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TSX Index candlestick chart analysis

Near-term uptrend for the TSX index and will test 12,500
Near-term uptrend for the TSX Index on the candlestick chart with resistance at 12,500.  Volume is increasing which in positive for the index.

TSX Index Weekly Chart

The above weekly chart at the close of trading for the week January 16, 2012 shows the near-term uptrend for the TSX Index with resistance at 12,500. The weekly volume is increasing which bodes well for a continuation of the trend and a break at 12,500. But the intermediate trend is sideways and below the 200 day moving average.  Caution is advised before making any major commitments to this short-term rally. The performance of the TSX pales in comparison to the DJIA which is trading above the 200 day simple moving average and ready to test major resistance.

On Monday, January 23, 2012; the TSX Index made a tentative close above resistance of 12,500.  But you should apply both a price and time filter to confirm the break.  A reasonable price filter for the index would be a 1% to 2% break with a time filter of two days. Then 12,500 would be the new support level.  The reversal of roles from resistance to support or support to resistance is an important concept in technical analysis.

On Tuesday, January 24, 2012; the TSX Index closed below the resistance level of 12,500.  Needless to say, this is not a positive development.  At this time, there is no need to chase the near-term rally as the so called “fast money” made an exit at the 12,500 level.

On Wednesday, January 25, 2012; the TSX Index closed at 12,539 with a bullish engulfing pattern on the daily chart.  The volume was above average and OBV and RSI are both trending up. The fundamental news driving the market is the Fed statement confirming low interest rates and the renewed hope of a deal in Greece with the private lenders.  Now there has to be follow-through on Thursday.  I am looking for a confirmed break above resistance of 12,500 as per the price and time filters.

On Thursday, January 26, 2012; the TSX Index closed at 12,462 after reaching an intra-day high of 12,615.  Where is the follow-through?  The failure to hold above the resistance level of 12,500, for the second time this week, after an encouraging start to the session does not bode well for the continuation of the near-term uptrend.  The selling pressure in the financials, both banks and lifecos, was a standout among the decliners. There was some negative economic data out of the US and this was the cue for the traders to take some profit.  Always look at the market reaction to any news event.  It does not matter what I think or you think about the news event: the only thing that matters is the market reaction.  And traders are selling into the short-term rally which was dominated in Canada by the financials and energy.  The TSX is still in an intermediate lateral trading band: it has gone nowhere in comparison to the DJIA.  Take your cue from the charts.

On Friday, January 27, 2012; the TSX Index closed at 12,466.  It  was unable to break resistance at 12,500 this week.

Now, you need to complete your own daily analysis of the  TSX Index using the advanced settings for BigCharts which are detailed on this site.

Please review last weeks 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.

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RBC (RY:TSX) candlestick chart analysis

Near-term uptrend for RBC: Can it break $52.00?
Candlestick chart analysis for the royal Bank of Canada showing the near-term uptrend and major resistance athe the 200-day SMA

RBC Three Year Chart

Chart for the Royal Bank of Canada shows the near-term uptrend with resistance at the 200-day simple moving average of $52.00. If the stock can break and hold above $52.00 for two days, this point will become the new support level. The reversal of roles from resistance to support or support to resistance is an important concept in technical analysis.

Please review my recent charts for RBC:

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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.

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DJIA daily candlestick chart

Doji candlestick represents indecision today for the DJIA
Daily candlestick chart for the DJIA showing the near-term resistance level of 12,300.

DJIA Daily Candlestick Charty

The key points from this chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average is the resistance level of 12,300 and major resistance of 12,800. And we have the near-term uptrend so there is a good chance that the index can break 12,300 which would then become the new support level.

Reference last Friday’s chart analysis for the Dow Jones Industrial Average based on the weekly 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

BCE (BCE:TSX) chart analysis

Chart for BCE tells the story: Trade in the direction of the trend
BCE candlestick chart analysis showing a major uptrend, a intermediate uptrend and an near-term uptrend.  On balance volume is confirming the uptrend along with volume and RSI.

BCE (BCE:TSX) Weekly chart

The #1 rule of technical analysis is to always trade in the direction of the trend. And the chart for BCE is a good example why this is a profitable strategy: Just jump aboard the train and enjoy the ride.

Reference the last chart analysis for BCE posted on May 13, 2011.

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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

Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ:TSX) chart analysis

Bullish white candlestick on the daily chart for CNQ
Candlestick chart analysis for Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ:TSX) showing a bullish white candlestick on the daily chart.  Major resistance is at $40.00 and confirming indicators of volume and rsi are identified in the chart analysis.

CNQ Daily Candlestick Chart

Candlestick chart analysis for Canadian Natural Resources showing a harami cross and a tweezers top. This could be a significant reversal indicator.

CNQ Chart for Nov 4, 2011

The above candlestick chart highlights the bullish candlestick for Thursday, Nov 3, 2011. I always look for follow-through after a tall bullish white candlestick. But you have to analyze individual company charts in the context of the overall market. And in this volatile market nimble traders will take profits on near-term gains. Major resistance of $40.00 is around the 200-day simple moving average which can be seen on a weekly chart.

The chart to the right is a snippet from the daily chart for Friday, Nov 4, 2011. The harami cross candlestick pattern in combination with a tweezers top could be an indicator of a reversal in the near-term uptrend. The bulls did on persevere on Friday.

Reference the last chart analysis for Canadian Natural Resources.

Reference the website for Canadian Natural Resources to review the fundamental data.

The main purpose of TradeOnline.ca is a starting point for your own 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 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

Precision Drilling (PD:TSX) chart analysis

Can Precision Drilling maintain the near-term uptrend?
Candlestick chart analysis for Precision Drilling (PD:TSX) showing the near-term uptrend  with support and resistance levels.

Precision Drilling Candlestick chart

Reference the last chart analysis for Precision Drilling.

Precision Drilling Corporation (“Precision”) intends to release its 2011 third quarter results
before the market opens on Friday, October 21, 2011 and has scheduled a conference call and
webcast to begin promptly at 12:00 Noon MT (2:00 p.m. ET) on the same day.

FP article dated Oct 21, 2011: Precision Drilling earnings surge 48%

Update Friday, Oct 21, 2011: Stock sold-off to the $11.00 level as indicated by a bearish engulfing pattern on the daily chart: sold into the news of the earnings release. Traders who bought the stock at the beginning of the month took profits on the gain from $8.00 to $12.00: a nice profit of 50%.

Update Monday, Oct 24, 2011: Precision Drilling closed at $11.87 today.  The stock pattern may indicate that it will ease into a lateral band between $11.00 and $12.00.  A close above the $12.00 resistance level for two days would be a sign to add to long positions with an intermediate target of $15.00.  If the stock cannot hold the $11.00 level, it would be a sign to liquidate longs.

Update Monday, Oct 31, 2011: Precision Drilling closed at $11.56 today. A tall bearish candlestick (daily candlestick chart) after two spinning tops is not a good omen. Another negative factor is the above average volume today on the sell-off. If the stock cannot hold support at $11.00, the next major test would be the 50% retracement level of around $10.00.

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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

TSX Index candlestick chart analysis

TSX Index in a lateral trading band

TSX Index candlestick chart analysis showing the support and resistance levels.  The relative strength indicator (RSI) is below 50 and trending down.

TSX Index Weekly Candlestick chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index.

Interesting Financial Post article dated Oct 12, 2011: Energy stocks ‘discounting armageddon’

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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