Daryl Guppy is an independent technical analyst who appears frequently on CNBC Asia. He runs training, analysis and resource workshops for retail and professional financial market traders involved in stocks, CFDs, warrants, derivatives, futures and commodities in China, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. He has his own trading company, guppytraders.com.
The U.S. dollar index is not listening to the talk coming out of the U.S. mid-term elections. The greenback has continued to trend lower, now hovering at eight-month lows, despite Washington's threat to introduce a bill to pressure Beiing to revalue the yuan, in a bid to appease voters.
The term “as safe as a bank” has pretty much become an oxymoron since 2008, when the global financial crisis began. The "Basel III" announcements, already described as old generals fighting past wars, will unlikely do much to bring confidence back to the sector.
As recently as three weeks ago we remained bullish on oil. This view has now changed with a confirmation of a longer term chart pattern, with the Nymex oil chart now showing a bearish pattern.
There are some significant differences, but also similarities, in the behavior of the blue chip Dow Jones Industrials and the broader S&P 500 indices. Historically the most significant difference is in the way the 2009 recovery trend was defined.
Last week's occurence of the second Hindenburg Omen in as many weeks has investors concerned if an Armageddon scenario is in the cards for the U.S. stock markets.
The dollar continued its slide against the yen on Wednesday, moving within sight of a 15-year low versus the Japanese currency. Just how low will the dollar-yen go?
In my previous commentary on the U.S. dollar index published in May, I mentioned that the index, which surged in mere weeks then, was primed for a collapse due to the parabolic nature of its uptrend.
The euro-dollar developed an end-of-downtrend pattern starting in March 2015, but it didn't pan out.
The Shanghai Composite index's breakout move above its long-term resistance level near 3,400 signaled a bullish uptrend.
Chart analysis gives investors a method to decide if the Nasdaq's rally towards 5,200 is a buying opportunity or a sell signal.
Traders were called on to exercise this agility and flexibility this week when the dollar index staged a strong rally to close the week at $0.973.
Daryl Guppy is an independent technical analyst who appears frequently on CNBC Asia.