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.
Mergers and acquisitions. It's the business of how companies buy, sell and recombine each other. How do we find the choicest morsels of opportunity? Do the best buys come in the form of the predator, or will the prey provide the best trading opportunity? The solution comes from a combination of chart analysis and trade analysis.
In this winter of discontent, the steep reduction in fuel prices is cold comfort for many carriers locked into higher prices. Forward contracts have provided spectacular losses for many airlines in the past few months. In short -- carriers have fallen at the hedge.
The three most powerful bearish signals in the market are a head and shoulder pattern, a rounding top and a down sloping triangle. It was the head and shoulder pattern on the Dow Jones Industrial Average that took the market to the first downside target of 11,200 in 2008.
Boosted by Abenomics, the Nikkei has risen over 50 percent year to date, ranking it among the world's best performing indexes in 2013.
Tapering remains a key topic of debate among investors as year-end approaches and Yellen prepares to take over as Federal Reserve chairman.
The dollar-yen breached the 100 level last week for the first time in two months but the pair has since struggled to hold onto its gains.
The rupee has regained ground since touching an all-time low in August, and charts indicate that it's likely to continue down this path.