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S&P 500 Index candlestick chart analysis

Near-term trend is down for the S&P 500 Index
Candlestick chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index showing support and resistance levels.

S&P 500 Index 3 Year Weekly Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index based on the daily chart.

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TSX Index chart with support and resistance

Monitor key near-term support of 12,200
Chart analysis TSX Index showing the support and resistance levlels.

TSX Index YTD Daily Chart

Relative to other world indexes, the TSX had a meager advance of 10.6% for this intermediate run which started in June. The index failed at resistance of 12,500 and is now in a near-term lateral trading band with support at 12,200. A breakout above 12,500 would be a reason to add to positions for a test of 12,800. A break below 12,200 would be a reason to consider shorting the TSX with a minimum retracement to the 11,900 zone. A comfortable cash position is appropriate at this point.

Reference the last chart analysis of the TSX Index based on the weekly chart.

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TSX Index candlestick chart analysis

Monitor the resistance level of 12,500 and support of 12,200
Weekly chart of the TSX Index showing support and resistance levels.

TSX Index 3 Year weekly Chart

The TSX Index still has an intermediate uptrend with a near-term downtrend. Monitor the resistance level of 12,500 and the support level of 12,200. A breakout above 12,500 will give the index a shot at resistance of 12,800. A break below support of 12,200 will indicate the end of this intermediate uptrend.

What is the major trend for the TSX? The answer is sideways. The index has a dismal performance profile over the past three years. Compare the TSX Index to the three year performance for the S&P500.

Reference the last chart analysis of the TSX Index published on September 24, 2012.

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Technical Analysis: S&P 500 Index

Retracement zone if the S&P 500 cannot hold support
Technical analysis of the S&P 500 Index showing the support zone and the retracement zone.  The near-term trend is down and the intermediate trend is up.

S&P 500 Index 6 Month Daily chart

What is the trend? That is the most important point to determine in technical analysis and you always trade in the direction of the trend. The major trend is up, the intermediate trend is up and the near-term trend is down. The S&P 500 Index has gained around 16% from the June low for the current intermediate uptrend. Anytime an index or stock has gained around 20%, reversal signals on the charts take on greater significance. Trading is all about the assessing the probabilities.

The intermediate uptrend is still intact but the near-term downtrend must stop at the intermediate support zone. This support zone is around 1,420 which was a resistance point in the uptrend. The reversal of roles is an important concept in technical analysis. Also, the support zone is around the 50-day simple moving average which is always an important input in automated trading systems. And, the support zone is at the intersection of the upward sloping trendline.

The retracement zone is based on the 50% retracement of the move which started in June.  Also, the retracement zone is near the 200-day simple moving average which is also an important input in automated trading systems.

In summary, always trade in the direction of the the intermediate trend until there is a confirmed break of the trendline. Traders use different time and percent levels for confirmation numbers.

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TSX Index near-term support and resistance levels

TSX Index must hold 12,200 or the intermediate uptrend is over
TSX Index chart analysis showing near-term support and resistance levels.

TSX Index YTD Daily Candlestick Chart

The weekly chart for the TSX Index published on September 14, 2012 shows the dismal performance over the last three years. It is not a pretty picture. And the above daily chart shows the TSX stalling at 12,500 with a paltry gain of around 11% from the 11,300 low and a YTD gain of 0%. Also, a two year performance of 0% is not too encouraging. With energy, basic materials and financials (LifeCos in particular) not performing; the TSX does not have a chance for a shot at 12,800.

Some points to review from the above chart:

  • Intermediate uptrend for TSX Index as of September 24, 2012
  • Could not break resistance of 12,500
  • Near-term downtrend
  • RSI is confirming the intermediate uptrend and above 0
  • Near-term support and resistance levels are identified
  • Must hold 12,200 to maintain the intermediate uptrend

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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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iShares Capped Energy Index (XEG:TSX) chart analysis

Intermediate uptrend for iShares energy Index
Chart analysis for iShares Capped Energy Index (XEG:TSX) with support and resistance levels.

ishares Capped Energy Index (XEG:TSX) YTD Chart

Some points to review from the above chart:

  • Intermediate uptrend for XEG as of September 18, 2012
  • RSI is confirming the uptrend and above 0
  • Support zone is identified
  • Must hold the support zone to maintain the intermediate uptrend
  • A break below support would indicate a near-term downtrend or sideways consolidation
  • Note the intermediate target which is major resistance
  • Note the divergence between the oscillator and the price action in June — bottom fishing

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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 candlestick chart analysis

TSX Index must hold 12,000 or it will test 11,500
TSX Index candlestick chart analysis showing the support and resistance levels.

TSX Index YTD Daily Candlestick Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index posted on August 17, 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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