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Financial Hacks: A Free Tool to Help Investors

25 August 2020 | The Edge Malaysia

There are opportunities in volatile markets, but those who want to start investing might be overwhelmed by the amount of information available and would not know where to begin. At the same time, experienced investors may be looking for trading ideas or free tools that can assist in their research process. BursaMKTPLC is a free tool by Bursa Malaysia Bhd that aims to help beginner, intermediate or advanced investors address these challenges.

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Investing: Trading volumes of L&I ETFs still lag those of most stocks

30 June 2020 | The Edge Malaysia

Leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (L&I ETFs), which allow sophisticated investors to amplify their returns during market volatility, are slowly gaining traction more than six months after they were launched on the local bourse last year. These ETF products were created to produce targeted, multiple returns of the underlying index on a daily basis.

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Funds: Using ETFs to Protect Your Portfolio

05 June 2020 |The Edge Malaysia

The introduction of leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in Malaysia late last year has provided investors with more options to protect their portfolios, says Deepak Khurana, performance director of fund ratings and distribution for Asia-Pacific at Refinitiv. These tools are especially useful during a downturn. “Exotic products such as inverse ETFs use derivatives and allow investors to cover their downsides if they have a strong negative view of the market,” he says. Currently, there are three inverse ETFs listed on the local bourse. Inverse ETFs perform inversely to the indices they track, making them a popular tool among investors when the market crashes. These ETFs are also used as a hedge in a bear market, especially by investors with long positions.

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Which Type of Investor Are You?

May 2020|Bursa Marketplace

Infographic: There's everything for everybody. No matter if you are a risky or conservative person, the share market has a place for you.

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When the Markets Are Flat but Volatile

May 2020|Bursa Marketplace

Video: Leveraged ETFs perform differently in different market scenarios. Examine what happens when the market is flat but volatile over the course of four days.

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When the Market Goes Down Steadily

May 2020|Bursa Marketplace

Video: Examine how you can minimise losses when the market shows negative growth or a downward trend.

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When Markets Rise Steadily

May 2020|Bursa Marketplace

Video: Examine how daily rebalancing leads to deviations from the underlying index for investors who hold leveraged or inverse ETFs, longer than a day.

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Malaysia suspends some short selling as coronavirus batters markets

25 March 2020 | Asia Asset Management

Malaysia has temporarily banned short-selling, the latest Asian country to take the action in a bid to stem volatility in their markets as global stocks are battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension, which starts immediately and lasts until April 30, covers intraday and restricted short-selling. This is where investors usually hedge their positions or make money by selling borrowed securities and buying them back later at a cheaper price.

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Leveraged & Inverse ETFs

23 January 2020|Bursa Marketplace

Video: Leveraged & Inverse ETFs Now Available in Bursa Malaysia.

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Can Leveraged and Inverse Exchange-Traded Funds Revive the Market?

18 January 2020 |thestar.com.my

EXCHANGE-TRADED funds (ETFs) are one of the fastest-growing asset classes in the world, yet their growth in Malaysia has been extremely poor. Globally, ETFs have never been doing better. In fact, BlackRock calls it one of the most powerful investing trends of the century. While the turn of the century started off with fewer than US$100bil in ETF assets, this had swelled to US$6.3 trillion as of end-2019. Investors piled in US$570bil into ETF assets in 2019 alone.

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Bursa CEO: Leveraged, Inverse ETFs to Invigorate Local Bourse

13 January 2020 |The Edge Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 13): Bursa Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift said today the introduction of leveraged and inverse (L&I) exchange-traded funds (ETF) will further invigorate the local bourse by offering investors a wider range of innovative products catering to varying risk appetites. Swift said this today in a joint statement issued to reporters covering the listing of the Kenanga KLCI Daily 2X Leveraged ETF (KLCI2XL) and Kenanga KLCI Daily (-1X) Inverse ETF (KLCI1XI) on Bursa's Main Market today by Kenanga Investors Bhd, the asset management arm of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd. "We will continue to work closely with Kenanga Investors and other industry partners to drive the sustained development and increase competitiveness of the Malaysian ETF market through education and creation of attractive and diverse investment opportunities that meet the evolving needs of retail and institutional investors," Swift said. Kenanga Investment claims that the KLCI2XL and KLCI1XI are the first L&I ETFs to be benchmarked against the FBM KLCI.

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Introduction to Leveraged & Inverse ETFs

13 January 2020|Bursa Marketplace

Beginner Webinar - 17 December 2019: To understand what is Leveraged & Inverse ETFs (L&I ETFs), How it works and behave in different market environment, How investors use L&I ETFs in their portfolio and to understand the risks associated with trading the L&I ETFs.

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Exchange-Traded Funds: ETFs have seen phenomenal growth

06 January 2020 | The Edge Malaysia

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have sustained their growth over the past decade. Supported by a well-developed ecosystem, these instruments are popular because they provide investors with easy accessibility, low-cost diversification and trading opportunities. The asset class is expected to continue playing an important role in investment portfolios, say industry players.

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Bull or Bear – Find Opportunities in Any Market Condition

02 December 2019 |thesundaily.my

TO BE a successful investor, one must learn ways to court opportunity and make the most of it when it appears. Opportunities are more abundant in a bull market, but there are also great opportunities to be found in a bear market. Learning how to spot it and using the right tools or instruments to profit from it is crucial. On Bursa Malaysia, you’ll find plenty of financial instruments such as call warrants, put warrants and exchange traded funds (ETFs), amongst others. Just last week, the exchange saw the first issuance of leveraged and inverse ETFs in Malaysia. The availability of leveraged and inverse ETFs provides investors a wider range of investment products to diversify their portfolios. Used well, these tools can help you find opportunities in both bull and bear markets to grow your wealth.

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Malaysia Greenlights Leveraged and Inverse ETPs

14 October 2019 |Etfstream.com

Malaysian asset managers are preparing to widen out the country’s ETF offering following a greenlight from the country’s financial regulator. The Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia issued new guidelines in November 2018, which allows a diverse range of ETFs in the market, including leveraged and inverse (L&I), synthetic, commodity, and smart beta ETFs.The initiative comes two years after a task force of the SC recommended measures to facilitate local ETF market with the introduction of innovative products.

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Securities commission malaysia's comments on budget 2020

11 October 2019 | Securities Commission Malaysia

The Government's Budget 2020 outlines key priorities that balance the need to support the Malaysian economy in this challenging global environment and remain committed in restoring fiscal health. The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) welcomes the measures introduced to catalyses Malaysia"s transition to higher value-added activities and accelerate the digital economy, while at the same time making sure that no Malaysians are left behind.

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BURSA EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS (ETF): LEVERAGED & INVERSE ETFs

18 July 2019|Bursa Marketplace

Video: Bursa Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) | Part 3

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Bursa Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)

18 July 2019|Bursa Marketplace

Video: Bursa Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) | Part 2

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BURSA EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS (ETF): WHY CHOOSE LEVERAGED & INVERSE ETFs?

18 July 2019|Bursa Marketplace

Video: Bursa Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) | Part 1

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Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) | Basic Investment Terms #12

29 March 2019 |Dividend Investor!

Educational Video: An ETF is somewhere in between a Stock an a Mutual Fund in the sense that it shares attributes with the two. Investors should be aware of the differences and similarities to appropriately choose which one they will use in their portfolios.

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ETFs 101: Fundamentals & Risk

09 January 2017 | ETF.com

In this 30-minute pre-recorded webinar, ETF.com explains what ETFs are, how they work and how you can use them in a portfolio.

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