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SGX Market Updates


  • Industrials were amongst Singapore’s three best performing Sectors in September. The 10 largest capitalised Industrial stocks averaged a 7.1% total return for the month, and followed with 1.2% average gains for the first two sessions of October.


FX Options Volatility Set to Rise as Currencies Wobble?

The calm in currency options despite the political headwinds in Europe, from Brexit to Merkel’s shaky coalition and Italy’s left-right government could be stirred into heighted volatility by the weakening of emerging market currencies from China to Brazil and Russia. CME Group Senior Economist, Erik Norland explores how FX options could react in emerging market currencies.

Trading Asia Workshop - Psychology of Trading

Workshop Summary

Written by Joseph Banyai, Sales at Phillip Capital Inc.

The Psychology of Trading workshop took a deep dive into improving one’s mental focus through mindfulness and meditation.
With scientific evidence backing his claims, Russ Rausch from Vision Pursue discussed two main points:
1.    Your brain, like a muscle, can be trained to improve focus.

The Market Corner: the month in review

Have a drink on me

Filippo Lecchini

Wine futures are not quite like the futures contracts you know. The main reason why they exist is allowing customers to buy in advance at a lower price, the payment is upfront, high end wines before they are bottled. From the point of view of the producers is a way to eliminate exposure to price fluctuations, at least partially, and generate revenues in advance of the release date.



ICE U.S. Dollar Index Futures & CME Gold Futures

Jeff Gilfillan


Trading Asia Opening speech by Lynette Lim, Co-CEO, Phillip Capital Inc.


Welcome again to Phillip Capital’s Trading Asia Symposium. There’s a reason why you are standing around and not sitting on your chairs. As promised to you before, each year we want the symposium to be better than the last, and this year we want to make you part of this experience. There’s no such thing as free lunch!

CME SONIA Futures Launch October 1, 2018*


CME will launch two new SONIA futures: a Quarterly IMM SONIA contract observing the recommended specifications of the Working Group on Sterling Risk Free Reference Rate; and an innovative MPC SONIA contract based on the meeting dates of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to provide greater precision in hedging between the dates of Central Bank policy meetings.

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