Category Archives: U.S. Indexes

Retest for iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB)

I published this daily candlestick chart for IBB to highlight a couple of principles in technical analysis. First, the reversal of roles is an important concept in technical analysis. The $270 resistance point is now support. Second, a retest of the breakout point is common before the stock resumes the near-term uptrend. But, these are guidelines. Everything in technical analysis is about probabilities. A break below support of $270 would change the whole technical picture.

IBB Daily Candlestick Chart  showing the retest at the $270 support zone.

IBB Daily Candlestick Chart

Reference my chart for the breakout of IBB.

“Technical Analysis is about probabilities.”

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Tentative breakout for Canadian dollar at 78 U.S. cents

Near-term uptrend for the Canadian dollar and above 200-day sma
Tenative breakout for the Canadian dollar at 78.

Canadian Dollar 3-Year Weekly Chart

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Support for the U.S. Dollar Index is 94
Near-term downtrend for the U.S. dollar with support around 94.

U.S. Dollar 3-Year Weekly Chart

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Dollar_Index

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“Technical Analysis is about probabilities.”

Note: Click on HOME for updated postings. This technical analysis is for educational purposes so you can learn to trade online using candlestick charts and other technical indicators including volume, moving averages and oscillators. Please conduct your own chart analysis or consult your financial advisor before making investment decisions. The author of this article may hold long or short positions in the featured stock or index.

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Oil trading above 200-day simple moving average

Near-term uptrend: WTI above 200-day sma for the first time since 2014
West Texas Intermediate trading above the 200-day simple moving average for the first time since 2014.

WTI 3-Year Chart

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“Technical Analysis is about probabilities.”

Note: Click on HOME for updated postings. This technical analysis is for educational purposes so you can learn to trade online using candlestick charts and other technical indicators including volume, moving averages and oscillators. Please conduct your own chart analysis or consult your financial advisor before making investment decisions. The author of this article may hold long or short positions in the featured stock or index.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average at a juncture

A view of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1987 to 2016
Long-term chart for the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the period 1987 to 2016.

DJIA Logarithmic Bar Chart (1987-2016)

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A view of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 2013 to 2016
Dow Jones Industrial Average three year chart show the resistance and support zones.

DJIA 3-Year Candlestick Chart

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A view of the Dow Jones Industrial Average compared to the TSX Index
Comparison of the TSX and the Dow from 2004 to 2016

Comparison of the TSX and the Dow from 2004 to 2016

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“Technical Analysis is about probabilities.”

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S&P 500 Index major resistance at 2100

S&P 500 weekly chart showing major resistance at 2100.

S&P 500 3-Year Candlestick Chart

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

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“Technical Analysis is about probabilities.”

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U.S. oil rig count and WTI spot price

The U.S. oil-directed rig count totaled nearly 1,600 rigs in the fall of 2014. However, the decline in oil prices over the past 18 months has reduced drilling activity, with just 413 rigs operating as of February 19, 2016

Low oil prices and reduced capital expenditure for drilling new wells have been reflected in declining crude oil production in the United States since May 2015, despite the continuing increase in initial production rates of the new wells that were still being drilled and completed. Oil production from new wells has so far been able to keep U.S. crude oil production from falling significantly below its level in late 2014. However, EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that U.S. oil production will decline over the next two years, falling to 8.7 million b/d in 2016 and to 8.2 million b/d in 2017.

http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=25472

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“Technical Analysis is about probabilities.”

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Hydraulic fracturing accounts for about half of U.S. oil production

Even though hydraulic fracturing has been in use for more than six decades, it has only recently been used to produce a significant portion of crude oil in the United States. This technique, often used in combination with horizontal drilling, has allowed the United States to increase its oil production faster than at any time in its history. Based on the most recent available data from states, EIA estimates that oil production from hydraulically fractured wells now makes up about half of total U.S. crude oil production.

http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=25372

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“Technical Analysis is about probabilities.”

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