US stocks rose to record highs as strong corporate earnings and a rally in commodity prices outweighed lingering concerns about the threat of COVID-19 to the global economy. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 gained. This is alongside energy, consumer discretionary, and materials stocks – all of which are among the best performers as investors await insights from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell’s address during the upcoming Jackson Hole Symposium.
As long as the economic and corporate earnings environments continue to improve, the market is likely to withstand ongoing concerns about the virus and policy. That said, risks for the market are becoming more balanced as we move throughout the market cycle.
While markets started strong this week, equities in the US and Europe remain volatile on concern over the spread of the Delta variant and tighter monetary policy. Economic data so far this week has painted a mixed picture, with the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Indices (PMI) in Europe and the US showing continued growth, though slowing from last month’s levels.
As can be seen from the chart above, the Dow has completed the third-wave process yesterday, and has now entered the fourth wave, which is the adjustment process.
The future market should focus mainly on the 35110 line. As long as the Dow does not fall below the 35110 range, it will still maintain the bullish trend and look for the opportunity to intervene again after the stabilization of the fourth callback. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention on the support of the 35346, 35226, and 35110 lines.
On the top, focus on the strength of the historical high of the 35601 position to suppress again. Once the Dow falls below 35110, there is a possibility of opening up further downward revision. At that time, pay attention to the support of the 34990 and 34724 lines.
Hong Kong Stocks
Overnight, Chinese stocks continued to rebound sharply, and TechNet (Hong Kong) stocks opened higher. The Hang Seng Technology Index rose by 2.54% to 6,609 points, the Hang Seng Index (HSI) rose by 0.79% to 25,930 points, and the National Index rose by 1.01% to 9,190 points.
On the intraday market, large-scale network stocks Tencent and JingDong rose by more than 5%; Baidu, Tencent, and Meituan rose by more than 4%; Kuaishou rose by 3.3%; Meituan rose by 2.58%; and JD Health surged by more than 7% on sharp improvement.
Education stocks rose sharply across the board, with New Oriental and Koolearn opening nearly 15% higher, and China East Edu and Scholar Education rose by more than 8%; photovoltaic stocks, gambling stocks, sporting goods stocks, pharmaceutical stocks, and property management stocks generally rose as well. Meanwhile, power stocks and gas stocks continued to be weak, and dairy stocks and blue-chip real estate stocks fell.
On HK50, we continue to focus on the 25816 line. If HK50 manages to rise to the 25816 range again, it will open up further upward revision. At that time, pay attention to the suppression strength of the two positions of 26535 and 26951. If HK50 runs below the 25816 line, it might be advantageous to pay attention to the support of the 25160 position.
FTSE China A50 Index
On A50, we shall focus on the middle Bollinger Band today. As long as A50 runs above the middle Bollinger Band, the buying order is strong. Then, pay attention to the suppression strength of the 15666 and 16163 lines on the top. If A50 falls below the middle Bollinger Band, the buying order turns to weak. At that time, shift your focus to the support of the 14669 line below.
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