Hi, I’m Ian.
I run Bursaking.com.my on a full-time basis. To name a few, my work involves:
- Uploading of a stock’s actual financial data
- Extraction of information that impacts a stock’s financial results in the future.
- Publication of case studies on real life stocks.
Where do I source for these information?
The answer is bursamalaysia.com, the official website of Bursa Malaysia. It is a website that I visit on a daily basis as bursamalaysia.com contains a wealth of official documents and information which are useful to help investors make better decisions when investing in the local stock market.
If you are reading this, you may find the website overwhelming on first glance. This is especially true if you are a new investor or are new to the website. Perhaps, you may ask:
- What should I click first?
- How to find information that I need?
- How to keep myself abreast of the latest news of my stock investment?
In this article, I’ll share with you three simple ways to use bursamalaysia.com so that you can quickly maximize the features available on the website. They include:
#1: Check Stock Prices
Bursa Malaysia is responsible of ensuring that stock prices and its related information are disseminated efficiently. Timely information is necessary to ensure trading activities are conducted fairly and orderly. There are several ways to check a stock’s current price. The fastest way is to type in the name of the intended stock at the ‘Get Quote’ box and click ‘Go’ as highlighted below:
#2: Check Financial Results
Public listed companies (stocks) are required to file in their financial results to Bursa Malaysia. They are reported in two types of documents. The first is known as ‘Annual Reports’ as they contain a stock’s financial results over a period of 12 months. The second is known as ‘Quarterly Reports’ as they contain a stock’s financial results over a period of 3 months. To retrieve them, just the steps shown below:
Step 1: Click Listed Companies
Step 2: Click Company Announcement
Step 3: Find Financial Information of a stock
You may follow the following:
- Click ‘Select Company’ and choose the intended stock.
- To find its annual reports, click ‘Select Category’ and choose ‘Annual Reports’. Then, click ‘Submit’.
- To find its quarter reports, click ‘Select Category’ and choose ‘Quarter Reports’. Then, click ‘Submit’.
#3: How about IPOs?
Initial Public Offering (IPO) offers investors an opportunity to buy shares of a new public listed company. Before investing, it is important to check the following:
- What businesses or industries a stock is involved into?
- What is the stock’s purpose for raising capital from IPO?
- How does the stock intend to grow its businesses in the future?
- What is my projected returns for investing in the stock’s IPO?
Thus, you need the stock’s IPO prospectus. It is a comprehensive document that tells you almost everything you need to know about the stock before investing into it. To retrieve this document, you may click ‘Listed Companies’ and proceed immediately to clicking onto ‘Prospectus’. From which, you may scroll down and explore the latest IPO documents available.
So, what’s next?
There are two options.
Firstly, if you are interested to find out the nuts and bolts of using bursamalaysia.com, we have invited Jery Lai to conduct a special webinar session to explain the subject matter in great detail. Jery Lai is now the Senior Manager of N2N Advanced Learning Sdn Bhd and the founder of bullkick.online, an online education platform on stock investing.
Secondly, if you wish to have actual stock data and information to be handed on a silver platter, you may consider leveraging on my ongoing compilation work done as I’m currently managing a database of over 900+ stocks through Bursaking.com.my.
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