Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fears of an all-out U.S.-Chinese trade war rocked equities last week
Shares and oil prices have tumbled after President Donald Trump jolted markets with a threat to raise more tariffs on imports from China, spooking investors who had been expecting good news this week on trade.
The Shanghai Composite index plunged 6.5% to 2,877.71, and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong sank 3.3% to 29,089.77. The future contract for the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.7% to 26,042.00, while that for the S&P 500 gave up 1.6% to 2,900.10.
Trump’s comments in tweets Sunday came as a Chinese delegation was due to resume talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at resolving a tariffs battle that has rattled world markets.
The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, said China’s government was considering canceling this week’s talks. Chinese officials did not respond immediately to requests for comment. Chinese leaders have emphasized they would not negotiate under pressure.
Without fresh reassurances, markets were swooning.
On China’s smaller market in Shenzhen, the A-share index dropped 7.2 percent. Japan’s markets were closed for a holiday, but the future contract for the benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 1.9%.
Shares also fell sharply in Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and Indonesia.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways.
The projected upper bound is: 3,341.22.
The projected lower bound is: 3,206.72.
The projected closing price is: 3,273.97.
A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 6 white candles and 4 black candles for a net of 2 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 32 white candles and 18 black candles for a net of 14 white 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 14.1916. 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 40.55. 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 sell 4 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 5 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 4 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
STRAITS TIMES closed up 3.800 at 3,273.500. Volume was 7% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 4% wider than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
Short Term: Oversold
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 3,338.00 3,277.98 3,187.50
Volatility: 21 13 15
Volume: 228,055,856 213,693,952 216,096,032
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.
STRAITS TIMES is currently 2.7% above its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is extremely high when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that volatility will decrease and prices will stabilize in the near term. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of .STI at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on .STI and have had this outlook for the last 0 periods.
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