Technical Pulse: Straits Times Index June 25, 2018 741

Technical Buy

Straits Times Index – Daily timeframe (Update from 7 May 2018)*Entry Price: 3296                              Stop loss : 3185      Take profit : 3417

Current Sentiment: Bullish

Support 1: 3270                    Resistance 1: 3340

Support 2: 3200                    Resistance 2: 3417

Price fell as expected after the last update as the weekly bearish divergence played out. The bearish momentum was so strong that it broke price below the key support area of 3340. Looking at the daily timeframe, after price broke below the 3340 support  area, the bearish momentum accelerated with price breaking a new 8-month low on 22/06/18.

However, some sign of strength showed up lately as the 3270 resistance turned support area halted the initial selloff on 22/06/18. The strong bullish rejection off the 3270 support area on 22/06/18 succeeded in forming a bullish reversal candlestick pattern, Dragonfly Doji signals a possible reversal higher next. Moreover, with the sharp selloff in the past few weeks, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) has also fell into the oversold condition. The current RSI reading is at an oversold region of 25 suggests a mean reversion higher too.

Watch out for a bullish follow through for the reversal higher to play out. For this rebound, the bulls should be targeting the 3340 resistance area followed by 3417.

However, if this dragonfly doji fails to hold, the next key area to watch is the 3200 psychological round number. The STI should some find some support around the 3200 area if the current selloff worsens.

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Jeremy Ng
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Phillip Securities Research Pte Ltd

Jeremy specialises in Technical Analysis and has 10 years of experience in studying price action. His areas of expertise include intermarket analysis on the equities, currencies, commodities and bonds market.

He is also a regular columnist on The Business Times - every Monday ChartPoint column.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance from University of London.

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