Category Archives: U.S. Indexes

Technical Analysis: S&P 500 Index

Critical support zone for the S&P 500 Index
Technical analysis of the S&P 500 Index showing the critical support  zone of 1,285 to 1,300

S&P 500 Index 2 Year Weekly Chart

The critical support zone represents a retracement of 50% from the April, 2012 high to the November, 2012 low. There is money on the sideline that will flow into equities at this level. And the shorts will cover if the S&P 500 Index continues to advance above the support zone.

A confirmed break below this support level is an ominous warning for this U.S. Index.

Against the backdrop of the Eurozone crisis with Greece and Spain in the spotlight, there are four major U.S. reports the week of May 28, 2012:

  1. On Tuesday, the U.S. Conference Board reports on consumer confidence in May. Economists expect a reading of 69.5.
  2. On Thursday, the U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims in the week ending May 26. Economists expect 370,000 new claims.
  3. On Friday, The U.S. Institute for Supply Management issues its manufacturing index for May. Economists expect a reading of 53.9.
  4. On Friday, the U.S. Labour Department issues its jobs report for May. Economists expect the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 8.1 per cent, and non-farm payrolls to add 150,000 jobs.

Enjoy your trading week.

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index posted on April 16, 2012 when it was still holding above the upward sloping 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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U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note daily bar chart

Intermediate trend is down with support at 1.70%
U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note chart analysis showing support and resistance levels.

U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note Daily Bar Chart

This is a key indicator that I monitor daily. Safe haven buying has pushed the yield to a record low.

Reference the last chart analysis for the U.S. 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.

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Technical Analysis: Dow Jones Industrial Average

The support level for the DOW is 12,200
Technical analysis of Dow Jones Industrial Average showing support and resistance levels

DJIA Daily Bar Chart

The major trend is up, the intermediate trend is sideways, and the near-term trend is down. The RSI shows that the Dow is currently oversold and maybe due for a bounce. Can a bounce translate into a new near-term uptrend? The support and resistance levels are identified on the above chart.

Reference the last trendline chart analysis for the DOW.

Reference the chart analysis for the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted on April 6, 2012 showing the projected retracement zone.

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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: VIX – CBOE Volatility Index

Showing some fear: VIX breaks above 20
Chart analysis of the the VIX showing the break above 20 with a bullish shaven head  candlestick.

VIX Weekly Canlestick Chart

VIX closed above the resistance level of 20 (now support) on a bullish shaven head candlestick.

Reference the previous chart analysis for CBOE Volatility Index — 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

VIX – CBOE Volatility Index – chart analysis

VIX - CBOE Volatility Index - chart analysis showing the support and resistance levels.

VIX Weekly Chart

This is a key indicator that I monitor daily.

A good overview of the VIX From Wikipedia.

Reference 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

Technical Analysis: U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note

Near-term trend is down with support at 1.80%
The near-term trend is down for the U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note and the intermediate trend is sideways.

U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note Weekly Chart

This is a key indicator that I monitor daily.

Reference the last chart analysis for the U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note.

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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: Uptrend over for DJIA

DJIA unable to break above the trendline
The current uptrend is over for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It will either move into a consolidation zone or correct in the range of 10%

DJIA Daily Chart

The uptrend that started in October is over but this does not mean the index will suddenly go into a downtrend. There are three options for a trend: up, down and sideways. And there are three time periods for a trend: major, intermediate and near-term. The #3 is a ubiquitous number in technical analysis.

Reference the last trendline analysis for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Exxon grabs top spot from Wal-Mart in Fortune 500 ranking

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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

S&P 500 Index chart analysis

S&P 500 holding above the upward sloping trendline
S&P 500 Index chart analysis showing the upward sloping trendline.

S&P 500 Daily Cahrt

Reference the last trendline analysis for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Relevant articles picked from the Web:

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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