On the , the Footsie Bursa Malaysia main index had be sliding lower steadily until the fateful Friday the 13th in March where all hell broke loose, losing as much as 7% at the day's low. The result: a monster gap of some 45 points. Talk about a black friday!
The development of the following week would come as dramatic as the last. The KLCI would continue the extremely breakout until it found willing buyers on the 17'Mar, dangerously sustaining above 1200. A technical rebound was expected, but the unexpected magnitude of the 6.85% u-turn would send the bears routing.
The continuation of that 83 points reversal would lead FBMKLCI to challenge the downward sloping short term moving average. For a while, KLCI would consolidate a new support on the 1317 region.
Taking a more granular look of KLCI's performance through the recent hourly chart, the main index has staged an offensive into the gap of that same Friday the 13th. Pulling their punches, investors didn't want to overextend their risk approaching the week's close, preferring to take profits. The concern is understandable as the new round of OPEC+ virtual meeting is beginning on the global stage, while awaiting news on the possibility of Movement Control Order ( MCO ) extension in the local scene. Adding into the mix, the HK and US markets are closed for Good Friday, brewing more uncertainty for price reference to the big boys.
Come Friday, the MCO extension was more or less expected, so the bulls aren't willing to give up much ground, having settled to camp around the price range of 1350 to 1353 - the previous high and 38% retracement. Cautious but optimistic, investors and traders await further news to develop through the weekend.
Stay safe, everyone :)