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A Walk in the Park with Cypark Resources Berhad (5184)

Lately, I have been searching for a company which has good profit margins, a business model which is non-conventional (i.e., not manufacturing, banking, plantation, and trading in nature), and resilient to external market shocks. I hope I have found the right company!


This week I will be looking at Cypark Resources Berhad (5184). Cypark is a company that is involved with the provision of environmental solutions. It has 4 main business segments which are:
1. Environmental engineering: Provision of nature conservation and environmental improvement services.
2. Landscaping and infrastructure: Provision of landscape services, project management services, and infrastructure development.
3. Maintenance: Provision of specialist maintenance works on leachate treatment plants, landscape services for parks, and maintenance of public amenities.
4. Green technology & renewable energy: Solar panel, biogas, biomass, waste-to-energy, and other renewable energy projects.
The business segment with…
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What should investors do during times of uncertainty

Mr Investor has been on hiatus. There have not been any concrete investment opportunities, at least on my horizon. So what have I been doing lately? I have been concentrating on my regular job! lol ... 


Today, I felt like I should write about a topic which resonates strongly with me: What should you do when the markets are behaving unfavorably? The term "behaving unfavorably" means a volatile market, and any gains are wiped-out the following few days. I am sure most investors or traders, after having being exposed to the markets can relate to this.
I have a few suggestions to help investors handle this situation better:

Determine the stage of the stock market
Before even thinking to buy shares, an investor should assess the overall market condition. It is said that timing is everything, and in this respect, this statement is true to its core. I shall share a secret with you on how to determine a good time to enter the markets. Usually, it is impossible to time the market…

Zhulian Corporation Berhad (5131) -- Follow-up review (21/7/2018)

This is a follow-up review of my previous post on Zhulian back on February 2, 2018. Previously, I opined that this counter should begin to consolidate after a significant price retracement as it had been trading close to its Net Assets per share price of around RM1.30. Six months after my previous review and it seems like its share price has started to consolidate.

My last post was based on the financial results of Q4 2017. The company has since released the financial results for 2 quarters. Based on its latest financial results, there seems to be some improvement in its profit after tax margin. Profit after tax in Q2 2018 was about RM12 million, was higher than Q1 2018 and Q4 2017, but generally lower than PAT in 2017, see Table 1: Quarterly Financial Results of Zhulian. 
It has been reporting the same story in its quarterly reports that its decline in revenue was due to a drop in sales in its Thai business operations. Cumulatively, its financials fared much worse, see Table 2: Cumul…

FBMKLCI Bear Market Reality?

Are we in a bear market? One thing is for sure, the FBMKLCI is trending like one. It has retreated about 12% to 1,663 points since reaching a high of 1,896 points on April 20, 2018, and is trading well below its 365-day moving average. See Chart 1 below:

Chart 1: FBMKLCI, July 7, 2018


During times like these, cash is king. Most counters that I have been following have been either trending lower or consolidating. It has been a rather uninteresting period in the Malaysian stock market. I have been sitting on the sidelines not wanting any action at the moment. I am looking for opportunities in other financial markets to trade. Other than that, the only thing worth noting is the political state of Malaysia.

I will still continue to review companies and analyse their charts.  If any of you have a great investment idea which you would like to share, do drop your comments below or email me. 
Cheers!

Technical Review of Econpile Holdings Bhd (5253, 16/6/2018)

The markets have not been exciting lately, but I have an interesting stock to share. For investors who are looking for a stock to trade, I recommend Econpile Holdings Bhd (5253).  Its share price seems to be oversold and is ready for a bullish rebound.   

Based on its technical price chart, its share price started to dip at the beginning of 2018. The 30-day exponential moving average (EMA) has been its overhead resistance since early February 2018 until now. In this article, I will explore the likelihood of it breaking above its 30-day EMA overhead resistance. The 30-day exponential moving average overhead resistance could mean that this stock is in a downtrend as well. 
Pakatan Harapan, Malaysia's newly elected political party's victory in the General Elections in May 2018 had an adverse effect on its share price. Upon the opening bell of the Malaysian market on May 14, 2018, its share price gaped down 8 cents, and closed at RM .788, a decline of 22.7 cents or 22% of its…

Technical Analysis Review: FBMKLCI Review (19/5/2018)

It has been a week since Malaysia's 14th General Election. We have witnessed the fall of a government that has ruled Malaysia for about 61 years. Lets us see how has the market has fared.

From my previous review on April 21, 2018, I expected a bullish market leading to the general election. But I noted that if the market were to break below 1,880 points, this would indicate an immediate change in market sentiment from bullish to bearish, and this would lead to a decline to around 1,810 points. Do check out my previous review in this LINK. The FBMKLCI broke below 1,880 points on April 24, 2018, and proceeded to tread lower in the following weeks.
Looking at the FBMKLCI in Chart 1 below, we can see that the bourse made a "false breakout" from a horizontal trend channel on April 20, 2018. The bourse was closed on May 9 for the general elections, and on May 10 and 11 after Pakatan Harapan, the new ruling coalition, gained a simple majority in the Parliament. The bourse…

Heveaboard Bhd (5095) Update (11 May 2018)

This week I will be reviewing Heveaboard. This is a follow-up review to my previous Heveaboard posts. 

As you are aware, many stocks on Bursa Malaysia were beaten down to its lows recently. Now, after a historic win in the 14th Malaysian General Elections by Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), will the stock market bounce back? 

The General Election held on May 9,2018, was by and large peaceful and went on without a hitch.  Malaysians are hoping for a clean, fair, and just government. This positive perception will be echoed in the stock market and will bring back market confidence.

We now turn our focus to the annual report of Hevea  that was recently published on April 30, 2018. I thought it would be a good time to perform a follow-up review of this stock. 

Technically, it is showing signs that its share price has bottomed out and has formed a base. The share price has retraced from a high of RM1.72 in October 2017 to RM0.88 in May 8, 2018, a retracement of about 50% !!  See Chart 1: Hev…