The trading in Asian stock exchanges is underway in a mixed trend.
Yesterday the US markets closed higher, but the Trump meeting with the China’s president next week, puts the Asian markets in uncertainty.
This will be their first meeting and it will be a tense meeting.
Trump implicitly accused China during his election campaign of losing jobs in the United States.
Trump is trying to improve the US position in the world trade, which may come, among other things, at the expense of China.
In China, the manufacturing PMI rose above earlier forecasts.
Overall, the index rose to 51.8 points from 51.7 points and the February reading of 51.6 points.
In Japan, the core index rose by 0.2%, a sharp rise that didn’t recorded for two years.
At the same time, household expenditure fell more sharply than expected.
On an hour chart, after a double wave up, the pair arrived to a resistance area, as the RSI indicator signalling on an over bought area.
The tendency now is to look for an opportunity to join in with a decline, part of a technical correction at least.
Wall Street indexes ended with a mixed trend yesterday.
The NASDAQ climb for a fourth consecutive day on the back of Britain’s official announcement of the start of its European Union exit.
The energy stocks led the gains after oil surged to a three-week high.
The price of oil jumped more than 2% on the back of continued disruption of oil production in Libya, and after the US Department of Energy reported a sharper than expected drop in US fuel inventories.
The WTI oil closed at a price level of $ 49.51 per barrel,
This morning the trading on Asian stock exchanges is in a negative trend
Tokyo fell by 0.8%, Hong Kong is losing 0.3%, Shanghai is weakening by 1.0%, Singapore and Seoul are down by 0.3%, Sydney is trading against the trend and rising by 0.3%.
The Japanese yen weakened by 0.2% against the US dollar to 111.2 yen per dollar.
The trading on European stock exchanges this morning is going up slightly.
The FTSE,CAC and the DAX are up by 0.1%.
The Euro is up by 0.1% against the US dollar to $ 1.07 per Euro.
The main trend of the pair is a down trend, and we are looking for opportunities to join in with this trend.
On an hour chart after the latest decline, a triangle pattern is developing.
If the pair will go below the level of 1.2410, which is the lower leg of the triangle, it could be a good signal to enter with the trend.
The Wall Street markets are expected to open unchanged after Britain’s official announcement of the start of its European Union exit, and as investors continue to fear that President Donald Trump will have difficulty passing his ambitious reforms in taxation, regulation and investment in infrastructure.
Wall Street stock markets closed yesterday in a positive territory, as the US consumer confidence jumped unexpectedly to a 16-year high, and US home prices surged at the sharpest pace in nearly three years.
On a daily summery:
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed by 0.7%, the first increase in nine trading days, after completing the longest negative streak of days since August 2011.
The S&P 500 rose by 0.7% and the NASDAQ index added 0.6% on its way to a third straight day of gains.
Asian stocks rallied this morning after the rises on Wall Street.
Tokyo closed slightly up 1%, Hong Kong rising by 0.2%, Shanghai maintains stability, Singapore is up by 0.8% and Seoul is up by 0.2%.
There are gains in Europe as trading started.
The British currency decline because of the expectation of Britain’s official request to withdraw from the European Union, this afternoon.
The pound depreciates by 0.5% against the US dollar and trades at $ 1.2390 per pound, having already fallen this morning to 0.6% against the dollar
The FTSE is up by 0.4%, the CAC adds 0.3% and DAX is up by 0.4%.
The pair is changing the direction of his rising trend, as on an hour chart the pair broke down a diagonal support line.
The tendency is to try and enter with the new move down.
Wall Street stocks markets are expected to open with a slight decline and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is expected to continue its longest negative streak since 2011.
The oil prices are rising today at the background of the weakening of the US dollar. In recent days, the black gold has been trading in a negative direction due to an increase in oil inventories in the US and because OPEC cartel and other non-OPEC oil companies have not yet announced whether they are extending the agreement to cut production beyond June.
Wall Street trading closed yesterday in a mixed trend after the leading indexes fell by up to 1% in the first few hours as the US dollar fell against the leading currencies after President Trump failed to pass the new health law last week.
In Asia this morning the price rises were recorded on most Asian exchanges, led by Tokyo, where the Nikkei index rose by 1%.
The Japanese yen was flat at 110.61 against the US dollar.
The Seoul Composite Index rose by 0.2% and the Hang Seng Index added 0.5%. Australia increased by 1.2% and in Shanghai a 0.6% retreat.
The trading on the European stock exchanges is continuing in a positive trend, following the gains in Asia.
The FTSE is up BY 0.1%, The DAX is climbing BY 0.5%, The CAC is gaining 0.1%, as the US dollar stabilizes against the Euro.
The main trend of the pair on an hour chart is a rising trend.
A double top pattern was created, and could lead to a small correction.
After the correction, if the pair will close above the latest resistance area, around the level of 1.4305, it will be an opportunity to join in with the rising trend.
The Euro is up against the dollar by 0.6% and trades around $ 1.0866 per Euro.
Against the Pound sterling, the US dollar falls by 0.9% and trades around $ 1.2586 per pound.
In Europe, a positive macro data continue to show signs of recovery in the continent. According to data published today, the German business sentiment index reached a record high of 68 months.
The IFO Research Institute published a business sentiment survey today, which showed that the index reached 112.3 points, a figure that was last recorded in July 2011.
The figure also reflects a sharp increase compared to February, when the index reached 111.1 points.
The trading on Wall Street stock exchanges will open today after last week the index posted the worst week since the Nov. 8, following the cancellation of Trump’s new health law at the US House of Representatives, which surprised investors with fears that Trump would have trouble to pass ambitious reforms in his Congress.
On a weekly summery, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 1.5%, the S&P 500 shed 1.4% and the NASDAQ lost 1.2%.
Since the election in the US, the S&P 500 index gained 12%, mainly due to speculation that the Trump government would lowering taxes and would give incentives that will accelerate economic growth and corporate profits.
Now, the focus among Republicans is moving to a tax reform that, according to Trump’s election promises, includes a reduction in corporate tax to 15 percent.
The attention of investors will be directed this week to Britain, where Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to announce on Wednesday the implementation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will open a two-year process which at the end the country will separate from the European Union.
On the macroeconomic front, the US consumer confidence and economic confidence in the Euro zone will be published,
Also to be published on Wednesday, the third and final assessment of US growth in the fourth quarter.
The main trend of the pair on 4 hours chart is a clear rising trend.
At the moment the pair stands at a price level of 1.0863, there may be a correction as part of the trend, but the tendency is that the pair would reached the target of 1.0970.