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.
With gains of more than 70% so far this year, China is the only global market which has showed a true and powerful “V” shaped recovery, epitomizing the return of investor confidence after a dud year that was 2008.
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.
Oil prices rose as the framework Iran deal offers little chance for a increase in oil exports, but charts suggest it's too early to expect any price rise.
The Shanghai Composite has rallied sharply this year, outperforming its regional peers in the first quarter, and charts suggest further upside is likely.
Silver rallied to a one-month high at the end of last week, but charts suggest that a sustainable trend is unlikely to develop.
Charts suggest a new long-term uptrend may be at hand for Chinese stocks despite worries about slowing economy growth killing momentum preciously.
Daryl Guppy is an independent technical analyst who appears frequently on CNBC Asia.