Tuesday, October 26

Market Chat aims to provide helpful information for investors


A STEP FORWARD: Kamal (right) and Chan at the Market Chat programme organised by BMB and KIB.

SIBU: The Market Chat programme is designed with investors and potential investors in mind to enable them to be knowledgeable and informed to tackle challenges head on.

By actively acquiring investor education, opportunities could be realized if they knew when, where and how to look, said Bursa Malaysia Berhad’s (BNB’s) manager for retail business investor development, securities markets Kamal Fitri.

Such can be achieved if you are equipped with the right information, tools and strategies. The better informed you are, the better it will be for you and the market, he said in his welcoming address at the Market Chat roadshow held at a leading hotel here last Sunday evening.

The two speakers for the Market Chat organised by BNB and Kenanga Investment Bank (KIB) were KIB’s associate director of research Chan Ken Yew and assistant manager of structure products & equity derivatives Tham Keen Lum.

Kamal said this was the fifth year BNB embarked on the Market Chat programme.

Over the years, we have seen the programme evolve to become bigger and better. Our broker partners have grown and we have expanded our reach into traditional and non-traditional markets.

One thing we have learnt is that regardless of the direction the market, interest to put hard-earned money into suitable investment vehicles is always there.

Towards this end, we are glad to continue our Market Chat programme.

The exchange is committed to re-energise and re-activate the retail segment.

He said renowned industry experts at the Market Chat would share insights into the prevailing trends in the market, investment know-how as well as strategies to identify opportunities in bull and bear markets.

In addition to conventional stocks, he said, there were also other asset classes such as REITs, ETFs and futures trading, and how these could complement investors’ portfolios and act as hedging tools.

Kamal hoped investors would capitalise on the bull and bear investment opportunities that are available in the market this year.