Technical Analysis: The Phillip 20 – May Monthly Review June 2, 2017 1756

  • Take Profit : Food Empire, Moya Asia, Sunright and UMS
  • Stop Loss: CWG Intl, Geo Energy Res, Jumbo and SUTL Enterprise
  • Total gain for the month of May is 5.30% with a realized gain of 3.37%
  • For the month of May 2017, the volatility in The Phillip 20 Portfolio resulted in several counters triggering our Take Profit and Stop Loss.



The biggest mover within the portfolio was UMS with a return of 54% after it reached our Take Profit level of 1.050. UMS continued to ride along the uptrend after testing the 1.050 resistance area and the bullish momentum is still going strong. As of 31 May 2017, if the position was left open, it would be yielding a return of 78%.

Hence, moving forward, we have decided to remove the Take Profit price limits out and will update accordingly the timing of our Take Profit triggers in our daily Technical Pulse reports. This is to align ourselves with the belief of cutting losers early and letting the winners run.

Conservative traders can still rely on the Take Profit level stated in our Technical Pulse reports for a guidance of when to close their positions.

Another example of taking profit too early was the trade on Moya Asia where our initial Take Profit was set at 0.085(14%). Moya Asia continued to surpass our take profit level and is still exhibiting strong bullish momentum. As of 31 May 2017, if we were to let the profit run, Moya Asia would be yielding a 62% gain.


The losses on the four counters were on average -9% with the biggest loser being Jumbo at -12.5%. CWG Intl, Geo Energy Res, Jumbo and SUTL Enterprise have all clearly lost their bullish momentum as prices slumped below both their respective 20 and 60 day moving average.


With the month of May behind us, the portfolio has been trimmed down to only 12 stocks. We will continue to monitor and look for new opportunities to be added in The Phillip 20 Portfolio. In the meantime, the following stocks are within our watchlist for The Phillip 20 Portfolio:




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Jeremy Ng
Research Analyst
Phillip Securities Research Pte Ltd

Jeremy specialises in Technical Analysis and has 10 years of experience in studying price action. His areas of expertise include intermarket analysis on the equities, currencies, commodities and bonds market.

He is also a regular columnist on The Business Times - every Monday ChartPoint column.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance from University of London.

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