Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) worries the Trump Administration was stepping up its hardline approach

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) worries the Trump Administration was stepping up its hardline approach

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) worries the Trump Administration was stepping up its hardline approach

Stocks listed in Hong Kong and China dropped on Monday, on worries the Trump Administration was stepping up its hardline approach to Beijing, which in turn sent markets lower across Asia.

In Hong Kong, the benchmark Hang Seng Index fell back 1.4 per cent, or 356.43 points, at 25,445.06 on Monday, following a rebound of 2.1 per cent on Friday. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index dropped by 1.5 per cent, or 154.75 points, to 10,144.34.

Property developer Sunac China Holdings dropped by 8 per cent to HK$20.20, China Evergrande Group was 6 per cent lower at HK$19.2 and China Overseas land & Investment was down by 2.2 per cent to HK$22.70.

Ping An Insurance (Group) lost 0.6 per cent to HK$73.25 and China Construction Bank tumbled by 2.3 per cent to HK$6.07.

Wisdom Sports Group, however, bucked the trend and surged by 6.8 per cent to HK$0.63, after announcing a strategic cooperation agreement with Qinhuangdao Training Centre to promote football training and tournaments. Qinhuangdao Training has been approved by China’s General Administration of Sport and is managed by the Chinese Football Association.

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 27,442.85.

The projected upper bound is: 26,414.42.

The projected lower bound is: 24,384.92.

The projected closing price is: 25,399.67.

Candlesticks

A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 3 white candles and 7 black candles for a net of 4 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 21 white candles and 29 black candles for a net of 8 black candles.

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 24.9433. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a buy 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 33.12. 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 1 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 -109.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.

MACD

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 -356.430 at 25,445.061. Volume was 13% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 50% wider than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
25,683.59025,683.59025,399.53925,445.0611,664,833,536

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bearish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 26,249.55 27,339.38 29,641.03
Volatility: 29 24 23
Volume: 2,015,526,144 1,836,758,144 2,142,741,504

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 is currently 14.2% below its 200-period moving average and is in an downward 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 bearish on .HSI and have had this outlook for the last 7 periods.

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