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STOCK market performance in 2022 will mainly hinge on sustained economic recovery and how well this pans out.
With Covid-19 still remaining a concern going into the new year, expectations are that recovery, which has been uneven this year, may continue to result in downside risk for equities.
Throw in a possible general election domestically, and the likelihood of the Federal Reserve tightening monetary policy earlier than expected globally, one word comes to mind – volatility.
In 2022, companies in Malaysia will also have to take on the new tax that will be imposed on them, namely the Cukai Makmur or Prosperity Tax, which is a one-off tax on firms that earn more than RM100mil in profit.
Although this is a one-off, observers have questioned whether this kind of tax could be imposed again in the near future, suggesting that the possibility exists, and companies could see their earnings growth plans derailed once again in the coming years.
Still, there are several positives.
For one, the FBM KLCI is on track to finishing this year as the worst-performing stock market benchmark in the whole of Asean.It is down by close to 8%, so far.The oil and gas industry, which has performed relatively well on the whole for this year coming out of a bad 2020, could also continue to excite investors in 2022.
Largely range-bound for the first part of the year, market performance was fraught with fresh uncertainties coming into the second half, no thanks to renewed lockdowns and political interferences.
Since the beginning of 2021, retailers have been the only net buyers of local shares, buying to the tune of RM12.09bil, according to MIDF Amanah data.
Meanwhile, local institutions and foreign investors have been net sellers, dumping shares worth RM9.69bil and RM2.40bil, respectively, since January, it said.
And so, if the saying, “you can only go up from here” is anything near the truth, then things may start to look up for the local market next year.
As the world learns to live with Covid-19, there will be the continuation of the gradual re-opening of all global economic sectors and country borders to look forward to.
While this can be seen as a double-edged sword, the key is in the right timing, pace and strategy of implementation.
Locally, several sectors stand out as being more interesting than the rest in the new year.