Warrants Commentary (9 Jun to 12 Jun)
The second week of June saw the total warrants turnover coming in at a staggering RM699.4mil despite it being a holiday-shortened week as the Bursa Malaysia was shut on Monday (8 Jun) for the official birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Warrants over Malaysian shares took the spotlight last week, with a trading value of RM573.5mil, making it the major contributor to the overall warrants turnover. This was followed by warrants over the Hang Seng Index (HSI) with a value traded of RM82.1mil, representing approximately 11.7% of the total warrants turnover while warrants over the FBM KLCI, S&P 500® Index (SP500) and iShares FTSE A50 China Index ETF constituted approximately 6.3% with a value traded of RM43.8mil.
It was another volatile week for the markets roiled by fears of economic uncertainty amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the US, coupled with the grim US economic forecast by the Fed, as major benchmarks such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the SP500 snapped their three-week winning streak to finish the week down by 5.6% and 4.8% respectively. The HSI futures was not spared either as it ended the week in red territory, down by almost 2% to 24,212.0. Although the HSI futures moved higher the first three days of the week, the upbeat momentum was halted on Thursday through Friday as prices succumbed to furious selling activities, wiping all of its gains for the week.
Amidst the turmoil, put warrant HSI-HAV (+3.6% week-on-week (w-o-w)) dominated the warrants space as the most actively traded warrant with 102.1mil units or RM29.6mil traded for the week. Call warrant HSI-C9S was also among the most actively traded warrants with 67.3mil units changing hands as investors net bought up to 14.9mil units for the week. HSI-C9S saw a turnover of RM9.1mil as it tumbled 32.5% w-o-w.
On the local front, warrants over glove makers continued to dominate the warrants market with TOPGLOV-C78 and TOPGLOV-C77 clocking in 78.2mil units (RM54.8mil) and 70.9mil units (RM57.8mil) traded respectively, as the stock continued to scale fresh peaks, closing 3.2% up for the week at RM16.90 after it reported its net profit rising more than fourfold in Q3 ended 31 May 2020. SUPERMX-C93 was also actively traded with 55.1mil units changing hands as the stock tumbled 10.9% w-o-w to close at RM7.91 on Friday.
Top warrants by volume traded:
|Issuer||Exercise level / price||Expiry date|
|HSI-HAV||102.1||Macquarie||20,000||30 Oct 2020|
|TOPGLOV-C78||78.2||Maybank||14.00||26 Feb 2021|
|TOPGLOV-C77||70.9||CIMB||10.70||31 Dec 2020|
|HSI-C9S||67.3||Macquarie||27,600||28 Aug 2020|
|SUPERMX-C93||55.1||Maybank||7.00||26 Feb 2021|
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