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Week Ahead - 13 May 2024

After being presented with the “Mee Siam” cake, PM Lee will be stepping down this week, with Finance Minister Lawrence Wong stepping up to lead Singapore into the future. Meanwhile, the Straits Times Index (STI) continues to trade within a range, showing potential to retest the 3,350 level, with support at 3,240. The release of April's non-oil domestic exports on Friday could significantly influence the STI, especially as earnings announcements begin to taper off.

Currently, no significant technical signals have been observed in the US, Hong Kong, and China markets. The US S&P 500 is range bound between 4,950 and 5,250. Separately, President Biden's announcement of imposing 100% tariffs on Chinese EVs, we are closely monitoring for any notable technical movements in these stocks.

In Asia, the China A50 index is expected to retest its previous high of 13,500, bolstered by growing investor optimism and a series of economic and housing measures from Beijing. The Hang Seng Index (HSI) has reached a resistance zone at 18,400. If it maintains this level, the next resistance point to watch is 20,000.

Our strategy focuses on seeking long trades in the Hong Kong market, while adopting a selective approach in the Singapore and US markets.

Headlines for the week:

- US Corp Earnings (Home Depot, Walmart)
- SG Corp Earnings (SIA)
- US Apr CPI report, FOMC Chair Powell speaks
- China Apr Econ data
- SG Leadership transition, Apr NODX report

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