Technical Pulse: Straits Times Index September 13, 2018

Technical Long

Straits Times Index – Daily timeframe (Update from 6 September 2018)

*Entry Price: 3142       Stop loss: 3020     Take profit: 3263

Current Sentiment: Bullish

Support 1: 3100                    Resistance 1: 3189

Support 2: 3000                    Resistance 2: 3263

The Straits Times Index fell as expected after the last update with an accelerating bearish momentum. Nonetheless, the psychological support area at 3100 area seemed to be halting the selloff currently. Since testing the 3100 psychological support area on 10/09/18, the bulls have managed to keep that level intact. Moreover, the bullish rejection off the 3100 psychological support area on 12/09/18 succeeded in forming a Bullish Engulfing Bar signal some sign of strength.

Keep in mind the recent selling from the past two months have also dragged the Relative Strength Index (RSI) into the oversold condition suggests an imminent mean reversion. The RSI hit a low of 27 on 11/08/19. RSI measures momentum. A reading above 70 represents overbought condition while a reading below 30 represents oversold condition. Thus, with the current Bullish Engulfing Bar rejection off the 3100 psychological support area, the RSI has also risen back above the 30 oversold region suggests the start of the mean reversion higher.

Expect price to rebound higher next if the bullish follow through happens for price to test the 3189 resistance area followed by 3263.

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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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