Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) gains capped as Chinese lenders pull back after reporting earnings
Hong Kong stocks closed higher on Wednesday, rising for a third straight session, but gains were capped as major Chinese banks pulled back after reporting half-year earnings.
The Hang Seng Index edged up 0.2 per cent, or 64.82 points, to end at 28,416.44. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, also known as the H-shares index, dipped by 0.1 per cent, or 14.53 points, to 11,083.06. Turnover for the main board was HK$80.1 billion (US$10.2 billion), down 11 per cent from Tuesday’s HK$90.5 billion.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.
The projected upper bound is: 29,218.54.
The projected lower bound is: 27,572.28.
The projected closing price is: 28,395.40.
A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 7 white candles and 3 black candles for a net of 4 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 24 white candles and 26 black candles for a net of 2 black candles.
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 85.6884. This is an overbought reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses below 80 The last signal was a sell 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 55.28. 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 42 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 117.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a buy 7 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 4 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
HANG SENG INDEX closed up 64.820 at 28,416.439. Volume was 25% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 12% narrower than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 27,809.35 28,320.22 29,976.65
Volatility: 16 19 21
Volume: 1,747,037,440 1,870,397,184 2,147,986,944
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 5.2% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward 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 .HSI at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on .HSI and have had this outlook for the last 0 periods.
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