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.
Geopolitical tensions between Ukraine and Russia has accelerated the rally in Nymex oil prices that started in the week of January 18.
As questions on the effectiveness of Abenomics continue before a sales-tax hike takes effect in April, where the yen's headed is anyone's guess.
Worries about U.S. and China's weak economic data have seen gold rise to a three-and-a-half month high on Monday.
The appearance of a pattern in one time frame does not foreshadow the appearance of the same on a larger time frame.