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.
Chinese stocks stormed higher in recent months, but charts indicate they may face a period of consolidation.
Gold fell on concerns that a strong dollar and improving economy could damp demand, and silver charts suggest that bullion may not regain upward momentum soon.
Charts suggest that the downtrend in the euro/dollar is firm ahead of the European Central Bank's (ECB) policy meeting on Thursday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its largest annual gain last year and while momentum has slowed, investors are questioning whether the rise has run its course.
Daryl Guppy is an independent technical analyst who appears frequently on CNBC Asia.