hang seng index potential short term mean reversion decline in play below 26040 2693632017

Short-term Technical Outlook (Tues, 13 Jun 2017) (Click to enlarge charts) What happened earlier/yesterday Yesterday, 12 June, the Hang Seng Index (proxy for Hang Seng […]

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Short-term Technical Outlook (Tues, 13 Jun 2017)

Hong Kong (daily)_13 Jun 2017

Hong Kong (1 hour)_13 Jun 2017(Click to enlarge charts)

What happened earlier/yesterday

Yesterday, 12 June, the Hang Seng Index (proxy for Hang Seng Index futures) had tumbled by close to 1.3% which recorded its largest decline since 19 April 2017 low. Tencent, a key component stock that has the highest weightage of 10%  was the major contributed of the decline as it declined by 2.4%.

Interestingly, Tencent is a high flying technology stock that outperformed the Hang Seng Index (HSI) by a wide margin where it soared by close to 50% versus a gain of 17% seen in the HSI since 03 Jan 2017. This phenomenon is similar the carnage seen in the tech heavy U.S. Nasdaq 100 Index where its fall seen last Friday, 09 June had been contributed mainly by just five high flying stocks; Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet (Google) and Microsoft. Therefore, we are experiencing profit-taking in “momentum chasing play” in U.S. technology stocks that has caused a negative feedback loop into similar “momentum chasing tech stock plays” in other parts of the world.

Key technical elements

  • The HSI has failed to break above 26120/170 risk level as per highlighted in our previous weekly technical out (click here for a recap) and staged a bearish breakdown below a minor ascending trendline from 19 April 2017 low (see 1 hour chart).
  • The former ascending trendline support is now acting as a pull-back resistance at 26040 which also confluences with the gap resistance and the 76.4% Fibonacci retracement of the recent minor decline from last Fri, 09 June high to yesterday low of 255741 (see 1 hour chart).
  • The next significant short-term support rests at the 25450/330 zone  which is defined by the minor congestion area from 15 May to 23 May 2017(see 1 hour chart).
  • The medium-term uptrend of the HSI remains intact as it continues to evolve within a bullish ascending channel in place since 28 December 2016 low (see daily chart).
  • The hourly Stochastic oscillator has continued to inch upwards and still has some room left for further potential upside before it reaches at extreme overbought level (depicted by the blue box seen in the 1 hour chart). This observation suggests that the Index is still in the midst of undergoing a potential minor corrective rebound to retrace yesterday’s steep decline.

Key Levels (1 to 3 days)

Pivot (key resistance): 26040

Support: 25450/330

Next resistance: 26335


The Index is likely to be in a short-term corrective mean reversion decline phase within a medium-term uptrend in place since 28 December 2016 low. Right now, it may continue to stage a further push up towards the 26040 short-term pivotal resistance before another potential downleg materialises to target the next support at 25450/330 in the first step.

However, a clearance above 26040 is likely to invalidated the preferred short-term mean reversion decline scenario to open up scope for a continuation of the up move towards the next resistance at 26335.

Charts are from City Index Advantage TraderPro


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