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Hang Seng Index (HSI) hits another recent low as risk appetite continues to deteriorate

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Hang Seng Index (HSI) hits another recent low as risk appetite continues to deteriorate


U.S. stocks continued their downward trend overnight. Today, China’s A-shares fell. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) refreshed its recent lows in the context of deteriorating global risk appetite, and it faces the risk of extending the decline to 18,500 and the March low.

U.S. retail sales and initial jobless claims data on Thursday were better than expected, but not enough to stop a deterioration in risk appetite due to the prospect of aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. In addition, economic downturn concerns also weighed on market sentiment, with the latest forecast for US third-quarter GDP growth from the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow model lowered to 0.5% from 1.3%.

Overnight, U.S. stocks ended Wednesday’s short-term rebound correction and resumed downward. The S&P 500 closed down 1.13%, the Dow Jones fell 0.56%, the Nasdaq fell 1.43%, and the panic index rose slightly by 0.34%. Worryingly, U.S. stock index futures have fallen significantly so far on Friday, with S&P 500 futures now down 0.73%, indicating that the U.S. stock market may continue to decline on Friday.

China’s A shares suffered their biggest drop since May 24 this year on Friday, with the Shanghai Composite Index closing down 2.3 percent. That was despite some stronger-than-expected economic data on Friday: Retail sales rose at an annual rate of 5.4% in August, beating expectations for a 3.5% annual rate; industrial output rose at an annual rate of 4.2% in August, beating expectations for a 3.8% annual rate.

Under the condition that US stocks and A shares weakened at the same time, the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index (HSI) was 0.79% on Friday, and then it has been weak and fluctuated. It once closed the decline to 0.17% in the intraday, but it still failed to turn up, and it closed down 0.89. %. The Hang Seng Technology Index closed down 2.65% on Friday.

On Friday, 28 stocks in the Hang Seng Index rose, 41 fell and 4 were unchanged. The top three best performers were: Sands China Ltd, up 3.81%; Budweiser Asia Pacific, up 3.21%; and Wharf Properties, up 2.45%. The top three worst-performing stocks were: Country Garden, down 7.63%; Ali Health, down 5.62%; and China Shenhua, down 4.47%. The major heavyweights performed as follows: Tencent Holdings fell 2.27%; Alibaba fell 1.48%; China Construction Bank fell 0.21%.

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Hang Seng Index (HSI) Trend Technical Analysis

The daily chart shows that the Hang Seng Index (HSI) fell below the short-term support of 18800 and continued to fall, with subsequent or extended declines pointing to the descending support line of 18500 and the March low of 18235. If it rebounds, the upper 18800-19000 area will act as a resistance, limiting the rebound upside. (Follow the author on Twitter @Legen_DailyFX )

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