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 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.
Have traders missed the China rally, or does this market still have powerful running legs? Its chart indicate it's will consolidate, then take on a potentially lucrative 'stairway' pattern.
Chart patterns suggest that dollar/yen has a high probability of retesting the lower edge of the trading channel near 95.
The Dow retreat was large, but not unexpected. The retreat presented a buying opportunity, but not for a long-term uptrend continuation.
The gold price reached the long-term resistance target projection level of $1,360 before consolidating and retreating.
The euro/yen chart has multiple features which suggest a downside target near 107.
Daryl Guppy is an independent technical analyst who appears frequently on CNBC Asia.