Tag Archives: Technical Analysis

Stock Screener: The first place to start your analysis

A good stock screener is the first place to start both your fundamental and technical analysis. There are two that I highly recommend.

1. Screens based on fundamental data:

TMX Money

2. Screens based on technical data:

StockCharts.com — Charting Tools

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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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Technical Analysis of the TSX Index

TSX back to the trading range of 12,200 to 12,500
TSX Index one year daily bar chart with support and resistance levels.  Back to the old trading range of 12,200 to 12,500

TSX Index 1-Year Daily Bar Chart

The resistance level of 12,200 identified on the last chart of the TSX Index is now the support level. The reversal of roles is an important concept in technical analysis.

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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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

TSX Index technical analysis

Still waiting for a resolution of the lateral trading band
TSX Index still trading in the lateral trading band with support at 12,200 and resistance at 12,500.

TSX Index YTD Daily Chart

A break below support of 12,200 would indicate the start of a near-term downtrend. I would look for support around the 50% retracement zone of 11,900. A break below 11,900 would indicate a test of the 66% retracement zone around 11,700. A break below 11,700 would indicate a test of support on the weekly chart around 11,500. A break below 11,500 would indicate a full retracement of the move from the June low around 11,300. After that, I will have to dust off some of my older charts indicating the major support level of 11,000. An index or stock can fall from its own weight even in the absence of above average volume on the sell-off.

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

Take a look at the long-term logarithmic chart of the TSX Index for the period 1988 to 2012.

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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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

Technical Analysis: TSX Index candlestick chart

Intermediate uptrend for the TSX Index with near-term resistance at 12,500
Intermediate uptrend for the TSX Index with resistance at 12,500 and 12,800.

TSX Index 3 Year Weekly Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index published on September 7, 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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

S&P 500 Index candlestick chart

Can the S&P 500 break major resistance?
Intermediate uptrend for the S&P 500 Index with major resistance at 1,420.  RSI is confirming the uptrend.

S&P 500 Index 6 Month Candlestick Chart

The technical indicators in the above chart point to the index having a good chance to break major resistance which was the April, 2012 high. This will be a major test for the S&P 500 and the bears are waiting for any signs of capitulation. The only negative is the relatively light volume which is typical for the summer months. But, at least the volume has increased over the last three trading days. Take your signals from the market action and trade accordingly.

Reference the last candlestick chart analysis for the S&P 500

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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

12,000 is now the critical support level
TSX Index in a near-term uptrend with a breakout above the lateral trading band.

TSX Index 1 Year Daily Bar Chart

A well constructed chart is like a good photograph: both do not require much written explanation to tell the story. Take your cue from the market and trade accordingly.

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index based on the daily chart.

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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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca

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.

© 2012 TradeOnline.ca