After losing 145 points week-on-week during May 10–15, the Straits Times Index (STI) on May 17 managed to bounce off an intra-day low of 3,027 and its 100-day moving average. The 100-day moving average at 3,040 and a support area at 3,050 were sufficient to provide the STI with enough cushion to withstand the fall. With stochastics at the low end of its range and 21-day RSI and quarterly momentum both wanting to rebound, the downside for the index is likely to be limited. On the other hand, with ADX at an ebb and the DIs still negatively placed, the rebound is likely to be capped at 3,150, a level that was once a support.

Have a premium account? Sign in to continue reading.

Unlimited access to all stories from $99.9/year*

The latest reporting and analysis from business and investments to news and views on social issues.


  • Simultaneous logins across all devices
  • Instant access to past digital issues
  • Unlimited access to The Edge Malaysia
  • *For annual subscription plan only. T&Cs apply