Monday, December 3, 2012

SGX My Gateway November Highlights

(Repost - My Gateway Updates)

Today marks the first session of December which is scheduled to see a total of 18 full sessions and two half sessions, with stock market closures on 25 December in addition to the afternoons of 24 December and 31 December. Securities trading on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve will be from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm with the Closing Routine from 12.30 pm to 12.36 pm.

Looking at the month of November, the STI appreciated +1.04% in price, with some dividend distributions boosting the total return of the STI to +1.13% over the month. The key highlights of the Singapore Stock Market in November were as follows:

1. On Friday, the last session of November, SIIC Environment Holdings Ltd (5GB), formerly Asia Water Technology Ltd and listed on SGX Catalist Board, transferred to the Mainboard of SGX. SIIC Environment Holdings provides integrated engineering solutions for water purification, water supply and waste water treatment systems and facilities in China. Following the announcement Wednesday, the share price gained 15.00% on Thursday, then another +11.59% on Friday, the day of the transfer.

2. The two strongest STI stocks in November were Global Logistic Properties (MC0) and Capitaland (C31) which gained +9.34% and +7.95% respectively. Likewise, the strongest of the FTSE ST Sector Indices was Real Estate Holding & Development gaining +5.08% over the month which contributed to the +3.13% gain of the Financials Index. Approximately 43% of the net market capitalisation of the FTSE ST Financials Index is made up of the three banks (DBS, OCBC & UOB), 30% from Real Estate Holding & Development, 22% from REITs AND 5% from Financial Services. The broader FTSE ST Financial Index has gained +31.56% in the year-to-date while the Real Estate Holding & Development Index has gained 47.53%.

3. The next best performing FTSE ST Sector Indices for November were Health Care and Telecommunications which posted similar monthly gains of +2.75% and +2.72%. STI components, IHH Healthcare (Q0F) and Singtel (Z74) are biggest stocks of the Health Care and Telecommunications Sector. These two stocks respectively gained +2.80% and +1.56% over the month. The underperforming STI stock in November was Olam (O32), which declined -20.05%, while the underperforming FTSE ST Sector Index was Utilities with a -3.60% decline.

4. Demand continued to grow for the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (O87) listed and traded on SGX. Over the month of November, turnover of SPDR Gold Shares was up +20.80% from the previous month of September, while the price of Gold Shares firmed +0.66% over the month. The SPDR Gold Trust is the world’s biggest ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) backed by bullion, with the five listings of the ETF currently representing 1,348.83 metric tons of Gold Bullion.

5. While the Singapore Dollar has appreciated 5.89% to the US Dollar in the year-to-date, its depreciation to the US Dollar in November was a marginal -0.01%. The relative performance of the Straits Times Index (STI) in 2012 has clearly been underpinned by the strength of the Singapore Dollar. As of Saturday morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average year-to-date appreciation of +6.61% is pared to a marginal +0.45% in Singapore Dollar terms. Over the same period, the STI gained +16.01%. Reinvested dividends boost the total return of the STI to +19.36% over the first 11 months of 2012.


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