Investors May Stay Side-lined on Bursa
The FBM KLCI closed lower amid the regional sell-down. The benchmark index lost 0.53% or 7.46 points to close at 1,411.54
The FBM KLCI closed lower in the absence of any bargain hunting activities. The sell-down on heavyweights was broad-based as sentiment was affected by regional weaknesses.
"For today, we reckon the index to trend within the 1,405-1,415 range as investors may stay side-lined until the US resolves itsdebt ceiling woes. Meanwhile, strong demand drove crude oil prices higher as the Brent crude climbed closer to US$78/barrel," says Rakuten Trade.
The FBM KLCI closed lower amid the regional sell-down. The benchmark index lost 0.53% or 7.46 points to close at 1,411.54. Losers were led by HLFG, NESTLE and KLK. Market breadth was negative with 517 losers against 317
gainers. Total volume stood at 2.46bn shares valued at RM1.66bn.
Wall Street fell as discussion on the US debt ceiling continues to drag on without any outcome in sight. As a result, the DJI Average lost 231 points while the Nasdaq declined by 160 points notwithstanding the US 10-year yield closed lower at 3.698%.
Similarly, Hong Kong stocks also ended lower as the HSI declined by 247 points as the protracted debt ceiling negotiations and heightening tension between China and the US continue to weigh on sentiment.
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