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Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) long-term chart analysis

Russell 2000 long-term uptrend and all-time high
Long-term chart analysis for the Russell 2000 Index on the logarithmic chart. The index and  the associated iShares ETF (ticker:IWM) are trading at an all-time high.

Russell 2000 iShares ETF (IWM) Logarithmic Chart

The Russell 2000 Small Cap Index and the ETF proxy iShares Russell 2000 ETF (ticker:IWM) are trading at an all-time high with a long-term uptrend. The fact that smaller capitalization stocks are leading the markets higher is a good sign for the continuation of the uptrend in the overall U.S. stock market. It is now trading around 16% above the November, 2012 low. The 15% to 20% intermediate gain for a stock or index is the critical range to monitor for topping patterns.

The large capitalization stocks represented by the S&P 500 Index and the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (ticker:SPY) must now follow and breakout to new all-time highs. It is worth noting that the performance of both the Index and ETF have been skewed because of the relatively large weighting of Apple — 3.62% and 3.57%.

An educational link to review is Largest ETFs: Top 100 ETFs By Assets.

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SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) logarithmic chart analysis

Long-term uptrend and major lateral trading band
SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) Monthly Logarithmic Chart showing the upward sloping trendline with support and resistance levels.

SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) Monthly Logarithmic Chart 2005-2012


Historical price for gold in U.S. dollars for the period 1974-2012.

Gold Price in USD/oz Linear Scale 1974-2012


The above charts provide a long-term perspective for gold. The first chart shows the pricing for SPDR Gold ETF (ticker:GLD) for the period 2005 to 2012 in the logarithmic scale. The second smaller chart extends the date range from 1974 to 2012 and shows the actual price of gold in U.S. dollars in the linear scale.

There are two generally accepted principles in technical analysis: (1) individual stocks and broad indexes move in trends, and (2) the trend will continue until there is evidence to the contrary. How is this relevant for gold? The long-term trend for gold is up and is currently trading in a major and intermediate lateral trading band. And the near-term trend is down. Given the assumption that the long-term uptrend will continue for gold, a breakout above resistance of 174 and 185 (ticker:GLD) would confirm the continuation of the long-term uptrend. On the contrary, a break below support of 150 (ticker:GLD) would raise a red flag for the continuation of the uptrend.

Significant dates in modern gold history:

  • August, 1971: Then-U.S. President Richard Nixon takes the U.S. dollar off the gold standard, which had been in place with minor modifications since the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944 fixed the conversion rate for one Troy ounce of gold at $35 (U.S.).
  • March, 1973: Most major countries adopt floating-exchange-rate system.
  • January, 1980: Gold hits record high of $850 an ounce.
  • August, 1999: Gold falls to a low of $251.70.
  • November, 2004: SPDR Gold Shares ETF launched
  • November, 2005: Spot gold breaches $500 for the first time since December 1987.
  • May, 2006: Gold prices peak at $730 an ounce.
  • November, 2007: Spot gold hits a 28-year high of $845.40 an ounce.
  • March, 2008: Benchmark gold contract trades over $1,000 for the first time in U.S. futures market.
  • September, 2008: Spot gold rises by nearly $90 an ounce, a record one-day gain.
  • September, 2010: Gold prices reach $1,300 an ounce.
  • September, 2011: Gold prices hit a high of $1,895 USD/oz

http://www.kinross.com/investor-centre/gold-history.aspx

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TSX Index monthly logarithmic chart 1988-2012

A longer-range perspective for the TSX Index
TSX Index logarithmic chart for the TSX Index showing the long-range trendline.

TSX Index Monthly Logarithmic Chart 1988-2012

A standard procedure in technical analysis is to move from the long-range logarithmic chart to the the short-term charts.

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

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Note: The above chart analysis is valid as of the publication date. To review current charts click on Home or perform a search. 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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TSX Index daily candlestick chart

Spinning top candlestick represents indecision

TSX index candlestick chart analysis based on the daily chart showing a spinning top candlestick with support and resistance
TSX Index Daily Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index based on the monthly logarithmic chart.

Reference the last chart analysis based on the weekly candlestick chart.

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The main purpose of TradeOnline.ca is a starting point for your own chart analysis. Technical analysis serves as a guidepost in your daily investment analysis and is used in conjunction with fundamental analysis. There is no magic formula for making profits when you trade online in the stock market. We are all students of the market, and one should never give up reviewing and learning the basics. Visit the Advanced Chart Settings and customize BigCharts so you can review different time periods.

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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.

© 2011 TradeOnline.ca

Technical Analysis: TSX Index monthly logarithmic chart

TSX Index long-term chart to ponder the big picture

TSX Index chart analysis using the monthly logarithmic chart with major support and crossovers

TSX Index Monthly Logarithmic Chart

I analyze the long-term charts of the major indexes and proceed to the near-term charts. Reference the last chart analysis of the TSX Index based on the weekly chart.

When you invest, you are playing the odds: there is never a certain win in the markets.  At this stage, the odds of a major downside correction outweigh the upside.  It is prudent to stay on the sidelines with an above average cash position.

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The main purpose of TradeOnline.ca is a starting point for your own chart analysis. Technical analysis serves as a guidepost in your daily investment analysis and is used in conjunction with fundamental analysis. There is no magic formula for making profits when you trade online in the stock market. We are all students of the market, and one should never give up reviewing and learning the basics. Visit the Advanced Chart Settings and customize BigCharts so you can review different time periods.

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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.

© 2011 TradeOnline.ca