Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,324.07
The Singapore stock market has finished lower now in seven straight sessions, tumbling more than 110 points or 3.4 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,210-point plateau although it may find traction on Monday.
The global forecast for the Asian markets is cautiously optimistic thanks to easing trade war fears and a bump in crude oil prices. The European markets were mixed and the U.S. bourses moved higher and the Asian markets figure to follow the latter lead.
The STI finished barely lower on Friday as losses from the industrials were offset by support from the financials, properties and plantations.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.
By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 3,324.07.
The projected upper bound is: 3,272.81.
The projected lower bound is: 3,127.13.
The projected closing price is: 3,199.97.
A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 1 white candles and 8 black candles for a net of 7 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 18 white candles and 30 black candles for a net of 12 black candles.
Three black candles occurred in the last three days. Although these candles were not big enough to create three black crows, the steady downward pattern is bearish.
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 7.2332. This is an oversold reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses above 20 The last signal was a buy 9 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 34.84. 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 30 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 -110.This is an oversold reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses above -100. The last signal was a sell 15 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 5 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
STRAITS TIMES closed down -4.730 at 3,204.710. Volume was 13% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 2% narrower 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: 3,262.67 3,281.95 3,430.97
Volatility: 15 14 15
Volume: 241,298,960 241,763,568 242,652,368
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 6.6% 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 .STI at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on .STI and have had this outlook for the last 1 periods.
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