Asian stocks are finding support after a sell-off over the last three months.
The Shanghai Composite Index is showing a slight bullish divergence on the Trend Index. This is secondary in size and suggests a bear market rally.
South Korea’s Seoul Composite Index displays a stronger bullish divergence. Breakout above 2350 and the descending trendline is still unlikely but would indicate that a bottom is forming.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 broke through resistance at 23,000, signaling an advance to the January high at 24,000.
India shows strong buying pressure, with long tails on the Nifty suggesting another strong advance.
Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 600 is trending lower. Support at 374 is secondary but the Trend Index near zero indicates hesitancy.
The Footsie found medium-term support at 7250 but a declining Trend Index warns of another test of primary support at 6900/7000.
The S&P 500 retracement respected support at 2875, suggesting an advance to the long-term target of 3000.
Canada’s TSX 60 on the other hand is undergoing a correction, perhaps exacerbated by concerns over NAFTA. Expect support at 935/940.
Nothing much has changed. While Japan and India are bullish, China and South Korea remain in a bear market. Europe looks hesitant, while the S&:P 500 continues in a strong bull market.
The generally accepted view is that markets are always right — that is, market prices tend to discount future developments accurately even when it is unclear what those developments are. I start with the opposite view. I believe the market prices are always wrong in the sense that they present a biased view of the future.
~ George Soros