The trend is the most important concept in technical analysis.
You must always trade in the direction of the trend, and the major trend is up for RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust. All the real estate invest trusts (REITs) listed on the TSX have performed very well over the past two years.
What is the definition for the major trend? The three-year weekly candlestick chart is best for establishing the major trend (in effect for six months to a year) for a stock or an index. The major trend for RioCan is up with current resistance at $24.
RioCan is the largest real estate investment trust in Canada and the liquidity makes this an attractive investment for institutional investors. It is worth taking a few minutes to review the profile for this company. Even if you focus on technical analysis to trade online, you need to have a basic understanding of fundamental analysis. Also, review the most recent quarterly results for RioCan.
Take a couple of minutes to input the advanced chart settings for BigCharts and then look at the this chart. You will have the advantage of viewing a larger chart and the ability to adjust the time period and other technical indicators. In a previous post, I presented an analysis of RioCan based on the 6-month daily candlestick chart and the reaction of the market to the release of the quarterly results. This analysis focused on the near-term and intermediate trend.
Visit Investment Talk with SPBrunner for an excellent review of the fundamental data for RioCan Real Estate Invest Trust.
Retail real estate poised to strengthen is a positive article on RioCan and other REITs.
Update May 19, 2011 – First-quarter report: RioCan gets boost from rental revenue.
Update May 31, 2011 – Target’s store picks a bullseye for RioCan REIT: TD
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.
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