Stocks closed mostly higher Monday, just shy of records, despite weaker-than-expected manufacturing data that dulled some of the optimism around the recovery of U.S. corporations from the COVID pandemic.
Sun, 2 May, 2021
Sat, 1 May, 2021
KLCI closed lower at 1,601.65, in line with declines seen across regional markets amid the announcement of weak manufacturing data from China, as well as concerns over the country’s clampdown on technology companies. Traded 6.752 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.614 billion. KLCI, -6.85pts, -0.43%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,890
S&P, 4,192.0
Nasdaq, 13,907.25
Fri, 30 Apr, 2021 Dow, -185.51pts, -0.54%

DJIA, 33,874.85
S&P, 4,181.17
Nasdaq, 13,962.68
U.S. stocks fell Friday as investors weighing blockbuster results from most large technology companies and good economic data, while keeping one eye on expectations that strong data may cause the Federal Reserve to ease back on monetary policy sooner than it expects.
Nuzul Al-Quran Thu, 29 Apr, 2021 Dow, +239.98pts, +0.71%

DJIA, 34,060.36
S&P, 4,211.47
Nasdaq, 14,082.55
U.S. stocks recorded modest gains on Thursday, but the S&P 500 index ended at a new record, after a round of upbeat earnings reports from technology heavyweights and data confirming a surge in GDP growth in the first quarter.
KLCI closed higher at 1,608.50, line with the gains seen among other regional markets. Traded 6.585 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.854 billion. KLCI, +1.82pts, +0.11%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,831
S&P, 4,181.50
Nasdaq, 13,940.00
Wed, 28 Apr, 2021 Dow, -164.55pts, -0.48%

DJIA, 33,981.57
S&P, 4,187.62
Nasdaq, 14,138.78
U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday after the Federal Reserve opted to keep rates near zero, as expected, and monetary policy loose at the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting.
KLCI closed lower at 1,606.68.,in cautious trading today in line with the trend in most regional markets. Traded 7.174 billion shares, with a total value of RM5.069 billion. KLCI, -16.79pts, -1.03%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,907
S&P, 4,184.25
Nasdaq, 14,028.00
Tue, 27 Apr, 2021 Dow, +3.36pts, +0.01%

DJIA, 33,948.93
S&P, 4,186.72
Nasdaq, 14,090.22
Major U.S. stock benchmarks finished flat to slightly lower Tuesday, a day after the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite closed at records, as investors sifted through a torrent of corporate earnings reports.
Stocks market closed higher at 1,623.47, the renewed interest in rubber glove counters lent support to the FBM KLCI. Traded 8.304 billion shares, with a total value of RM5.588 billion. KLCI, +15.04pts, +0.94%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,950
S&P, 4,166.50
Nasdaq, 13,879.75
Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 Dow, -61.92pts, -0.18%

DJIA, 33,981.57
S&P, 4,187.62
Nasdaq, 14,138.78
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite finished at record highs on Monday, as investors looked ahead to one of the busiest weeks of earnings season and awaited a Wednesday update on the economic recovery from the Federal Reserve.
Sun, 25 Apr, 2021
Sat, 24 Apr, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1,608.43, gains on glove makers failed to lift the FBM KLCI much, as market interest is mainly in the low liners and ACE Market-listed counters. Traded 6.548 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.189 billion. KLCI, +0.07pts, +0.04%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,790
S&P, 4,139.50
Nasdaq, 13,778.00
Fri, 23 Apr, 2021 Dow, +227.59pts, +0.67%

DJIA, 34,043.49
S&P, 4,180.17
Nasdaq, 14,016.81
Stocks were supported by data indicating an acceleration in economic activity and even faster growth in new home sales, as investors largely brushed off Thursday’s reports that President Joe Biden would propose a large increase on the capital-gains tax for the wealthiest Americans.
KLCI closed higher at 1,607.73, managed to reverse some of the losses seen yesterday, thanks to the performances of index-linked rubber glove counters. Traded 7.900 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.984 billion. KLCI, +11.15pts, +0.70%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,001
S&P, 4,161.50
Nasdaq, 13,918.00
Thu, 22 Apr, 2021 Dow, -321.41pts, -0.94%

DJIA, 33,815.90
S&P, 4,134.98
Nasdaq, 13,818.41
U.S. stocks ended sharply lower on Thursday, seeing the biggest one day slide since early March, following a news report that said President Joe Biden is weighing a proposal which would nearly double the capital-gains tax for wealthy individuals.
KLCI closed lower at 1,596.58. The resurgence of Covid-19 cases dampened investment globally, including Bursa Malaysia, amid mounting concerns that any fresh wave of infections will derail the economic recovery. Traded 8.683 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.397 billion. KLCI, -10.99pts, -0.68%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,712
S&P, 4,125.50
Nasdaq, 13,756.75
Wed, 21 Apr, 2021 Dow, +316.01pts, +0.93%

DJIA, 34,137.31
S&P, 4,173.42
Nasdaq, 13,950.22
U.S. stocks on Wednesday halted a two-session skid, with Dow and S&P just shy of records and small-cap stocks outperforming as the investors favor stocks that might benefit from economic recovery as businesses reopen as more of the population becomes fully vaccinated.
KLCI closed higher at 1,607.57 at the day's high despite market sentiments remaining jittery against the backdrop of mixed regional markets after Wall Street retreated overnight. Traded 8.164 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.081 billion. KLCI, +7.28pts, +0.45%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,940
S&P, 4,156.25
Nasdaq, 13,917.50
Tue, 20 Apr, 2021 Dow, -256.33pts, -0.75%

DJIA, 33,821.30
S&P, 4,134.94
Nasdaq, 13,786.27
U.S. stocks fell for a second session on Tuesday, as concerns about rising coronavirus cases globally offset healthy U.S. corporate earnings reports for the first quarter.
KLCI closed lower at 1,600.29, as the daily number of new Covid-19 cases stayed above 2,000 for the fifth consecutive day since last Thursday. Traded 7.467 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.101 billion. KLCI, -8.09pts, -0.50%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 34,028
S&P, 4,172.75
Nasdaq, 14,031.50
Mon, 19 Apr, 2021 Dow, -123.04pts, -0.36%

DJIA, 34,077.63
S&P, 4,163.26
Nasdaq, 13,914.77
Stocks closed lower, took a breather from last week’s record advance, analysts said the tone remained constructive given a lack of any major negative catalysts.
Sun, 18 Apr, 2021
Sat, 17 Apr, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1,608.38, mirroring the uptrend in regional bourses, lifted mainly by persistent buying support for glove makers. Traded 6.568 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.389 billion. KLCI, +0.13pts, +0.01%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,924
S&P, 4,159.75
Nasdaq, 13,980.00
Fri, 16 Apr, 2021 Dow, +164.68pts, +0.48%

DJIA, 34,200.67
S&P, 4,185.47
Nasdaq, 14,052.34
The Dow and S&P 500 index closed at all-time highs Friday, extending their recent rallies to four weeks in a row, amid a fresh flurry of corporate results to end the first week of earnings season.
KLCI closed higher at 1,608.25, today despite pervasive negative sentiment, while the Healthcare Index continued to rise, as growing cases of Covid-19 globally fuelled buying of stocks in glove manufacturers.. Traded 6.491 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.738 billion. KLCI, +9.97pts, +0.62%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,751
S&P, 4,137.75
Nasdaq, 13,881.25
Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 Dow, +305.10pts, +0.90%

DJIA, 34,035.99
S&P, 4,170.42
Nasdaq, 14,038.76
The Dow and S&P 500 index closed at records on Thursday as economic reports affirmed a healthy economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, highlighted by retail sales surging in March after fiscal stimulus checks were paid to Americans while jobless benefit claims fell to a fresh low for the pandemic period.
KLCI closed at 1,598.28 reversed earlier losses to close marginally higher today on late buying support in selected index-linked counters.Traded 5.911 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.990 billion. KLCI, +0.57pts, +0.04%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,579
S&P, 4,138.00
Nasdaq, 13,997.50
Wed, 14 Apr, 2021 Dow, +53.62pts, +0.16%

DJIA, 33,730.89
S&P, 4,124.66
Nasdaq, 13,857.84
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book pointed to a moderate pace of economic growth this spring, but a slight inflation uptick in 2021.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,597.71, no thanks to the stubbornly high daily new Covid-19 cases in the country. Traded 6.345 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.054 billion. KLCI, -10.71pts, -0.67%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,655
S&P, 4,121.50
Nasdaq, 13,807.75
Tue, 13 Apr, 2021 Dow, -68.13pts, -0.20%

DJIA, 33,677.27
S&P, 4,141.59
Nasdaq, 13,996.10
Investors also contended with some negative news on the pandemic front after two U.S. public-health agencies requested a temporary halt in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID vaccine out of “an abundance of caution” due to extremely rare blood-clotting issues in women.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,608.42, snapping three consecutive days of gains, due to profit taking in telecommunications stocks, namely Axiata Group Bhd and Digi.Com Bhd. Traded 5.827 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.350 billion. KLCI, -3.83pts, -0.24%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,581
S&P, 4,109.50
Nasdaq, 13,804.50
Mon, 12 Apr, 2021 Dow, -55.20pts, -0.16%

DJIA, 33,745.40
S&P, 4,127.99
Nasdaq, 13,850.00
U.S. stocks closed slightly lower Monday, starting a week that will include first-quarter earnings report from some of the largest banks. Market participants also weighed inflation risks, a sharp rise in the U.S. deficit and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in a “60 Minutes” interview that aired on Sunday.
Sun, 11 Apr, 2021
Sat, 10 Apr, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1,612.25, making today the third consecutive day of gains, boosted by a rise in telecommunications counters following the Celcom-Digi merger news yesterday. Trading volume 6.581 billion shares, trade value stood at RM4.144 billion. KLCI, +9.85pts, +0.61%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,441
S&P, 4,095.50
Nasdaq, 13,734.75
Fri, 9 Apr, 2021 Dow, +297.03pts, +0.89%

DJIA, 33,800.60
S&P, 4,128.80
Nasdaq, 13,900.19
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index closed at record highs Friday, while the Nasdaq Composite exited correction territory, as stocks shrugged off inflation fears despite data showing U.S. producer prices rose more than forecast.
KLCI closed higher at 1,602.40, on gains in rubber glove counters and amid expectations of improved corporate earnings. Trading volume 7.596 billion shares, trade value stood at RM4.892 billion. KLCI, +1.81pts, +0.11%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,331
S&P, 4,081.25
Nasdaq, 13,698.50
Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 Dow, +57.31pts, +0.17%

DJIA, 33,503.57
S&P, 4,097.17
Nasdaq, 13,829.31
Earlier a weekly report on those seeking unemployment benefits in the U.S. showed an unexpected rise, perhaps reinforcing the Fed’s concern about the labor market’s recovery from COVID and the need to keep monetary policy easy.
KLCI closed higher at 1,600.59 snapped its two-day losing streak on fresh buying interest today, closing at the day’s high on the back of a massive push in the final hour of trade. Trading volume 6.303 billion shares, trade value stood at RM3.618 billion. KLCI, +21.68pts, +1.37%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,338
S&P, 4,067.00
Nasdaq, 13,583.25
Wed, 7 Apr, 2021 Dow, +16.02pts, +0.05%

DJIA, 33,446.26
S&P, 4,079.95
Nasdaq, 13,688.84
U.S. stocks closed nearly unchanged Wednesday in lackluster action, after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s March policy meeting showed that central bank staffers were in no hurry to tighten monetary support amid the coronavirus pandemic.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,578.91, extended its losses for the second day running, in line with the lower close in some Asian markets despite the overnight rally on Wall Street. Traded 6.273 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.227 billion. KLCI, -5.33pts, -0.34%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,408
S&P, 4,063.75
Nasdaq, 13,565.75
Tue, 6 Apr, 2021 Dow, -96.95pts, -0.29%

DJIA, 33,430.24
S&P, 4,073.94
Nasdaq, 13,698.38
Major U.S. stock benchmarks closed with modest losses Tuesday, after the S&P 500 hit a record intraday high as investors focused on the prospect of further fiscal support and increased corporate taxes.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,584.24, failing to sustain the upward momentum seen in the first hour of trading, due mainly to selling pressure in rubber glove heavyweights. Traded 7.840 billion shares, with a total value of RM2.801 billion. KLCI, -1.11pts, -0.07%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,237
S&P, 4,028.75
Nasdaq, 13,356.00
Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 Dow, +373.98pts, +1.13%

DJIA, 33,527.19
S&P, 4,077.91
Nasdaq, 13,705.59
Stock-market benchmarks swept to fresh highs on Monday on another round of good economic news from the services sector, adding to the array of indicators showing improving activity, including a stellar March jobs report from last Friday.
Sun, 4 Apr, 2021
Sat, 3 Apr, 2021
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,585.35, on bargain hunting, tracking gains seen on regional bourses. 6.617 billion shares worth RM2.922 billion traded. KLCI, +2.71pts, +0.17%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,066
S&P, 4,019.50
Nasdaq, 13,361.25
Fri, 2 Apr, 2021 Good Friday
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,582.64 tracking gains in China and Hong Kong and supported by bargain hunting activities after yesterday’s sell-off. 7.920 billion shares worth RM3.713 billion traded. KLCI, +9.13pts, +0.58%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,963
S&P, 3,981.00
Nasdaq, 13,207.25
Thu, 1 Apr, 2021 Dow, +171.66pts, +0.52%

DJIA, 33,153.21
S&P, 4,019.87
Nasdaq, 13,480.11
U.S. stocks closed higher, with S&P close above 4,000. for the first time as investors were buoyed by data showing the U.S. manufacturing sector expanding at its fastest pace in 38 years ahead of Friday’s U.S. employment report.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,573.51, took cue from the US government bond yield surge and a strengthening US dollar, before US President Joe Biden's announcement on a multi-trillion-dollar plan to rebuild America's infrastructure. Traded 8.358 billion shares, with a total value of RM4.224 billion. KLCI, -35.68pts, -2.22%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,879
S&P, 3,944.25
Nasdaq, 12,892.00
Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 Dow, -85.41pts, -0.26%

DJIA, 32,981.55
S&P, 3,972.89
Nasdaq, 13,246.87
U.S. stocks closed mostly higher Wednesday as investors awaited a speech from President Joe Biden outlining a multitrillion dollar infrastructure spending plan that’s expected to include higher taxes on corporations.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,609.19, as investors weighed global news including the US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) begin seizing disposable gloves produced by Top Glove Corp Bhd, besides updates on Archegos Capital's equity derivative default, which hit international banking stocks overnight. Traded 5.781 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.590 billion. KLCI, -2.09pts, -0.13%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,108
S&P, 3,958.50
Nasdaq, 12,875.00
Tue, 30 Mar, 2021 Dow, -104.41pts, -0.31%

DJIA, 33,066.96
S&P, 3,958.55
Nasdaq, 13,045.39
U.S. stocks finished slightly lower Thursday as investors contended with higher bond yields and the threat of inflation given expectations for the the economy to recover quickly later this year.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,611.28. After remaining range bound in cautious trading, the FBM KLCI recovered to close at the day's high following the announcement of Malaysia's higher trade surplus in February. 6.707billion shares worth RM3.576 billion traded. KLCI, +9.86pts, +0.62%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,790
S&P, 3,941.25
Nasdaq, 12,882.5
Mon, 29 Mar, 2021 Dow, +98.49pts, +0.30%

DJIA, 33,171.37
S&P, 3,971.09
Nasdaq, 13,059.65
Stocks closed mostly lower on Monday amid concerns about potential spillover after a large investment fund was forced to sell massive holdings in stocks, causing prices to tumble. Former Tiger Asia manager Bill Hwang’s Archegos Capital Management had unwound big bets late last week after facing margin calls.
Sun, 28 Mar, 2021
Sat, 27 Mar, 2021
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,601.42, late buying before the closing bell lifted the FBM KLCI by 0.23% today amid positive regional sentiment. 5.959 billion shares worth RM3.238 billion traded. KLCI, +3.69pts, +0.23%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,378
S&P, 3,912.25
Nasdaq, 13,113.25
Fri, 26 Mar, 2021 Dow, +453.40pts, +1.39%

DJIA, 33,072.88
S&P, 3,974.54
Nasdaq, 13,138.72
U.S. stock benchmarks closed sharply higher Friday. Markets seemed to shake off rising bond yields and concerns about the global economic recovery keep investors on edge. As Biden Stimulus will likely lead to a big spending jump, economists believe.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,597.73. According to analysts, investors had also weighed a confluence of factors including rumours of political uncertainty in Malaysia, besides the pullback in technology stocks and plantation stocks and also crude oil prices. Traded 6.010 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.037 billion. KLCI, -4.67pts, -0.29%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,432
S&P, 3,894.00
Nasdaq, 12,842.75
Thu, 25 Mar, 2021 Dow, +199.42pts, +0.62%

DJIA, 32,619.48
S&P, 3,909.52
Nasdaq, 12,977.68
U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, after a frenetic session of trading that saw the benchmark indexes dig out of deep hole earlier in the day as investors weighed improving economic data with the country emerging from the COVID pandemic.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,602.40, snapped its three-day losing streak as investors jumped in to scoop up battered stocks and sent the benchmark index solidly above the key 1,600 level. 6.953 billion shares worth RM3.559 billion traded. KLCI, +7.11pts, +0.45%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,378
S&P, 3,912.25
Nasdaq, 13,113.25
Wed, 24 Mar, 2021 Dow, -3.09pts, -0.01%

DJIA, 32,420.06
S&P, 3,889.14
Nasdaq, 12,961.89
U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday, giving up earlier gains, even as investors focused on rebounding oil prices, some slippage in benchmark Treasury yields, and a brighter outlook for the economy.
KLCI finished lower at 1,595.29, trading downwards today, as the market reflected the rest of the broader region which was in negative territory on dampened risk appetite. 7.051 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.045 billion. KLCI, -21.44pts, -1.33%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,517
S&P, 3,918.00
Nasdaq, 13,039.75
Tue, 23 Mar, 2021 Dow, -308.05pts, -0.94%

DJIA, 32,423.15
S&P, 3,910.52
Nasdaq, 13,227.70
U.S. stocks ended lower Tuesday, with beneficiaries of the recent rotation into cyclically sensitive stocks feeling the brunt of the selloff as concerns rose around rising COVID-19 cases in Europe that have prompted extended business lockdowns.
FBM KLCI closed at its intraday low of 1,616.73 today, as investors turned cautious amid muted trading in regional markets. Traded 7.565 billion shares, with a total value of RM3.992 billion. KLCI, -9.46pts, -0.58%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,441
S&P, 3,897.00
Nasdaq, 12,901.25
Mon, 22 Mar, 2021 Dow, +103.23pts, +0.32%

DJIA, 32,731.20
S&P, 3,940.59
Nasdaq, 13,377.54
U.S. stock benchmarks closed higher Monday, following losses for all three major indexes last week, as investors weighed brightening economic prospects against worries that interest rates will climb faster than anticipated.
Sun, 21 Mar, 2021
Sat, 20 Mar, 2021
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,626.19 today in line with the weak regional performance following the overnight loss on Wall Street. Traded 9.041 billion shares, with a total value of RM5.794 billion. KLCI, -1.80pts, -0.11%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,953
S&P, 3,932.75
Nasdaq, 12,896.00
Fri, 19 Mar, 2021 Dow, -234.33pts, -0.71%

DJIA, 32,627.97
S&P, 3,913.10
Nasdaq, 13,215.24
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Friday and booked losses for the week, with bank shares under pressure after the Federal Reserve said it would not extend temporary relief from capital-requirement rules for banks, and the Department of Justice was said to be investigating Dow component Visa Inc. but technology shares recovered some ground.
The FBM KLCI closed slightly higher today at 1,627.99, in line with regional advances after the US Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to maintain its interest rates. 9.161 billion shares worth RM4.893 billion traded. KLCI, +3.02pts, +0.19%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 33,013
S&P, 3,953.25
Nasdaq, 13,033.75
Thu, 18 Mar, 2021 Dow, -153.07pts, -0.46%

DJIA, 32,862.30
S&P, 3,915.46
Nasdaq, 13,116.17
Stocks finished sharply lower Thursday as another jump in U.S. Treasury yields and energy sector stocks also slumped as crude oil futures fell 7%, as some European countries battle a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic and a slow vaccine rollout, implying less travel and lower energy demand this summer.
The FBM KLCI erased losses to close marginally higher at 1,624.97, on last-minute buying interest ahead of the government’s announcement of a new stimulus package. 12.668 billion shares worth RM4.771billion traded. KLCI, +1.01pts, +0.06%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,840
S&P, 3,960.75
Nasdaq, 13,133.25
Wed, 17 Mar, 2021 Dow, +189.42pts, +0.58%

DJIA, 33,015.37
S&P, 3,974.12
Nasdaq, 13,525.20
U.S. stocks pushed higher Wednesday, reversing earlier losses, after Federal Reserve policy makers left the central bank’s easy money stance in place, saying they expect no policy interest rate hikes through 2023, even if inflation overshoots 2%.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,623.96, after Asian equity indices closed higher and as investors weighed speculation on Malaysia’s political uncertainty due to opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s surprise press conference, which was scheduled at 4:30pm today. 11.877 billion shares worth RM5.564 billion traded. KLCI, +3.04pts, +0.19%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,909
S&P, 3,965.75
Nasdaq, 13,108.00
Tue, 16 Mar, 2021 Dow, -127.51pts, -0.39%

DJIA, 32,825.95
S&P, 3,962.71
Nasdaq, 13,471.57
U.S. stock indexes slipped Tuesday, after posting records on Monday. The Fed’s two-day meeting began Tuesday and when it concludes Wednesday, investors expect no changes in policy but will be eager to see updated projections on the economic outlook and the path for interest rates
The FBM KLCI closed higher today at 1,620.92, amid bargain hunting after two straight days of decline seen last week. 10.29 billion shares worth RM5.27 billion traded. KLCI, +5.23pts, +0.32%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,887
S&P, 3,951.50
Nasdaq, 12,961.25
Mon, 15 Mar, 2021 Dow, +174.82pts, +0.53%

DJIA, 32,953.46
S&P, 3,968.94
Nasdaq, 13,459.71
Stocks closed modestly higher Monday, after recording solid gains last week as President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package into law and investors shook off a sixth straight week of rising Treasury yields.
Sun, 14 Mar, 2021
Sat, 13 Mar, 2021
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,615.69 due to profit taking ahead of the weekend amid mixed performances regionally. Traded 9.641 billion shares, with a total value of RM5.514 billion. KLCI, -13.72pts, -0.84%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,419
S&P, 3,914.75
Nasdaq, 12,840.00
Fri, 12 Mar, 2021 Dow, +293.05pts, +0.90%

DJIA, 32,778.64
S&P, 3,943.34
Nasdaq, 13,319.86
The Dow and S&P 500 index finished at another record on Friday, with all three major equity benchmarks booking weekly gains, as investors gravitated toward shares of companies set to benefit from a stronger economic recovery this year.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,629.41, on profit-taking, after rising over the last four trading days. Traded 9.530 billion shares, with a total value of RM5.438 billion. KLCI, -10.42pts, -0.64%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 32,385
S&P, 3,924.75
Nasdaq, 12,966.25
Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 Dow, +188.57pts, +0.58%

DJIA, 32,485.59
S&P, 3,939.34
Nasdaq, 13,398.68
Major U.S. stock-market benchmarks booked records on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields steadied and as President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion financial aid package to boost the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
KLCI closed higher at 1,639.83 extended gains today, continuing an upward trend seen since last Friday. Trading volume 11.007 billion shares, trade value stood at RM7.197 billion. KLCI, +15.05pts, +0.93%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,880
S&P, 3,876.75
Nasdaq, 12,764.25
Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 Dow, +464.28pts, +1.46%

DJIA, 32,297.02
S&P, 3,898.81
Nasdaq, 13,068.83
The Dow closed above 32,000 for the first time Wednesday, but technology stocks lagged, as investors bet on further gains for parts of the economy that could be bolstered by another massive injection of cash from Congress that’s due to be signed into law on Friday by President Joe Biden.
KLCI closed one-month high of 1,624.78 today, lifted by gains seen among DiGi.Com Bhd, Axiata Group Bhd and Top Glove Corp Bhd. Trading volume 8.124 billion shares, trade value stood at RM5.908 billion. KLCI, +12.97pts, +0.80%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,948
S&P, 3,852.5
Nasdaq, 12,495.50
Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 Dow, +30.30pts, +0.10%

DJIA, 31,832.74
S&P, 3,875.44
Nasdaq, 13,073.82
U.S. stock-market benchmarks rallied Tuesday as falling bond yields helped to send the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite up sharply a day after it tumbled into correction territory.
KLCI closed higher at 1,611.81, driven by gains seen in Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PetChem), Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) and Axiata Group Bhd. Trading volume 9.802 billion shares, trade value stood at RM6.278 billion. KLCI, +11.69pts, +0.73%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,387
S&P, 3,808.50
Nasdaq, 12,419.25
Mon, 8 Mar, 2021 Dow, +306.14pts, +0.97%

DJIA, 31,802.44
S&P, 3,821.35
Nasdaq, 12,609.16
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher, underlining a stock-market rotation being driven by a continued rise U.S. Treasury yields. The volatile session followed the Senate’s passage over the weekend of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.
Sun, 7 Mar, 2021
Sat, 6 Mar, 2021
KLCI closed higher at 1,600.12, tracking the regional trend to close higher, boosted by the positive performance of banking stocks and a rebound in glove counters. Trading volume 7.986 billion shares, trade value stood at RM5.152 billion. KLCI, +18.86pts, +1.19%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,792
S&P, 3,755.25
Nasdaq, 12,420.50
Fri, 5 Mar, 2021 Dow, +572.16pts, +1.85%

DJIA, 31,496.30
S&P, 3,841.94
Nasdaq, 12,920.15
U.S. stock benchmarks rebounded sharply Friday afternoon in whipsaw trade, as the rise in bond yields steadied, after a stronger-than-expected monthly jobs update from the Labor Department that offered evidence of an economy recovering from the effects of COVID-19.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,581.26, tracking the negative performance of Asian equities after an overnight surge in bond yields again dragged shares on Wall Street. Traded 9.631 billion shares, with a total value of RM5.372 billion. KLCI, -7.19pts, -0.45%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,207
S&P, 3,809.25
Nasdaq, 12,665.75
Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 Dow, -345.95pts, -1.11%

DJIA, 30,924.14
S&P, 3,768.47
Nasdaq, 12,723.47
Stock benchmarks on Thursday fell for a third day, led by technology stocks, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he was monitoring the recent rise in bond yields but added that the rise in inflation expected this year was unlikely to last and current monetary policy remained appropriate.
KLCI closed higher at 1,588.45, mirrored regional peers’ performance, as bargain hunters made a comeback for rubber glove-linked stocks. Trading volume 10.780 billion shares, trade value stood at RM6.180 billion. KLCI, +18.58pts, +1.18%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,540
S&P, 3,891.00
Nasdaq, 13,163.75
Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 Dow, -121.43pts, -0.39%

DJIA, 31,391.52
S&P, 3,819.72
Nasdaq, 12,997.75
U.S. stock benchmarks closed lower Wednesday, after benchmark bond yields marched higher and a batch of fresh economic data suggested a more tepid rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
KLCI closed higher at 1,569.87, as positive sentiment generated from Wall Street’s overnight surge has also spilt over to the local market. Trading volume 12.89 billion shares, trade value stood at RM6.42 billion. KLCI, +2.73pts, +0.17%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,482
S&P, 3,884.75
Nasdaq, 13,218.75
Tue, 2 Mar, 2021 Dow, -143.99pts, -0.46%

DJIA, 31,391.52
S&P, 3,870.29
Nasdaq, 13,358.79
U.S. stocks ended lower on Tuesday, led by technology stocks, a day after major indexes booked their best daily gains in more than three months and global bond yields halted their unsettling rise.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,567.14. with declines in rubber glove counters pushing the benchmark index downwards. Traded 10.689 billion shares, with a total value of RM6.093 billion. KLCI, -10.61pts, -0.67%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,231
S&P, 3,853.25
Nasdaq, 13,114.25
Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 Dow, +603.14pts, +1.95%

DJIA, 31,535.51
S&P, 3,901.82
Nasdaq, 13,588.83
U.S. stock-market benchmarks surged Monday, as a gauge of manufacturing activity showed the economy was picking up steam at the start of the year.
Sun, 28 Feb, 2021
Sat, 27 Feb, 2021
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,577.75. as broader market sentiment was weighed down by the tech sell-off on Wall Street, and weaker regional performance. Traded 9.816 billion shares, with a total value of RM7.004 billion. KLCI, -3.79pts, -0.24%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,413
S&P, 3,845.00
Nasdaq, 12,903.50
Fri, 26 Feb, 2021 Dow, -469.64pts, -1.50%

DJIA, 30,923.37
S&P, 3,811.15
Nasdaq, 13,192.35
Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded to a close below the 31,000 milestone Friday, while the Nasdaq Composite eked out a slight gain, capping a volatile week on Wall Street triggered by a spike in Treasury yields.
KLCI close higher at 1581.54, as optimism on corporate earnings boosted investor sentiment. 10.442 billion securities were traded at a value of RM6.579billion. KLCI, +23.99pts, +1.54%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,954
S&P, 3,919.75
Nasdaq, 13,240.75
Thu, 25 Feb, 2021 Dow, -559.85pts, -1.75%

DJIA, 31,402.01
S&P, 3,829.34
Nasdaq, 13,119.43
Stock-market benchmarks finished sharply lower on Thursday, after a surge in bond yields inspired a bout of fierce selling in equities amid concerns over tighter borrowing conditions down the road.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,557.55, selldown on the three glove counters pulled down the benchmark index. Traded 12.709 billion shares, with a total value of RM7.018 billion. KLCI, -7.50pts, -0.48%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,472
S&P, 3,869.00
Nasdaq, 13,149.00
Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 Dow, +424.51pts, +1.35%

DJIA, 31,961.86
S&P, 3,925.43
Nasdaq, 13,597.97
DJIA on Wednesday closed at a record after Federal Reserve officials helped calm frayed market nerves after a run-up in bond yields briefly unsettled the bullish investing mood that’s prevailed for weeks on Wall Street.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,565.05. following declines in its glove maker constituents, in contrast with other regional bourses trending higher in anticipation of insights from the US Federal Reserve. Traded 11.485 billion shares, with a total value of RM5.541 billion. KLCI, -5.41pts, -0.34%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,517
S&P, 3,838.75
Nasdaq, 13,224.25
Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 Dow, +15.66pts, +0.05%

DJIA, 31,537.35
S&P, 3,881.37
Nasdaq, 13,465.20
Stock-market benchmarks ended mostly lower Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrials benchmark eked out modest gains, amid worries that rising bond yields could render equities too expensive.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,570.46, dragged by glove counters and in line with a regional decline that was induced by a sudden increase in the US 10-year Treasury yields. Traded 13.3 billion shares, with a total value of RM5.7 billion. KLCI, -14.47pts, -0.91%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,211
S&P, 3,871.25
Nasdaq, 13,391.25
Mon, 22 Feb, 2021 Dow, +27.37pts, +0.09%

DJIA, 31,521.69
S&P, 3,876.50
Nasdaq, 13,533.05
Stock-market benchmarks ended mostly lower Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrials benchmark eked out modest gains, amid worries that rising bond yields could render equities too expensive.
Sun, 21 Feb, 2021
Sat, 20 Feb, 2021
KLCI finished higher at 1,584.93, lifted by gains among component stocks including Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd and Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd, amid mixed performance in regional markets. 14.366 billion securities were traded at a value of RM6.361 billion. KLCI, +9.09pts, +0.58%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,377
S&P, 3,904.50
Nasdaq, 13,623.50
Fri, 19 Feb, 2021 Dow, +0.98pts, +0.00%

DJIA, 31,494.32
S&P, 3,906.71
Nasdaq, 13,874.46
U.S. equity benchmarks ended mixed Friday, leaving the Dow with weekly gains but the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite with losses, as markets struggled to find new reasons to move higher amid weakness in the labor-market and the potential for higher borrowing costs.
KLCI finished lower at 1,575.84, market gave up early gains to close today, mirroring the fall in most regional bourses. 14.495 billion securities were traded at a value of RM6.739 billion. KLCI, -19.45pts, -1.22%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,532
S&P, 3,922.00
Nasdaq, 13,646.50
Thu, 18 Feb, 2021 Dow, -119.68pts, -0.38%

DJIA, 31,493.34
S&P, 3,913.97
Nasdaq, 13,865.36
U.S. stock indexes closed down but off the session’s lows on Thursday, as investors digested economic data showing little improvement in the labor market and weighed a rise in bond yields on worries over potential inflation amid elevated commodity and energy prices.
KLCI finished lower at 1,595.29, was in line with those seen among other regional indices and also due to extension of MCO for Selangor, KL, Penang and Johor. 10.143 billion securities were traded at a value of RM5.228 billion. KLCI, -10.85pts, -0.68%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,452
S&P, 3,927.75
Nasdaq, 13,767.25
Wed, 17 Feb, 2021 Dow, +90.27pts, +0.29%

DJIA, 31,613.02
S&P, 3,931.33
Nasdaq, 13,965.49
DJIA booked its third straight record close, after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s January meeting showed a series of economic reports a healthy economy, along with some signs of rising inflation.
KLCI finished lower at 1,606.14. Glove counters declined as investors reacted to news that Malaysia will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday for rollout from Feb 26. Trading volume was 12.6 billion shares worth RM5.79 billion. KLCI, -1.93pts, -0.12%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,594
S&P, 3,948.75
Nasdaq, 13,859.75
Tue, 16 Feb, 2021 Dow, +64.35pts, +0.20%

DJIA, 31,522.75
S&P, 3,932.59
Nasdaq, 14,047.50
The Dow industrials eked out a record gain, as progress toward President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package and data showing falling COVID-19 cases, failed to help stocks definitively overcome unease centered on a steady rise in government bond yields.
KLCI close higher at 1,608.07 as Asian shares advanced to record highs today, as successful Covid-19 vaccine rollouts globally raised hopes of a rapid economic recovery amid new fiscal aid in the US, while oil prices rose on heightened tensions in the Middle East. 10.022 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.687 billion. KLCI, +8.65pts, +0.54%
As of 12.20pm
DJIA, 31,554
S&P, 3,905.00
Nasdaq, 13,946.50
Mon, 15 Feb, 2021 U.S. Presidential Day
Sun, 14 Feb, 2021
Sat, 13 Feb, 2021
Chinese New Year Fri, 12 Feb, 2021 Dow, +27.70pts, +0.09%

DJIA, 31,458.40
S&P, 3,934.83
Nasdaq, 14,095.47
All three major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs Friday, as investors eyed the prospect of more financial aid from Washington to boost the economic recovery, while coronavirus cases are falling and vaccine distribution ramps up.
KLCI pared some of its gains at 1599.42, ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, as sentiment turned tepid on a sharper than expected contraction of the economy. Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 3.4% in the fourth quarter of 2020 (4Q20). 3.21 billion shares traded, with a turnover of RM2.05 billion. KLCI, +2.57pts, +0.16%
As of 12.20pm
DJIA, 31,355
S&P, 3,905.00
Nasdaq, 13,650.25
Thu, 11 Feb, 2021 Dow, -7.10pts, -0.02%

DJIA, 31,430.70
S&P, 3,916.38
Nasdaq, 14,025.77
DJIA mostly closed slightly lower Thursday, as investors saw a stubbornly high level of jobless benefit claims in the latest week, underlining the ongoing challenges to the U.S. economic recovery.
KLCI close at its intraday high of 1,596.85 today after an afternoon spike as world equity indices rose with crude oil prices amid optimism about a global economic recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 4.839 billion securities were traded at a value of RM3.615 billion. KLCI, +10.72pts, +0.68%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,352
S&P, 3,918.75
Nasdaq, 13,753.25
Wed, 10 Feb, 2021 Dow, +61.97pts, +0.20%
DJIA, 31,437.80
S&P, 3,909.88
Nasdaq, 13,972.53
U.S. stocks closed mixed, though the Dow eked out a new all-time high, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he remained focused on getting Americans back to work and downplayed the risk of runaway inflation. A report on U.S. inflation also showed investors have little to worry about, for now, giving a brief boost to stocks in early trade.
KLCI close higher at 1586.13, in line with most regional benchmark indices, following the overnight rally on Wall Street that took the US market to a new record high. 7.181 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.707 billion. KLCI, +12.80pts, +0.81%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,227
S&P, 3,909.00
Nasdaq, 13,673.25
Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 Dow, -9.93pts, -0.03%
DJIA, 31,375.83
S&P, 3,911.23
Nasdaq, 14,007.70
U.S. stocks ended mostly lower on Tuesday, as momentum for a record-setting market rally slowed. Investors were focused on the potential for another round of government spending to boost the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
KLCI close lower at 1573.33. afternoon selling in an apparent response to Malaysia’s latest industrial output index (IPI) data, which saw the full-year 2020 reading declining 4.2% from a year earlier to register the first drop since 2009. 7.040 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.503 billion. KLCI, -5.30pts, -0.34%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,114
S&P, 3,888.25
Nasdaq, 13,638.25
Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 Dow, +237.52pts, +0.76%
DJIA, 31,385.76
S&P, 3,915.59
Nasdaq, 13,987.64
Stock benchmarks finished at new records Monday, as investors piled into energy stocks and penciled in another potential round of aid spending out of Washington.
Sun, 7 Feb, 2021
Sat, 6 Feb, 2021
KLCI close lower at 1578.63, partly due to a slump in share prices of plantation firms and glove manufacturers.6.091 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.158 billion. KLCI, -6.27pts, -0.40%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,010
S&P, 3,873.50
Nasdaq, 13,588.00
Fri, 5 Feb, 2021 Dow, +92.38pts, +0.30%
DJIA, 31,148.24
S&P, 3,886.83
Nasdaq, 13,856.83
U.S. stock indexes notched their best weekly gain since the November elections Friday, even though the latest update on employment showed a disappointing jobs gain in January, suggesting that recovery in the labor market is stalling.
KLCI close higher at 1584.90, after erasing losses in the final trading hour on bargain hunting and as investors weighed Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s special televised message on the Malaysian government’s measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. 8.042 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.177 billion. KLCI, +1.91pts, +0.12%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,664
S&P, 3,831.00
Nasdaq, 13,449.00
Thu, 4 Feb, 2021 Dow, +332.26pts, +1.08%
DJIA, 31,055.86
S&P, 3,871.74
Nasdaq, 13,777.74
Major U.S. stock-market benchmarks climbed Thursday, lifting the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite to new records as better unemployment data, falling coronavirus cases and deaths, some upbeat corporate earnings and the prospect of more fiscal stimulus augured well for further economic recovery this year.
KLCI close higher at 1582.99, mirroring the uptrend in regional bourses, on positive sentiment emanating from the overnight surge on Wall Street. 6.098 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.933 billion. KLCI, +2.50pts, +2.50%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,637
S&P, 3,834.50
Nasdaq, 13,549.25
Wed, 3 Feb, 2021 Dow, +36.12pts, +0.12%
DJIA, 30,723.60
S&P, 3,830.17
Nasdaq, 13,610.54
The Dow, S&P 500 index posted modest gains Wednesday, with energy and financial shares up after U.S. oil futures closed at a 12-month high of $55.69 a barrel, two tech giants Amazon and Google reported robust quarterly earnings, and as a steeper bond yield curve benefited banks.
KLCI close higher at 1580.49, lifted by oil and gas (O&G) as well as glove heavyweights. 6.627 billion securities were traded at a value of RM5.120 billion. KLCI, +14.09pts, +0.90%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,307
S&P, 3,790.00
Nasdaq, 13,328.75
Tue, 2 Feb, 2021 Dow, +475.57pts, +1.57%
DJIA, 30,687.48
S&P, 3,826.31
Nasdaq, 13,612.78
U.S. stocks finished sharply higher on Tuesday, moving towards new records with investors encouraged by news on the pace of vaccinations in the U.S., the prospect of more fiscal aid from Congress, and a decline in the frenzy of retail trading in heavily shorted stocks.
Federal Territory Day Mon, 1 Feb, 2021 Dow, +229.29pts, +0.8%
DJIA, 30,211.91
S&P, 3,773.86
Nasdaq, 13,403.39
U.S. stocks ended higher Monday, bouncing after the worst weekly loss since October after worries about frenzied trading in GameStop Corp. and a handful of other heavily shorted stocks sparked a ripple of selling on Wall Street.
Sun, 31 Jan, 2021
Sat, 30 Jan, 2021
KLCI close lower at 1566.40, the negative regional trend and the possibility of the current lockdown being extended contributed to the index’s decline. 6.534 billion securities were traded at a value of RM6.372 billion. KLCI, -14.22pts, -0.90%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,242
S&P, 3,741.75
Nasdaq, 13,001.75
Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 Dow, -620.74pts, -2.03%
DJIA, 29,982.62
S&P, 3,714.24
Nasdaq, 13,070.69
Stocks tumbled Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 index booking the worst month of losses since October, as volatile trade in a batch of small, heavily shorted companies raised broader concerns about a bubble in a market already worried that the slowness of the coronavirus vaccine rollout is delaying a return to economic normality.
Thaipusam Thu, 28 Jan, 2021 Dow, +300.19pts, +0.99%
DJIA, 30,603.36
S&P, 3,787.38
Nasdaq, 13,337.16
U.S. stocks finished higher Thursday, partially recovering from the worst one day sell off since October on Wednesday, as investors focused on earnings reports from big technology companies and positive economic data.
KLCI close higher 1580.62, investors were still assessing the impact of the recent Movement Control Order on the economy and corporates. Buying interest was weak ahead of the holidays (Thaipusam on Jan 28 and Federal Territory Day on Feb 1). 5.641 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.984 billion. KLCI, +5.31pts, +0.34%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,764
S&P, 3,838.00
Nasdaq, 13,542.00
Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 Dow, -633.87pts, -2.05%
DJIA, 30,303.17
S&P, 3,750.77
Nasdaq, 13,270.60
Stocks closed sharply lower Wednesday, leaving the Dow and S&P 500 index negative for 2021, on mixed earnings reports and after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell underscored the long road to economic recovery ahead, following the central bank’s first policy meeting of 2021.
KLCI close lower at 1575.31, KLCI erased earlier gains and ended the day on a flat note, as investors remained cautious amid the rising Covid-19 cases. 5.930 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.735 billion. KLCI, -1.31pts, -0.08%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,833
S&P, 3,840.25
Nasdaq, 13,441.0
Tue, 26 Jan, 2021 Dow, -22.96pts, -0.07%
DJIA, 30,937.04
S&P, 3,849.62
Nasdaq, 13,626.06
Stocks finished slightly lower Tuesday as investors dug through a slew of high-profile corporate earnings reports a day after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite scored another round of all-time highs.
KLCI close lower at 1576.62, as market sentiment was dampened by fears that the rising number of Covid-19 cases could lead to a more stringent lockdown. 7.484 billion securities were traded at a value of RM5.165 billion. KLCI, -20.12pts, -1.26%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,975
S&P, 3,847.00
Nasdaq, 13,474.50
Mon, 25 Jan, 2021 Dow, -36.98pts, -0.12%
DJIA, 30,960.00
S&P, 3,855.36
Nasdaq, 13,635.99
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite clinched closing records Monday, but the Dow lagged behind its peers, in volatile trading as investors focused on a raft of corporate earnings set to be released this week amid rising cases of Covid-19 and tightened lockdowns to attempt to limit the spread of the pathogen.
Sun, 24 Jan, 2021
Sat, 23 Jan, 2021
FBM KLCI snapped its six-day losing streak today after closing up at 1,596.74, as investors weighed the economic impact from the reenforcement of Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO) across all States and Federal Territories except Sarawak to control the Covid-19 outbreak. 6.634 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.810 billion. KLCI, +1.94pts, +0.12%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,875
S&P, 3,824.25
Nasdaq, 13,339.00
Fri, 22 Jan, 2021 Dow, -179.03pts, -0.57%
DJIA, 30,996.98
S&P, 3,841.47
Nasdaq, 13,543.06
U.S. stock indexes ended Friday’s session mostly lower after posting fresh record highs earlier in the week, as reports showed that lockdown measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic are taking an economic toll in Europe, and as President Joe Biden’s proposed new round of fiscal stimulus ran into opposition in the Senate.
KLCI close lower at 1594.80, to close near its intraday low as the movement control order (MCO) expansion affected market sentiment. 6.717 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.285 billion. KLCI, -6.74pts, -0.42%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,120
S&P, 3,852.25
Nasdaq, 13,349.50
Thu, 21 Jan, 2021 Dow, -12.37pts, -0.04%
DJIA, 31,176.01
S&P, 3,853.07
Nasdaq, 13,530.91
U.S. stocks ended mixed Thursday, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq still managed to eke out new records as investors pondered President Biden’s prospects for combating the COVID-19 pandemic and boosting economic recovery with his legislative agenda.
KLCI gave up its earlier gains and closed at its intraday low of 1,601.54, as investors took profit after Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) maintained its overnight policy rate (OPR) at 1.75%. 5.859 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.382 billion. KLCI, -0.34pts, -0.02%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,871
S&P, 3,802.25
Nasdaq, 13,077.25
Wed, 20 Jan, 2021 Dow, +257.86pts, +0.83%
DJIA, 31,188.38
S&P, 3,851.85
Nasdaq, 13,457.25
All three major benchmark U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs Wednesday after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th U.S. president. Earlier in the session, a parade of encouraging corporate earnings reports also helped stoke optimism about the path to economic recovery.
KLCI close lower at 1601.88, as investors remained cautious ahead of Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) decision on the overnight policy rate tomorrow and government’s RM15 billion Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malaysia (Permai) stimulus package was met with lukewarm response from investors. 6.806 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.829billion. KLCI, -7.64pts, -0.47%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,883
S&P, 3,786.75
Nasdaq, 12,917.50
Tue, 19 Jan, 2021 Dow, +116.26pts, +0.38%
DJIA, 30,930.52
S&P, 3,798.91
Nasdaq, 13,197.18
U.S. stocks rose Tuesday, with technology stocks leading gains, as Janet Yellen in her Senate confirmation hearing called for more fiscal aid for the pandemic-battered economy. Investors also prepared for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday and watched a stream of fourth-quarter earnings.
KLCI close lower at 1609.52, as investors took profit on banking stocks ahead of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s overnight policy rate (OPR) meeting on Wednesday. 7.168 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.306billion. KLCI, -17.49pts, -1.07%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,695
S&P, 3,753.75
Nasdaq, 12,783.00
Mon, 18 Jan, 2021 Martin King Luther Jr. Day.
Sun, 17 Jan, 2021
Sat, 16 Jan, 2021
KLCI close lower at 1627.01, dragged mainly by profit taking on banking counters as talks about cutting OPR and also worries on the [recent] increase in Covid-19 cases might delay the economic recovery. 5.850 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.062billion. KLCI, -8.70pts, -0.53%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,781
S&P, 3,778.00
Nasdaq, 12,890.00
Fri, 15 Jan, 2021 Dow, -177.26pts, -0.57%
DJIA, 30,814.26
S&P, 3,768.25
Nasdaq, 12,998.50
U.S. stock benchmarks closed the week on a down note Friday, with the three major indexes registering their largest one week drop since October 30, after President-elect Joe Biden announced a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan late Thursday and investors assessed results from a trio of big banks. Market closed Monday Jan. 18 for the Martin Luther King
KLCI close lower at 1635.71, as investors weighed the economic impact of the nation’s reenforced Covid-19-driven Movement Control Order (MCO) across several states and federal territories. 6.490 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.868billion. KLCI, -0.98pts, -0.06%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,062
S&P, 3,813.75
Nasdaq, 12,976.75
Thu, 14 Jan, 2021 Dow, -68.95pts, -0.22%
DJIA, 30,991.52
S&P, 3,795.54
Nasdaq, 13,112.64
U.S. stock benchmarks ended with modest losses on Thursday, turning negative in the final hour of trading, as investors focused on the prospects of further fiscal aid ahead of a speech by President-elect Joe Biden Thursday evening.
KLCI close higher at 1636.69, lifted by bargain hunting, as measures seen as containing the coronavirus pandemic as well as ensuring political stability were put in place in the form of the second round of the movement control order (MCO 2.0) as well as the proclamation of the state of emergency. 7.122 billion securities were traded at a value of RM5.105billion. KLCI, +24.65pts, +1.53%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,985
S&P, 3,797
Nasdaq, 12,910.00
Wed, 13 Jan, 2021 Dow, -8.22pts, -0.03%
DJIA, 31,060.47
S&P, 3,809.84
Nasdaq, 13,128.95
U.S. stocks mostly booked modest gains Wednesday, amid a historic House vote on impeaching President Donald Trump, one week before he is set to leave office.However, equities remain supported by the prospect of more fiscal aid for the economy from the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and assurances by Federal Reserve officials of ongoing support for the central bank’s bond buying program.
KLCI close lower at 1612.04. erased most of its losses in a topsy-turvy day for the local market as the reinstatement of the movement control order (MCO) and the declaration of the state of emergency to curb the coronavirus pandemic rattled investor sentiment. 8.407 billion securities were traded at a value of RM5.763 billion. KLCI, -5.21pts, -0.32%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,940
S&P, 3,797.25
Nasdaq, 12,930.5
Tue, 12 Jan, 2021 Dow, +60.00pts, +0.19%
DJIA, 31,068.69
S&P, 3,8201.19
Nasdaq, 13,072.43
U.S. stocks finished slightly higher Tuesday as investors weighed a further rise in bond yields and worries over the resurgence of of the COVID-19 pandemic against prospects for more economic aid from the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and a 2021 economic recovery.
KLCI close lower at 1617.25 as concerns of another possible lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases dampened investor sentiment. 6.625 billion securities were traded at a value of RM5.560 billion. KLCI, -15.94pts, -0.98%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,781
S&P, 3,793.50
Nasdaq, 13,045.75
Mon, 11 Jan, 2021 Dow, -89.28pts, -0.29%
DJIA, 31,008.69
S&P, 3,799.61
Nasdaq, 13,036.43
Stock indexes booked modest losses Monday, backing off from Friday’s records, as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for the incoming Biden administration to oversee an economic recovery.
Sun, 10 Jan, 2021
Sat, 9 Jan, 2021
KLCI close higher at 1633.19 as glove stocks frenzy lifted the market amid growing fears of another lockdown, given the rising domestic coronavirus cases. 10.033 billion securities were traded at a value of RM7.164 billion KLCI, +30.24pts, +1.89%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 31,060
S&P, 3,809.00
Nasdaq, 12,977.25
Fri, 8 Jan, 2021 Dow, +56.84pts, +0.18%
DJIA, 31,097.97
S&P, 3,824.68
Nasdaq, 13,201.98
U.S. equity-indexes clinched a fresh round of records Friday, to close out a volatile first week of 2021, with President-elect Biden’s promise of more financial aid for Americans offsetting a report showing the first monthly job losses since April amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
KLCI close higher at 1602.95 on bargain hunting, tracking gains seen on regional bourses. Earlier KLIC went to a low of 1,572.62 as domestic political uncertainties and record-high Covid-19 cases cast a shadow on the market. 6.510 billion securities were traded at a value of RM5.027 billion KLCI, +10.98pts, +0.69%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,872
S&P, 3,761.5
Nasdaq, 12,675.50
Thu, 7 Jan, 2021 Dow, +211.73pts, +0.69%
DJIA, 31,041.13
S&P, 3,803.79
Nasdaq, 13,067.48
U.S. benchmark stock indexes ended at new records Thursday after Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s election win, offering the prospect of more financial aid for consumers and businesses coping with the coronavirus pandemic.
KLCI closed below the 1,600 level today close at 1,591.97 , as Fitch Ratings had turned negative in its outlook for the banking sector, while political uncertainties in Malaysia also cast a shadow on the market. 7.73 billion securities were traded at a value of RM4.4 billion KLCI, -16.38pts, -1.02%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,252
S&P, 3,693.75
Nasdaq, 12,521.00
Wed, 6 Jan, 2021 Dow, +437.80pts, +1.44%
DJIA, 30,829.40
S&P, 3,748.14
Nasdaq, 12,740.79
The Dow closed in record territory, despite hundreds of President Trump’s supporters storming the U.S. Capitol, disrupting a joint session of Congress convened. Democratic Party has won both U.S. Senate seats in the Georgia runoff elections, according to the Associated Press, increasing the chances that President-elect Biden will be able to advance his agenda.
KLCI finished higher today at 1,608.35, tracking the gains seen among other regional indices, as index-linked glove makers advanced. 6.25 billion securities were traded for RM4 billion. KLCI, +5.78pts, +0.36%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,130
S&P, 3,695.75
Nasdaq, 12,693.00
Tue, 5 Jan, 2021 Dow, +167.71pts, +0.55%
DJIA, 30,391.60
S&P, 3,726.86
Nasdaq, 12,818.96
U.S. stocks finished higher Tuesday as investors focused on a pair of runoff elections in Georgia, given the possibility of a more aggressive fiscal policy to combat the coronavirus pandemic should the Democrats win control of the Senate.
KLCI slumped to 1,602.57 on the first trading day of 2021 amid heavy sell down in glove counters, as resumption of regulated short selling on Bursa Malaysia with effect from today. Total share volume was 7.42 billion shares worth RM5.89 billion. KLCI, -26.64pts, -1.51%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,579
S&P, 3,761.25
Nasdaq, 12,932.00
Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 Dow, -382.59pts, -1.25%
DJIA, 30,223.89
S&P, 3,700.65
Nasdaq, 12,698.45
The Dow and S&P 500 on Monday booked their sharpest daily drop in almost 10 weeks, with investors facing concerns around the potential for borrowing costs to rise, the spread of COVID-19 and the slow pace of the vaccine rollout.
Sun, 3 Jan, 2021
Sat, 2 Jan, 2021
New Year 2021 Fri, 1 Jan, 2021 New Year 2021
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KLCI closed down at 1,627.21 today as investors took profit on the last trading day of 2020 prior to the extended New Year weekend. 5.51 billion securities were traded for RM3.11 billion. KLCI, -17.20pts, -1.05%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,278
S&P, 3,720.00
Nasdaq, 12,845.00
Thu, 31 Dec, 2020 Dow, +196.92pts, +0.65%
DJIA, 30,606.48
S&P, 3,756.07
Nasdaq, 12,888.28
U.S. stocks finished higher Thursday, with two major indexes setting new records as investors rung out a tumultuous year that saw equities collapse into a bear market before rebounding to all-time highs.
KLCI closed up at 1,644.41 today after MSCI's gauge of Asia-Pacific shares climbed to a record high on world economic recovery bets in anticipation of continued global monetary and fiscal policy support. Fund managers’ portfolio window dressing is also seen contributing to Malaysian share gains. 7.82 billion securities were traded for RM3.65 billion. KLCI, +9.42pts, +0.58%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,343
S&P, 3,735.25
Nasdaq, 12,888.25
Wed, 30 Dec, 2020 Dow, +73.89pts, +0.24%
DJIA, 30,409.56
S&P, 3,732.04
Nasdaq, 12,870.00
Stocks finished with modest gains on Wednesday, as the blue-chip Dow managed to book another record close in the penultimate trading session of 2020. Low trading volumes in the last week of the year ahead of the New Year holiday on Friday are making it more difficult than usual to discern whether action is being driven by events or money flows, analysts said.
KLCI closed down at 1,634.99 today, partly due to rubber glove manufacturers’ share price drop although news on US President Donald Trump's approval of the nation's US$2.3 trillion stimulus package to counter the effects of the coronavirus pandemic supported world market gains. 9.17 billion securities were traded for RM4.22 billion. KLCI, -8.91pts, -0.54%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,479
S&P, 3,747.65
Nasdaq, 12,898.00
Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 Dow, -68.30pts, -0.22%
DJIA, 30,335.67
S&P, 3,727.04
Nasdaq, 12,850.22
U.S. stocks closed moderately lower Tuesday afternoon, giving up early gains that saw major benchmarks score another round of all-time intraday highs. Another fiscal stimulus package signed by President Trump on Sunday, along with vaccine rollouts, is sustaining hopes for an improving economy in 2021, but is offset by the winter wave of coronavirus cases, hospitalization and deaths.
KLCI today higher at 1,643.9 after the extended Christmas weekend, following the release of the country's better than expected November export figures. 8.71 billion shares, worth RM3.9 billion, traded. KLCI, +2.73pts, +0.17%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,240.0
S&P, 3,718.25
Nasdaq, 12,785.00
Mon, 28 Dec, 2020 Dow, +204.10pts, +0.68%
DJIA, 30,403.97
S&P, 3,735.36
Nasdaq, 12,899.42
Major U.S. equity indexes on Monday wrapped up trade at all-time highs as investors drew optimism from President Donald Trump ending a standoff over the weekend and signing a coronavirus aid bill that will soon send direct payments to Americans.
Sun, 27 Dec, 2020
Sat, 26 Dec, 2020
Christmas Fri, 25 Dec, 2020 Christmas
KLCI closes lower at 1641.17 today as investors opted to cash out after yesterday's gains. 6.677 billion securities were traded at a total value of RM2.83 billion. KLCI, -6.33pts, -0.38%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,092
S&P, 3,688.25
Nasdaq, 12,663.00
Thu, 24 Dec, 2020 Dow, +70.04pts, +0.23%
DJIA, 30,199.87
S&P, 3,703.06
Nasdaq, 12,804.73
U.S. stock gauges finished modestly higher Thursday, the final trading day of the Christmas week, as activity remained subdued due to the holiday. Markets remain fixated on the completion of the coronavirus aid package and government funding legislation
KLCI snapped a four-day losing streak on bargain hunting today in line with gains in regional markets and ended higher at 1,647.50, recovering yesterday losses. A total of 6.31 billion securities worth RM3.41 billion were traded KLCI, +15.58pts, +0.95%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,966
S&P, 3,684.75
Nasdaq, 12,725.25
Wed, 23 Dec, 2020 Dow, +114.32pts, +0.38%
DJIA, 30,129.83
S&P, 3,690.01
Nasdaq, 12,771.11
U.S. stock indexes closed with modest gains Wednesday, as investors monitored the coronavirus vaccine rollout and its chances of reviving the economy, as well as President Trump’s opposition to recent spending packages passed by Congress.
KLCI closes lower at 1,631.92 today on continued profit taking, as sentiment remained jittery on concern over the resurgence of Covid-19 cases. Total of 7.84 billion securities were traded at a total value of RM4.12 billion. KLCI, -15.97pts, -0.97%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,091
S&P, 3686.50
Nasdaq, 12,712.50
Tue, 22 Dec, 2020 Dow, -200.94pts, -0.67%
DJIA, 30,015.51
S&P, 3,687.26
Nasdaq, 12,807.92
U.S. stocks close mostly lower as investors remain concerned about an ongoing surge in coronavirus cases in many American states and in Europe, even though a vaccine rollout is underway and Congress passed another financial aid bill to help consumers and businesses.
KLCI today marked its third straight day of decline to 1,647.89, on the absence of fresh catalysts on the local bourse. 8.09 billion securities were traded for RM3.66 billion. KLCI, -4.60pts, -0.28%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,018
S&P, 3689.00
Nasdaq, 12,723.50
Mon, 21 Dec, 2020 Dow, +37.40pts, +0.12%
DJIA, 30,216.45
S&P, 3,694.92
Nasdaq, 12,742.52
U.S. stocks on Monday closed mostly lower, as investors monitored a possible fast-spreading mutation of the novel strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as well as a deal struck by U.S. lawmakers over the weekend on pandemic relief.
Sun, 20 Dec, 2020
Sat, 19 Dec, 2020
KLCI slipped to 1652.49, tracking declines in regional peers, while news of the conditional movement control order being extended weighed on domestic investing sentiment. 8.06 billion units value at RM4.4 billion. KLCI, -21.86pts, -1.31%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,299
S&P, 3,724.5
Nasdaq, 12,754.75
Fri, 18 Dec, 2020 Dow, -124.32pts, -0.41%
DJIA, 30,179.05
S&P, 3,709.41
Nasdaq, 12,755.64
Benchmark U.S. stock indexes finished slightly lower as Washington lawmakers raced to extend a midnight deadline to avert a government shutdown and to pass another pandemic relief package. Friday also marked what is known as “quadruple witching day”.
KLCI ended lower to 1,674.35. The retreat today was largely on account of declines in Hong Leong Financial Group Bhd, Petronas Dagangan Bhd and RHB Bank Bhd. A total of 9.24 billion securities were traded for RM4.33 billion. KLCI, -7.06pts, -0.42%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,296
S&P, 3,720.25
Nasdaq, 12,735.00
Thu, 17 Dec, 2020 Dow, +148.83pts, +0.49%
DJIA, 30,303.37
S&P, 3,722.48
Nasdaq, 12,106.56
All three major benchmark U.S. stock indexes finished at record highs on Thursday as lawmakers in Washington neared a deal to extend a new financial lifeline to businesses and individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic.
KLCI extended its gain to 1,681.41, tracking uptrends in regional bourses thanks to positive market sentiment emanating from the overnight surge on Wall Street and supported by ongoing window-dressing activities as well as Budget 2021 being approved by the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. A total of 11.22 billion securities were traded for RM5.18 billion KLCI, +7.39pts, +0.44%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,280
S&P, 3,704.5
Nasdaq, 12,639.75
Wed, 16 Dec, 2020 Dow, -44.77pts, -0.15%
DJIA, 30,154.54
S&P, 3,701.17
Nasdaq, 12,658.19
Stocks closed near record territory Wednesday after the Federal Reserve vowed to keep monetary policy accommodative through ultra low interest rates and asset purchases until the economy makes “substantial future” progress on its labor market and inflation goals.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,674.02, after news reports indicated that Budget 2021 has passed its final vote at the Dewan Rakyat today. A total of 9.96 billion securities were traded for RM5.09 billion. KLCI, +11.28pts, +0.68%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,014
S&P, 3,665.0
Nasdaq, 12,497.25
Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 Dow, +337.76pts, +1.13%
DJIA, 30,199.31
S&P, 3,694.62
Nasdaq, 12,595.06
U.S. stocks ended sharply higher, as hopes that Congress would pass another aid package, along with optimism about the coronavirus vaccine rollout, offset threats of new lockdowns. Investors also were awaiting an update from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday on its bond-buying program to support financial markets and the economy.
FBM KLCI declined today to 1,662.74, after five straight sessions of gains, as investors decided to take profit after the market sentiment was affected by local political developments. Total volume surged to 11.88 billion units worth RM7.09 billion, KLCI, -21.84pts, -1.30%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,226
S&P, 3,679.25
Nasdaq, 12,409.25
Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 Dow, -184.82pts, -0.62%
DJIA, 29,861.55
S&P, 3,647.49
Nasdaq, 12,440.04
The Dow on Monday pulled back from an intraday record to close lower, as investors weighed the U.S. rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine against tightening restrictions implemented in New York City and parts of Europe ahead of Christmas.
Sun, 13 Dec, 2020
Sat, 12 Dec, 2020
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,684.58, driven by a rally in banking and financial services-related stocks as investors switch to recovery play, boosted by positive sentiment fuelled by vaccine news. 10.03 billion shares — valued at RM6.19 billion — were traded. KLCI, +30.19pts, +1.83%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,813
S&P, 3,640.75
Nasdaq, 12,312.75
Fri, 11 Dec, 2020 Dow, +47.11pts, +0.16%
DJIA, 30,046.37
S&P, 3,663.46
Nasdaq, 12,377.87
U.S. stock indexes closed moderately lower Friday, unsteady progress toward another coronavirus relief package by Congress and unsuccessful negotiations to date on Britain’s trade relationship with the European Union.
The local headline index closed higher at 1,654.39 points, the highest it has been in 18 months. The counters that lifted the index were banking stocks CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, Hong Leong Financial Group Bhd (HLFG) and rubber glove manufacturer Top Glove Corp Bhd. 8.10 billion shares worth RM4.83 billion were traded. KLCI, +7.86pts, +0.48%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,089
S&P, 3,674.5
Nasdaq, 12,349.25
Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 Dow, -69.55pts, -0.23%
DJIA, 29,999.26
S&P, 3,668.10
Nasdaq, 12,405.81
U.S. stock indexes finished mixed Thursday as rise in weekly jobless benefit claims and few signs of progress on another fiscal stimulus package in Congress were offset by hopes for an imminent rollout of a coronavirus vaccine to support the economic recovery.
KLCI finished stronger today at 1,646.53, Public Bank Bhd lead the charge among counters on the FBM KLCI after it announced its bonus share issue yesterday, which finished highest in 18 months. 11.88 billion shares worth RM6.81 billion were traded today. KLCI, +14.83pts, +0.91%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,287
S&P, 3,713.50
Nasdaq, 12,642.50
Wed, 9 Dec, 2020 Dow, -105.07pts, -0.35%
DJIA, 30,068.81
S&P, 3,672.82
Nasdaq, 12,338.95
U.S. stocks ended lower Wednesday, a sharp reversal from a round of intraday records, as investors migrated out of big technology outperformers into more downtrodden sectors in the belief that any new fiscal stimulus plan from Congress and a vaccine rollout will restore economic normality next year.
KLCI finished stronger today at 1,631.70, as investors return to glove manufacturers' stocks. Top Glove Corp Bhd’s results will be released tomorrow, so there might be buying in anticipation of their results. 11.26 billion shares worth RM6.39 billion were traded today. KLCI, +8.81pts, +0.54%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,001
S&P, 3,681.50
Nasdaq, 12,584.75
Tue, 8 Dec, 2020 Dow, +104.09pts, +0.35%
DJIA, 30,173.88
S&P, 3,702.25
Nasdaq, 12,582.77
U.S. S&P 500 and Nasdaq stock index closed at a new record Tuesday, while the DJIA saw a new intraday-day high. Progress on COVID19 vaccine approvals and distribution outweighed record U.S. coronavirus hospitalizations and slow progress in talks on another financial aid progress from Congress ahead of deadlines for funding government operations and renewing aid to workers and businesses.
KLCI closed lower at 1,622.89 today, despite a downgrade on the country’s sovereign rating by Fitch, sentiment in the local bourse was supported by the positive external environment brought about by the encouraging export data from China and bullish overnight Wall Street performance. 16.49 billion securities were traded for RM7.23 billion. KLCI, +1.04pts, +0.06%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,029
S&P, 3,676.00
Nasdaq, 12,491.00
Mon, 7 Dec, 2020 Dow, -148.47pts, -0.49%
DJIA, 30,069.79
S&P, 3,691.96
Nasdaq, 12,519.95
The Nasdaq Composite notched a fresh record Monday, but equity markets closed mostly lower, as worries about COVID-19’s spread escalated and unease about global political developments. Investors waited on Washington lawmakers to produce a long-overdue, pandemic-aid package, the Dow and S&P 500 hit pause on booking fresh records.
Sun, 6 Dec, 2020
Sat, 5 Dec, 2020
KLCI closed lower at 1,621.85 today, scaled back slightly today from the 16-month high it reached yesterday as investors took profit after the strong gains. 14.22 billion securities were traded for RM6.75 billion. KLCI, -6.41pts, -0.39%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 30,028
S&P, 3,676.50
Nasdaq, 12,512.50
Fri, 4 Dec, 2020 Dow, +248.74pts, +0.83%
DJIA, 30,218.26
S&P, 3,699.12
Nasdaq, 12,464.23
U.S. benchmark stock indexes swept to new records Friday helped by hopes for another financial aid package from Congress to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with the November jobs report suggesting employment growth is slowing sharply.
FBM KLCI rose to 1,628.26 today, Malaysian companies seen as beneficiaries of an anticipated economic recovery following a double dose of good news on the UK’s approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and the sharp drop in Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases. 12.37 billion securities were traded for RM6.17 billion. KLCI, +29.54pts, +1.85%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,832
S&P, 3,662.50
Nasdaq, 12,470.75
Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 Dow, +85.73pts, +0.29%
DJIA, 29,969.52
S&P, 3,666.72
Nasdaq, 12,377.18
U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Thursday, but pulled back from record intraday highs on a report of distribution issues with Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. Investors also focused on the revived prospects for another financial aid package from Congress to support the economic recovery and will turn their attention to the monthly employment report Friday morning.
KLCI closed lower at 1,598.72 today. after profit taking in the final trading hour following an afternoon rise in an apparent response to news the UK became the first country to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Lower crude oil prices however offset the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine-driven sentiment on equities. 9.22 billion securities were traded for RM5.43 billion. KLCI, -3.54pts, -0.22%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,683
S&P, 3,652.25
Nasdaq, 12,448.25
Wed, 2 Dec, 2020 Dow, +59.87pts, +0.20%
DJIA, 29,883.79
S&P, 3,669.01
Nasdaq, 12,349.37
U.S. stock benchmarks ended modestly higher Wednesday afternoon, as investors awaited word from Washington on a long-awaited COVID-19 financial relief bill. Hopes were raised Tuesday after a bipartisan group of lawmakers laid out a $908 billion plan and on Wednesday Democratic congressional leaders threw their weight behind the proposal.
KLCI closed higher at 1602.26 today, on strong bargain hunting, reversing almost all of yesterday’s losses caused by a sharp 11th-hour selldown. 9.19 billion securities were traded for RM5.35 billion. KLCI, +39.55pts, +2.53%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,936
S&P, 3,657.00
Nasdaq, 12,372.00
Tue, 1 Dec, 2020 Dow, +185.28pts, +0.63%
DJIA, 29,823.92
S&P, 3,662.45
Nasdaq, 12,335.11
U.S. stocks ended higher Tuesday, beginning the month on a positive note amid hopes Congress could make progress towards a new coronavirus aid package.
KLCI closed down at 1,562.71 today after diving in the final trading hour against a confluence of factors including lower crude oil prices and equity losses as investors weighed Malaysia's corporate financial results amid Covid-19 driven economic weakness. 9.02 billion securities were traded for RM7.71 billion. KLCI, -44.88pts, -2.79%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,690
S&P, 3,620.25
Nasdaq, 12,255.50
Mon, 30 Nov, 2020 Dow, -271.73pts, -0.9%
DJIA, 29,638.64
S&P, 3,621.63
Nasdaq, 12,198.74
Stock benchmarks ended lower Monday in the last trading session of November, some strategists attributed the day’s pullback to profit-taking and positioning heading into the past month of 2020.
Sun, 29 Nov, 2020
Sat, 28 Nov, 2020
KLCI eased from its 11-month high, as profit-taking emerged. Still, the benchmark index ended the week above the 1,600-point level at 1,607.59 points — the highest weekly closing since July 31. 10.36 billion securities were traded for RM5.48 billion. KLCI, -4.52pts, -0.28%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,873
S&P, 3,633.25
Nasdaq, 12,200.00
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 Dow, +37.90pts, +0.13%
DJIA, 29,910.37
S&P, 3,638.35
Nasdaq, 12,205.85
U.S. stocks registered gains, S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite to record finishes. as investors noted healthy online retail sales with the holiday shopping season beginning and parsed an update about the presidential transition as well as news related to vaccines for COVID-19.
KLCI closed at its intraday high of 1612.11 today after news reports indicated that Parliament had approved the Malaysian government's proposed Budget 2021 and as local equities took a cue from the global stock market rise. 8.87 billion securities were traded for RM4.68 billion. KLCI, +14.53pts, +0.91%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,846
S&P, 3,630.50
Nasdaq, 12,194.75
Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 Thanksgiving Day
KLCI closed higher at 1597.58 today, buoyed by the overnight record closing on Wall Street amid news that the Trump administration agreed to start the transition process for Joe Biden to the White House. And optimism the economic landscape will turn more favourable underpinned the positive sentiment. 8.82 billion securities were traded for RM4.19 billion. KLCI, +19.19pts, +1.22%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,985
S&P, 3,633.00
Nasdaq, 12,103.75
Wed, 25 Nov, 2020 Dow, -173.77pts, -0.58%
DJIA, 29,872.47
S&P, 3,629.65
Nasdaq, 12,094.40
The technology-heavy Nasdaq index closed at a fresh record Wednesday, its first in three months, but with the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated modestly from its historic close above a milestone at 30,000 seen Tuesday. As U.S. weekly jobless claims tick up for second week ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday
KLCI closed down at 1,578.39 today while the number of decliners went above 1,000 counters as the surge in the country’s new Covid-19 cases to a record high weighed on investor sentiment. Anticipation on the Budget 2021 vote in Parliament this Thursday (Nov 26) also led to profit taking in the stock market today. 8.36 billion securities were traded for RM4.28 billion. KLCI, -19.09pts, -1.2%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,802
S&P, 3,600.50
Nasdaq, 11,950.50
Tue, 24 Nov, 2020 Dow, +454.97pts, +1.54%
DJIA, 30,046.24
S&P, 3,635.41
Nasdaq, 12,036.79
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Tuesday, with the Dow surpassing the 30,000 landmark, as investors cheered progress towards a COVID-19 vaccine and towards the inauguration of a Biden administration. However trading volumes were expected to remain subdued ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday when markets will be closed, with only half a day of trading scheduled for Friday.
KLCI closed higher at 1,597.48 today to trail Bursa Malaysia’s Energy index’s 5.55% gain as the Brent crude oil price rose past the US$45 (RM184.07) per barrel level following news of successful Covid-19 vaccine trials. Traded 9.43 billion securities were traded for RM4.52 billion. KLCI, +3.73pts, +0.23%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,426
S&P, 3,575.75
Nasdaq, 11,943.50
Mon, 23 Nov, 2020 Dow, +327.79pts, +1.12%
DJIA, 29,591.27
S&P, 3,589.81
Nasdaq, 11,949.33
U.S. stock indexes closed near session highs Monday, following reports that President-elect Biden plans to nominate former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen to become the next Treasury Secretary. Equity indexes already saw modest gains earlier in the seession following upbeat developments on the coronavirus vaccine and treatment fronts.
Sun, 22 Nov, 2020
Sat, 21 Nov, 2020
KLCI ended higher at 1,593.75 today, to snap two straight days of losses, as the rise in global Covid-19 cases spurred buying of rubber glove manufacturers’ shares. 9.01 billion securities were traded for RM5.16 billion. KLCI, +10.07pts, +0.64%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,317
S&P, 3,566.00
Nasdaq, 11,978.00
Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 Dow, -219.75pts, -0.75%
DJIA, 29,263.48
S&P, 3,557.54
Nasdaq, 11,854.97
Stock benchmarks closed lower Friday as rising COVID-19 cases raised doubts about the economic recovery, offset partly by progress toward vaccines. The Treasury Department’s decision to allow some emergency Federal Reserve programs to expire was seen as a modest negative for markets, analysts said
KLCI closed down at its intraday low at 1,583.68 today, as the rising number of global Covid-19 cases checked vaccine-driven market optimism. 9.53 billion securities were traded for RM4.48 billion KLCI, -21.07pts, -1.31%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,293
S&P, 3,553.00
Nasdaq, 11,820.25
Thu, 19 Nov, 2020 Dow, +44.81pts, +0.20%
DJIA, 29,483.23
S&P, 3,581.87
Nasdaq, 11,904.71
U.S. equity benchmarks finished slightly higher Thursday, capping a turbulent session, as investors were buoyed by hopes that Washington lawmakers still could come together and pass a coronavirus aid relief package to limit the economic damage wrought by the pandemic.
KLCI fell to 1,604.75 on Wednesday as local institutional investors took profit following two days of strong gains. Sell-off in blue chip stocks by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), as members are allowed to take an advance from their Account 1 under a scheme called i-Sinar starting December. 14.41 billion shares traded valued at RM5.09 billion. KLCI, -5.40pts, -0.34%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,712
S&P, 3,604.75
Nasdaq, 11,989.00
Wed, 18 Nov, 2020 Dow, -344.93pts, -1.16%
DJIA, 29,438.42
S&P, 3,567.79
Nasdaq, 11,801.60
Stocks finished at session lows Wednesday, after New York City officials said its public school system would close in a bid to contain rising COVID-19 cases, adding another blow to the city’s recovery.
KLCI extended its gains for the second consecutive day to close at 1,610.15, its highest since end-July. As investors, particularly institutional funds, were rejigging their portfolios in view of the positive news flow of Covid-19 vaccines. 16.4 billion shares traded and valued at RM7.96 billion. KLCI, +10.49pts, +0.66%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,827
S&P, 3,613.00
Nasdaq, 12,034.75
Tue, 17 Nov, 2020 Dow, -167.09pts, -0.55%
DJIA, 29,783.35
S&P, 3,609.53
Nasdaq, 11,899.34
Stocks ended lower Tuesday, giving back ground a day after the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at records in a rally fueled by progress toward a Covid-19 vaccine. Worries about the near-term economic outlook also appeared to weigh on the market as investors tracked a surge in Covid-19 infections and slowing retail sales growth.
KLCI ended higher at 1,599.66 today on strong bargain hunting on blue chips as investors continued shifting to recovery play, stemming from the expected deployment of the COVID-19 vaccines and also following Asia-Pacific nations signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Trading volume ballooned to 16.1 billion shares while turnover rose to RM6.71 billion. KLCI, +9.97pts, +0.63%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,679
S&P, 3,611.75
Nasdaq, 12,010.00
Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 Dow, +470.63pts, +1.60%
DJIA, 29,950.44
S&P, 3,626.91
Nasdaq, 11,924.13
Dow marks fastest return from bear-market territory in about 30 years. Stocks clinched a fresh round of records Monday, as alarming U.S. COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations were overshadowed by promising vaccine developments. This time from Moderna where vaccine candidate was shown to be 94.5% effective.
Sun, 15 Nov, 2020
Sat, 14 Nov, 2020
KLCI erased most of its earlier losses to end the day at 1,589.69 a flat note as investors engaged in stock picking in sector rotational play, especially in the glove stocks after the recent sell-down, and cheered the smaller than expected July-Sept Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contraction. Traded 12.58 billion shares and RM4.6 billion KLCI, -1.09pts, -0.07%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,120
S&P, 3,551.50
Nasdaq, 11,888.75
Fri, 13 Nov, 2020 Dow, +399.64pts, +1.37%
DJIA, 29,479.81
S&P, 3,585.15
Nasdaq, 11,829.29
U.S. stock indexes closed sharply higher Friday, notching a pair of fresh records, as Wall Street wrapped up a week framed by optimism over the prospects of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and yet gloom over a spike in the viral outbreak in the U.S. and Europe.
KLCI gained to a more than three-month high of 1,590.78, thanks to persistent buying interest in blue chips as investment funds are hedging their positions for the likelihood of sooner-than-expected economic recovery. 16.56 billion securities worth RM5.88 billion KLCI, +20.70pts, +1.32%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,156
S&P, 3,552.00
Nasdaq, 11,855.75
Thu, 12 Nov, 2020 Dow, -317.46pts, -1.08%
DJIA, 29,080.17
S&P, 3,537.01
Nasdaq, 11,709.59
U.S. stock indexes booked back-to-back losses on Thursday, with investors turning cautious as the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in renewed restrictions on business activity, while the chances of another financial-aid package from Congress appeared to dim.
KLCI closed down at 1,570.08 points on profit-taking as market optimism about the progress of a COVID-19 vaccine faded, after the index yesterday posted the strongest gains since March. 10.19 billion securities worth RM5.95 billion KLCI, -4.99pts, -0.32%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,497
S&P, 3,562.50
Nasdaq, 11735.75
Wed, 11 Nov, 2020 Dow, -23.29pts, -0.08%
DJIA, 29,397.63
S&P, 3,572.66
Nasdaq, 11,786.43
Dow snaps 2-day win streak, Nasdaq gains as rotation fades with surging coronavirus cases. Technology stocks outperforming those that might benefit from a cyclical economic recovery, as investors weighed surging COVID-19 cases and new curfews against the possibility of effective vaccines and remedies.
It is a cheerful day for Asian equity markets. In tandem with the positive sentiment boosted by rising hope that a Covid-19 vaccine will be available sooner than later, the FBM KLCI surged over two-month high of 1,575.07 today — the biggest single-day gain since March 20 when the benchmark rocketed 6.85%. Volume surged to 12.31 billion units worth RM8.45 billion. KLCI, +50.75pts, +3.33%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 29,135
S&P, 3,545.50
Nasdaq, 11,786.25
Tue, 10 Nov, 2020 Dow, +262.95pts, +0.90%
DJIA, 29,420.92
S&P, 3,545.53
Nasdaq, 11,553.86
U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday, with the Dow gaining in choppy trade at the expense of the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite as progress toward a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19 took some froth from some of the biggest pandemic-era winners.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,524.32 today, with global stock indices while trading volume across Bursa Malaysia rose to 11.71 billion securities worth RM4.62 billion, as US President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory supported global stock market sentiment. KLCI, +4.68pts, +0.31%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,567
S&P, 3,552.00
Nasdaq, 12,333.50
Mon, 9 Nov, 2020 Dow, +834.57pts, +2.95%
DJIA, 29,157.97
S&P, 3,550.50
Nasdaq, 11,713.78
U.S. stock benchmarks closed mostly higher Monday, leaving behind some of the technology giants and work-from-home winners, after German-based BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate achieved “success” in the first interim analysis of a Phase 3 study.
Sun, 8 Nov, 2020
Sat, 7 Nov, 2020
KLCI closed higher at 1,519.64 , making it the third consecutive day of gains, as investors evaluate Malaysia's Budget 2021 announcement while awaiting the results of the US Presidential election. 7.67 billion shares worth RM4.67 billion traded KLCI, +18.15pts, +1.21%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,206
S&P, 3,487.75
Nasdaq, 11,981.75
Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 Dow, -66.78pts, -0.24%
DJIA, 26,323.40
S&P, 3,509.44
Nasdaq, 11,895.23
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Friday, ending a four-day winning streak yet still eking out the best week since April as investors sifted through October jobs data, continued to monitor election results, and weighed a surge in COVID-19 cases.
KLCI closed higher at 1,501.49 as investors speculated on the outcome of the closely-watched US presidential election and as they looked ahead to the tabling of Malaysia’s Budget 2021 tomorrow. There were more than 1,000 gainers across Bursa today. 6.92 billion shares worth RM3.89 billion. KLCI, +36.88%, +2.52%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,016
S&P, 3,482.75
Nasdaq, 12,044.50
Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 Dow, +542.52pts, +1.95%
DJIA, 28,390.18
S&P, 3,510.45
Nasdaq, 11,890.93
U.S. stocks finished sharply higher for a fourth day Thursday, for what is so far the best week since April, as investors bet the election outcome will be a divided government, meaning few major legislative changes that might pose a threat to earnings.
KLCI closed higher at 1,464.61 today after declining for four consecutive trading days as investors weighed Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) latest interest rate decision while waiting for the outcome of the US presidential election. 7.3 billion shares worth RM3.36 billion. KLCI, +3.16%, +0.22%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 27,333
S&P, 3,378.75
Nasdaq, 11,530.75
Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 Dow, +367.63pts, +1.34%
DJIA, 27,847.66
S&P, 3,443.44
Nasdaq, 11,590.78
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher, even as the presidential race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden looked too close to call in a number of states. And Federal Reserve began its two-day policy meeting with a statement expected Thursday.
KLCI closed down at 1,461.45, while Bursa Malaysia’s index for small market capitalisation (small cap) stocks rose 2.21% as investors weighed Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) decision to maintain interest rates during an event-heavy week, which will see markets bracing for Malaysia’s Budget 2021 announcement besides the US presidential election.6.45 billion shares worth RM3.3 billion KLCI, -5.01pts, -0.34%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 27,117
S&P, 3,334.75
Nasdaq, 11,145.25
Tue, 3 Nov, 2020 Dow, +554.98pts, +2.06%
DJIA, 27,480.03
S&P, 3,369.02
Nasdaq, 11,160.57
U.S. stocks rallied for a second day Tuesday as investors braced for the outcome of the presidential elections that could frame economic policy and markets in the coming four years. The Dow saw its largest one day point and percentage gain since Tuesday, July 14, 2020 and its best election day performance since 2008.
KLCI closed down at 1,466.46 after choppy trades in the final hour amid a confluence of factors including the rising number of Covid-19 infections globally and lower crude oil prices ahead of an event-heavy week, which will see investors bracing for Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) interest rate decision and Malaysia’s Budget 2021 announcement besides the US presidential election. 5.94 billion shares worth RM3.29 billion KLCI, -0.43pts, -0.03%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 26,478
S&P, 3,277.0
Nasdaq, 11,101.75
Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 Dow, +423.45pts, +1.59%
DJIA, 26,925.05
S&P, 3,310.24
Nasdaq, 10,957.61
U.S. stock-market benchmarks closed higher on the eve of Election Day, despite selling in technology shares, as markets continued to monitor rising COVID-19 cases and the potential for a return to March-style lockdowns in the U.S.
Sun, 1 Nov, 2020
Sat, 31 Oct, 2020
KLCI finished lower at 1,466.89, today on profit taking amid cautious sentiment ahead of crucial developments at home and abroad. Fears of a global economic slowdown amid surging coronavirus cases affected sentiment, while investors also looked ahead to the US presidential election next Tuesday (Nov 3). 5.91 billion shares worth RM3.91 billion KLCI, -28.31pts, -1.89%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 26,142
S&P, 3,250.50
Nasdaq, 11,112.75
Fri, 30 Oct, 2020 Dow, -157.51pts, -0.59%
DJIA, 26,501.60
S&P, 3,269.96
Nasdaq, 10,911.59
Stocks extended losses Friday, with investors waving off strong quarterly results from technology heavyweights to focus on the uncertain outlook amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe. On the last trading day of the month, investors also faced the prospect of the U.S. elections next Tuesday and no certainty about the timing of any further fiscal aid for businesses and consumers from Congress.
Prophet's Birthday 2020 Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 Dow, +139.16pts, +0.52%
DJIA, 26,659.11
S&P, 3,310.11
Nasdaq, 11,185.59
U.S. stock gauges on Thursday took back a chunk of Wednesday’s rout, after a preliminary reading of the health of the U.S. economy showed a rebound of growth following the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
KLCI finished lower at 1,495.20 as market sentiment remained cautious with political uncertainties still lingering ahead of the Budget 2021 announcement next week. 4.66 billion shares worth RM3.44 billion KLCI, -5.15pts, -0.34%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 26,915
S&P, 3,339.25
Nasdaq, 11,481.25
Wed, 28 Oct, 2020 Dow, -943.24pts, -3.43%
DJIA, 26,519.95
S&P, 3,271.03
Nasdaq, 11,004.87
Stocks tumbled Wednesday, putting all the three major indexes on track for their worst week since March 20, as a surge in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe heightened investor worries over the economic recovery.
FBM KLCI was the exception among other regional indices that fell. KLCI close at 1,500.35, boosted by healthcare stocks after Hartalega Holdings Bhd posted another record set of quarterly results. 4.71 billion shares worth RM4.11 billion KLCI, +5.74pts, +0.38%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 27,626
S&P, 3,401.00
Nasdaq, 11,529.90
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 Dow, -222.19pts, -0.80%
DJIA, 27,463.19
S&P, 3,390.68
Nasdaq, 11,431.35
Stocks on Tuesday finished mostly lower, a day after their worst decline in more than a month, as rising COVID-19 cases underlined worries about economic activity and lawmakers abandoned efforts to reach an agreement on a new round of fiscal spending before the Nov. 3 elections.
Selling pressure continued to manifest across Bursa Malaysia today, with low liners being hit the most by a dampening of investor sentiment due to political developments. KLCI finished lower at 1,494.61. 5.8 billion shares worth RM4.71 billion KLCI, -0.03pts, -0.00%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 27,921
S&P, 3,420.00
Nasdaq, 11,564.50
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 Dow, -650.19pts, -2.29%
DJIA, 27,685.38
S&P, 3,400.97
Nasdaq, 11,358.94
Stocks finished off session lows, but still logged sharp losses Monday as COVID-19 cases in the US. and Europe surged and a final agreement on a new round of fiscal spending remained elusive, reflecting the lingering risks thwarting the economic recovery.
Sun, 25 Oct, 2020
Sat, 24 Oct, 2020
Share prices have reversed their upward trend seen earlier as speculation has run rife that a national health emergency, which could include may declare suspension of Parliament. KLCI ended at 1,494.64. 6.93 billion shares worth RM4.1 billion KLCI, -4.16pts, -0.28%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,339
S&P, 3,455.25
Nasdaq, 11,665.00
Fri, 23 Oct, 2020 Dow, -28.09pts, -0.10%
DJIA, 28,335.57
S&P, 3,465.39
Nasdaq, 11,548.28
DJIA closed lower on Friday, after paring earlier losses, despite a top White House economic adviser saying talks on another financial-aid package weren’t seeing much traction in Congress, stoking investor fears that any plan would not be implemented before Election Day.
FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,498.80 today after a final hour spike helped the 30-stock index erase losses as world markets took a cue from a surge in global Covid-19 infections and US stimulus negotiations. 6.73 billion shares traded for RM4.6 billion. KLCI, +6.40pts, +0.43%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,054
S&P, 3,422.50
Nasdaq, 11,654.75
Thu, 22 Oct, 2020 Dow, +152.84pts, +0.54%
DJIA, 28,363.66
S&P, 3,453.49
Nasdaq, 11,506.01
U.S. stock indexes finished higher Thursday as talks in Washington on a new fresh coronavirus fiscal relief package dragged on, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats and the Trump administration were on the verge of an agreement.
FBM KLCI finished in negative territory at 1492.40 for a second straight day, dragged down by glove stocks which dominated Bursa Malaysia’s top losers. 8.48 billion shares traded for RM5.95 billion. KLCI, -18.57pts, -1.23%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,168
S&P, 3,431.00
Nasdaq, 11,643.25
Wed, 21 Oct, 2020 Dow, -97.97pts, -0.35%
DJIA, 28,210.82
S&P, 3,435.56
Nasdaq, 11,448.69
U.S. stock benchmarks closed lower Wednesday. Drama playing out between members of Congress and the White House over additional pandemic aid overshadowed modestly positive economic data from the Federal Reserve and fresh corporate earnings.
KLCI finished lower at 1,510.97 today on profit taking while trade volume across Bursa Malaysia swelled past 11 billion securities (value at RM5.83 billion) on what analysts deem as a strong return of retail investors’ interest in small market capitalisation stocks (small caps) in the rubber glove and healthcare-related sectors amid a rising number of COVID-19 infections globally. KLCI, -7.14pts, -0.47%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,229
S&P, 3,442.00
Nasdaq, 11,723.50
Tue, 20 Oct, 2020 Dow, +113.37pts, +0.40%
DJIA, 28,308.79
S&P, 3,443.12
Nasdaq, 11,516.49
U.S. stocks ended with gains Tuesday, but well off session highs after negotiations on a new round of fiscal stimulus chugged along with the Trump administration and House Democrats continuing to talk. Stocks largely took in stride news that the U.S. Justice Department was preparing to file a long anticipated antitrust lawsuit against Google, putting big technology companies in the regulatory spotlight.
FBM KLCI closed in a positive territory for the first time after three straight sessions of losses at 1,518.11, lifted by healthcare stocks, which saw a boost amidst rising Covid-19 cases. Traded volume of 9.5 billion shares worth RM5.43 billion. KLCI, +14.27pts, +0.95%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,625
S&P, 3,492.75
Nasdaq, 11,932.50
Mon, 19 Oct, 2020 Dow, -410.89pts, -1.44%
DJIA, 28,195.42
S&P, 3,426.92
Nasdaq, 11,478.88
Stock-market benchmarks finished near session lows Monday, after surrendering earlier gains, as investors worried about the prospects of a stimulus package being completed ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
Sun, 18 Oct, 2020
Sat, 17 Oct, 2020
Bursa close lower at 1,503.84, as interest in small-cap stocks dominated trading on Bursa Malaysia today. Trading volume swelled to 8.71 billion — the highest level since Sept 2 when the volume was at 8.45 billion. Total turnover was RM4.77 billion. KLCI, -10.11pts, -0.67%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,374
S&P, 3,476.75
Nasdaq, 11,905.00
Fri, 16 Oct, 2020 Dow, +112.11pts, +0.39%
DJIA, 28,606.31
S&P, 3,483.81
Nasdaq, 11,671.56
U.S. stock benchmarks closed mostly higher Friday, with gains partly attributed to better-than-expected retail sales in September, along with an improvement in consumer sentiment, relieving some fears about a slow economic recovery. Pfizer vaccine might be submitted for approval by next month, even as the spread of the viral outbreak has forced some restrictions on business and travel in major European cities.
The FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,513.95 today with Asian stock indices as the global resurgence of Covid-19 cases weighed down on investor sentiment. Trading volume stood at 6.29 billion securities worth RM4.74 billion. KLCI, -9.30pts, -0.61%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,161
S&P, 3,445.50
Nasdaq, 11,765.75
Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 Dow, -19.80pts, -0.07%
DJIA, 28,494.20
S&P, 3,483.34
Nasdaq, 11,713.87
U.S. stocks finished lower for a third day on Thursday, as rising coronavirus cases, especially in Europe, resulted in new restrictions on businesses and travel. Investor sentiment also took a hit following a rise in weekly U.S. jobless claims and a lack of progress in Congress on another fiscal stimulus bill which is now unlikely until after the November elections.
Taking a cue from the overnight declines at Wall Street, the FBM KLCI slipped to close at 1,523.25 points today. Trading volume stood at 7.03 billion shares, up from the 5.97 billion yesterday, a total turnover of RM6.26 billion. KLCI, -1.95pts, -0.13%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,702
S&P, 3,521.25
Nasdaq, 12,140.50
Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 Dow, -165.81pts, -0.58%
DJIA, 28,514.00
S&P, 3,488.67
Nasdaq, 11,768.73
U.S. stock benchmarks extended their losing streak to a second day in a row Wednesday, as Congress and the White House wrangled over further pandemic aid and big banks kicked off third-quarter corporate earnings season with a cautious tone.
The FBM KLCI has rebounded in the afternoon trading session close at 1,525.20, coinciding with the news on opposition leader and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s audience with the King. 5.97 billion securities were traded for RM3.89 billion. KLCI, +6.77pts, +0.45%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,695
S&P, 3,525.00
Nasdaq, 12,141.50
Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 Dow, -157.71pts, -0.55%
DJIA, 28,679.81
S&P, 3,511.93
Nasdaq, 11,863.90
U.S. stocks ended slightly lower in a choppy Tuesday session as investors saw some U.S. drugmakers face setbacks in vaccine or treatment trials for COVID-19. Wall Street participants also parsed earnings from some of the biggest financial institutions, to start the third-quarter reporting season
FBM KLCI closed down at 1,518.43 today, after the Malaysian Government announced its decision to implement the (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from 12:01am on Wednesday Oct 14 until Oct 27, 2020 to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, and as world markets took cue from lower crude oil prices. 5.98 billion securities were traded for RM3.82 billion. KLCI, -11.92pts, -0.78%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,518
S&P, 3,485.00
Nasdaq, 11,853.50
Mon, 12 Oct, 2020 Dow, +250.62pts, +0.88%
DJIA, 28,837.52
S&P, 3,3534.22
Nasdaq, 11,876.26
U.S. stock benchmarks finished sharply higher Monday as investors bought technology giants and shifted their focus to corporate earnings starting this week. The moves come against the backdrop of the looming U.S. presidential election and stalled talks for another round of coronavirus stimulus.
Sun, 11 Oct, 2020
Sat, 10 Oct, 2020
FBM KLCI finished up 10.92 points or 0.72% today at 1,530.35 on institutional buying and as Malaysia's political developments drove trading sentiment across Bursa Malaysia. 6.61 billion securities were traded for RM2.89 billion. KLCI, +10.92pts, +0.72%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,409
S&P, 3,450.75
Nasdaq, 11,570.50
Fri, 9 Oct, 2020 Dow, +161.39pts, +0.56%
DJIA, 28,586.90
S&P, 3,477.13
Nasdaq, 11,579.94
U.S. stocks rose Friday as investors remained optimistic over prospects for another round of fiscal stimulus from Congress eventually, with major benchmarks posting their best week since the summer.
FBM KLCI finished up at its intraday high of 1,519.43 today after a final hour spike on bargain hunting and institutional support and as crude palm oil (CPO) prices rose with crude oil prices. 6.29 billion securities worth RM3.23 billion traded. KLCI, +29.87pts, +2.01%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 28,289
S&P, 3,421.25
Nasdaq, 11,540.0
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 Dow, +122.05pts, +0.4%
DJIA, 28,425.51
S&P, 3,446.83
Nasdaq, 11,420.98
Stocks finished higher Thursday, as investors focused on polls showing less uncertainty around November’s presidential election. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also rejected the idea of a standalone bill to aid the airline industry, saying such a measure would need to be part of a broader fiscal stimulus package.
FBM KLCI fell 1,489.56 today against the backdrop of higher Covid-19 cases, new infection clusters, as well as declines in crude oil prices, despite the generally positive sentiment in the regional markets. 5.25 billion shares were traded on the bourse, valued at RM3.61 billion. KLCI, -19.91pts, -1.31%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 27,868
S&P, 3,371.25
Nasdaq, 11,328.0
Wed, 7 Oct, 2020 Dow, +530.7pts, +1.9%
DJIA, 28,303.46
S&P, 3,419.45
Nasdaq, 11,364.60
Stocks finished higher at 28,303.46 Wednesday after President Donald Trump signaled late Tuesday that he was open to a number of separate fiscal stimulus measures, only hours after calling off talks with congressional Democrats on a relief package until after the November election.
A selldown among index-linked glove stocks, mounting investor concerns over a second national lockdown (PM sudden announcement at 6pm) and political uncertainty brought the FBM KLCI down to 1,509.47. Trading volume stood at 6.03 billion shares, with today’s turnover at RM3.80 billion. KLCI, -2.96pts, -0.2%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 27,953
S&P, 3,383.5
Nasdaq, 11,424.5
Tue, 6 Oct, 2020 Dow, -375.88pts, -1.3%
DJIA, 27,772.76
S&P, 3,360.97
Nasdaq, 11,154.60
U.S. benchmark stock indexes closed sharply lower at 27,772.76 after President Donald Trump said he would end negotiations on a new fiscal stimulus package, unnerving investors who hoped Washington lawmakers would strike a deal soon.
FBM KLCI closed up at 1,512.43 today after Asian equity indices ended higher on easing concerns about US President Donald Trump’s health after he tested positive for Covid-19 although news on the rising number of global infections continue to dictate sentiment. 6.34 billion securities valued at RM4.59 billion traded. KLCI, +12.13pts, +0.81%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 27,754
S&P, 3,360.75
Nasdaq, 11,339.75
Mon, 5 Oct, 2020 Dow, +465.83pts, +1.68%
DJIA, 28,148.64
S&P, 3,408.60
Nasdaq, 11,332.49
U.S. stock indexes closed higher at 28,148.64 Monday on optimism about President Donald Trump’s response to COVID-19 treatments and hopes for additional fiscal stimulus, both potentially poised to blunt the the pandemic’s toll.
Sun, 4 Oct, 2020
Sat, 3 Oct, 2020
The FBM KLCI posted a minor gain 1500.3 after being lifted by rubber glove stocks Top Glove Corp Bhd and Hartalega Holdings Bhd. 5.48 billion shares traded, worth RM4.09 billion. KLCI, +3.53pts, +0.24%
As of 4.50pm
DJIA, 27,274
S&P, 3,314
Nasdaq, 11,325
Fri, 2 Oct, 2020 Dow, -131.40pts, -0.47%
DJIA, 27,682.81
S&P, 3,348.44
Nasdaq, 11,075.02
U.S. stock indexes ended lower Friday in choppy trade as investors reacted to a weaker-than-expected September jobs report and news that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. The diagnosis also overshadows negotiations in Congress for another round of fiscal stimulus to combat the economic effects of the pandemic.
KLCI finished lower today at 1,496.77 while Bursa Malaysia's Palm Oil Plantation index fell by a larger quantum as investors weighed a confluence of factors including the US Customs and Border Protection's detention order on palm oil produced by FGV Holdings Bhd. 4.92 billion securities worth RM2.61 billion were transacted KLCI, -8.05pts, -0.53% Thu, 1 Oct, 2020 Dow,+35.2pts, +0.12% U.S. stock benchmarks finished with modest gains 27,816.90 in Thursday’s session as investors followed the fitful attempts by lawmakers to pass another fiscal stimulus package in Congress against the background of a slowing economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
FBM KLCI was almost unchanged at the end of the trading day at 1,504.82 points, The earlier strong buying interest appeared to have lost steam, particularly among retail investors, amid lack of fresh catalyst. Trading volume was at 5.64 billion shares worth RM2.64 billion. KLCI, +0.92pts, +0.06% Wed, 30 Sep, 2020 Dow,+329.04pts, +1.2% U.S. stock indexes closed higher at 27,781.70, but booked their worst month since March, as hopes faded for another round of fiscal stimulus from Washington ahead of November’s election. Market participants also were wary of a potentially contested November result following Tuesday’s rancorous first presidential debate.
FBM KLCI closed down at 1,503.90 today, partly due to profit taking in rubber glove manufacturers' shares and as investors continue to weigh the impact of the resurgence in global Covid-19 infections on global markets. 5.15 billion securities were traded for RM3.59 billion. KLCI, -7.76pts, -0.51% Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 Dow, -131.40pts, -0.47% U.S. stocks finished lower at 27,452.66 on Tuesday, after moving between small losses and gains throughout the session, ahead of the first presidential debate before the November election. In economic reports, U.S. trade deficit in goods rose 3.5% in August to $82.9 billion.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,511.66 today on fund managers' quarter-end window dressing and as broader global markets took cue from the rising number of Covid-19 cases. Trading volume stood at 5.17 billion securities worth RM3.51 billion. KLCI, +2.52pts, +0.17% Mon, 28 Sep, 2020 Dow,+410.10pts, +1.5% U.S. stock indexes booked solid gains at 27,584.06, kicking off the week on a positive note as investors embraced hopes of additional fiscal stimulus, but looked for more clarity on the White House race and the state of the economy.
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Sat, 26 Sep, 2020
FBM KLCI rose today at 1,509.14 as market sentiment was boosted by Malaysia’s retention on the FTSE Russell World Government Bond Index (WGBI) watch list, and on continued buying interest in rubber glove stocks. Trading volume 5.17 billion shares worth RM3.96 billion. KLCI, +8.34pts, +0.56% Fri, 25 Sep, 2020 Dow,+358.52pts, +1.33% U.S. stock indexes closed higher 27,173.96, but the DJIA and S&P 500 logged their fourth straight weekly losses as worries grow over the economic outlook in the absence of renewed aid from Washington, the November presidential election and rising COVID-19 infections in the U.S. and Europe.
Renewed buying interest in glove counters helped to lift the FBM KLCI to close higher at 1,500.80, up 4.32 points, bucking the trend of its regional peers. The trading volume shrank 30% to 5.9 billion shares at RM4.56 billion. KLCI, +4.32pts, +0.29% Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 Dow,+52.31pts, +0.2% Stock benchmark indexes ended with modest gains at 26,815.44, reflecting a market that has struggled to find its footing amid signs of softening economic data and a raft of uncertainties ahead.
KLCI dropped to 1,496.48 today amid news of a potential change in the Malaysian government, while other uncertainties including concerns over global economic recovery had spooked investors in Asia. 8.45 billion shares traded today, valued at RM4.33 billion. KLCI, -9.3pts, -0.62% Wed, 23 Sep, 2020 Dow, -525.05pts, -1.9% Major U.S. stock indexes closed lower, sliding in the final hour of trade to 26,763.13, as market participants struggled to shake off worries about a lack of a coronavirus aid package and rising COVID-19 cases. "Probability of another fiscal package before the election has become quite small."
The FBM KLCI ended 6.35 points or 0.42% higher at 1,505.78 today, partly helped by banking stocks' price rise, to buck Asian equity indices drop as the rising global number of Covid-19 infections raised economic growth concerns. 6.54 billion securities were traded for RM3.92 billion. KLCI, +6.35pts, +0.42% Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 Dow,+140.48pts, +0.5% Stocks rose to 27,288.18, recovering from intraday losses as the bulls appeared to overcome worries about renewed coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and rising political uncertainty in the U.S.
KLCI finished lower at 1,499.43 as Asian equity indices alongside US stock futures amid rising number of global Covid-19 infections leading to world economic growth concerns. Volume stood at 7.03 billion securities valued at RM3.55 billion. Reports of nine banks in Malaysia, led by Public Bank and AmBank, linked to 23 suspicious transactions KLCI, -7.2pts, -0.48% Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 Dow, -509.72pts, -1.8% U.S. stocks suffered a sharp selloff to close at 27,147.70, as investors contended with the COVID-19 trajectory in Europe and a lack of progress toward another round of fiscal stimulus out of Washington. Major global banks also faced pressure, after weekend news reports claimed that lenders continued doing business with customers suspected of illicit activity and wrongdoing.
Sun, 20 Sep, 2020
Sat, 19 Sep, 2020
KLCI bucked regional trend and closed lower at 1,506.63, after an 11th-hour fall following a sharp drop in the share prices of a couple of banking component stocks. Public Bank Bhd and Malayan Banking Bhd dragged the index into the red, as the trading hours drew to a close. 6.87 billion shares worth RM5.07 billion were traded. KLCI, -6.44pts, -0.43% Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 Dow, -244.56pts, -0.9% U.S. stock indexes closed lower at 27,657.42, notching a third straight weekly loss, amid uncertainty about a fresh round of fiscal stimulus from Washington, concerns about tensions between the U.S. and China, and worries about the sluggish pace of economic recovery. The day’s trading action also marked quadruple witching,
FBMKLCI finished lower today at 1,513.07 points, in line with declines seen among other regional indices following the release of the US Federal Reserve’s policy statement. Leading the decliners on FBMKLCI were Top Glove Corp Bhd, Petronas Dagangan Bhd and Public Bank Bhd. 7.53 billion shares worth RM6.2 billion were traded. KLCI, -18.21pts, -1.19% Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 Dow, -130.40pts, -0.4% U.S. stocks finished Thursday with losses, but were well off the session lows, as investors digested Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s dour economic outlook along with lackluster U.S. economic data. DJIA close at 27,901.98
Malaysia Day Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 Dow,+36.78pts, +0.1% DJIA closed slightly higher at 28,032.38, after the Federal Reserve said it would likely hold interest rates near zero until at least 2023 given the outlook for inflation and employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but also indicated risks to the economy remain.
FBM KLCI marked its third consecutive trading day of gains at 1,531.28 , lifted in particular by advances at Hartalega Holdings Bhd and banking stocks. Total volume stood at 8.85 billion shares worth RM5.45 billion. KLCI, +19.92pts, +1.32% Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 Dow,+2.27pts, +0.1% U.S. stocks finished mostly higher at 27,995.60 as the blue-chip Dow shed early gains ahead of a policy update by the Federal Reserve. The Nasdaq led the broader market rally as technology shares continued to make up lost ground from last week’s selloff.
KLCI closed at 1,511.36 today with world share indices as news on the resumption of AstraZeneca’s clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine raised hopes. 9.57 billion securities were traded for RM6.47 million. KLCI, +6.51pts, +0.43% Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 Dow,+327.69pts, +1.2% U.S. stocks rose to 27,993.33, taking back a chunk of last week’s losses amid fresh hope for a coronavirus vaccine, a flurry of initial public offerings and potential corporate mash-ups, including reports that Oracle plans to forge a partnership with TikTok, the popular China-based social-media platform.
Sun, 13 Sep, 2020
Sat, 12 Sep, 2020
KLCI snapped two straight days of losses as glove stocks were back on the uptrend on bargain hunting at 1,504.85. Driven by the glove stocks’ rebound, noting that bargain hunters had returned to scoop the stocks following the selldown. 7.66 billion shares worth RM6.49 billion were transacted. KLCI, +14.73pts, +0.99% Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 Dow,+131.06pts, +0.5% Stocks closed up modestly higher DJIA 27,665.64, but Wall Street finished a volatile, holiday-shortened week sharply lower. The CPI increased 1.3% after gaining 1.0% in July, the Labor Department said on Friday.
The FBM KLCI slid to 1,490.12, dragged by glove makers’ continued sell-off, while Malaysian shares drifted lower as investors digested Bank Negara Malaysia’s decision to maintain its policy interest rate at 1.75%. Volume stood at 8.4 billion shares, with total turnover at RM5.49 billion. KLCI, -6.6pts, -0.44% Thu, 10 Sep, 2020 Dow, -405.89pts, -1.5% DJIA finished lower at 27,534.58 after a volatile session, as investor hopes for a further recovery towards last week record highs was undermined by weak labor market data and a lack of progress on another fiscal stimulus bill in Washington, while valuations of technology stocks are still seen too high as the economy struggles to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
KLCI closed at 1,496.72 today, the first close under 1,500 since June 29 this year, as the broader market fell amid a confluence of factors including lower crude oil prices today and expectation of Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) overnight policy rate decision tomorrow. 7.7 billion securities valued at RM4.89 billion were traded. KLCI, -22.6pts, -1.49% Wed, 9 Sep, 2020 Dow,+439.58pts, +1.6% U.S. stocks booked sharp gains Wednesday, snapping a three-day selloff that a day earlier drove the Nasdaq Composite into a correction at the fastest pace in history, following its record high last week. Dow close at 27,940.47. Technology, and stocks that benefited from the work-from-home trend in recent months, recovered some ground Wednesday.
The FBM KLCI closed at 1,519.32, a final hour spike helped the index erase earlier losses, amid a confluence of factors including lower crude oil prices and anticipation of Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) interest rate decision this week. 9.04 billion securities were traded for RM4.57 billion. KLCI, +2.94pts, +0.19% Tue, 8 Sep, 2020 Dow, -159.42pts, -0.6% U.S. slump to a four week low at 27,500.89, led by technology stocks which had driven the five month rally, as the Nasdaq Composite booked its quickest plunge ever from a record close to correction territory. While investors worried about valuations at their highest levels in more than a decade, remarks by President Donald Trump on Monday, threatening to “decouple” the U.S. economy from China added to market jitters, analysts said.
KLCI ended higher today at 1,516.38, recouping much of their earlier losses, buoyed by last-minute gains in certain component stocks including Nestle Malaysia Bhd. 6.97 billion shares valued at RM3.42billion. KLCI, +0.52pts, +0.03% Mon, 7 Sep, 2020 Labor Day
Sun, 6 Sep, 2020
Sat, 5 Sep, 2020
KLCI closed higher at 1,515.86 on mild bargain hunting in the later part of the trading session. But overall sentiment remained tepid in line with the decline at regional markets, following Wall Street’s sharp fall overnight. Volume was 7.04 billion shares valued at RM4.08 billion. KLCI, +0.46pts, +0.03% Fri, 4 Sep, 2020 Dow, -159.42pts, -0.6% Stocks finished with losses but off session lows in choppy trade on Wall Street on Friday, with some previously unloved sectors finding support as technology and other highflying segments felt the pressure of continued profit-taking. DJIA ended at 28133.31.
FBM KLCI closed at 1,515.40 today while the number Bursa Malaysia decliners rose past 800 on profit-taking and as investors took cue from China share losses. 9.41 billion shares valued at RM5.43 billion. KLCI, -22.14pts, -1.44% Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 Dow, -807.77pts, -2.8% Technology and other high-flying stock sectors suffered steep losses Thursday as investors appetite waned following an extraordinary rally in the past month, dragging the rest of the stock market lower. DJIA at 28,292.73.
KLCI closed at its intraday high of 1,537.54 today while Bursa Malaysia's technology index rose by a larger quantum as the healthcare gauge fell in an apparent tack change where investors price in an earnings recovery after businesses were hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 11.6 billion securities were traded for RM5.39 billion. KLCI, +16.11pts, +1.06% Wed, 2 Sep, 2020 Dow,+454.84pts, +1.6% U.S. equity benchmark indexes closed in record territory at 29,100.50, as investors drew hope from progress in the development of tests and vaccines for COVID-19. Investors largely ignored a mixed batch of economic reports, including a private-sector jobs reading that came in weaker than expected, suggesting only a slow recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
KLCI slipped to 1,521.43, as investors opted for selective rebalancing among their portfolios following the end of the results season last week. 10.39 billion shares valued at RM5.59 billion traded. All eyes will be on whether there will be a further cut in the OPR on Sept 10, and whether there will be more economic stimulus programmes for extended RMCO. KLCI, -3.78pts, -0.25% Tue, 1 Sep, 2020 Dow,+215.61pts, +0.8% Major U.S. stock indexes closed higher Tuesday, ending near or above prior all-time records, as upbeat economic reports and dovish tones from the Fed helped feed the buying momentum on Wall Street. The ascent for stocks comes despite expectations for a seasonally challenging month for equities. DJIA ended at 28,645.66
Merdeka Mon, 31 Aug, 2020 Dow,+223.82pts, +0.8% U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Monday with DJIA close at 28,430.05, but with Wall Street recording its strongest August return in decades, as vaccine hopes kept investors pushing equities to fresh highs. Shaking off moderate weakness elsewhere, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite ended higher, pushing further into record territory.
Sun, 30 Aug, 2020
Sat, 29 Aug, 2020
FBM KLCI closed at the day’s low at 1,525,21, as selling in the final trading hour ahead of the long weekend and generally disappointing corporate results despite a brighter economic outlook. 11.15 billion shares valued at RM8.25bil. KLCI, -29.57pts, -1.9% Fri, 28 Aug, 2020 Dow,+161.60pts, +0.6% Stocks closed modestly higher Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average erasing its losses for the year to date to close at 28,653.87. S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes carving out fresh record closes, as investors sifted through data on U.S. consumer spending and confidence, a day after the Federal Reserve announced a policy shift that would allow employment and inflation to run hotter than in the past.
FBM KLCI closed higher today at 1,554.78, snapping three consecutive days of declines, mainly lifted by Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, which announced strong quarterly results today. 13.71 billion shares worth RM5.56 billion were traded KLCI, +5.2pts, +0.34% Thu, 27 Aug, 2020 Dow,+160.35pts, +0.6% Stocks ended a choppy session mostly higher with DJIA at 28,492.27 Thursday, with the S&P 500 index notching another record finish, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said policy makers would no longer pre-emptively hike interest rates to stave off inflation.
FBM KLCI continued to close lower at 1,549.39, for the third consecutive day, mainly dragged by banking and telecommunication stocks. 12.12 billion shares worth RM6.18 billion traded. KLCI, -5.38pts, -0.35% Wed, 26 Aug, 2020 Dow,+83.48pts, +0.3% Stocks ended higher at 28,331.92, powered by shares of technology and e-commerce shares, amid news of progress on coronavirus vaccine trials and expectations for the Federal Reserve to signal it will keep monetary policy easy in a speech by Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday.
KLCI continued to close lower today at 1,555.96, mainly due to profit-taking activities seen across glove makers. 10.22 billion shares worth RM7.63 billion traded. KLCI, -13.62pts, -0.87% Tue, 25 Aug, 2020 Dow, -60.02pts, -0.2% The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq notched records Tuesday, on the back of buying in communication services, health care and consumer discretionary sectors. However, DJIA close lower at 28,248.44.
KLCI underperformed the broader market to close lower today at 1,568.58, mainly dragged by Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PetChem) and banking stocks. Total 9.95 billion shares worth RM5.77 billion were traded. KLCI, -8.54pts, -0.54% Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 Dow,+378.13pts, +1.4% The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite clinched fresh closing and intraday records on Monday, as hopes for a potential COVID-19 treatment bolstered trading for more growth-sensitive sectors that have lagged the rest of the market. DJIA surged to end at 28,308.46, finishing above 28,000 for the first time in six months and only 4.2% away from its record closing high.
Sun, 23 Aug, 2020
Sat, 22 Aug, 2020
The FBM KLCI closed up at 1,577.12, trailing the FBM ACE index's 6.23% rise as investors bought technology related shares after the US' Nasdaq ended up at a record high on Thursday overnight trades. 7.73 billion shares changed hands for RM5.02 billion. KLCI, +17.11pts, +0.11% Fri, 21 Aug, 2020 Dow,+190.6pts, +0.7% DJIA booked gains at 27,930.33 on Friday, touching fresh records supported by positive economic data, but trading volume was low and some analysts noted that the rally remains dependent on a few large capitalization technology names. The S&P 500 posted a new record close after its longest winning streak since the week ending December 27, 2019.
Awal Muharam Thu, 20 Aug, 2020 Dow,+46.85pts, +0.2% DJIA booked gains at 27,739.73 and the Nasdaq closed at a record high, as investors rushed to large-capitalization technology and e-commerce shares for safety, after a pair of economic reports set off concerns about the broader U.S. economy’s tenuous recovery from the coronavirus epidemic.
KLCI gave up earlier gains to close slightly lower at 1,575.38 today on profit-taking, against the backdrop of mixed regional markets. Experts‌ ‌are‌ ‌saying‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌looking‌ ‌more‌ ‌likely‌ ‌that‌ ‌there‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌another‌ ‌cut‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌OPR ‌before‌ ‌the‌ ‌year‌ ‌is‌ ‌out.‌ ‌8.56 billion shares valued at RM7.01 billion exchanged hands KLCI, -2.47pts, -0.16% Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 Dow, -85.19pts, -0.3% U.S. stocks finished lower at 27,692.88 Wednesday, a day after the S&P 500 index scored its first record close in six months, while the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July meeting showed staff cut their economic growth forecast for the remainder of 2020 and stressed the need for more fiscal aid in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
FBM KLCI closed at its intraday high of 1,577.8 points after a final hour jump, as bargain hunters returned for glove makers that had recently succumbed to profit taking. 10.6 billion shares changed hands for RM6.92 billion. KLCI, +17.11pts, +1.10% Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 Dow, -66.84pts, -0.2% DJIA finished lower at 27,778.07 Tuesday mostly in record territory, as ongoing wrangling in Congress over further coronavirus aid and concerns about how the economy will fare when an unprecedented raft of fiscal stimulus eventually burns off.
FBM KLCI closed down at 1,560.74 today while trade volume across Bursa Malaysia dropped 8.8 billion securities worth RM4.95 billion as investors continued selling shares of rubber glove manufacturers. KLCI, -3.85pts, -0.25% Mon, 17 Aug, 2020 Dow, -86.11pts, -0.3% U.S. stock benchmarks finished mostly higher Monday, with the S&P 500 index ending near record territory, but DJIA close lower at 27,844.91, as congressional stalemate over fresh stimulus to help Americans and businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
Sun, 16 Aug, 2020
Sat, 15 Aug, 2020 US-China delayed review of their Phase 1 trade deal, citing scheduling conflicts and the need to allow time for more Chinese purchases of U.S. exports. No new date for the initial six-month compliance review.
The number of Bursa Malaysia decliners rose sharply to almost 1,000 today as investors weighed Malaysia’s worst quarterly economic performance since 1998 and as world markets pulled back after China announced a disappointing set of economic indicators. Ended 1,564.59 Volume 10.46 billion securities worth RM5.15 billion. KLCI, -11.83pts, -0.75% Fri, 14 Aug, 2020 Dow,+34.30pts, +0.1% Stocks posted a mixed finished Friday with DJIA at 27,931.02, spending much of the session near unchanged after a weaker-than-expected rise in retail sales underlined lingering questions about the economy’s resilience following its pandemic-induced collapse in the spring.
The FBM KLCI closed up at its intraday high of 1,576.42 today, lifted partly by banking and rubber glove manufacturers’ share price rise as the broader market took cue from US stocks’ overnight gain. Volume 11.67 billion securities worth RM4.97 billion. KLCI, +19.78pts, +1.27% Thu, 13 Aug, 2020 Dow, -80.12pts, -0.3% US Stocks finished lower at 27,896.72, in listless trade as investors appeared hesitant to push equity benchmarks much further near records amid a stalemate over a fresh coronavirus aid package. A better-than-feared weekly report on joblessness in America provided a brief bump for the bulls but the reading, showing the lowest tally of those seeking unemployment benefits in the COVID-19 era, also highlighted the severity of the blow the labor market.
KLCI pared losses after closing lower at 1,556.64 today as COVID-19 vaccine hopes prompted investors to buy beaten-down shares of companies badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic and sell shares of rubber glove manufacturers. Volume 19.16 billion traded for RM7.99 billion. KLCI, -8.1pts, -0.52% Wed, 12 Aug, 2020 Dow,+289.93pts, +1.1% Stocks finished higherat 27,976.84 Wednesday as appetite for technology shares, which had taken a pause from their rally in recent days, resumed amid some signs of a slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and stronger-than-expected economic data.
KLCI closed down at 1,564.74 today, succumbed to profit taking activities despite opening higher at the start of the opening bell. Bursa Market hits another record high of 27.8 billion shares in volume worth RM7.8bil, against a confluence of factors including global crude oil and equity price gains. KLCI, -6.92pts, -0.44% Tue, 11 Aug, 2020 Dow, -104.53pts, -0.4% Stocks stumbled at 27,686.91, giving up early gains to end lower as a selloff in tech shares continued and investors assessed the outlook for the economy amid a slowing in the number of new coronavirus cases and a lack of progress toward additional coronavirus aid from Washington.
FBM KLCI pared some losses to close at 1,571.66 as profit taking was seen across glove counters today. Trade volume swelled to 19.76 billion and total value was RM7.55 billion., the second highest since crossing the 20-billion mark last Friday to hit 26.65 billion. KLCI, -6.48pts, -0.41% Mon, 10 Aug, 2020 Dow,+357.96pts, +1.3% U.S. stocks closed higher at 27,791.44, as investors monitored signs that a long-awaited rotation on Wall Street into more economically sensitive cyclical stocks could be brewing, but at the expense of their high-flying counterparts.
Sun, 9 Aug, 2020
Sat, 8 Aug, 2020
KLCI closed down 10.43 points or 0.66% at 1,578.14 today as trade volume across Bursa Malaysia topped 20 billion securities for the first time ever while world markets took cue from the US-China spat. Bursa technology index was the top percentage decliner after the gauge closed down 3.34% followed by the healthcare index's 3.28% drop. KLCI, -10.43pts, -0.66% Fri, 7 Aug, 2020 Dow,+46.50pts, +0.2% DJIA closed higher Friday at 27,433.48, capping off another week of sharp gains, despite Washington’s failure to produce a last-minute coronavirus aid package before Congress takes a summer recess, leaving America’s economic recovery hanging in the balance. Rising tensions between Beijing and Washington also were in focus, after the Trump administration ordered a ban on transactions with a pair of China-based technology companies.
FBM KLCI closed up at its intraday high of 1,588.57 while trade volume across Bursa Malaysia topped 16 billion securities to hit another all-time peak for the second time this week.Bursa's trade volume another record high stood at 16.69 billion securities worth RM8.56 billion. Bursa technology index was the top percentage decliner after the gauge closed down 3.34% followed by the healthcare index's 3.28% drop. KLCI, +20.44pts, +1.3% Thu, 6 Aug, 2020 Dow,+185.46pts, +0.7% U.S. stocks extended their winning streak Thursday at 27,386.98, as lawmakers pledged to keep working on another coronavirus financial-aid package and President Donald Trump said he could issue executive orders on some relief measures. Slightly better-than-expected weekly U.S. jobless benefit claims data may also have eased investors’ concerns about the recent impact of a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
FBM KLCI finished lower at 1,568.13 today, weighed down by declines in Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) and Hong Leong Financial Group Bhd (HLFG). Volume and value reach 15.57 billion securities and RM8.27 billion. KLCI, -7.81pts, -0.05% Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 Dow,+373.05pts, +1.4% U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday at 27,201.52, leaving the Nasdaq Composite Index with its 31st record close this year, as investors embraced corporate earnings and service-sector data that surprised to the upside. Reports of some progress in Congress toward a fresh coronavirus relief package also offered some support for the bulls.
The KLCI rose to 1,575.94 as trade volume and value across Bursa Malaysia closed up at all-time highs of 15.62 billion securities and RM10.45 billion respectively while shares of rubber glove manufacturers climbed to record peaks amid lingering Covid-19 pandemic concerns. KLCI, +3.33pts, +0.21% Tue, 4 Aug, 2020 Dow,+164.07pts, +0.6% U.S. stocks concluded with another record for the Nasdaq Composite, even as technology related names took a backseat to outperformance in beaten-down sectors energy, real estate and consumer staples. Investors parsed a trove of quarterly results from U.S. corporations and awaited a resolution to a stalemate between congressional Democrats and Republicans on a fresh fiscal relief package for COVID-19. Dow at 26,828.47.
Only three out of the 30 component stocks chalked up gains today, indicating the selling across the blue chips, amid mounting concern over the likelihood of a fresh wave of Covid-19 infection after the relaxation of the movement control order despite the low daily new infection figure. KLCI ended 1,572.61. Record volume of 13.13B across Bursa Malaysia. KLCI, -31.14pts, -1.94% Mon, 3 Aug, 2020 Dow,+236.08pts, +0.9% U.S. stocks closed higher Monday at 26,664.40, to start to kick off August on a positive note as investors took heart in upbeat manufacturing data, even as talks over another round of coronavirus stimulus appeared stalled.
Sun, 2 Aug, 2020
Sat, 1 Aug, 2020
Hari Raya Haji Fri, 31 Jul, 2020 Dow,+114.67pts, +0.4% Stocks rebounded late Friday to close at 26,428.32, weighed down by a mixed batch of earnings results, disappointing economic data and a lack of progress on Capitol Hill toward another coronavius aid package. Inspired by blowout earnings from tech heavyweights Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet, stocks rallied at the open, slipped into mostly negative territory during the session, and then recovered in the final hour.
KLCI recouped earlier losses to close lower at 1,603.75, after tanking by some 25 points in reaction to Umno's departure from the Perikatan Nasional alliance. And also disolution of Sabah State Essembly. KLCI, -7.67pts, -0.48% Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 Dow, -225.92pts, -0.9% U.S. stocks finished off their worst levels of the day, at 26,313.65. Markets were under pressure at the start of Thursday’s action, prompted by the worst GDP on record in the second quarter and a labor-market report that underscores a rise in COVID-19 cases. Lack of progress in talks between congressional Democrats, Republicans and the White House on a new coronavirus aid package also weighed on sentiment.
KLCI closed higher at 1,611.42 today on a final-hour nudge after volatile trades, which charted a rare V-shaped recovery for Malaysia's equity benchmark. Investors took cue from Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Bank Negara Malaysia's afternoon announcements on the loan-repayment moratorium extension. KLCI, +1.48pts, +0.09% Wed, 29 Jul, 2020 Dow,+114.88pts, +0.6% Stocks finished higher at 26,539.57, after the Fed left benchmark interest rates unchanged near zero and Fed Chair Powell reiterated his promise to provide support until the threat of the coronavirus to the U.S. economy has passed.
KLCI closed at its intraday high of 1,609.94 today as investors weighed corporate earnings against the possibility of a second wave of global Covid-19 infections. Spectre of the second wave helped share prices of rubber glove manufacturers rise to all-time highs today. Meanwhile, news on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak being found guilty by the High Court KLCI, +18.46pts, +1.16% Tue, 28 Jul, 2020 Dow, -205.49pts, -0.8% U.S. stocks indexes closed lower Tuesday at 26,379.28, as investors monitored talks between Republicans and Democrats on a second coronavirus aid package and tuned in to a deluge of second-quarter corporate results.
FBM KLCI closed higher today at 1,588.98, thanks to a rush for glovemakers in the final minutes of trading, after declining on the back of losses in banking counters. Banking sector is estimated to see losses of RM6.4 billion during the loan moratorium period, and that the government and Bank Negara Malaysia are in talks with banks on whether the six-month moratorium will be extended beyond September. KLCI, +1.87pts, +0.12% Mon, 27 Jul, 2020 Dow,+114.88pts, +0.4% U.S. stock indexes finished higher at 26,584.77, as investors watched lawmakers haggle over a coronavirus rescue program and braced for the busiest week of earnings season. Investors were buying technology stocks Monday, while keeping an eye on progress in Washington on a second major U.S. spending plan, a raft of geopolitical concerns and the march higher in U.S. COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Sun, 26 Jul, 2020
Sat, 25 Jul, 2020
FBM KLCI gave up most of its previous session’s gains today to close lower at 1,589.61, as investors took profit amid escalating tensions between the US and China. China, told the US to close its consulate in Chengdu, soon after Trump administration’s order to close China’s consulate in Houston. KLCI, -16.81pts, -1.05% Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 Dow, -182.44pts, -0.7% U.S. stocks closed lower Friday at 26,469.89, investors fretted about rising Sino-American tensions and a lack of progress on another fiscal stimulus bill in Washington. Rising coronavirus cases in 40 American states are also limiting business and consumer activity and threatening economic recovery.
The FBM KLCI closed up at 1,606.42 today while trade volume across Bursa Malaysia rose past 12 billion securities again this week as the rubber glove- and healthcare-related sectors continued to be a major theme in the local equities market due to the Covid-19 pandemic. KLCI, +19.44pts, +1.22% Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 Dow, -353.51pts, -1.3% U.S. stocks ended Thursday sharply lower at 26,652.33. The tech duo (Apple and Microsoft) decline accounted for more than half of the Dow’s losses, with investors parsing weak data on employment and growing concerns that another Congressional financial aid package for businesses and pandemic-stricken households may be held up by political wrangling.
The FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,586.98 today as world equities took cue from the US-China spat, which resulted in Hong Kong’s Hang Seng falling the most in nearly six weeks. KLCI closed lower partly due to index-linked glove makers’ Hartalega Holdings Bhd and Top Glove Corp Bhd's share price drop among Bursa top decliners. KLCI, -8.95pts, -0.56% Wed, 22 Jul, 2020 Dow,+165.44pts, +0.6% U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday at 27,005.84 with buying seen in utilities and other sectors viewed as defensive as Sino-American tensions rise. Market participants also remain concerned about the status of Congressional negotiations on another financial aid package for businesses and individuals coping with the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
The FBM KLCI at 1,595.93 today, tracking global stock gains following news on hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine and the European Union (EU) stimulus package. KLCI, +6.48pts, +0.41% Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 Dow,+159.53pts, +0.6% U.S. stock-indexes finished higher Tuesday at 26,840.40 as investors snapped up beaten-down energy and financial stocks amid a slate of corporate earnings reports. Market sentiment also was encouraged by the promise of additional U.S. fiscal stimulus, after the European Union forged a historic budget package intended to dampen the economic impact of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,589.45, dampened mostly by weak interest in banking and telecommunication index-linked counters. Meanwhile, trading volume across Bursa Malaysia rose to another record high volume of 12.5 billion securities in less than two weeks, driven by strong buying interest in glove makers. KLCI, -6.88pts, -0.43% Mon, 20 Jul, 2020 Dow,+227.44pts, +0.9% U.S. stock indexes closed higher Monday at 26,680.87, with the Nasdaq scoring a record close and its best daily gain in nearly 12 weeks, as investors looked forward to quarterly results from corporations over the coming days. Investors also focused on positive developments from coronavirus vaccine candidates and talks in Washington on fresh stimulus.
Sun, 19 Jul, 2020
Sat, 18 Jul, 2020
KLCI closed up at 1,596.33, Bursa's healthcare index, which tracks share prices of companies including rubber glove manufacturers, ended as the top percentage gainer after rising 268.42 points or 8.62% to 3,383.32. KLCI, +31.33pts, +2% Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 Dow, -62.76pts, -0.23% Stocks eked out modest gains Friday to close at 26,671.95, as investors reacted to disappointing consumer sentiment data and gauged the potential for additional fiscal stimulus in the U.S. and Europe while COVID-19 cases continue to climb.
KLCI closed down at 1,573.48 today after a Bursa Malaysia trade halt at 3.30pm due to technical glitch (Top Glove resumption causes glitch) and as Asian equity indices fell against a confluence of factors including deteriorating US-China ties and China's share plunge after announcing its latest economic growth data. KLCI, -12.08pts, -0.76% Thu, 16 Jul, 2020 Dow, -396.85pts, -1.5% U.S. stocks ended lower at 26,734.71, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapping a four-day winning streak, in a decline led by technology stocks as investors parsed mixed corporate earnings reports and economic data in the wake of a drop in Asian markets. U.S.-China tensions were also a factor.
KLCI finished down at its intraday low to 1,585.56 while Bursa Malaysia small market capitalisation (small cap) index rose more than 1% as Covid-19 vaccine hopes spurred world stock markets. However, not good for shares of rubber glove manufacturers, which had earlier seen their stock prices increase substantially due to rising Covid-19 infections globally. KLCI, -13.19pts, -0.83% Wed, 15 Jul, 2020 Dow,+227.44pts, +0.9% U.S. stock indexes closed modestly higher at 26,870.03, as investors focused on COVID-19 vaccine hopes and early signs of an upswing in business activity during the pandemic. Investors also bid equities higher as the first few corporate earnings reports for the second quarter have come in better than expected, even as the number of coronavirus cases rise in many U.S. states.
FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,598.75 today after cutting losses following a sharp final-hour drop and as investors weighed a confluence of factors including fresh Covid-19 restrictions in the US besides the US-China trade tension. KLCI, -7.68pts, -0.48% Tue, 14 Jul, 2020 Dow,+556.79pts, +2.1% U.S. stock indexes closed near session highs at 26,642.59, after Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard called for sustained large-scale asset purchases by the U.S. central bank to help the economy rebound amid a “thick fog of uncertainty” brought on by COVID-19. Investors also monitored fresh corporate earnings, efforts by some U.S. states to close down businesses again with coronavirus cases rising, and deteriorating U.S.-China relations.
FBM KLCI finished higher at 1,606.43 today, led mainly by rubber glove manufacturers Top Glove Corp Bhd and Hartalega Holdings Bhd's share price rise amid rising Covid-19 infections globally. Malaysia Parliament newsflow also appeared to have influenced local share trade dynamics and as investors looked ahead to the corporate financial reporting season for the April-to-June quarter. KLCI, +14.59pts, +0.92% Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 Dow,+10.50pts, +0.1% Dow clinging to a modest gain close at 26,085.80, as rising coronavirus cases led California’s governor to order businesses across the state to shutter once again. Equity benchmarks started with sharp gains after the Food and Drug Administration granted “fast track” status to a pair of vaccine candidates produced by Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech SE.
Sun, 12 Jul, 2020
Sat, 11 Jul, 2020
FBM KLCI bucked the regional trend to close higher today at 1,591.84, mainly on further gains recorded by glove makers Top Glove Corp Bhd and Hartalega Holdings Bhd. KLCI, +8.59pts, +0.54% Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 Dow,+369.21pts, +1.4% U.S. stocks ended higher Friday at 26,075.30, with support attributed in part to optimism over a coronavirus treatment as investors attempt to gauge the threat to the economic outlook from a rise in COVID-19 cases.
FBM KLCI ended marginally lower at 1,583.25 today on a lack of fresh catalysts to prop up the market. Speculation activities are continuing, including in glove stocks, as evidenced by the strong retail participation. KLCI, -0.25pts, -0.02% Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 Dow, -361.19pts, -1.4% U.S. stocks closed mostly lower at 25,706.09, but off the low of the day, as investors sought safety in technology and tech-related investments amid rising cases of coronavirus in states like Arizona and Florida. A 7-2 Supreme Court decision ruling that a New York prosecutor could have access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, also was parsed by Wall Street.
FBM KLCI finished higher at 1,583.50 today in heavy trading on liquidity-driven buying. Due to record low OPR, investor shifted their funds to the market. KLCI, +16.78pts, +1.07% Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 Dow,+177.10pts, +0.7% U.S. stocks ended Wednesday higher at 26,067.28, as investors focused on stocks that can outperform amid an acceleration of coronavirus infections in about 30 American states and longer periods of working from home.
FBM KLCI reversed earlier gains to close at 1,566.72 as investors chose to take profit after six consecutive days of gains, while mixed performance at regional markets also weighed down the benchmark index. KLCI, -10.18pts, -0.65% Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 Dow, -396.85pts, -1.5% U.S. stocks on Tuesday ended sharply at 25,890.18, as investors grew wary of the economic, public-health and policy response to the coronavirus pandemic. White House call to cap the next round of COVID-19 stimulus at $1 trillion or less, and several Fed officials warned of challenges to the economy as infection rates soar across several states.
The FBM KLCI marked its sixth consecutive day of gains 1576.90 as it tracked regional markets, which climbed on sentiments of anticipated recovery to global growth, while strong buying interest seen among glove makers also boosted the benchmark index. KLCI, +24.25pts, +1.56% Mon, 6 Jul, 2020 Dow,+459.67pts, +1.8% U.S. stocks finished sharply higher at 26,287.03, as Wall Street followed surging Chinese equity benchmarks to their best levels in at least two years. Monday’s upbeat market action contrasted with a further spike in U.S. coronavirus cases and a resurgence of business restrictions by state and local authorities struggling to contain the viral outbreak.
Sun, 5 Jul, 2020
Sat, 4 Jul, 2020
FBM KLCI closed higher at 1552.65 led by gains in glove counters which attracted fresh buying interest as prospects for the industry strengthened further amid rising COVID-19 cases globally. KLCI, +16.37pts, +1.07% Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 Independence Day
FBM KLCI closed up to 1,536.28 after broad-based buying across Bursa Malaysia as world equity indices rose on hopes of a vaccine for Covid-19. Globally, it was reported that Asian stocks hovered near four-month highs on Thursday on hopes of a vaccine for Covid-19 while copper prices jumped to a more than six-month peak on a better global outlook and supply fears in top producer Chile. KLCI, +21.85pts, +1.44% Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 Dow,+92.39pts, +0.4% U.S. stock indexes ended a choppy session ended 25,827.36, as a record rise in new coronavirus cases in states like Florida helped to erode some of the optimism surrounding a stronger-than-expected monthly employment report for June. Labor Department data showed that the U.S. added back 4.8 million jobs in June.
FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,514.43 today, helped by a confluence of factors including share price gains for rubber glove manufacturers and higher crude oil prices. KLCI, +13.46pts, +0.9% Wed, 1 Jul, 2020 Dow, -77.91pts, -0.3% The Dow finished lower at ,25,734.97, improving data on employment and the manufacturing sector helped buttress markets in the first trading day of July, even while nearly a dozen American states have hit pause or halted plans to allow more businesses to reopen.
FBM KLCI closed at 1,500.97 today, partly helped by share price gains in rubber glove manufacturers, amid news of a resurgence in global Covid-19 cases. China’s stronger-than-expected official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) reading. KLCI, +6.54pts, +0.44% Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 Dow, +217.08pts, +0.9% U.S. stock-indexes finished higher at 25,812.88 Wednesday, as data showed a recovery in consumer confidence and higher home prices, helping to offset ongoing concerns about the rising number of new coronavirus cases in many American states.
After starting off negatively, the FBM KLCI rebounded in the final hour of trading to close in positive territory at 1,494.43, amid fresh interest in glove and healthcare counters. KLCI, +6.29pts, +0.42% Mon, 29 Jun, 2020 Dow, +580.25pts, +2.3% Stocks rose sharply to start the week Monday at 25,595.80, as Wall Street cheered news on Boeing and traders shrugged off the latest surge in coronavirus cases.
Sun, 28 Jun, 2020
Sat, 27 Jun, 2020
FBM KLCI marched into its fourth consecutive trading day of losses to close at 1488.14, bucking the trend of its regional peers, amid falls in key index-linked stocks like Top Glove Corp Bhd and Hartalega Holdings Bhd. KLCI, -1.06pts, -0.07% Fri, 26 Jun, 2020 Dow, -730.05pts, -2.84% U.S. stocks finished sharply lower to 25,015.55. A recent surge in coronavirus cases sent stocks tumbling as investors worry this resurgence could further damage the economy.
The FBM KLCI fell to 1489.2 as investors reacted to the World Bank’s downgrade of Malaysia’s economic growth forecast with a larger contraction of 3.1% this year from 0.1% estimated in April. The World Bank is confident of Malaysia's fiscal resilience to withstand the onslaught of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. KLCI, -13.43pts, -0.89% Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 Dow, +299.66pts, +1.2% Stocks fluctuated between gains and losses most of the day as investors digested mixed jobs data and rising new coronavirus cases. Market managed to pull off a late-day rally and closed near its session highs at 25,745.60. Bank stocks jumped after U.S. banking regulators rolled back some post-crisis restrictions.
FBM KLCI today as it fell to 1,502.63 after trending lower for much of the day. An analyst said the benchmark index was dragged down by Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) related heavyweights following the national oil major's move to withdraw its legal action over the 5% petroleum sales tax imposed by the Sarawak state government. KLCI, -4.41pts, -0.29% Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 Dow, -710.16pts, -2.7% U.S. stocks finished sharply lower to 25,445.94, booking their worst drop in about two weeks, as investors worried that rising coronavirus cases in many American states will set back economic recovery.Florida and California booked daily records for new cases, while intensive-care unit beds in Houston, Texas were reported at 97% capacity.
The FBM KLCI drop to 1,507.04 at market close today, after US President Donald Trump said the US-China trade deal was "fully intact” in an effort to clarify earlier confusing statements from the White House on the status of the agreement. KLCI, -4.2pts, -0.28% Tue, 23 Jun, 2020 Dow, +131.14pts, +0.5% Dow closed higher 26,156.10, with the Nasdaq Composite booking another record close, helped by improving economic data and optimism on Wall Street about the ability of the U.S. to respond to rising COVID-19 cases.Technology and consumer-oriented stocks led the rally, with Apple posting an all-time record close, as investors responded to announcements from the tech giant’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,511.24 after a final hour jump helped the index erased losses, following volatile trade, as concerns of a second wave in Covid-19-infections dented world market sentiment. KLCI, +3.98pts, +0.26% Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 Dow, +153.50pts, +0.6% Major stock indexes closed higher at 26,024.96, led by technology-related shares, as investors weighed optimism over a quick recovery for the domestic economy, or V-shaped rebound, against evidence of an acceleration of COVID-19 infections in half of all U.S. states and elsewhere in the world.
Sun, 21 Jun, 2020
Sat, 20 Jun, 2020
The FBM KLCI managed to crawl back above the 1,500-level to end the week at 1,507.26 points after it hit an intraday low of 1,496.76 points. China was reportedly planning to accelerate purchases of American farm goods to comply with the phase one trade deal with the US following talks in Hawaii. KLCI, +2.35pts, +0.16% Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 Dow, -208.64pts, -0.8% U.S. stock indexes gave up strong early gains to close at 25,871.46, after the World Health Organization signaled that the coronavirus pandemic remains a deadly threat, and Apple said it will re-close some stores due to rising case counts in parts of America, casting doubt on the speed of economic recovery. All three equity benchmarks still made weekly gains though.
The FBM KLCI finished at 1,504.91, as concerns over the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in China and the U.S. dented global stock market sentiment. KLCI, -21.41pts, -1.4% Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 Dow, -39.51pts, -0.2% The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite eked out slight gains Thursday on the back of energy and consumer staples stocks, but the Dow closed lower at 26,080.10, as investors digested a weekly report on the labor market in the U.S. and contended with signs of rising cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19 in several states.
The FBM KLCI closed higher today at 1,526.32 after erasing losses along with other Asian stock indices. World stocks ended higher as economic recovery anticipations offset Covid-19 outbreak revival concerns. KLCI, +8.61pts, +0.57% Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 Dow, -170.37pts, -0.7% U.S. stocks slumped in the final hour of trade Wednesday to close at 26,119.61, as investors monitored signs of a revival of the coronavirus pandemic in some U.S. states and China, while still hoping for a quick economic recovery as business activity resumes. Investors also parsed the second day of Congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in which he underscored the lasting toll of the pandemic.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,517.71, while small market capitalisation (small cap) stocks rose by a larger quantum as factors including US and Japan central banks' stimulus revived market optimism despite lingering Covid-19 pandemic concerns. KLCI, +18.88pts, +1.26% Tue, 16 Jun, 2020 Dow, +526.82pts, +2% U.S. stocks closed higher at 26,289.98, but off the session’s best levels, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested more fiscal stimulus may be needed as the American economy may only make a slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Retail sales and industrial production data show the economy is slowly recovering, and progress on the development of potential therapeutic drugs has been reported.
Mounting concerns over the second wave of Covid-19 infections, particularly in China, spooked the equity bears in Asian markets, including Bursa Malaysia, whose benchmark index had its biggest single-day drop in three months. KLCI fell to a two-week low at 1,498.83 points. KLCI, -47.19pts, -3.05% Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 Dow, +157.62pts, +0.6% Dow closed higher at 25,763.16, booking a sharp turnaround after the Federal Reserve took further steps to keep credit flowing to big businesses during the pandemic, amid signs of a resurgence of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in parts of the world. Federal Reserve said it is expanding the scope of its $750 billion emergency corporate debt loan facility to include individual corporate bonds, while also scrapping some earlier restrictions for potential borrowers.
Sun, 14 Jun, 2020
Sat, 13 Jun, 2020
Mirroring the overnight performance of Wall Street, equities around the globe — including the FBM KLCI close at 1,546.02 — slumped into a sea of red as the negative sentiment in the US spilt over into the rest of the markets. KLCI, -11.23pts, -0.72% Fri, 12 Jun, 2020 Dow, +477.37pts, +1.9% U.S. stocks closed higher at 25,605.54 in a choppy trading as Wall Street attempted to recover from Thursday’s steep losses but left the benchmark indexes with their biggest weekly losses since March 20. IMF said that the world economy is growing much slower than the anticipated.
KLCI closed lower at 1,557.25 in tandem with other regional benchmark indices, as the US Federal Reserve’s muted outlook on the economic giant presented a bitter pill to investors banking on a quicker economic recovery. KLCI, -18.02pts, -1.14% Thu, 11 Jun, 2020 Dow, -1,861.82pts, -6.9% U.S. stocks ended at 25,128.17, marked the worst day since the height of the coronavirus-induced rout, amid signs of a re-acceleration of cases of COVID-19, and as investors digested Wednesday’s sobering economic outlook from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. The market moves came even as the number of Americans filing for first-time jobless benefits declined again in the most recent week.
After being in the red for the most part of today’s trading session, the FBM KLCI closed marginally higher on late buying of selected counters. The benchmark index closed at 1,575.27. KLCI, +0.11pts, +0.1% Wed, 10 Jun, 2020 Dow, -282.31pts, -1.0% U.S. stocks finished mostly lower at 26,989.99, even though the Federal Reserve pledged to hold interest rates unchanged at near zero through 2022, while keeping up at least its current pace of bond buying to support credit markets through the pandemic. The Dow and S&P 500 closed lower for a second day, while the Nasdaq booked its first finish above the 10,000 level and set a new intra-day record, led by gains in Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Netflix.
KLCI has risen to a four-and-a-half-month high at 1,575.16 points as the country’s short-term economic recovery plan and the recovery phase of the movement control order, which starts tomorrow, spurred investor optimism. Year-to-date (YTD), the FBM KLCI was down only 0.86% — nearly erasing all its losses seen this year. KLCI, +18.83pts, +1.21% Tue, 9 Jun, 2020 Dow, -300.14pts, -1.1% The Dow closed down 300 points at 27,272.30, while the Nasdaq Composite booked a fresh record close after the technology-laden benchmark briefly traded above a milestone 10,000 on growing economic optimism. National Bureau of Economic Research also on Monday declared the U.S. recession started in February, ending a 128-month expansion—the longest dating to 1854.
Agung's Birthday Mon, 8 Jun, 2020 Dow, +467.46pts, +1.7% Major U.S. stock benchmarks finished Monday higher at 27,572.44, near their prior all-time closing highs, as lockdown measures eased in New York City and elsewhere, sparking optimism about the potential for economy recovery.
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The FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,556.33 today, putting a brake on the uptrend seen over the past seven trading days as investors opted to take profit in view of the long weekend ahead. However, in contrast to the dull performance of the benchmark index, automotive counters rose in the final hour after the Government announced supportive measures for the industry. KLCI, -5.51pts, -0.3% Fri, 5 Jun, 2020 Dow, +829.16pts, +3.2% Stocks ended the week sharply higher on Friday after the U.S. May jobs report showed a surprise 2.5 million jump in payrolls and a drop in the unemployment rate to 13.3% as businesses began to reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. For the week, the Dow rose 6.8%, the S&P 500 gained 4.9%, while the Nasdaq advanced 3.3% and the Nasdaq-100 rose 2.8%.
The FBM KLCI closed up at its intraday high at 1,561.84 after a spike in the final trading minutes, partly helped by sharp gains in prices of index-linked counters Hap Seng Consolidated Bhd and Nestle (M) Bhd. Globally, it was reported that the rapid rally in world markets finally paused for breath on Thursday, as traders waited to hear how much more stimulus the European Central Bank (ECB) plans to shovel out to address the coronavirus slump. KLCI, +23.31pts, +1.52% Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 Dow, +11.93pts, +0.1% DJIA a fourth straight gain close at 26,281.82, its longest run since late April, partly on the back of a burst higher in Boeing shares, but the broader market took a pause as investors found it difficult to push equity values demonstrably higher. Overall sentiment over the past week has been boosted by efforts to restart the U.S. economy after business closures meant to combat the spread of the pandemic, and a report on weekly jobless claims did little to dissuade the bulls that equities have more room to run.
The FBM KLCI jumped to close at 1,538.53 — the highest closing since Feb 14 — on buying interest in battered banking stocks that carry large weightage on the benchmark index. KLCI, +30.84pts, +2.08% Wed, 3 Jun, 2020 Dow, +527.24pts, +2.1% U.S. stocks finished higher Wednesday, adding to several sessions of gains as economic data pointed to less severe damage from the COVID-19 pandemic than feared, leaving major equity benchmarks at their loftiest levels since early March.
FBM KLCI closed at 1,507.69 today in an apparent reaction to Malaysia’s short-term economic recovery plan announcement, which led to share price spikes in KLCI linked companies like Genting Bhd, Genting Malaysia Bhd and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). Analysts said expectation that Malaysia’s movement control order (MCO) will end next Tuesday (June 9) is also boosting investor sentiment. KLCI, +17.55pts, +1.18% Tue, 2 Jun, 2020 Dow, +267.63pts, +1.1% The Dow ended higher at 25,742.65 for a second straight day Tuesday, as investors trained their attention on the prospect of fuller business activity in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, rather than the fresh round of civil unrest in major U.S. cities. President Donald Trump reiterated threats to deploy military troops across cities facing protests if governors and local officials prove unable to contain violent demonstrations.
FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,490.14 today, while trading volume across Bursa Malaysia topped 10 billion securities for the second time in less than a month, as global investors cheered news on the less drastic than expected US measures in response to China’s new security legislation in Hong Kong. In Malaysia, rubber glove manufacturers powered the KLCI’s rise, analysts said. KLCI, +16.89pts, +1.15% Mon, 1 Jun, 2020 Dow, +91.91pts, +0.4% DJIA booked modest gains to 25,475.02 Monday, after retracing losses earlier in the session, as the potential for an economic rebound overshadowed strife in American cities that has sparked chaos and curfews. Investors also monitored Sino-American trade tensions and efforts in the U.S., and much of the world, to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
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FBM KLCI today marked its third consecutive trading day of gains with the benchmark index climbing to close at a three-month high of 1,473.25. Trading value soars to RM9.31 billion record high today on Bursa Malaysia, with Property Index up 4.88% leading the climb. KLCI, +15.75pts, +1.08% Fri, 29 May, 2020 Dow, -17.53pts, -0.1% DJIA close lower at 25,383.11. Most of the stocks indexes booked sharp gains for the week and month, after a news conference from President Donald Trump on China turned out to be not as disruptive to trade and finance as had been feared. Equities have rallied this week, lifted by optimism over the easing of lockdowns put in place to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and economic relief efforts by the Federal Reserve and Congress.
FBM KLCI closed higher at 1457.5 today tracking overnight gains on Wall Street on the back of optimism about the reopening of the US economy. Reuters reported that Asian shares erased gains and the yuan languished today on growing worries China’s planned security law for Hong Kong would spark a broader diplomatic confrontation with the US. KLCI, +5.77pts, +0.4% Thu, 28 May, 2020 Dow, -147.63pts, -0.6% Stocks closed lower Thursday at 25,400.64, skidding into negative territory in the final hour of trade, after President Donald Trump said he would hold a news conference on China on Friday, rattling investors who had been enjoying a rally on optimism about an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump’s announcement of a news conference on China came amid growing worries that tensions between world’s largest economies may put economic recovery in jeopardy.
Continuous buying of selected rubber glove stocks led to the FBM KLCI closing higher at 1451.73 today. Two rubber glove makers, Top Glove Corp Bhd and Hartalega Holdings Bhd - were the top gainers among the KLCI’s 30 component stocks, both rising by 8.8% for the day. KLCI, +14.97pts, +1.04% Wed, 27 May, 2020 Dow, +553.16pts, +2.2% Major U.S. stock benchmarks roared higher Wednesday with Dow finish at 25,548.27, despite the battered state of the American economy and rising tensions between Beijing and Washington as investors focused on efforts to reopen more states for business.
Hari Raya Replacement Holiday Tue, 26 May, 2020 Dow, +529.95pts, +2.2% U.S. stocks finished higher at 24,995.11, but off key levels following a long holiday weekend, as investors were emboldened by fresh coronavirus vaccine news and signs that global economies are crawling back from the pandemic shutdown.
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The FBM KLCI finished down to 1,436.76, while Bursa Malaysia’s energy index fell by a larger quantum as news of China’s plan to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong to tighten its grip on the latter battered world equity and crude oil markets. Reuters reported that rising tensions between the US and China over trade and Beijing's plan to implement national security legislation in Hong Kong were hitting oil and other markets. KLCI, -15.35pts, -1.06% Fri, 22 May, 2020 Dow, -8.96pts, -0.1% U.S. stock benchmarks ended little changed and close at 24,465.16, as investors looked ahead to a three-day weekend. For the week though, equity indexes ended with strong gains as the markets largely shrugged off rising U.S.-China tensions and remained optimistic that the impact of coronavirus on corporate earnings will be relatively short-lived. White House infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said he remains confident that a remedy for the illness can be achieved this year, speaking with NPR’s Noel King in a Friday interview.
FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,452.11, helped by share price gains in index-link rubber glove manufacturers on resurgent concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic, amid doubts about the development of a vaccine. KLCI, +16.99pts, +1.18% Thu, 21 May, 2020 Dow, -101.78pts, -0.4% U.S. stocks finished lower at 24,474.12 , with investors pointing to elevated tensions between Washington and Beijing and a stream of poor economic data, including another 2.4 million job losses last week, as contributors to a lackluster buying mood on Wall Street. Americans out of work during the COVID-19 pandemic to nearly 40 million, or nearly 20% of the labor force.
FBM KLCI closed at 1,435.12 at its intraday high today after a final hour jump as doubts about the development of a Covid-19 vaccine led to buying of healthcare-related shares on Bursa Malaysia. KLCI, +11.15pts, +0.78% Wed, 20 May, 2020 Dow, +369.04pts, +1.5% The benchmark S&P 500 stock index closed at a 10-week high, while DJIA at 24,575.90, following upbeat quarterly results from retailers Target and Lowe’s that had investors focused on American businesses reopening and the coronavirus pandemic beginning to recede. But stocks came off the session’s best levels as a bill to delist Chinese companies on U.S. exchanges cleared the Senate.
FBM KLCI today closed higher at 1,423.97 as world equities cheered positive developments of a Covid-19 vaccine trial and as Malaysian shares reacted to speculation that India buyers had resumed buying Malaysian crude palm oil (CPO) after a four-month interval due to a diplomatic row. KLCI, +13.81pts, +0.98% Tue, 19 May, 2020 Dow, -390.51pts, -1.6% U.S. stocks finished lower Tuesday at 24,206.86, losing steam in the final hour of trade, after a report cast doubt on Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate and Wall Street braced for a potentially protracted economic recovery. Wall Street also digested two hours of congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and parsed earnings reports from major retailers, including Dow components Walmart and Home Depot.
FBM KLCI finished higher 1,410.16 today as trade volume across Bursa Malaysia rose to another record high in less than a week at 11.21 billion securities. Higher crude oil prices led to heavy trading of shares in Bursa Malaysia-listed oil and gas (O&G)-related companies and as investors took cue from 14th Parliament’s third session’s first meeting, which went smoothly today. KLCI, +6.72pts, +0.48% Mon, 18 May, 2020 Dow, +911.95pts, +3.9% U.S stocks booked sharp gains Monday at 24,597.37, erasing May losses, on optimism that the American economy might be percolating again, while the medical community works toward a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Support was also tied to remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Sunday night, striking a more upbeat tone on U.S. growth prospects, while reiterating that the central bank still retained tools to limit the economic downturn.
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FBM KLCI today closed higher at 1,403.44 as global crude oil price gains offered an impetus to Bursa Malaysia's oil and gas (O&G)-related shares' price and volume rises, which propelled securities trade across the bourse above nine billion units again KLCI, +6.19pts, +0.44% Fri, 15 May, 2020 Dow, +60.08pts, +0.25% Stocks recovered from steep losses early Friday to close higher at 23,685.42, despite data showing U.S. April retail sales plunged more than forecasts and news the Trump administration will block shipments of semiconductors to China’s Huawei Technologies, stoking fears of renewed trade tensions. However, sentiment was improved by news the House of Representatives was set to vote on another $3 trillion coronavirus package that could be the opening bid in another round of fiscal stimulus.
The FBM KLCI closed slightly higher at 1,397.25 after erasing losses in the final trading hour. Analysts also expected Malaysia’s current corporate financial reporting season to affect local equity market sentiment. Globally, it was reported that stock markets fell and bonds were in demand today as worries grew about the second wave of the pandemic and a dour assessment by the head of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) dashed hopes for a quick economic recovery. KLCI, +0.12pts, +0.01% Thu, 14 May, 2020 Dow, +377.37pts, +1.60% The Dow ended higher at 23,625.34, staged the biggest turnaround in about two months on Thursday, as investors overlooked data that showed 2.9 million Americans lost jobs last week, bringing the total unemployed to about 36.5 million since COVID-19 pandemic began. A rebound in large financial stocks helped to turn stocks around in afternoon action, as investor skittishness abated with signs of recovering demand as some U.S. states reopen their economies.
The FBM KLCI finished higher at 1,397.13, while share trade volume across Bursa Malaysia closed higher at an all-time high of 9.59 billion shares, as the spectre of a resurgence in the Covid-19 outbreak dictated world stock market sentiment. Announcement today on the nation’s stronger-than-expected first quarter 2020 (1Q2020) gross domestic product (GDP) on-year growth at 0.7% (Forecast -1.5%) had also boosted sentiment in the equities market. KLCI, +17.20pts, +1.25% Wed, 13 May, 2020 Dow, -516.67pts, -2.2% U.S. stock benchmarks closed sharply lower Wednesday at 23,247.97, as Wall Street digested a grim near-term economic outlook from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and as state and federal officials attempt to restart businesses from a coronavirus-induced lockdown. “The scope and speed of this downturn are without modern precedent, significantly worse than any recession since World War II,” Powell said.
The FBM KLCI finished lower at 1,379.93 today, while Bursa Malaysia’s Healthcare Index rose by a significantly larger quantum as concerns over a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic weighed on investors’ confidence and at the same time prompted buying of shares in healthcare-related companies like rubber glove manufacturers.News reports today. Based on PAS Jeneri assemblyperson Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor's claims, indicated that 23 Kedah state assemblypersons had lost confidence in the leadership of Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir as Kedah menteri besar. KLCI, -2.38pts, -0.17% Tue, 12 May, 2020 Dow, -457.21pts, -1.89% U.S. stocks ended sharply lower at 23764.78, erasing the previous day’s gains, as investors monitored tentative efforts to reopen the economy and weighed tensions between Washington and Beijing. Bloomberg News reported Republican senators were moving towards a vote to sanction Chinese officials over Beijing’s mistreatment of Uighur minorities in Xinjiang, China. This comes on the heels of reports that the Trump administration was ordering the Federal Retirement Thrift Board to halt its investments in Chinese stocks
Nuzul Al Quran Mon, 11 May, 2020 Dow, -109.33pts, -0.50% The Dow finished solidly lower Monday at 24,221.99, and the broader market ended mixed for the major U.S. stock benchmarks, as investors mulled hurdles to restarting the economy. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said it may take a couple of weeks before new spending bills were announced. But he also said the administration was unfazed by spending $3 trillion to help shore up the economy, in an interview with CNBC on Monday.
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The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,382.31 today with Asian equity indices on expectations of easing of US-China trade tensions following a telephone conversation between officials of both nations. Such sentiment supported world equities’ rise despite an existing US-China spat over the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Malaysia, banking shares were also in the spotlight following news reports that financial institutions had agreed to waive the additional interest or profit charge imposed on instalments for hire-purchase loans for the six-month moratorium period announced by the government. Banking shares are closely watched because of their significant weightage within the KLCI, according to analysts. KLCI, +5.38pts, +0.39% Fri, 8 May, 2020 Dow, +455.43pts, +1.90% U.S. stocks ended Friday’s session sharply higher at 24,331.32 despite Labor Department data showing 20.5 million jobs were lost in April, with the unemployment rate rising to 14.7%, underscoring the depth of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the American economy. Market sentiment was also helped by news that the U.S. Trade Negotiator Robert Lighthizer and his Chinese counterpart Liu He and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a phone call on Thursday, which resulted in the two largest economies in the world agreeing to strengthen macroeconomic and public-health cooperation.
Wesak Day Thu, 7 May, 2020 Dow, +211.25pts, +0.90% U.S. stock benchmarks closed in positive territory Thursday, finishing off their best levels at 23,875.89, with a rally in shares of energy and financials powering the day’s moves. A rally in the technology-related Nasdaq helped to drive the index retrace its coronavirus-induced selloff of the past two months. The gains came despite a U.S. weekly jobless claims report showing another 3 million Americans lost their jobs, but investors appeared relieved that the pace of job losses is ebbing as some states begin to reopen their economies.
The FBM KLCI closed lower at 1,376.93 today, after a final hour plunge landed the index at its intraday low. Analysts and remisiers said investors took profit today, ahead of a holiday in Malaysia tomorrow. Globally, it was reported Asian shares extended gains on Wednesday, as investors saw China's yuan fixing offering a modest olive branch to Washington, amid a resurgence in trade tensions, while oil ended its winning streak on oversupply fears and weak demand. KLCI, -12.62pts, -0.19% Wed, 6 May, 2020 Dow, -218.45pts, -0.90% U.S. stocks closed mixed, with the Dow off 200 points, as investors pored over data showing a collapse in private-sector employment in April and weighed the easing of lockdowns imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Investors also parsed corporate quarterly updates from some of the nation’s largest companies, with Walt Disney Co.’s profit diving more than 90% in the second quarter due to the hit from the pandemic on the entertainment giant.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,389.55 today as a confluence of factors, including higher crude oil and palm oil prices as well as Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) 50 basis-point overnight policy rate (OPR) cut to 2.00%, spurred broad-based buying across Bursa Malaysia. KLCI, +12.96pts, +2.94% Tue, 5 May, 2020 Dow, +133.33pts, +0.60% U.S. stocks ended slightly higher Tuesday for a second straight day to end at 24,883.09,, but finished well off session highs, as investors watched business restrictions begin to ease in the U.S. and Europe and progress toward an early vaccine to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rising crude oil prices also bolstered equity benchmarks as Wall Street looked to corporate earnings for an outlook on the pandemic, with Disney’s results in focus after the close.
FBM KLCI fell lower to 1,376.59 today as investors weighed the prospect of renewed US-China trade tension amid a spat over the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Malaysia, the IHS Markit Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index's (PMI) latest reading, which showed a deterioration in the local industry, also affected market sentiment, according to analysts. KLCI, -31.19pts, -2.22% Mon, 4 May, 2020 Dow, +26.07pts, +0.01% U.S. stocks staged a dramatic comeback late Monday to end higher to close at 23,749.76, as U.S. crude oil settled above $20 a barrel and tensions simmered between China and the U.S. over Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Labor Day Fri, 1 May, 2020 Dow, -622.03pts, -2.6% Stocks closed sharply lower Friday at 23,723.69, in an ugly start to the month of May as investors showed disappointment with earnings from big tech companies and with President Donald Trump’s threat to impose import tariffs on China in retaliation for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FBM KLCI closed high at 1,407.78 today after broad-based buying lifted share prices across Bursa Malaysia as global investors cheered encouraging early results of a Covid-19 treatment trial. Global equity and crude oil prices rose. It was reported that Asian stocks rose to a seven-week high today, though bonds and currencies stuck to cautious ranges ahead of a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting later in the day. KLCI, +27.48pts, +1.99% Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 Dow, -288.14pts, -1.2% U.S. stocks ended lower Thursday at 24,345.72, but off their worst levels of the session as investors weighed mixed corporate earnings and a report that the federal government was considering retaliating against China for its handling of the coronavirus. For the month, the Dow gained 11.1%, while the S&P 500 ended April up 12.7%, representing their best monthly gains since 1987 and their best April performances since 1938, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,380.3 after broad-based buying as investors weighed factors including higher crude oil prices and Malaysia corporate financial results against the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the world economy. Globally, it was reported that Asian shares climbed to a near two-month peak on Wednesday as investors took heart from easing coronavirus lockdowns in some parts of the world, better-than-expected corporate earnings and a welcome rebound in oil prices. KLCI, +8.10pts, +0.51% Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 Dow, +532.31pts, +2.2% U.S. stocks booked significant gains Wednesday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell vowed to mount a robust and protracted fight to offset fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, which he said “will weigh heavily” on economic activity, employment and inflation in the near term. The Fed’s emergency credit facilities are “wide open” and “we can do more of that,” Powell in a press conference following the two-day policy meeting. He also said the Fed’s support is based on “lending, not spending,” with the caveat that the central bank can’t make outright grants or lend to insolvent businesses.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,372.20 today after erasing intraday losses as crude oil’s price drop fuelled uncertainty in world markets already laden with Covid-19 pandemic concerns. Dwindling capacity to store crude oil worldwide, heightened by fears that fuel demand may be slow to pick up once countries ease curbs imposed on business and social life to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. KLCI, +2.04pts, +0.15% Tue, 28 Apr, 2020 Dow, -32.23.56pts, -0.1% U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, giving up early gains, as technology stocks took a hit ahead of earnings reports while investors weighed moves to reopen the economy in coming weeks. Kicking things off after the bell Tuesday was Google parent Alphabet Inc. reported a “significant slowdown” in ad sales and lower profits than expected. Facebook Inc. % Microsoft Corp. will announce Wednesday afternoon, while Apple Inc. & Amazon.com Inc. will report Thursday.
The FBM KLCI closed higher at 1,369.85 today while Bursa Malaysia’s ACE Market index rose by a significantly larger quantum, as world equities responded to news that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) expanded monetary stimulus and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of bonds to mitigate the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. KLCI, +0.31pts, +0.02% Mon, 27 Apr, 2020 Dow, +358.51pts, +1.5% The Dow scored its fourth straight session of gains Monday, as several countries and U.S. states began to ease their coronavirus lockdowns or outlined plans to moderate restrictions. Investors also braced for a deluge of first-quarter earnings reports and tracked continued weakness in crude oil.
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The FBM KLCI closed lower today with Asian stock indices, spurred by doubts about the progress in the development of drugs to treat Covid-19 patients. Such sentiment, however, led to gains in rubber glove manufacturers' share prices, in anticipation lingering Covid-19 concerns will result in higher demand for gloves. KLCI, -11.79pts, -0.85% Fri, 24 Apr, 2020 Dow, +260.01pts, +1.1% U.S stock indexes closed higher on Friday but logged weekly losses as investors digested economic data, mixed corporate results, and the latest economic aid package from Congress to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
FBM KLCI closed lower today, after erasing gains in volatile trade. The volatility stems from optimism as equities rose with crude oil prices at above UDS$20 a barrel and as investors continued to be mindful of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on world economy. Reuters reported Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, as the combination of a rebound in crude prices from historic lows and the promise of more U.S. government aid to cushion the coronavirus-ravaged economy, helped calm nervous markets. KLCI, -0.25pts, -0.02% Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 Dow, +34.99pts, +0.2% U.S. stocks finished little changed on Thursday, as a strong rally for all three benchmarks hit a snag in afternoon trade, amid reports that suggested that a closely followed experimental drug intended to be used to treat coronavirus delivered disappointing results in an “inconclusive” trial. Meanwhile, Congress was expected to vote on further aid for small businesses after Thursday’s close and crude oil prices staged a recovery from historically low levels.
Bursa close slightly higher, erasing early losses with Asian share indices as investors weighed the economic impact of crude oil prices at below US$20 a barrel and as nations contend with the Covid-19 pandemic. Rubber glove manufacturers' share prices rose against such sentiment. KLCI, +0.16pts, +0% Wed, 22 Apr, 2020 Dow, +456.94pts, +2% U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday, ending higher for the first time in three days, as investors gained confidence from stabilizing crude oil markets, some better-than-expected corporate earnings reports, and expectations for Congress to roll out another fiscal stimulus package.
Bursa Malaysia’s energy index fell by a significantly larger quantum, after prices of US crude oil futures fell below zero for the first time in history. Anticipation of Malaysia’s corporate financial reporting season for the January to March quarter is also seen influencing share trades, as investors evaluate the extend of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on businesses. KLCI, -31.39pts, -2.22% Tue, 21 Apr, 2020 Dow, -631.56pts, -2.7% U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday, driving the major indexes to their lowest levels in about two weeks, as high-flying technology shares gave up ground, and a historic collapse in oil prices eroded the bullish mood on Wall Street. The downbeat atmosphere more than offset reported progress in Washington on additional aid for businesses badly hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
Globally, it was reported that most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday, with Malaysia leading gains, as China, the region's prime trading partner, cut a key interest rate and promised more measures to prop up an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic. KLCI, +5.78pts, +0.41% Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 Dow, -592.05pts, -2.4% U.S. stocks finished near session lows Monday as investors watched oil futures crash, overshadowing optimism about plans for a staggered easing of global lockdowns in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senators also were in a deadlock over potential additional emergency funds for small businesses. Plunging oil prices overshadowed optimism over signs of peak infections in parts of the world, including New York, and plans from Europe, notably Germany, to begin unwinding the recent global economic pause due to the pandemic.