ASX Shares Daily – November 23rd

By Chris Becker


The confusion reigns – a scratch day for most of Asia – except China – the ASX200 not moving an inch as everyone waits for US markets to reopen after thanksiving for some direction.

The Nikkei 225 also stalled, probably because the weakening Yen slowed down too:

The Aussie dollar continues to go nowhere although it has aa medium term bullish bias, staying just above its 200 day moving average, but below its trend channel – on a road to nowhere (again, look at the weekly or monthly charts)


The US Dollar continues to roll over in the short term, heading back to its 200 DMA:

Which is keeping gold (USD) within its tight support and resistance channel on the daily chart but with a bullish bias (look at those tails underneath the daily candles and higher lows = buying support) – should be a breakout/breakdown soon:

Australian Stocks

Well the Small Ords had a dump today, not good, but utilities had some bids with most of the ASX8 actually not doing bad today. Except Fortescue (FMG) – rolling over and heading down:


As for market itself, having bounced off the closely watched 200 day moving average, its now hitting the 50 day moving average on its way  to hitting heavier resistance overhead at the April 2011 high at 4440 points. The RBA needs to cut next month to keep this freight train of an overvalued market slugging along – as does every major stock market around the world with its respective central bank.



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