Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower weighed down by energy and mining investors reacting to oil

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower weighed down by energy and mining investors reacting to oil

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower weighed down by energy and mining investors reacting to oil

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed on Wednesday down 13.7 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 6,681.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries was down 10.5 points, or 0.15 per cent, to 6,791.2 points.

Shayne Heffernan, Founder and CEO of Heffx called it an “interesting day on the market” with lots of things “bubbling around in the background,” in particular oil prices and expectations of a US interest rate cut on Thursday.

The energy sector was down 1.8 per cent after two days of strong gains, following reports that damage to a Saudi oil processing plant from a mysterious drone attack would not be as bad as first feared.

Looking forward, the US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce early on Thursday (Australia time) that it will cut interest rates, while Australian jobs data for August will be released later in the day.

Technical Indicators

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

The projected upper bound is: 6,841.32.

The projected lower bound is: 6,521.55.

The projected closing price is: 6,681.44.

Candlesticks

A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 8 white candles and 2 black candles for a net of 6 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 29 white candles and 21 black candles for a net of 8 white candles.

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 84.6637. This is an overbought reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses below 80 The last signal was a sell 4 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 58.84. 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 sell 52 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 105.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a sell 2 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 15 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

S&P/ASX 200 closed down -13.700 at 6,681.600. Volume was 15% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 7% narrower than normal.

Open     High      Low     Close     Volume___
6,695.3006,703.3006,673.8006,681.600 758,358,080
Technical Outlook 
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period     50-period     200-period
Close: 6,653.51 6,624.36 6,272.86
Volatility: 7 15 14
Volume: 719,110,400 663,307,264 635,502,976

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

S&P/ASX 200 is currently 6.5% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is extremely low when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that there will be an increase in volatility along with sharp price fluctuations in the near future. Our volume indicators reflect very strong flows of volume into .AXJO (bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on .AXJO and have had this outlook for the last 8 periods.

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