Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) shares dip to fresh 6-month low as trade war fears linger
Hong Kong stocks fell slightly on Tuesday, closing at a fresh six-month low, as sentiment remained subdued by fears of a Sino-U.S. trade war.
The Hang Seng index HSI fell 0.3 percent, to 28,881.40, while the China Enterprises Index HSCE lost 0.8 percent, to 11,118.89 points.
The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares HSCIE dipped 1 percent while the IT sector HSCIIT dipped 0.74 percent, the financial sector HSNF was 0.24 percent lower and property sector dipped 0.67 percent.
The top gainer on Hang Seng was CLP Holdings Ltd up 3.3 percent, while the biggest loser was Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd which was down 6.65 percent.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.
Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside.
By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 30,337.66.
The projected upper bound is: 29,809.59.
The projected lower bound is: 27,875.21.
The projected closing price is: 28,842.40.
A white body occurred (because prices closed higher 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 22 white candles and 28 black candles for a net of 6 black candles.
A doji star occurred (where a doji gaps above or below the previous candle). This often signals a reversal with confirmation occurring on the next bar.
A long lower shadow occurred. This is typically a bullish signal (particularly when it occurs near a low price level, at a support level, or when the security is oversold).
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 17.3521. This is an oversold reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses above 20 The last signal was a sell 11 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 31.07. 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 87 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 -121.This is an oversold reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses above -100. The last signal was a sell 11 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 7 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
HANG SENG INDEX closed down -79.990 at 28,881.400. Volume was 25% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 35% wider than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
Short Term: Oversold
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 29,821.97 30,503.67 29,956.51
Volatility: 19 20 21
Volume: 2,297,217,280 1,942,106,368 2,144,349,440
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 3.6% 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.
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