Author Archives: Trader

TSX Index candlestick chart analysis

Spinning Top candlestick for the TSX Index
TSX index candlestick chart showing support and resistance with a spinning top candlestick in a lateral trading band

TSX Index Three-Year Weekly Candlestick Chart

The intermediate trend is down and the near-term trend is sideways: cash is king at this stage in the market. I am monitoring the support and resistance levels as indicated in the above chart. A break below the support level of 12,000 would be an indication to liquidate more of your long positions.

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX index.

Reference this chart if the TSX Index cannot hold support at 12,000: What is the downside risk for the TSX?

Interesting Financial Post article: The period of seasonal strength in the technology sector is approaching. What can investors expect this year?

What do you think of this article from the Globe and Mail: Sideways market can bring decent returns.

Sept 23, 2011 article, MarketWatch: Copper, coal: crystal balls for the global economy Commodities show gloomy outlook, but are worth a closer look.

______________________________

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.

US Bond 10 year yield candlestick chart

Record low: Not a good omen for the near-term trend in equities
Candlestick chart showing the yield for the 10 year US Government Bond at a low of 1.915%

US Government Bond 10 Year Yield Weekly Candlestick Chart

The 10-year Treasury bond is one of the most widely watched securities as it sets the benchmark for almost every other interest rate in the U.S. economy, from the cost of financing corporate debt and mortgages to credit card balances.

This chart does not show any confidence in the near-term growth prospects for the US economy. Nor does it show any confidence in the ability or will of the EEC to solve the Greek debt crisis.

Read this story in the September 12, 2011 edition of the Financial Post:Treasury 10-year yield falls to record low on Europe debt crisis

View my candlestick chart analysis on the downside risk for the TSX Index.

Read this story in the September 16, 2011 edition of the Financial Post: Reading the U.S. treasury yield signs

What do you think of this story from Bloomberg News? S&P 500 may plunge 21%: Technical analyst. You can review my post from June 25, 2011: Can the S&P 500 Index hold the 200-day moving average?

______________________________

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.

© 2011 TradeOnline.ca

Shoppers Drug Mart (SC:TSX) chart analysis

Bullish Engulfing Pattern on the daily chart
Shoppers Drug Mart six month daily candlestick chart showing a bullish engulfing pattern with confirming indicators of volume and RSI.  Support and resistance levels are identified in this chart analysis.

Shoppers Drug Mart (SC:TSX) Candlestick Chart

The bullish engulfing pattern indicates a near-term target of $42.00 which is major resistance. Shoppers Drug Mart had a positive day in a down market which is always a bullish indicator.

Reference the previous analysis of Shoppers Drug Mart. You can also search this site using “Shoppers Drug Mart” to review all the historical charts for this company.

Technical analysis is a guidepost and is open to interpretation by different analyst. What is your interpretation of the chart for Shoppers?

Based on a recent study by Morningstar, what country has the world’s highest mutual fund costs? Bet you already knew that answer. Also, what country has the highest banking fees? You can research the answer online using Google.

______________________________

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.

Candlestick chart analysis – TSX Index

Harami Pattern for the TSX Index
Harami candlestick pattern on the weekly chart of the TSX index indicates the TSX could ease into a congestion band between support of 12,000 and resistance of 12,500

Three-Year Weekly Chart for the TSX Index

We may have a bottom in the recent sell-off but the intermediate trend is still down. Cash is king in this market.

Reference the previous analysis of the TSX Index for the downside risk if the index cannot hold the 12,000 and 11,500 support levels.

______________________________

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.

What is the downside risk for the TSX Index?

TSX candlestick chart with support levels
TSX Index candlestick chart with major support levels

TSX Index Three-Year Weekly Chart

The intermediate trend and the near-term trend are both down in the above candlestick chart.

Reference the most recent weekly chart of the TSX Index for September 23, 2011. The TSX Index did not hold the 12,000 support level. The 12,000 level is now resistance on the current chart. The reversal of roles from support to resistance or resistance to support is an important concept in technical analysis.

You can visit the Home Page for current charts.

You can visit BigCharts advanced chart settings to customize your own charts.

______________________________

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.

TSX Index candlestick chart analysis

Bullish Piercing Pattern for the TSX Index
TSX Index cadlestick chart showing a bullish piercing pattern

TSX Index Three-Year Candlestick Chart

We may have a bottom in the recent sell-off but the intermediate trend is still down. A cash position of at least 50% is prudent in this market.

Reference the previous analysis of the TSX Index.

______________________________

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.

Precision Drilling (PD:TSX) chart

Bullish Engulfing Pattern on the daily candlestick chart

Precision Drilling chart analysis showing the bullish engulfing pattern

Precision Drilling Candlestick Cahrt

You can see from the chart that the $12.00 level provided support in the recent sell-off.  The bullish engulfing candlestick pattern confirmed the bottom with above-average volume. You now have a stop-loss point at the major support level of $12.00 and you have near-term and intermediate targets.

Precision Drilling is a stock that can be traded and is in a near-term uptrend.

Reference the previous analysis for Precision Drilling.

______________________________

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.

TSX Index chart analysis

Intermediate trend is still down for the TSX

TSX Index chart analysis using candlesticks with support and resistance levels identified on the chart

TSX Index Three-Year Weekly Chart

I am still waiting for a convincing (+2%) consecutive two-day close above 13,500 to set-up a test of major resistance at 14,300.

Reference the previous analysis for the TSX Index.

______________________________

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.