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 Nasdaq has been the leading indicator of the U.S. equity markets since March 2009, when the economy began its recovery. The Nasdaq leads and the Dow follows. So it may be worth checking the Nasdaq chart for clues on where the Dow may be headed.
The changes in the trend of the U.S. dollar are helping to push commodity prices higher. The impact of this is also seen on the NYMEX oil chart, where prices have broken significantly above the historical resistance of $88 in recent weeks. Tensions in the Korean peninula are expected to add to the upward momentum.
Hong Kong remains the primary entre-port into China and north Asia investments. And for this reason, its market quickly feels the effect of decisions made in Beijing, and the tensions in North Korea.
The prices of the U.S. dollar and gold typically move in opposite directions: when it's time to buy gold, it's probably time to sell the dollar. But recent analysis of their prices show this typical pattern weakening, says Daryl Guppy of Guppytraders.com.
The artillery attack by North Korea on its southern neighbor sent Seoul markets tumbling, although the losses were not as severe as many has feared. And despite the political jitter, the charts show further upside in South Korean markets.
Charts suggest that the market is anticipating more hurdles for AMP's proposed takeover of AXA Asia before it becomes a a done deal, says Daryl Guppy of Guppytraders.com.
Charts suggest gold prices have further upside with the next target at $1,440-$1448, but watch out for consolidation, says Daryl Guppy of Guppytraders.com.
The long and steady decline in the Australian dollar from $0.93 to $0.69 has paused and developed a significant reversal pattern.
Similarities in the patterns on the gold and silver charts mean the silver price follows the behavior of the gold price, says Daryl Guppy.
The dollar remained relatively calm while investors rushed into the safety of gold after British voters' decision to leave the EU.
Britain as an unwilling partner is just as devastating as Britain leaving, so a stay result has a similar impact to an exit result.
Daryl Guppy is an independent technical analyst who appears frequently on CNBC Asia.