Hmm...still no panic. US is going down each day, but the fear is still not like the October 2008 level. Will this be the case of the "boiling frog"? A bit by bit drop will not cause so much fear as to a sudden drop. Looking at the KLCI weekly chart, it looks like it will be revisiting the 800 level. Based on the broken rising wedge formation, I believe that the KLCI got the potential to go to 600! My friend just asked me whether he should buy Genting. My answer is "I will not buy anything." For me, if it ain't going up, why buy?
If you feel that your money is sitting idle in the bank earning a miserable interest, consider yourself lucky! At least you don't have to keep it under the mattress. Putting your money to "work" in the stock market is dangerous now. Nobody knows where is the bottom except after the fact. Those that make bottoms calls are just fools (of course, when you make so many bottom calls, eventually, the last one will be correct).
So, lets look at the various Malaysian sectors:
|KLCI||Down||Down (-)||Down (-)|
|Finance||Down||Down (-)||Down (-)|
|Construction||Down||Down (-)||Down (-)|
|2nd Board||Down||Down||Down (-)|
Every sector except plantation is now pointing downwards. For the rest of the world:
|TWII||Down||Neutral (+)||Up (+)|
We can see that only SSEC is now joined by TWII. Both are still holding up. But, any stimulus is like Viagra/Tongkat Ali/Kacip Fatimah. Its effect is only temporary. You just can't replace the disappering consumer demand overnight. This crisis takes years to develop, it will also take years to solve it. Every government has its limits to stimulate the economy. Eventually, it is the free market forces that will set the direction.