The last time I blogged about CapitaMalls Asia was on 15 August. At that time, I detailed the reason for not adding to my long position. That reason was technical in nature and is still valid today.
I did not sell as price went lower, saying I would only sell as price rebounds to test resistance. Downtrends are rivers of hope.
Yesterday, CapitaMalls Asia's share price rose dramatically on extremely heavy volume from an oversold position. Such moves usually have strong momentum which would carry over to the next session. This morning, it did just that and my overnight sell order at $1.325 was filled.
Why $1.325? This is where we find a gap resistance and gaps would usually be filled. Price touched a high of $1.33 and if we look at the chart, this is where we find the immediate downtrend resistance.
If $1.33 should be overcome convincingly, we would almost certainly see the counter's share price going higher. Why? Closing above $1.33 would signal to market participants that the immediate (and steeper) downtrend is broken. Long holders might return and more short sellers would cover their positions. This is a powerful combination that would usually push price higher.
In case the immediate downtrend is broken, we will find the next two gap resistance at $1.395 (approximating the 50dMA) and S$1.55 (approximating the 100dMA). I also expect the next downtrend resistance (which I drew in orange color) to be more formidable.
CapitaMalls Asia: Pre-emptive strikes failed.