Monthly Archives: May 2013

TSX Index YTD performance

Chart compares TSX Index to S&P 500 Index
TSX Index chart showing the YTD performance compared to the s&P 500.

TSX Index and S&P 500 Index YTD courtesy of StockCharts.com

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index.

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index.

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TSX Index chart showing resistance at 12,900

TSX Index has moved into the old lateral trading range
TSX Index chart analysis showing the near-term uptrend and resistance at 12,900 with support at 12,600.

TSX Index Candlestick Chart

TSX Index chart analysis showing the near-term uptrend and resistance at 12,900 with support at 12,600. The most important points from this chart are the old lateral trading range and the major resistance level of 12,900. Can the TSX break 12,900 before the S&P 500 corrects? There was a feeble attempt on May 22 represented by the shooting star candlestick and a bounce off support the next day. Overall, the TSX index has a weak technical profile.

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index.

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TSX Index YTD sector performance

TSX up 1.44% YTD and Materials down 25.37%
Chart showing the YTD performance of the TSX Index highlighting the financial, energy and materials sectors

TSX Index YTD Performance courtesy of StockCharts.com

Financials (XFN ETF), Energy (XEG ETF) and Materials (XMA ETF) represent approximately 75% of the TSX Index.

Compare this chart for the TSX Index to the chart for the S&P 500 Index.

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S&P 500 YTD absolute performance by sector

S&P 500 up 16.92% with Health Care leading at 23.65%
S&P 500 Sector ETFs YTD Absolute Performance

S&P 500 Sector ETFs YTD Absolute Performance courtesy of StockCharts.com

Reference the last sector analysis for the S&P 500 published on April 12, 2013 showing the relative performance of each sector.

The theory now is that money will flow into the lagging sectors including technology, materials and energy.

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TSX Index technical analysis

Near-term uptrend for TSX with resistance at 12,600
TSX chart showing the near-term uptrend with resistance at 12,600.

TSX Index Daily Chart courtesy of StockCharts.com

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index.

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WTI-Brent spread narrows to $7.76

Chart is the ratio of WTI/Brent
Weekly chart showing the ratio of WTI/Brent.  It has narrowed significantly since the beginning of March as the glut in Cushing, Oklahoma continues to decline.

WTI/Brent Weekly Chart

Prices as of May 8, 2013

  • Differential Brent versus WTI for May 8, 2013 was $104.34 – $96.58 = $7.76
  • Price for Western Canadian Select on May 8, 2012 = $74.68
  • Brent versus WCS differential was $104.34 – $74.68 = $29.66
  • WTI versus WCS differential was $96.58 – $74.68 = $21.90

Prices as of February 5, 2013

  • Differential Brent versus WTI for February 5, 2013 was $116.52 – $96.65 = $19.87
  • Price for Western Canadian Select on February 5, 2012 = $66.74
  • Brent versus WCS differential was $116.52 – $66.74 = $49.78
  • WTI versus WCS differential was $96.65 – $66.74 = $29.91

Reference the last chart analysis for West Texas Intermediate Crude (WTIC)

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S&P 500 Index technical analysis

Correction imminent for the S&P 500 Index?
S&P 500 Index Candlestick chart showing the 19.5% gain from the November low.

S&P 500 Index Candlestick Chart

The major, intermediate and near-term trends are all up. And you always trade in the direction of the trend. And the S&P 500 just broke resistance at 1,600.

But, after a +20% gain in an index or stock, I give increased probability to any reversal patterns. We are at that point now with the S&P 500 Index. And seasonal factors align with the probability of a correction. You judge the patterns and trade accordingly.

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index.

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