Chinese stock markets falls overcook yesterday's ASX sell-off, futures recover 10 points despite falls in the US

The Shanghai/Shenzen stock index (CSI 300) finished 6.09% lower yesterday and ruined the party for Aussie stocks, which got off to an otherwise healthy start after the gap in uncertainty over big bank capital funding continued to narrow following CBA's first (and highly satisfactory) day of trading on Monday, post its $5 billion raising and $2.22 dividend. The ASX 200 hit a high of 5,388 yesterday morning despite Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) going ex dividend, but then failed to hold after China's poor late morning (Sydney time) opening. Chinese stocks continued to sell off throughout the session and pushed the ASX 200 to a very bearish close, seeing the market gap from 5,320 at the 4pm close to its 4:10pm closing auction level of 5,303, the low of the day and 85 points from its session high. Australian investors should be aware that the range of buying support at this level is quite broad, and is characterised by the November 2014 to January 2015 period that has been circled in today's first chart.

We're experiencing a bit of regional weakness at present due to an already-tentative domestic environment--vis-a-vis our big four banks (dilutionary) capital raisings--transposed upon a landscape of emerging Asian economies that are struggling against the effect of a strengthening US dollar, starving them of investment inflows as risk money is repatriated back to the US based on the prospect of more unpredictable currency movements to come. As China devalues its yuan, other Asian trading partners may have to follow suit so they do not fall victim to relatively more expensive exports. It's a complicated situation and for those of you who are keen to get an insight into how this might affect another major Australian trading partner (Japan), please click here to view the article posted this morning by Alex Chen, "A better-than-expected second quarter GDP result warrants a closer look at the Japanese yen." 

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