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S&P 500 Index candlestick chart

Can the S&P 500 break major resistance?
Intermediate uptrend for the S&P 500 Index with major resistance at 1,420.  RSI is confirming the uptrend.

S&P 500 Index 6 Month Candlestick Chart

The technical indicators in the above chart point to the index having a good chance to break major resistance which was the April, 2012 high. This will be a major test for the S&P 500 and the bears are waiting for any signs of capitulation. The only negative is the relatively light volume which is typical for the summer months. But, at least the volume has increased over the last three trading days. Take your signals from the market action and trade accordingly.

Reference the last candlestick chart analysis for the S&P 500

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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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

Technical analysis of the TSX Index

12,000 is now the critical support level
TSX Index in a near-term uptrend with a breakout above the lateral trading band.

TSX Index 1 Year Daily Bar Chart

A well constructed chart is like a good photograph: both do not require much written explanation to tell the story. Take your cue from the market and trade accordingly.

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index based on the daily chart.

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Note: This technical analysis is for educational purposes so you can learn to trade online using candlestick charts with other technical indicators. 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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

VIX: The summer doledrums

Will not stay at this level for long
VIX is trading below the five year trading range.  It will not stay at this level for long.

VIX 5 Year Monthly Candlestick Chart

Referenced the last chart analysis for the VIX.

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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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note chart analysis

Near-term uptrend with resistance at 1.700%
Near-term uptrend for the U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note with resistance at 1.700%. It will meet major resistance at the resistance level of 1.800% which is evident on the weekly chart. Also, note that the the intermediate lateral trading range and divergence of the the RSI which did not confirm the bottom of 1.400%.

U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note 1 year Chart

Near-term uptrend for the U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note with resistance at 1.700%.

Note the divergence between the oscillator (RSI) and the price action when the oscillator did not confirm the low of 1.400%.

Reference the last chart analysis for the 10-Year Treasury.

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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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

BCE (BCE:TSX) chart analysis

Always trade in the direction of the major trend
BCE chart analysis.  Always trade in the direction of the major trend.

BCE 4 Year Candlestick Chart

This is not the first time I have posted a chart for BCE where I emphasized the most important principle of technical analysis: Always trade in the direction of the major trend. Is there any doubt about the major trend for BCE? The 200 Day SMA is a good approximation of the trendline.

The current resistance level is $43.00 and there is a good chance that BCE will break above this resistance level when it reports before the bell on Wednesday.

Compare the above chart for BCE to the chart for the TSX Index.

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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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

TSX Index: A dismal technical profile

Stuck in a lateral trading range
TSX Index bar chart shows the inability of the index to breakout of the lateral trading range.

TSX Index 1 Year Bar Cahrt

The lateral trading range sets the limits where the short-term traders will buy and take profits. This is a profitable trading strategy if you are nimble and have the proper trading systems in place. The recent high of 11,900 is an obvious resistance point and the even number of 12,000 near the 200 day moving average will be a key recent point.

What do we have to see for the intermediate period trader? The TSX Index will have to make a confirmed break above 12,000 to have a chance for a run at 12,800. A confirmed break using a filter of 2% would be 12,240 that holds for two days which is the time filter. This is a guideline to guide you in your trading decisions. Technical analysis is not infallible as the markets are governed by the human emotions of greed and fear. And these are powerful forces which can produce severe gyrations in the market.

Always trade in the direction of the prevailing trend. What is the major trend for the TSX Index? What is the intermediate trend? What is the near-term trend? You decide and make the appropriate trading decision. It is your money.

Reference the last chart analysis of the TSX Index posted on July 6, 2012.

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Note: This technical analysis is for educational purposes so you can learn to trade online using candlestick charts with other technical indicators. 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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

Technical Analysis: S&P 500 Index

Intermediate uptrend for the S&P 500 Index
Intermediate uptrend for the S&P 500 Index with major resistance at 1,420

S&P 500 Index 6 Month Daily Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 posted on July 23, 2012.

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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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

Precision Drilling (PD:TSX) chart analysis

Near-term uptrend for Precision Drilling with resistance at $8.00
Precision Drilling candlestick chart showing the near-term uptrend and the confirming indicators of volume, OBV and RSI.

Precision Drilling 6 Month Daily Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for Precision Drilling.

Review the latest earnings release for Precision Drilling and note the positive reaction on the above chart.

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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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca