11 Jul '11, 11am

IM$avvy Headlines: Circuit breakers for more blue chips #Singapore #investment #finance

NO DOUBT it is a good move, but traders must find it ironical that the Singapore Exchange (SGX) wants to talk about imposing circuit breakers to calm wild share price swings just when trading has chilled to the point of hibernation. But one question to raise is whether applying circuit breakers to only the component stocks in the STI, SiMSCI and financial instruments linked to them is adequate. Since the global financial crisis erupted four years ago, investors' appetite for shares has weakened considerably, even though many markets have staged spectacular recoveries in the past 26 months. Indeed, the only certainty facing investors is further uncertainties in the stock market - just look at the stark drop in trading volumes in recent months. SGX trading data shows that an average of $1.28 billion worth of shares changed hands every day last month as market activity sank t...

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