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S&P 500 Index candlestick chart analysis

Critical support level to monitor is 1,335
Critical support level for the S&P 500 Index is 1,335.  The index is still trading above the upward sloping intermediate trendline.

S&P 500 Index 6 Month Daily Chart

The support level of 1,335 is near the 50 day moving average. This is a key intermediate support level and automated trading systems are programmed to initiate sell orders went the level is breached by a predetermined amount.

Reference the previous chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index showing the upward sloping intermediate trendline.

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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.

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Microsoft (MSFT) candlestick chart

Bearish Engulfing Pattern for Microsoft
Bearish engulfing pattern on the daily candlestick chart for Microsoft.

Microsoft (MSFT) 6 Month Daily Chart

Microsoft Reports Record Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Revenue.

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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.

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Technical Analysis S&P 500 Index

Intermediate uptrend for the S&P 500 Index
Intermediate uptrend for the S&P 500 Index.  Resistance levels identified on the daily chart.

S&P 500 Index 6 Month Daily Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index published on June 8, 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

Canadian Natural (CNQ:TSX) candlestick chart

Intermediate trend is down for Canadian Natural Resources
There was a bullish candlestick on July 17 but the intermediate trend is still down. CNQ will meet resistance at $28.00

CNQ 6 Month Daily Chart

There was a bullish candlestick on July 17 but the intermediate trend is still down. There must be a confirmed breakout above the downward sloping trendline for the near-term uptrend to continue. CNQ will first meet resistance in the $28.00 to $28.50 price zone. A breakout above the trendline will see CNQ meet resistance at the June high of $29.00 and major resistance on the weekly chart in the $30.00 price zone.

Reference the last chart analysis for Canadian Natural Resources.

Reference the corporate website for CNQ.

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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 chart analysis

Back to the old trading range
TSX Index chart analysis showing the index back to the old lateral trading range.

TSX Index 1 Year Daily Bar Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 when the index was trading above the lateral trading band. It was a short reprieve.

The TSX Index has not recovered from the correction that started in March, 2011.There were many technical indicators warning of that correction. Did you recognize the warning signals? I published a number of charts highlighting the warning signals. Did you heed the warnings by liquidating longs, moving into defensive sectors or by shorting the index? The following are some samples from the posts:

Posted March 13, 2011: TSX at an advanced stage in this intermediate swing.

Posted September 26, 2011:There were many early indicators for the 19.6% correction in 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 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.

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TSX Index candlestick chart analysis

Breakout above near-term lateral trading range
Breakout for the TSX Index above the lateral trading range.

TSX Index 6 Month Daily Chart

What are the important points from the above chart of the TSX Index?

  1. The TSX Index still has an overall negative technical profile.
  2. The major trend is sideways.
  3. The intermediate trend is down.
  4. The near-term trend is up.
  5. Trading below the 200 day simple moving average.
  6. A positive is the breakout above the lateral trading range.
  7. The new support level (was the last resistance level) is 11,800.
  8. If the TSX cannot hold above 11,800, we are back to the same old story.
  9. Resistance is now 12,000 which is near the 200 day simple moving average.
  10. Major resistance is 12,800.
  11. Volume is a secondary indicator.
  12. An increase in volume is necessary to maintain the near-term uptrend.
  13. OBV is a secondary indicator confirming the near-term uptrend.
  14. RSI is a secondary indicator confirming the near-term uptrend.
  15. Don’t forget to review a 5 year weekly chart for the TSX Index.

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index posted on June 25, 2012 showing the lateral trading range.

You can review all the past charts 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

Technical Analysis: PotashCorp (POT:TSX)

Shooting star candlestick near the resistance zone
Shooting star candlestick for PotashCorp indicates a deadlock between the bulls and the bears.  Caution is advised.

PotashCorp 6 Month Chart Analysis

Shooting star candlestick indicates caution near the resistance zone: a deadlock between the bulls and the bears.

Reference the last chart analysis for PotashCorp posted on June 19, 2012 which identified the bullish shaven head candlestick at the start of the near-term uptrend.

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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

Dismal technical profile for the TSX Index

Waiting for a resolution of the lateral trading range
TSX Index chart analysis showing the lateral trading range.

TSX Index Daily Bar Chart

Reference the last chart analysis 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