Most markets display signs of short-term buying support, indicating a bear rally. This is likely to be a temporary pause rather than an end to the correction. South Korea and Japan, affected by heightened tensions with North Korea, failed, however, to join in — the Nikkei 225 signaling a primary down-trend.
The Baltic Dry Index is advancing toward 4650. Rising demand for dry bulk shipping — primarily iron ore and coal — is at odds with the down-turn in Chinese stock markets, but the lag can last several months. Breakout above 4650 would confirm the primary up-trend, while reversal below 2900 would warn of a primary down-trend — if confirmed by the Baltic Panamax Index.
|S&P 500||Canada: TSX||UK: FTSE|
|Germany: DAX||India: Sensex||Japan: Nikkei 225|
|South Korea: KOSPI||China: Shanghai Composite||Australia: All Ordinaries|