Technical Analysis HK50 : 2019-07-18

Contraction in private sector bearish for HK50

Hong Kong’s private sector contraction continued in June. Will the HK50 decline?

Recent Hong Kong economic data were weak after the positive trade report three weeks ago showing the trade deficit in Hong Kong continued to decrease in May. Retail sales continued to fall in May albeit at a slower pace than in April: 1.7% over year versus 5% in April. And the June reading of purchasing managers index was below 50 again, indicating contraction in the private sector. Activities in private sector contracted for the fifteenth straight month as new orders dropped, pointing to weakness ahead too. The slump in activities is being attributed to US-China trade tensions, and there are no indications the dispute can be resolved soon. On Tuesday President Trump said he could impose tariffs on another $325 billion of imports from China after telling US and China ‘had long way to go’ before a deal. Continuing decline in activities in private business sector is bearish for HK 50.

HK50 falls toward MA(200) 07/18/2019 Technical Analysis IFC Markets chart

On the daily timeframe HK50: D1 is retracing lower after rebound following the decline to 8-month low in the beginning of May.

We believe the bearish momentum will continue after the price breaches below the lower Donchian boundary at 28021.3. This level can be used as an entry point for placing a pending order to sell. The stop loss can be placed below the lower Donchian boundary at 28830.7. After placing the pending order the stop loss is to be moved every day to the next fractal high, following Parabolic signals. Thus, we are changing the expected profit/loss ratio to the breakeven point. If the price meets the stop-loss level (28830.7) without reaching the order (28021.3) we recommend cancelling the order: the market sustains internal changes which were not taken into account.

Technical Analysis Summary

Sell Stop Above 28021.3
Stop loss Below 28830.7

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