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Bargain hunting may emerge

The FBM KLCI tumbled over 2.2% as investment jitters mounted over US bond yields surge and political uncertainties on the local front; the healthcare sector took the biggest downfall on continued selling in glove counters. However, we think the FBM KLCI is steeply oversold, bargain hunting may emerge over the near term tracking Wall Street overnight gains on technology stocks. We believe the broader market may recover, but we expect the rebound to be short lived and traders may adopt selling into strength strategy. Meanwhile, the CPO price rose on solid exports data for March 2021.
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Over 500 products exported to countries like Vietnam, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Cambodia and Singapore through established distributors, hypermarkets, supermarkets and dealer network. Acquisition of Chempro Group and Noble group comes with a collective profit guarantee of an aggregate of RM81.0m over 3 years, while impending acquisition of ENRA Kimia Sdn Bhd will strengthen bottomline. Entered into a consortium agreement with Arcadia Acres and Ihsan Equity for the application a digital banking licence. Technically, traders may anticipate for a potential flag-formation breakout above RM1.42 to target the next resistances at RM1.50-1.55 with long term target at RM1.65.

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Heading back onto 1,600

The FBM KLCI advanced on Friday in tandem with the regional peers following the
positive cues from Wall Street lifted by optimism in the corporate earning seasons
as well as the improved labour data. We expect buying momentum to persist on
the local front following a streak of buying interest from foreign funds. Meanwhile,
the relaxation in SOPs and the movement of Klang Valley, Melaka and five other
states into the next phase of NRP would continue to drive the recovery theme
stocks. Meanwhile, both the CPO and crude oil prices rose; the latter is trading
above the USD85 per barrel mark at the time of writing.

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Still eyeing 1,600

The FBM KLCI took a breather following a seven-day winning streak, as the key
index retreated from the 1,600 psychological level on the back of profit taking
activities. However, tracking the strong gains from Wall Street overnight, we expect
local equities to gain momentum and investors could focus on the upcoming
Budget 2022 beneficiaries, which we anticipate some goodies to be revealed for
construction, telecommunication, and solar sectors. Commodities wise, the CPO
price declined after a surge in the previous session, while the crude oil price
rebounded above the USD84 per barrel mark.

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