Aug 122013
 
Near-term uptrend with resistance at $3.40
Cooper candlestick chart showing the near-term uptrend and resistance at $3.40

Copper Daily Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com

Reference the last chart analysis for copper.

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Jul 042012
 
Breakout above near-term lateral trading range
Breakout for the TSX Index above the lateral trading range.

TSX Index 6 Month Daily Chart

What are the important points from the above chart of the TSX Index?

  1. The TSX Index still has an overall negative technical profile.
  2. The major trend is sideways.
  3. The intermediate trend is down.
  4. The near-term trend is up.
  5. Trading below the 200 day simple moving average.
  6. A positive is the breakout above the lateral trading range.
  7. The new support level (was the last resistance level) is 11,800.
  8. If the TSX cannot hold above 11,800, we are back to the same old story.
  9. Resistance is now 12,000 which is near the 200 day simple moving average.
  10. Major resistance is 12,800.
  11. Volume is a secondary indicator.
  12. An increase in volume is necessary to maintain the near-term uptrend.
  13. OBV is a secondary indicator confirming the near-term uptrend.
  14. RSI is a secondary indicator confirming the near-term uptrend.
  15. Don’t forget to review a 5 year weekly chart for the TSX Index.

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index posted on June 25, 2012 showing the lateral trading range.

You can review all the past charts for the TSX Index.

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Note: This technical analysis is for educational purposes so you can learn to trade online using candlestick charts. Please conduct your own chart analysis or consult your financial advisor before making investment decisions. The chart snippets are from BigCharts.com which I recommend and have used for fifteen years. The author of this article may hold long or short positions in the featured stock or index.

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Jul 042012
 
Shooting star candlestick near the resistance zone
Shooting star candlestick for PotashCorp indicates a deadlock between the bulls and the bears.  Caution is advised.

PotashCorp 6 Month Chart Analysis

Shooting star candlestick indicates caution near the resistance zone: a deadlock between the bulls and the bears.

Reference the last chart analysis for PotashCorp posted on June 19, 2012 which identified the bullish shaven head candlestick at the start of the near-term uptrend.

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Note: This technical analysis is for educational purposes so you can learn to trade online using candlestick charts. Please conduct your own chart analysis or consult your financial advisor before making investment decisions. The chart snippets are from BigCharts.com which I recommend and have used for fifteen years. The author of this article may hold long or short positions in the featured stock or index.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

May 012012
 
Shooting star candlestick at resistance of $30.00
Thomson Reuters six month daily candlestick chart showing a shooting star candlestick as a reaction to the earnings release.

Thomson Reuters (TRI:TSX) Daily Chart

There was a positive reaction to the earnings release for Thomson Reuters as indicated by the gap and the close of $29.78. But the shooting star candlestick is a graphical representation of the selling pressure at the $30.00 resistance level. The stock opened at $29.75, rallied to $30.21 but closed at $29.78: practically unchanged from the open.

The trend is everything in technical analysis. The major trend is down for Thomson Reuters, the intermediate trend is sideways and the near-term trend is up.

A confirmed break (use the percentage and time filter) above resistance of $30.00 would indicate an intermediate target price of $33.00. If the stock cannot break resistance, it will continue to trade in the congestion zone with support around the $28.00 level.

Thomson Reuters Reports First-Quarter 2012 Results

We are all students of the market and it can be a harsh teacher. Enjoy your trading day.

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Note: This technical analysis is for educational purposes so you can learn to trade online using candlestick charts. Please conduct your own chart analysis or consult your financial advisor before making investment decisions. The chart snippets are from BigCharts.com which I recommend and have used for fifteen years. The author of this article may hold long or short positions in the featured stock or index.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

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