Mar 042012
 
Harami candlestick pattern for the TSX Index
Harami candlestick pattern on the weekly chart of the TSX Index indicates caution. Monitor support at 12,500.  A confirmed break below support would be a reason to liquidate selected long position.

TSX Index 3 year Weekly Candlestick Chart

I start each trading week with an analysis of the major US and Canadian indexes. A three year weekly candlestick chart is my tool of choice. Three simple moving averages (50 day, 100 day and 200 day) are used to monitor the trend and any crossovers. Volume, On Balance Volume (OBV) and Relative Strength Index (RSI) are used as confirming indicators and to spot divergence.

The harami candlestick pattern identified on the above chart of the TSX Index is similar to the Western inside day. This is not a major reversal pattern but caution is advised. The TSX Index may move into a consolidation range between support and resistance. But a break below support of 12,500 would be reason enough to liquidate selected long position.

Reference last weeks analysis of the TSX Index which highlighted the confirmed breakout above resistance of 12,500.

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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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Nov 042011
 

Harami Cross on the weekly chart of the TSX Index

Candlestick chart analysis for the TSX Index on the weekly chart showing a harami cross and a tweezers top.

TSX Index Weekly Chart

The intermediate trend is down and the near-term trend is sideways.

Reference the last chart analysis for the index.

MarketWatch: Canadian stocks hesitate on Italy concerns

The main purpose of TradeOnline.ca is a starting point for your own chart analysis. Technical analysis serves as a guidepost in your daily investment analysis and is used in conjunction with fundamental analysis. There is no magic formula for making profits when you trade online in the stock market. We are all students of the market, and one should never give up reviewing and learning the basics. Visit the Advanced Chart Settings and customize BigCharts so you can review different time periods.

Please leave a comment to suggest a stock or index for analysis on this site.

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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.

© 2011 TradeOnline.ca

Nov 032011
 
Bullish white candlestick on the daily chart for CNQ
Candlestick chart analysis for Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ:TSX) showing a bullish white candlestick on the daily chart.  Major resistance is at $40.00 and confirming indicators of volume and rsi are identified in the chart analysis.

CNQ Daily Candlestick Chart

Candlestick chart analysis for Canadian Natural Resources showing a harami cross and a tweezers top. This could be a significant reversal indicator.

CNQ Chart for Nov 4, 2011

The above candlestick chart highlights the bullish candlestick for Thursday, Nov 3, 2011. I always look for follow-through after a tall bullish white candlestick. But you have to analyze individual company charts in the context of the overall market. And in this volatile market nimble traders will take profits on near-term gains. Major resistance of $40.00 is around the 200-day simple moving average which can be seen on a weekly chart.

The chart to the right is a snippet from the daily chart for Friday, Nov 4, 2011. The harami cross candlestick pattern in combination with a tweezers top could be an indicator of a reversal in the near-term uptrend. The bulls did on persevere on Friday.

Reference the last chart analysis for Canadian Natural Resources.

Reference the website for Canadian Natural Resources to review the fundamental data.

The main purpose of TradeOnline.ca is a starting point for your own analysis. Technical analysis serves as a guidepost in your daily investment analysis and is used in conjunction with fundamental analysis. There is no magic formula for making profits in the stock market. We are all students of the market, and one should never give up reviewing and learning the basics. Visit the Advanced Chart Settings and customize BigCharts so you can review different time periods.

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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.

© 2011 TradeOnline.ca

Aug 292011
 
Harami Pattern for the TSX Index
Harami candlestick pattern on the weekly chart of the TSX index indicates the TSX could ease into a congestion band between support of 12,000 and resistance of 12,500

Three-Year Weekly Chart for the TSX Index

We may have a bottom in the recent sell-off but the intermediate trend is still down. Cash is king in this market.

Reference the previous analysis of the TSX Index for the downside risk if the index cannot hold the 12,000 and 11,500 support levels.

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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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