UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) knocked by trade war fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) knocked by trade war fears

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) knocked by trade war fears

The FTSE 100 suffered its biggest drop in almost a month yesterday as a series of heavyweight falls and fears that progress in US-China trade war talks may be stalling dragged on the blue-chip index.

It closed the day down 82.40 points at 7,248.38, after its biggest fall since fears of a worldwide slowdown rocked shares on Oct 2 during a week of wipe-outs.

Global markets received a fresh shot of uncertainty yesterday, after a report by Bloomberg said Chinese officials were pouring cold water on the likelihood of the US and China reaching a full, comprehensive deal to resolve the dispute over trade that has haunted investors.

Technical Indicators

Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways.

The projected upper bound is: 7,410.44.

The projected lower bound is: 7,088.09.

The projected closing price is: 7,249.27.

Candlesticks

A big black candle occurred. This is bearish, as prices closed significantly lower than they opened. If the candle appears when prices are “high,” it may be the first sign of a top. If it occurs when prices are confronting an overhead resistance area (e.g., a moving average, trendline, or price resistance level), the long black candle adds credibility to the resistance. Similarly, if the candle appears as prices break below a support area, the long black candle confirms the failure of the support area.
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 25 white candles and 25 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 55.0962. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 0 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 49.19. 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 60 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 41. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 1 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 buy 7 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

FTSE 100 INDEX closed down -82.400 at 7,248.380. Volume was 15% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 29% narrower than normal.

Open     High      Low     Close     Volume___
7,330.7807,335.1607,245.2307,248.380 847,653,120
Technical Outlook 
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period     50-period     200-period
Close: 7,265.69 7,252.54 7,282.05
Volatility: 11 14 14
Volume: 750,750,720 766,392,064 725,584,640

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

FTSE 100 INDEX is currently 0.5% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is extremely low when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that there will be an increase in volatility along with sharp price fluctuations in the near future. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of .FTSE at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on .FTSE and have had this outlook for the last 2 periods.

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