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.
Japan's benchmark stock index the Nikkei Average fell below the 10,000-level for the first time in three weeks last week, and has since had little success maintaining its upward momentum. From a chartist's point of view, the index will continue to struggle in the near term.
Its tempting to suggest that the 'V'-pattern recovery seen on the Microsoft chart reflects the behaviour of the unpopular Vista operating system and the announcement of its replacement with the newly released Windows 7. According to technical charts, however, that's not the case.
The Australian dollar has hit a 14-month high against the U.S dollar, prompting investors to speculate once again, if the currency will reach parity with the greenback. According to historical charts, that outcome is unlikely anytime soon.
As gold finishes out a rocky year, its chart is heading toward critical development point, and gold may fall below $1,000.
The Hindenburg Omen, which proponents claim foretells a major market collapse, is back.
As the Aussie dollar hovers near four-year lows against the U.S. dollar, charts suggest further downside.
U.S. crude oil fell to a fresh five-year low on Monday, starting December on a downbeat, and charts suggest further downside ahead.
Daryl Guppy is an independent technical analyst who appears frequently on CNBC Asia.