May 142014
 
Major support for the US dollar is the $79.00 zone
Major support for the US Dollar Index is the $79.00 zone.

US Dollar Index Weekly Chart courtesy of stockcharts.com

The US dollar is the reserve currency and has a major impact on other markets. The inverse relationship to the price of commodities is relevant to the Canadian market. Commodities are priced in US dollars so commodity traders demand more US dollars as it declines relevant to other currencies.

United States dollar

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Jan 142014
 
Breakout for Intel above resistance of $26.00
Breakout for Intel above resistance of $26.00

Intel (INTC) 3-Year Weekly Chart

Relevant articles picked from the Web:

Intel Inside Your Portfolio? It Should Be — Barrons — January 16, 2014

Intel Slips: Q4 Rev Beats, EPS $0.51/Sh Misses; Q1 Rev View In Line

Intel plans to report fourth-quarter earnings on January 16, 2014

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“It is not when you buy that counts, it is when you sell”

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Jan 092014
 
Intermediate uptrend for Alcoa with resistance at $11.00
Weekly chart for Alcoa showing the intermediate uptrend with resistance at $11.00.  The chart shows OBV, RSI and volume.

Alcoa 4-Year Weekly Logarithmic Chart courtesy of BigCharts.com

With a 41% gain from the July low and concerns over the top line growth, you would expect profit taking at the $11.00 resistance level.

Reference some excerpts from the fourth quarter release:

Fourth quarter 2013 revenue was $5.6 billion, compared with $5.8 billion sequentially, and $5.9 billion in fourth quarter 2012, as realized aluminum prices declined 1 percent sequentially, and 7 percent year-over-year.

Revenue in 2013 was $23.0 billion, compared to $23.7 billion in 2012 as realized aluminum prices declined 4 percent year-over-year.

In 2014, Alcoa projects global growth in the aerospace (7 percent to 8 percent), automotive (1 percent to 4 percent), packaging (2 percent to 3 percent), and building and construction (4 percent to 6 percent) markets. After a strong 2013, Alcoa projects a steady commercial transportation market (-1 percent to 3 percent), and a decline in the industrial gas turbine market (-8 percent to -12 percent) on lower orders for new gas turbines and spare parts.

Alcoa sees global aluminum demand growth of 7 percent in 2014, after 7 percent growth in 2013.

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“It is not when you buy that counts, it is when you sell”

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Sep 212013
 
A failure to break resistance of 12,900
TSX Index chart showing the failure to breakout above resistance of 12,900.

TSX Index 6 Month Daily Chart

On Wednesday, the TSX Index reached a 52 week high and a tentative breakout above resistance of 12,900.

On Thursdays, the doji candlestick showed the indecision of traders.

On Friday, traders made their decision. The shaven bottom candlestick shows the sell-off on above average volume. This does not bode well for trading on Monday.

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index.

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