Monday, 26th Nov 2012. FKLI heading into monthly major Support level, more weakness awaits if the index futures breach below this level. Other news to follow.
"-U.S. stocks rallied Friday, buoyed by encouraging economic data from Germany and China, as American consumers headed to retail stores to take advantage of Black Friday promotions.
"- Most Asian markets rallied Friday, buoyed by signs of an improvement in global manufacturing, with mainland Chinese stocks rebounding from a drop the previous day and Taiwanese shares soaring on reports of buying by government funds. After a tentative start in the absence of cues from the U.S. and from Japan, Asia’s largest country by stock market capitalization, regional markets climbed on buying aided by data showing an improvement in manufacturing from China and the euro-zone. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index ended 0.8% higher after a lower start, China’s Shanghai Composite climbed 0.6% and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.6%, while Singapore’s Straits Times Index inched up 0.1% by late afternoon, staying on course for a five-day winning streak. Australia was one of the few markets to move in the opposite direction, with the S&P/ASX 200 slipping fractionally, as some resource stocks came under profit-taking pressure after recent gains and ahead of the weekend. Taiwan’s Taiex was the region’s best performer, jumping 3.1% to erase the losses recorded earlier in the week, with purchases by government funds behind the advance, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report."
"- Crude futures turned higher on Friday as the dollar weakened, raising the price of oil and other dollar-denominated commodities, and as gains for the stock market also lent support.
FKLI- Approaching Major Support
There was still no sign of recovery after the index futures fell for almost three weeks till now, thanks to the economy uncertainties and upcoming general election tension which might take place early next year. These Sell-off might not seem to be a regular profit taking activities because it has weaken for far too long and too much. We are likely looking at major medium term correction if the market manage to breach below major support level located around 1,585~1,580 level based on previous monthly low. On previous Friday, the stock index ended 4.23 points lower to 1,614.32 while index futures went down about 5 points to 1,608.50 level. Most of the traders might be wondering whether the market will continue to fall below significant support level. There was no definitive answer to this question for sure, but "why not ?" Why not let the market fall further if there is another major support taken out this week. If the market manage to breach below monthly previous low / Support level at 1,585, there is high possibility that the stock index would continue to Sell-off after that level. Bear in mind that when a market turn into Bearish mode, index futures will be deep in discount when it breached that major Support. Short position can still be initiate even when the index futures is 10 points discount against the stock index. For today, spot month pivot point for support level is located around 1,601 while resistance is pegged at 1,616.
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FCPO- Struggling To Hold On Gains
Palm oil futures went down amid market participants are expecting slower demand that might increase the stockpiles figure above 2.6 millions tons coming this year end. At close, the benchmark Feb finished RM17 lower to 2,393 level, the day high and low was traded within 2,411~2,380 level. Volume for the third month was recorded higher to 19,142 lots as traders prefer to closed off their positions prior to weekend. After closing for two days Thanks giving holiday, CME Globex will resume its trading session today. Weak fundamental has done it's job to curb palm oil futures from recovering after it rose up to 2,485 level early last week. Even though the benchmark month has dropped back recently, it is still early to say "this is it", nor it is going to be a swift Sell-off down to hill based on weak fundamental alone. Technically, there might be further recovery if the benchmark Feb able to breach today's pivot resistance level at 2,410. Better still, it could create a Higher Low or swing low if it manage to recover above second resistance level at 2,426. Else, more weakness is expected to take place if the benchmark Feb breach below pivot Support level at 2,380~2,379 level today.
P/s: Made some correction on 26th Nov 2012 market outlook.
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