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Right timing: M&A spurs market action

Goola Warden
Goola Warden1/19/2018 10:00 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Right timing: M&A spurs market action
SINGAPORE (Jan 19): Here are some charts for our technical analysis this week.
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SINGAPORE (Jan 19): Here are some charts for our technical analysis this week.

Straits Times Index (3,550, daily)
The Straits Times Index rose 20 points over the week to close at its highest level since 2007. Quarterly momentum remains intact; ADX is rising and the DIs are positively placed.

Short term stochastics is up and at the top end of its range but it hasn’t turned down yet. That means the STI is unlikely to fall much below 3,500. The 50-day moving average is at 3,442. The break above the sideways range at 3,440, set an initial target of 3,550 which has been attained. This may lead to some consolidation before the next up-wave. The 2007 high was at 3,805.

STI Weekly: an ageing bull
It must be noted that the bull market is ageing. Also, annual momentum continues to struggle, something it has done for the past three months.

See also: Volatility to persist despite rebound by STI

Annual momentum may continue to move sideways. The 24-month momentum continues to rise and will be able to move higher till the end of the year, after which it could turn down. The interaction between these two indicators suggests that the STI will stay intact till the second half of the year.

M&A plays
Sembcorp Marine ($2.30) sharp surge suggests corporate action
The price and volume surge of the past two sessions suggests some sort of M&A, and this comes amidst market mutters that Keppel Corp could be acquiring Sembcorp Marine at either $2.30 or $2.50.

The breakout indicates an upside of $9.70 initially and $10 subsequently. This is a long term target. In the immediate term, prices could ease somewhat after rising 10.4% since the start of 2018. The new support appears at $7.77.

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