Bond Fund – Fixed Income Instrument Investment in Unit Trust

Malaysian capital market consist of various investment vehicles. There are in the form of shares, unit trusts, bonds, warrants and derivatives. Type of investment vehicles for an investor to choose from to invest in is usually determined by several common factors:

  1. Investment goals 
  2. Risk appetite
  3. Risk tolerance
  4. Period
  5. Capital

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Now Is a Good Time to Start Investment Into a Unit Trust

Unit Trust industry is nothing new to the most of working people in Malaysia. Today Malaysia has around 32.73 million of peoples in its population. However only 20.5 millions accounts were registered into Unit Trust with respective Unit Trust Management Company in Malaysia. This figure represent 62.6% of participation rates.

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Malaysian Economy Against Emerging and Developed Market

Since 2015, most of emerging market and developed market have experienced an economic contraction, Malaysian economy too was not spared from this catastrophic event. Malaysian economy was badly affected during those time. Thanks to oil price crashed in 3rd quater of 2014 due to surplus of crude oil from shale oil boom in USA.

Courtesy of Petronas Activity Outlook 2019-2021

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Purchasing Manager’s Index Globally – April 2020

Purchasing Manager’s Index in April for a host of countries which are taking preventive measures for instance lockdowns or movement restriction to combat COVID-19 globally are very low. Contracting purchasing manager’s index to the lowest historic level causes their economy behave badly.

As you can see on the graph as shown below, all of these countries were experiencing contraction. Based on these numbers, only China is within touching distance of expansion at 49.4 index. This shows that economy globally is undergoing depressed cycle.

Global PMI YTD
Global PMI YTD

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Purchasing Managers’ Index – An Economic Barometer

Purchasing Managers’ Index, (PMIā„¢) series are monthly economic surveys of carefully selected companies. This index provide an advance signal of what is really happening in the private sector economy by tracking variables such as output, new orders, employment and prices across key sectors.

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USD 30 per barrel in 2020? 2020 Budget Need to be Revisited

Oil price keep on sliding today as storage capacity is about to reach maximum level therefore Indonesia try to seek for tankers to store refined fuels at sea as it seeks to take advantage of plunging prices. This situation is so bad for oil exporting countries who rely so much on their crude oil export.

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