Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Ends 0.49% Down
Headline indices of the Hong Kong share market closed down on Thursday, 23 August 2018, snapping four-day winning streak, weighed down by tracking mixed performance on Wall Street overnight and on caution ahead of the imposition of the latest round of tariffs by the United States and China on each other’s goods due later today.
At closing bell, the Hang Seng Index dropped 137.12 points or 0.49% to 27,790.46. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index lost 35.57 points or 0.33% to 10,814.60. The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking the Commerce & Industry sector declined 0.4%, the financial sector was 0.43% down, properties sector fell 0.56%, and Utilities sector fell 0.56%. Turnover shrank to HK$83.97 billion from HK$100.4 billion on Wednesday.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.
By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 29,073.76.
The projected upper bound is: 28,586.60.
The projected lower bound is: 26,861.82.
The projected closing price is: 27,724.21.
A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 4 white candles and 6 black candles for a net of 2 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 21 white candles and 29 black candles for a net of 8 black 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 HANG SENG INDEX), 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 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.
One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 89.5493. This is an overbought reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses below 80 The last signal was a buy 3 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 45.06. 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 38 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 1. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a buy 3 period(s) ago.
The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 0 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
HANG SENG INDEX closed down -137.119 at 27,790.461. Volume was 21% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 3% wider than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 27,676.20 28,484.86 29,984.66
Volatility: 18 19 21
Volume: 1,698,590,976 1,932,599,424 2,156,551,936
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.
HANG SENG INDEX is currently 7.3% below its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is relatively normal as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of .HSI at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on .HSI and have had this outlook for the last 5 periods.