Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) rise on better Hang Seng Bank, HSBC earnings
Hang Seng Bank reported a 28.6% on-year rise for its first-half net profit to HK$12.64 billion (US$1.6 billion), thanks to an increase in customer lending.
Interest income for the six months that ended in June rose 24% to HK$17.36 billion from HK$13.99 billion a year earlier.
Hang Seng Bank and HSBC offset losses of gaming stocks. Traders however said the rebound was capped by cautious sentiments due to the ongoing US-China trade war and the mainland’s large cap benchmark CSI 300 closing at a 22-month low.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.
Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside.
The projected upper bound is: 28,647.69.
The projected lower bound is: 26,873.79.
The projected closing price is: 27,760.74.
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 23 white candles and 27 black candles for a net of 4 black candles.
Three black candles occurred in the last three days. Although these candles were not big enough to create three black crows, the steady downward pattern is bearish.
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 12.8106. This is an oversold reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses above 20 The last signal was a sell 5 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 36.04. 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 25 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 -92. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a buy 0 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 sell 1 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
HANG SENG INDEX closed up 143.240 at 27,819.561. Volume was 24% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 28% narrower than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
Short Term: Oversold
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 28,403.62 29,262.73 30,020.83
Volatility: 18 19 21
Volume: 1,642,094,208 2,028,771,328 2,163,155,456
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 upward 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 bullish on .HSI and have had this outlook for the last 3 periods.
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