Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Opened Lower on Monday
Singapore stocks opened 0.1 per cent lower on Monday (Sept 3), with the key Straits Times Index retreating 2.32 points to 3,211.16 as at 9.03am.
The field was evenly matched, with as many gainers as losers at 57 each, as some 68.8 million shares worth S$76.4 million in total changed hands.
The most actively traded counter was ThaiBev with 9.3 million shares changing hands, flat at 62 Singapore cents. Other actives included Golden Agri-Resources with 8.57 million shares traded, down 1.75 per cent to 28 Singapore cents, and BlackGold Natural Resources with 5.86 million shares traded, rising 9.38 per cent to 3.5 Singapore cents.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.
By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 3,307.00.
The projected upper bound is: 3,279.64.
The projected lower bound is: 3,131.55.
The projected closing price is: 3,205.60.
A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 5 white candles and 5 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 21 white candles and 28 black candles for a net of 7 black candles.
A spinning top occurred (a spinning top is a candle with a small real body). Spinning tops identify a session in which there is little price action (as defined by the difference between the open and the close). During a rally or near new highs, a spinning top can be a sign that prices are losing momentum and the bulls may be in trouble.
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 22.5830. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a buy 7 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 40.54. 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 39 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 -101.This is an oversold reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses above -100. The last signal was a buy 7 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 buy 3 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
STRAITS TIMES closed down -6.280 at 3,207.200. Volume was 0% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 3% narrower than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 3,223.10 3,261.17 3,423.28
Volatility: 13 14 15
Volume: 234,151,664 238,060,176 242,402,064
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 6.3% 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 moderate flows of volume out of .STI (mildly bearish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on .STI and have had this outlook for the last 10 periods.
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