Shooting star candlestick at resistance of $30.00
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.
We are all students of the market and it can be a harsh teacher. Enjoy your trading day.
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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