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TSX Index daily bar chart analysis

TSX Index has a new support level and a chance to test 12,800
TSX Index chart analysis showing the new support level of 12,500 and a chance to test resistance of 12,800.

TSX Index 1-Year Daily Bar Chart

The reversal of roles is an important concept in technical analysis. Yes, I am ready to declare a new support level of 12,500 and a chance for the TSX to test resistance 12,800.

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index showing the resistance level of 12,500.

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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 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: A dismal technical profile

Stuck in a lateral trading range
TSX Index bar chart shows the inability of the index to breakout of the lateral trading range.

TSX Index 1 Year Bar Cahrt

The lateral trading range sets the limits where the short-term traders will buy and take profits. This is a profitable trading strategy if you are nimble and have the proper trading systems in place. The recent high of 11,900 is an obvious resistance point and the even number of 12,000 near the 200 day moving average will be a key recent point.

What do we have to see for the intermediate period trader? The TSX Index will have to make a confirmed break above 12,000 to have a chance for a run at 12,800. A confirmed break using a filter of 2% would be 12,240 that holds for two days which is the time filter. This is a guideline to guide you in your trading decisions. Technical analysis is not infallible as the markets are governed by the human emotions of greed and fear. And these are powerful forces which can produce severe gyrations in the market.

Always trade in the direction of the prevailing trend. What is the major trend for the TSX Index? What is the intermediate trend? What is the near-term trend? You decide and make the appropriate trading decision. It is your money.

Reference the last chart analysis of the TSX Index posted on July 6, 2012.

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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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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

Technical Analysis of the TSX Index

How will the near-term lateral trading range be resolved?
TSX Index trading in a near-term lateral trading range with resistance at 11,700 and support at 11,200

TSX Index 1 Year Daily Bar Chart

Determining the trend and trading in the direction of the trend is the most important rule of technical analysis.

Yes, the TSX Index has a negative technical profile. The major trend (past year) is sideways. The intermediate trend is down. And the near-term trend is sideways with resistance at 11,700 and support at 11,200. Trading online is all about evaluating the probabilities and at this stage there is a higher probability that the TSX Index will break support at 11,200 and test major support of 11,000. A breakout above resistance of 11,700 will see the index meet resistance around the 12,000 level.

You have three options when you trade online. You can buy the market, short the market or stand aside with a comfortable cash position. At this stage in the market, irrespective of relatively low valuations, the safest bet is to do nothing and rest comfortably with your above average cash position.

Reference the last chart analysis of the TSX Index posted on May 18, 2012.

What are the critical support levels for the TSX Index? What is the downside risk for the TSX Index? Reference my post from October 3, 2011 which is just as relevant now.

Don’t forget to evaluate the longer-range charts for the major indexes. You will miss a lot of important price information it you do not take the occasional look at these charts. I posted a logarithmic chart of the TSX Index on November 21, 2011 which is still relevant today and covers the period from 1988 to 2011. I will publish an updated long-term chart showing the overall trend and support levels.

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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

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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

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.

© 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