Apr 062016
 

Biotechnology stocks had a huge move today. Breakout for IBB on the daily chart at $270. The breakout was on heavy volume. The candlestick today was a tall white shaven bottom and shaven head candlestick. Volume, OBB, RSI and MACD are confirming the move for this market-cap weighted ETF.

Breakout for iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) on heavy volume

IBB 6-Month Daily Chart

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF

XBI is an equal weighted etf which had a similar move today.

http://blogs.barrons.com/stockstowatchtoday/2016/04/06/biotech-the-waiting-game/

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Nov 202014
 
Can the TSX Index hold above major resistance of 15000?
TSX Index daily chart showing the tentative break above major resistance of 15000.

TSX Index 6-Month Daily Chart Courtesy of StockCharts.com

Reference the candlestick chart published on October 16 showing the hammer on the weekly chart and the bullish engulfing pattern on the daily chart which indicated the bottom for the TSX Index.

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View from the weekly chart for the TSX Index
TSX Index weekly chart showing the breakout above 15000.

TSX Index 3-Year Weekly Chart

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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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Mar 092012
 
Breakout for PetroBakken Energy on the daily chart
PetroBakken Energy candlestick chart analysis showing the morning star candlestick pattern.  Two bullish white candlesticks confirmed a breakout at $17.00.  Volume, On Balance Volume and the Relative Strength Indicator are confirming the uptrend.

PetroBakken Energy (PBN:TSX) Candlestick Chart

PetroBakken Energy (PBN:TSX) candlestick chart analysis showing the morning doji star candlestick pattern. And a bullish white candlesticks gaps away from the previous white candlestick with a confirmed breakout at $17.00. Volume, On Balance Volume (OBV) and the Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) are confirming the uptrend.

The morning doji star is a major reversal pattern which called an end to the near-term downtrend that started on February 23. It is comprised of three candlesticks. The first candlestick is the dark tall bearish candlestick that appeared on March 5. The bears were in control at this stage but the volume was relatively light. Then on March 6, a gap appears with a doji (narrow or the same opening and closing) which is the second part of the pattern. Then on March 7, there is another gap and a tall white candlestick associated with above average volume. The reversal pattern is now completed. This particular morning star formation is rare and would be properly called an abandoned baby. It has two gaps where there is no overlap of the shadows.

You must always be cognizant of the fundamental news for a company and the reaction on the chart. View the following release for the details: PetroBakken Energy Ltd. is pleased to announce our fourth quarter and year-end 2011 financial and operating results.

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Mar 022012
 
Confirmed breakout for RBC at $55.00
RBC Royal Bank chart analysis based on the daily candlestick chart showing the breakout at $55.00.  Above average volume and on balance volume are confirming the breakout.

RBC Royal Bank Daily Candlestick chart

The reversal of roles is an important concept in technical analysis: $55.00 was resistance and it is now the new support level.

Reference previous charts for RBC Royal Bank:

Review the RBC Royal Bank website for the fundamental data..

Relevant articles picked from the Web:

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Aug 122011
 

Bullish Engulfing Pattern on the daily candlestick chart

Precision Drilling chart analysis showing the bullish engulfing pattern

Precision Drilling Candlestick Cahrt

You can see from the chart that the $12.00 level provided support in the recent sell-off.  The bullish engulfing candlestick pattern confirmed the bottom with above-average volume. You now have a stop-loss point at the major support level of $12.00 and you have near-term and intermediate targets.

Precision Drilling is a stock that can be traded and is in a near-term uptrend.

Reference the previous analysis for Precision Drilling.

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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.

Apr 122011
 
Candlestick chart shows the uptrend for Precision Drilling
Two year weekly candlestick chart for Precision Drilling showing the uptrend over the last four weeks

Precision Drilling (PD:TSX) 2-Year Weekly Chart

Reference the previous weekly chart for Precision Drilling.  Also reference the chart analysis based on the daily candlestick chart.

The important point from this chart is that the stock is in an uptrend and you always trade in the direction of the trend. But, Precision Drilling is a little overextended as indicated by the height above the 50-day moving average so we could see a correction to support at $13.50.  If the stock broke $13.50, the next minor support level would be $13.00. Major support is at $12.00 which is near the  the 50-day moving simple moving average.

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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.