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S&P 500 candlestick chart analysis

Bullish shaven head candlestick closes above resistance
Bullish shaven head candlestick closes above resistance on the daily chart.

S&P 500 Index YTD Daily Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index published on August 24, 2012.

Some points to ponder from the above chart:

  • Tall bullish shaven head candlestick closes above resistance.
  • Now must hold above the resistance zone.
  • The resistance zone will be the new support zone — reversal of roles concept.
  • Volume must increase to sustain the intermediate uptrend.
  • OBV is not confirming the uptrend: this is a concern.
  • RSI is confirming the intermediate uptrend.
  • If the index holds above 1,425 then the intermediate target is 1,530.

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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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PotashCorp (POT:TSX) candlestick chart

Bullish shaven head candlestick on the daily chart
PotashCorp candlestick chart analysis

PotashCorp Daily Candlestick Chart

Reference the corporate site for PotashCorp to review the fundamental data on the company.

I am not showing the volume on the above chart but it will have to increase to sustain the near-term uptrend.

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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

DJIA Index chart analysis

Major resistance for the DJIA Index is 12,800
Major resistance for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is 12,800. The bullish shaven head candlestick indicates that the index has a chance to break resistance but there has to be an increase in the weekly volume to sustain the near-term uptrend.

DJIA Three Year Weekly Chart

Major resistance for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is 12,800. The bullish shaven head candlestick indicates that the index has a chance to break resistance but there has to be an increase in the weekly volume to sustain the near-term uptrend.

Reference two previous charts for the DJIA:

  1. Doji candlestick represents indecision today for the DJIA — Posted Dec 27, 2011
  2. Near-term resistance is 12,300 on the weekly chart of the DJIA — Posted Dec 23, 2011

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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: Royal Bank (RY:TSX)

RBC chart analysis showing a bullish shaven head candlestick
Six-Month daily candlestick chart for the Royal Bank showing a bullish shaven head candlestick.  Three simple moving averages (SMA) are identified on the chart.  The intermediate trend is down which is highlighted by the 40-day moving average.  Resistance is at $50.00 and support should be around the gap which is sometimes called a window.  On Balance Volume is shown on the chart analysis and aslo the Relative Strength Indicator (RSI).  The Royal Bank is the largest bank in Canada and is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange with the symbol of RY.

Royal Bank (RY:TSX) Candlestick Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the Royal Bank of Canada based on the weekly candlestick chart: Royal Bank chart analysis indicates a bottom

The key points from the above chart analysis of the Royal Bank are:

  • Will there be follow-through in buying after the bullish shaven head candlestick?
  • What will be the reaction on the chart to the earnings release this Friday?
  • The intermediate trend is still down for RBC.
  • The overall market action for the TSX Index must be taken into account.
  • The intermediate trend for the TSX Index is still down.
  • The gap (window) will act as support on any pullback.
  • Major resistance level for RBC is around $50.00 on both the daily and weekly chart.
  • There must be above average volume to sustain the near-term uptrend.
  • The Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) is confirming the near-term uptrend.

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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 analysis based on the daily candlestick chart

Two shaven head candlesticks bode well for the uptrend
BCE daily candlestick analysis showing two shaven head candlesticks with confirming indicaors of volume, OBV and MACD

BCE Six-Month Daily Candlestick Chart Analysis

Updated BCE chart analysis published August 3, 2012

Some key points from the above daily chart are:

  • A bullish shaven head (closes on the high) candlestick has closed above resistance of $36.75.
  • The near-term trend is up as indicated by the two bullish candlesticks.
  • On Balance Volume (OBV) is confirming the near-term uptrend.
  • The MACD is confirming the near-term uptrend.
  • Volume is ok but a little light for the two bullish candlesticks.

I use the above analysis as one of the inputs for a derivative trading strategy. Derivatives will not be reviewed in this post.

Reference the previous analysis of BCE based on the weekly chart.

BCE  will release quarterly results on Thursday, May 12, 2011.  It is important to monitor the reaction on the chart to these results.

Update May 12, 2011:  Here are the results.  Now you have to monitor the reaction on the charts.

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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

Near-Term trend for BMO is up

This 6-month daily candlestick chart for BMO reveals that the near-term trend is up and the intermediate trend is sideways.
Bank of Montreal (BMO) 6 month candlestick chart reveals that the near-term trend is up and the stock will meet heavy resistance at $62

BMO - 6-Month Daily Chart

The most important concept in technical analysis is the trend: you always trade in the direction of the trend.  The near-term trend for BMO, last three weeks,  is up  and is defined by the 10 day simple moving average (SMA) which is above both the 20 day and 40 day averages. The intermediate trend, last six months, is sideways with support at $58 and resistance at $62.

This brings up the another important concept in technical analysis — support and resistance.  Take a look at the chart.  BMO could not break $62 on three attempts over the last six months.  Both the bulls and the bears have memories of this price point. BMO will meet technical resistance at $62 in this rally.

The three confirming indicators:

  1. Volume is relatively light which is a negative indicator.
  2. On Balance Volume (OBV) is trending up with the move which is good.
  3. Relative Strength Index (RSI) is trending up which is good.

The shaven head ( stock closed at the high for the day)  white candlestick for Thursday was positive for the bulls.

Bank of Montreal was last featured on  tradeonline.ca on January 7, 2011

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Note: This analysis is for educational purposes so you can learn to trade online using candlestick charts. Please conduct your own 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.

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