Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.47 pct lower

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) stocks close 0.47 pct lower

Singaporean stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.47 percent, or 15.03 points, to close at 3,198.68.

A total of 1.64 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.16 billion Singapore dollars (about 834.5 million U.S. dollars). Gainers equaled losers by 203 to 203.

Technical Indicators

Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways.

The projected upper bound is: 3,260.97.

The projected lower bound is: 3,136.55.

The projected closing price is: 3,198.76.

Candlesticks

A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 5 white candles and 5 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 24 white candles and 23 black candles for a net of 1 white candles.

An engulfing bearish line occurred (where a black candle’s real body completely contains the previous white candle’s real body). The engulfing bearish pattern is bearish during an uptrend. It then signifies that the momentum may be shifting from the bulls to the bears.

If the engulfing bearish pattern occurs during a downtrend (which appears to be the case with STRAITS TIMES), it may be a last engulfing bottom which indicates a bullish reversal. The test to see if this is the case is if the next candle closes above the bottom the current (black) candle’s real body.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 35.8067. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 2 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 48.25. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a buy 12 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 33. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 3 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 6 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

STRAITS TIMES closed down -15.030 at 3,198.680. Volume was 15% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 7% wider than normal.

Open     High      Low     Close     Volume___
3,217.5403,221.6903,190.9903,198.680 206,574,176
Technical Outlook 
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period     50-period     200-period
Close: 3,200.57 3,219.28 3,209.46
Volatility: 15 12 12
Volume: 234,788,256 208,682,352 226,875,664

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

STRAITS TIMES is currently 0.3% below its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is high as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of .STI at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on .STI and have had this outlook for the last 17 periods.

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