Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Uncertainties on the trade war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Uncertainties on the trade war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Uncertainties on the trade war

Uncertainties on the trade war, geopolitical issues and the fall in oil prices have led to lacklustre trading in Asian markets on Wednesday, with indices barely seeing activity.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index wavered around positive and negative territory throughout the day, finally closing 0.24% lower or 14.10 points, at 5,829.00 on Wednesday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 barely saw activity, closing 0.37% higher or 80.40 points, at 22,091.18.

At around 3.30pm, Singapore time, Singapore’s Straits Times Index showed an increase of 0.30% or 9.18 points, to 3,040.57, showing little movement as the index had already opened higher in the morning by 0.30%.

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 3,170.43.

The projected upper bound is: 3,101.58.

The projected lower bound is: 2,954.15.

The projected closing price is: 3,027.86.


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 21 white candles and 28 black candles for a net of 7 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 31.7166. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a buy 4 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 32.79. 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 5 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 -70. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a buy 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 12 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

STRAITS TIMES closed up 0.690 at 3,032.080. Volume was 0% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 82% wider than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
3,044.3303,053.0703,031.9403,032.080 232,738,800

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

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 3,054.17 3,169.10 3,369.14
Volatility: 21 15 16
Volume: 268,268,976 229,736,080 248,735,632

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 10.0% 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 9 periods.

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