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Asian Stocks Finish Mixed, Chinese Stocks Outperform

Aug 21, 2018

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Data in Price Return, Source: Stockdio

Japanese Market

  • Japanese stocks were mixed, and failed to find any direction today after trading higher yesterday
  • The Nikkei 225 finished up 0.09% and the Topix closed down 0.4%
  • Investor sentiment for Japanese stocks finished negative with the advance/decline ratio for the Nikkei 225 closing at 0.72x
  • 7 stocks in the Nikkei 225 hit 4-week highs while 11 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 4 stocks in the Nikkei 225 closed overbought while 11 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • JPY¥ is currently up 0.3% against the USD$ to 110.4
  • Japan 2-Year Government Bonds are lower with yields up 0.2 basis points to -0.121%
  • Japan 10-Year Government Bonds are higher with yields down -1.8 basis points to 0.086%
  • JGBs 2s-10s Spread has narrowed 2 basis points to 0.21%

Chinese Market

  • Chinese and Hong Kong stocks finished in the black as investors are hopeful for a positive outcome from Sino-American trade discussions scheduled for tomorrow, depsite President Trump's remarks that he does not expect significant progress to be made in these conversations
  • The Hang Seng closed up 0.56%, Hang Seng China Enterprise advanced 0.99%, and the CSI 300 rose 1.82%
  • Investor sentiment for Hong Kong stocks finished neutral with the advance/decline ratio for the Hang Seng closing at 1.17x
  • 3 stocks in the Hang Seng hit 4-week highs while 11 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 2 stocks in the Hang Seng closed overbought while 4 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • HKD$ is currently little changed against the USD$, trading at the top of its range at 7.8498
  • CNY¥ is currently little changed against the USD$ at 6.849
  • China RMB 2-Year Government Bonds are higher with yields down -10.8 basis points to 2.87%
  • China RMB 10-Year Government Bonds are lower with yields up 0.7 basis points to 3.655%
  • China Government RMB 2s-10s Spread has widened 11.5 basis points to 0.79%

Indian Market

  • Indian stocks finished flat with investors rotating away from Indian large-cap stocks to mid-cap stocks following the strong YTD performance of the Indian large-cap benchmark indices 
  • Indian mid-cap stocks are viewed as domestic plays and theoretically are insulated from headwinds related to a US-China trade war 
  • The Sensex finished up 0.02% and the Nifty 50 closed higher by 0.17%
  • Investor sentiment for Indian stocks finished negative with the advance/decline ratio for the Sensex closing at 0.63x
  • 8 stocks in the Sensex hit 4-week highs while 0 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 4 stocks in the Sensex closed overbought while 0 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • INR₹ is currently little changed against the USD$ at 69.825
  • India 2-Year Government Bonds are lower with yields up 0.3 basis points to 7.572%
  • India 10-Year Government Bonds are higher with yields down -1 basis points to 7.828%
  • India Government 2s-10s Spread has narrowed 0.3 basis points to 0.26%

Australian Market

  • Aussie stocks in the red after making a new 10-year high yesterday 
  • ASX 200 finished up 0.56%
  • Investor sentiment for Aussie stocks finished negative with the advance/decline ratio for the ASX 200 closing at 0.67x
  • 53 stocks in the ASX 200 hit 4-week highs while 11 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 28 stocks in the ASX 200 closed overbought while 8 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • AUD$ is currently little changed against the USD$ at 0.7342
  • Aussie 2-Year Government Bonds are lower with yields up 1.8 basis points to 2.004%
  • Australia 10-Year Government Bonds are lower with yields up 1.1 basis points to 2.535%
  • Aussie Government 2s-10s Spread has narrowed 1.773 basis points to 0.53%

Nikkei 225 Movers

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Outperformers Sector Price 1D% CHG Volume
Tokai Carbon Co Ltd Materials 1861 4.37%      9,445,900.00
Terumo Corp Health Care 6010 3.09%      1,430,700.00
Yaskawa Electric Corp Information Technology 3600 2.56%      3,005,700.00
Denka Co Ltd Materials 3650 2.38%          349,200.00
Fast Retailing Co Ltd Consumer Discretionary 50090 2.31%          742,200.00
Underperformers Sector Price 1D% CHG Volume
FamilyMart UNY Holdings Co Ltd Consumer Staples 9670 -5.47%      1,720,600.00
KDDI Corp Telecommunication Services 2954 -5.22%    10,445,600.00
NTT DOCOMO Inc Telecommunication Services 2820 -4.00%      6,949,000.00
Rakuten Inc Consumer Discretionary 756.6 -3.59%    13,306,900.00
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp Telecommunication Services 5002 -2.70%      3,597,400.00

Hang Seng Movers

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Outperformers Sector Price 1D% CHG Volume
CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd Health Care 19.6 9.88%      80,819,993.00
Sunny Optical Technology Group Co Ltd Information Technology 94.7 8.79%      21,232,873.00
AAC Technologies Holdings Inc Information Technology 87.2 8.59%      10,626,826.00
Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd Real Estate 12.2 7.94%    107,898,903.00
Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd Consumer Discretionary 16.4 7.34%      84,511,467.00
Underperformers Sector Price 1D% CHG Volume
CLP Holdings Ltd Utilities 91 -3.19%         3,732,261.00
Power Assets Holdings Ltd Utilities 56.9 -1.47%         3,140,253.00
MTR Corp Ltd Industrials 39.9 -1.36%         4,248,610.00
China Mobile Ltd Telecommunication Services 73.8 -1.34%      19,427,766.00
Hengan International Group Co Ltd Consumer Staples 66.8 -1.26%         4,414,060.00

Sensex Movers

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Outperformers Sector Price 1D% CHG Volume
Coal India Ltd Energy 291.55 2.59%        969,111.00
Axis Bank Ltd Financials 636.2 1.92%        960,464.00
NTPC Ltd Utilities 161.2 1.70%          84,301.00
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Health Care 635.25 1.69%        213,552.00
Wipro Ltd Information Technology 288.5 1.48%        222,541.00
Underperformers Sector Price 1D% CHG Volume
Tata Steel Ltd Materials 582.25 -2.86%        504,491.00
Hindustan Unilever Ltd Consumer Staples 1752.4 -1.30%          29,322.00
Vedanta Ltd Materials 219.2 -1.17%    1,019,151.00
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd Consumer Discretionary 957.55 -1.12%          64,213.00
Yes Bank Ltd Financials 391 -0.72%        556,217.00

ASX 200 Movers

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Outperformers Sector Price 1D% CHG Volume
Super Retail Group Ltd Consumer Discretionary 9.86 8.23% 3,999,382
Vocus Group Ltd Telecommunication Services 2.56 6.22% 4,719,617
Syrah Resources Ltd Materials 2.6 5.69% 1,478,516
Xero Ltd Information Technology 49.01 3.24% 532,660
Healthscope Ltd Health Care 2.23 2.76%            8,762,852
Underperformers Sector Price 1D% CHG Volume
Ausdrill Ltd Materials 1.865 -4.36%      3,252,050.00
Greencross Ltd Consumer Discretionary 3.97 -4.11%      2,415,318.00
Amcor Ltd/Australia Materials 13.76 -3.64%      8,484,407.00
nib holdings Ltd/Australia Financials 6.39 -3.47%      1,071,789.00
Infigen Energy Utilities 0.585 -3.31%      1,145,702.00