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S&P 500 Index candlestick chart analysis

Critical support level to monitor is 1,335
Critical support level for the S&P 500 Index is 1,335.  The index is still trading above the upward sloping intermediate trendline.

S&P 500 Index 6 Month Daily Chart

The support level of 1,335 is near the 50 day moving average. This is a key intermediate support level and automated trading systems are programmed to initiate sell orders went the level is breached by a predetermined amount.

Reference the previous chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index showing the upward sloping intermediate 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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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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TSX Index chart analysis

TSX Index support and resistance levels
Chart analysis of the TSX Index using the daily bar chart.  Support and resistance levels are identified on this one year chart.

TSX Index Bar chart

Reference the last chart analysis of the TSX Index using the weekly candlestick chart.

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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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Copper breaks below the lateral trading band

Near-term trend is down for copper
Chart analysis of copper showing support and resistance levels

One Year Copper Chart

Reference the previous chart analysis of copper.

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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: TSX Index candlestick chart

TSX closed below support of 12,000
TSX Index closes below support of 12,000.  The reversal of roles is an important concept in technical analysis. New resistance level is 12,000

TSX Index Weekly Candlestick Chart

TSX Index still has a negative technical profile: nothing new in this statement. The intermediate trend is down and the near-term trend is down. The index closed below the support level of 12,000 which is now the resistance level. The above candlestick chart is a graphical representation of the negative sentiment plaguing the index. A picture is worth thousand words.

Reference 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.

© 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

TSX Index candlestick chart analysis

TSX continues to hold the 12,000 support level
TSX Index candlestick chart analysis showing the support level of 12,000

TSX Index Weekly Chart

Still a negative technical profile for the TSX Index. Can anyone show me one positive attribute on this chart? Yes, it continues to hold 12,000.

One glimmer of hope for the TSX is that the energy stocks, as measured by the broad-based ETF (XEG:TSX), may have a bottom. XEG found support at $15.50 and is in a near-term uptrend but the major trend is still down. Trade according to the market signals.

On another subject related to the TSX Index, the downward spiral in natural gas seems to have stopped. Zero was in sight. But, a lot of investors were burnt with this commodity. Play natural gas cautiously and have predetermined exit points. A conservative play on natural gas is Encana (ECA:TSX), a direct play on the commodity is the U.S. Natural Gas Fund (UNG), and a leveraged play for the aggressive investor is Horizons BetaPro (HNU:TSX).

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