January 28 sees only the HNX30-Index having a good day's trade.
Only the HNX30-Index came through January 28 unscathed, with all others moving into negative territory.
The VN-Index fell 3.22 points (0.59 per cent), the VN30-Index 2.12 points (0.38 per cent), and the HNX Index 0.1 points (0.14 per cent). The HNX30-Index, meanwhile, rose 0.03 points (0.02 per cent) over the course of the day’s trade.
The HSX saw 88 shares increasing and 134 decreasing while on HNX 129 shares increased and 117 decreased.
Large caps dragging the HSX down included BID, which fell 4.1 per cent, CTG 1.7 per cent, VNM 0.9 per cent, and MSN 0.7 per cent. VIC and GAS had better days and offset some of these losses.
Global oil and Brent prices rose today but only GAS increased, by 0.55 per cent, with other oil and gas shares closing at the opening price or falling, with CNG down 6.21 per cent, PVG 1.37 per cent, and PGD 0.28 per cent.
The largest banking shares were in decline. BID fell by 4.07 per cent and CTG 1.71 per cent, while VCB closed at its opening price. Only MBB and STB increased, by 2.11 per cent and 0.89 per cent, respectively.
Real estate shares also headed downwards, with ITA falling 1.92 per cent, FLC 1.54 per cent, and KBC 0.86 per cent.
VIC saw an impressive increase due to strong net selling by foreign investors, rising eight tick sizes to close 1.68 per cent higher. Net selling was VND136.3 billion ($6.12 million) - the most for the share since September 2014.
Foreign investors today net sold by some VND128 billion ($5.75 million) in both markets.