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.
The credit crisis continues to beat up Wall Street, which in turn is creating turmoil in the Asian markets. Year-to-date, Tokyo is down over 15%, Syndey is off 23% and Shanghai is down a whopping 45%. Are the bears sticking around? We seek answers in the Dow's chart.
From energy to grains and metals, commodities are enjoying a rally in prices. New records for corn, rice, gold and of course crude oil have been set this year. Natural rubber is no different, with prices up by 50%. Charting Asia takes a look at why prices are bouncing higher.
In the movie, Kung Fu Panda, Master Oogway, the old wise tortoise tells Dustin Hoffman's red panda character Shifu, "There are no accidents". The best technical analysts will reach a similar conclusion when a chart like Hong Kong-listed Sinopec, flashes on the screen.
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.
As the war of words between Australian dollar bears and bulls continues charts indicate that the bears may have the right call in the short term.
Investors are wondering whether the S&P 500 can sustain its momentum amid worries that the rally in U.S. stocks may be testing its limits.
The dollar rose against the yen leading investors to question whether a sustainable uptrend is at hand or if this is another false dawn.
Daryl Guppy is an independent technical analyst who appears frequently on CNBC Asia.