TSX Index candlestick chart analysis

TSX Index is struggling at resistance of 12,200
TSX Index candlestick chart analysis showing the index struggling to break resistance of 12,200

TSX Index 6-Month Daily Candlestick Chart

What can I prognosticate from the above chart? As I have said in the past, it is not a pretty picture for the TSX Index: a gain this year of 0% compared to a gain of 12% for the S&P 500 Index. And a three year gain of 6.7% for the TSX Index compared to gain of 28.9% for the S&P 500 Index.

If the TSX Index can break resistance of 12,200 then it moves into the old trading range with resistance at 12,500. A resolution of the so-called fiscal cliff would be the fundamental news to give a lift for the TSX as traders would move into some of the risk-on trades: oil and materials. But, you have the Eurozone slipping into a recession, tepid growth in the BRIC countries, Iran, and crude price differentials for Canadian producers. And these are just some of the known knowns.

The experts will give you their expert projections for the major indexes. In the end, all you can do is follow the charts when you trade online. Use tight stops on any breakout positions. And, a comfortable cash position will let you have a comfortable sleep. On Friday, the U.S.employment report will move the markets.

Reference my last chart analysis for the TSX Index posted on November 27, 2012.

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