September gets off a slow start for Asian market

Published: Wilson Clark

On: Sep 2017

Due to the end of summer dried out trading volume & also Southeast Asian market were closed for a holiday and hence Asia –Pacific stocks observe initial gains on Friday. By removing a potential market catalyst the season of a solid earnings has come to an end in the region.

A strategist at IG Markets, Chris Weston said that, “At the moment there are a lot of moving parts in the news, but no one is really introducing the connection between these parts and the markets. At the same time these market aren’t connected about geopolitics.”

Asian market may observe slow start in September

After observing huge gains on Wall Street at the end of August, these moves were widely muted in the regions of Asia. South Korea’s Kospi SEU witnessed -0.23 per cent which was an exception. After trading a small changed the 1st hour, it slid as 0.5% before erasing much of that move.

Despite observing index heavyweight Samsung Electronics shows slight rise of 005930, + 0.35%. This broader market was mostly lower as the US dollar that has been pulled back. It was decreased 0.4 % in Asian trading vs the Korean won.

In Japan the greenback’s weakness capped stock gains. While, the Nikkei NIK, +0.23% began as much as 0.5 per cent. But it was recently just 0.2 % higher than usual.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO registered +0.18%. It completely reversed its early advance to trade down 0.1 per cent after attaining a 4th straight down in August month. It is considered to be the longest streak in two years. On the other hand, Chinese stocks named SHCOMP, +0.19% commenced modestly higher by adding to its Thursday gains.

With the arrival of September, the market is going to be a selloff market, as said by Tim Kelleher, Foreign-exchange institutional training head at ASB Bank, New Zealand. It might make investors wary of taking huge positions near term. An additional reason not to do so is forthcoming release of the monthly US jobs report on Friday.

Meanwhile, market in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia are closed Friday for a holiday.