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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cashing in on Pestech too

On Thursday, Pestech has finally risen above RM5.00 for the first time after the share split in 2014. During the CFA class, I have learnt about some technical indicators and so I have tried to use them on Pestech:

First technical indicator I used is the Moving Average Converge Divergence (MACD). According to Investopedia, MACD is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between two exponential moving averages (EMA) of prices. EMA is simply the weighted average closing price of the last few trading days that gives more weight/emphasis to the latest data. MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-day EMA from the 12-day EMA. Then we use a 9-day EMA of the MACD, called the "signal line" as a trigger for buy and sell signals. In the area highlighted by blue circle chart below, the MACD line crosses and rises above the signal line, meaning it is a bullish sign. On 28th February 2015 (red circle), the MACD is still above the signal line and thus Pestech still in bullish mode.

Second indicator I used is the Relative Strength Indicator (RSI). According to Investopedia, RSI is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine overbought and oversold conditions of an asset. RSI ranges from 0 to 100. Once RSI hits 70, it is considered overbought and the asset is likely to experience some pullback. In the case of Pestech, it was in overbought mode in the last two trading days (26th and 27th February) as highlighted by the red circle below. However, if the RSI drops below 30, then it is technically oversold and will likely to rise.

The two technical indicators indicate that Pestech is still in bullish mode and thus likely to have some more upside. However, the cautious me decided to exit while the market is still bullish and the Pestech volume is still high. So I sold my 1000 units of Pestech @ RM4.96, earning 22% Holding Period Return (HPR). The two transactions in 2015 so far:  

After this transaction, Huat Fund looks like this:

Monday, February 9, 2015

Cashing in on SKPetro

The market volume is quite good for the past few trading days. So I decided to take profit on SKPetro and sold my 2000 units at RM2.85. Earning 25.92% or RM1.2k in less than two months is not too shabby huh. In my opinion, there will be more chances to earn short term cash like this in the coming months due to the volatility in the market. Lets not forget that GST is on the horizon.

GST itself is actually a good thing as Malaysia has got a very huge shadow economy. In order to tax this shadow economy, GST is the best choice. You pay when you consume. There is no running away from it. And it is harder to evade tax too with the computerized system. I reckon, people will push forward their big ticket purchases and this will leave a huge lull in the economy after the GST. Retail and property will be hardest hit. Then stocks like Padini will be worth considering. So cash could come handy then. From now on, I will build up my cash holding and invest in dividend stocks whenever possible.

Huat Fund looks like this after this transaction:

Friday, February 6, 2015

Wa si CFA Candidate

Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) is a program that I found out a few years ago and I have always wanted to study it. Finally I got the chance to enroll in a part time workshop locally after returning to Malaysia and I am proud to say that I am a candidate for the level 1 exam in June this year.

CFA emphasizes a lot on the ethical investing. For example, the interest of clients always come first and we should take the last bite of any cherries. As a matter of fact, as a candidate or Charterholder of CFA, I am not allowed to give guaranteed returns for that is not realistic in the real world and thus considered not ethical.

Therefore, the objective of Huat Fund will have to be altered. Previously, I guarantee a 10% annual return on Huat Fund. Now, I will try my best to achieve a 10% annual return on Huat Fund.

Meanwhile, a little update on Huat Fund. Paper gain increases as the market improved over the last few weeks. Bulk of the gains come from Inari. SK Petro is almost near my 30% target and Hovid is finally showing some sign of life after hibernating for the past half a year. I suspect the renewed interest in Hovid is due to the fall in ringgit as most of it's export products are priced in USD. Heck, even Pestech and QL have broken even. Jaya Tiasa remains the problem child. Huat Fund looks like this today: