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Technical Focus – 2nd Nov 20

Under the prevailing market volatility, we see gold proxy companies as a hedging methodology. Gold prices is expected to remain steady above US$1,900/oz in view of the barrage of uncertainties such as the upcoming US election, rising Covid-19 cases and lesser optimism over the pace of global economic recovery after several countries across Europe have returned to the state of lockdown. At the same time, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) that represents the market expectations of 30-day forward volatility has jumped to near 40.0 in recent day; the highest since mid-June 2020. The low interest rate environment will continue to entice investors into gold as an alternative investment.
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Market momentum still sturdy

The FBM KLCI edged mildly lower as sentiment turned downbeat as investors booked in gains from the previous session rally. While the local bourse is demonstrating some mild weakness, we reckon that the general recovery trend is still intact as the attention remains focus on the pace of economic recovery. The positive development over the Covid-19 vaccine will also continue to aid the recovery progress. Meanwhile, the lower liners are expected to charge higher, driven by the ample liquidity with the equities market remain in favour.

AME Elite Consortium Bhd – 2nd Dec 20

The proposed AME REIT would also provide stable and recurring income to investors, with at least 90.0% of its income to be distributed as dividends to unitholders. We note that slightly more than half of the current tenants of the industrial properties has more than 5 years of lease under their agreements. Additionally, AME REIT is expected to benefit from lower tax rate compared to prevailing corporate tax rate at an average of 23.4% recorded over the past 4 years.

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Technical Focus – 2nd Dec 20

Established historical track record since inception in 1975 with strong brand presence in the Malaysia household market. Demand will be relatively healthy, owing to the rising awareness of personal hygiene following the Covid-19 pandemic. Disposal of loss-making toilet rolls and tissue manufacturing subsidiary; NTMP Paper Mill (Bentong) Sdn Bhd allow the group to streamline and focus on the existing core businesses. Technically, price has experienced a flag-formation breakout above RM0.73, targeting the next resistances at RM0.795-0.815 with long term target at RM0.90.

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Swift recovery

Expectedly, the FBM KLCI performed a swift recovery as the key index recouped most of its previous session losses to re-claim the 1,600 psychological level. We reckon some stability will ensue with further upsides are in the cards as investors continue to focus on the economic recovery progress. Meanwhile, we believe that the lower liners will continue to enjoy their upward momentum as liquidity remains well on the equities market with investors capitalising on the positive market sentiment.

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