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.
One of the most popular myths of 2013 was the flight of capital from Asia and the emerging markets but the facts tell a different story.
Boosted by Abenomics, the Nikkei has risen over 50 percent year to date, ranking it among the world's best performing indexes in 2013.
Tapering remains a key topic of debate among investors as year-end approaches and Yellen prepares to take over as Federal Reserve chairman.
Despite the euro's decline against the U.S. dollar late last week, charts indicate that pair is exhibiting characteristics of a sustainable uptrend.
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.