New online brokerage player Rakuten Trade held their Expresso Workshop and Market Outlook 2018.

Event Details

  • Date: 21st November 2017
  • Time: 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Venue: Marmalade Café, Bangsar Village 2, Kuala Lumpur
  • Workshop where Rakuten resident experts Kenny Yee (Head of Research) and Vincent Lau (VP of Research) will share 2018 market outlook, beginners workshop to learn how to read a research report, Q&A session, and account opening stations.


Market Outlook 2018 Highlights

  • Overall positive with Malaysian elections coming soon.
  • Foreign funds selling recently but expect foreign funds preparing to reinvest into the market.
  • Ringgit strengthening expect to test USDMYR 4 level.
  • 2017: 5% Growth; 2018: 6% Growth (KLCI 1920).
  • O&G sector expect positive and good for Malaysian economy.


Event Review

As one of first few workshops organized by Rakuten Trade, it is a good effort (and props for providing dinner). Both Rakuten and Marmalade Café staff were friendly and helpful.

Section by section review:-

  • Market outlook session was acceptable although slightly short.
  • Q&A session had good crowd participation and questions were generally answered.
  • Account opening stations were helpful although placement was slightly too close and contributed to overall noise level.
  • Trading website demo mixed with mic volume too low and people busy talking making it hard to follow presentation.
  • App demo was good with presenters showing familiarity with app and able to answer questions raised.
  • (Apologies as we only caught the tail-end of the 1st reading market report section due to traffic and rain but crowd appeared attentive).
  • Overall a decent event for engaging and sharing with public. *thumbs up*

Event Photos

Read the full review at

Posted by My Personal Finances on Selasa, 21 November 2017



Q: Research appears short-term focused. How about long-term investments (3-5 years)?
A: Only 2 research analysts (increasing to 3). Companies researched & reports are not only short-term but based on good company management and fundamentals.

Q: Facing Rakuten Trade on web browser hanging issue.
A: Daily maintenance ~4:30am. Sometimes due to bandwidth issues. Also not to open multiple tabs. Will continue improving.

Q: Will margin account be introduced?
A: Yes in the near future.

Q: How often is the app updated?
A: Major updates twice a year.

Q: What sort of enhancements to app?
A: app in Japan more advanced with custom screens, custom indicators, etc.


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