Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors’ hopes of a trade truce between the United States and China rose ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between the countries’ leaders

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors’ hopes of a trade truce between the United States and China rose ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between the countries’ leaders

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors’ hopes of a trade truce between the United States and China rose ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between the countries’ leaders

Shares in Hong Kong rose on Thursday, extending the previous day’s cautious gains, as investors’ hopes of a trade truce between the United States and China rose ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between the countries’ leaders.

At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up 399.44 points or 1.42% at 28,621.42, adding to the previous day’s 0.1% gain. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 1.22% to 10,897.13.

The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares rose 0.5%, while the IT sector rose 1.86%, the financial sector ended 1.51% higher and the property sector rose 0.97%.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a deal with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping was possible this weekend, but that he was prepared to impose U.S. tariffs on virtually all remaining Chinese imports if the two countries continue to disagree.

Adding to hopes for a trade war resolution, the South China Morning Post reported, citing sources, that the United States and China had agreed to a tentative truce ahead of the meeting between Xi and Trump.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

The projected upper bound is: 29,467.79.

The projected lower bound is: 27,726.33.

The projected closing price is: 28,597.06.

Candlesticks

A big white candle occurred. This is generally considered bullish, as prices closed significantly higher than they opened. If the candle appears when prices are “low,” it may be the first sign of a bottom. If it occurs when prices are rebounding off of a support area (e.g., a moving average, trendline, or retracement level), the long white candle adds credibility to the support. Similarly, if the candle appears during a breakout above a resistance area, the long white candle adds credibility to the breakout.
During the past 10 bars, there have been 5 white candles and 5 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 25 white candles and 25 black candles.

A rising window occurred (where the top of the previous shadow is below the bottom of the current shadow). This usually implies a continuation of a bullish trend. There have been 4 rising windows in the last 50 candles–this makes the current rising window even more bullish.

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 54.2135. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 1 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 61.27. 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 14 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 88. This is not a topping or bottoming area. 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 14 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

HANG SENG INDEX closed up 399.439 at 28,621.420. Volume was 13% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 33% wider than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
28,352.93928,621.42028,287.34028,621.4201,731,853,056

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish

Moving Averages: 10-period     50-period     200-period
Close: 28,061.29 28,346.64 27,445.08
Volatility: 20 20 22
Volume: 1,797,858,176 1,976,432,128 1,878,881,152

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

HANG SENG INDEX gapped up today (bullish) on normal volume. Possibility of a Runaway Gap which usually signifies a continuation of the trend. Four types of price gaps exist – Common, Breakaway, Runaway, and Exhaustion. Gaps acts as support/resistance.
HANG SENG INDEX is currently 4.3% above 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 6 periods. The security price has set a new 14-period high while our momentum oscillator has not. This is a bearish divergence.

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