The Australian Sharemarket lost over $40 billion in value in trading today after lower than expected earnings from the banking and consumer staples sectors. The past three months has seen the All Ords Index trading in a sideways pattern between resistance of 5,960 points and support of around 5,740. The index attempted to breakout from the psychological 6000 level on four occasions without success.
Today’s trading saw a very bearish candle which closed below the support level of 5,720. The bears are in control and continued selling in the short term is likely to push the index further down towards the next support of 5,670 based on August/September resistance. A drop below this level does not see support till 5,520.
All Ords Index : The index pushed higher on Wednesday and gained 0.6% to close in on the resistance level of 5,960 points. It appears to be forming an ascending triangle so traders should be on the lookout for a resistance breakout to confirm a continuation of the up-trend.
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCL) : ascending triangle formation. has cleared resistance today so I will be looking for a confirmation close at the end of trading Thursday.
NEXTDC (NXT) : symmetrical triangle formation. This could breakout either up or down. An up-side breakout could signal a continuation of the up-trend
All Ords Index : The index is trading between a range bound by a resistance high of 5,960 and support of 5,720. A break of the support level would be a technical double top formation.
BT Investment : Continues on it’s way in a strong up-trend with a resistance breakout on Thursday.
Domino Pizza : Ascending triangle formation. I’m looking for a resistance breakout to trigger a long setup.
Ramsay Healthcare : after a strong up-trend this has consolidated over the past few weeks to form a symmetrical triangle. This could breakout either direction with an upside breakout signalling a continuation of the prevailing up-trend.
All Ords Index : Retraced last week and challenged the 5,700 support level. Prices are now trading under the 20 day moving average which has turned slightly downwards. A further pullback to the 5,700 is possible before we see a resumption of the up-trend. The index is still trading well above the longer term 50 day moving average.
Domino Pizza (DMP) : looking for a breakout from the upper trend-line.
M2 Group (MTU) : resistance breakout and new high, well supported by the 20 day moving average.
Mantra Group (MTR) : Ascending triangle resistance breakout for a strong technical pattern long trade possibility.
The Australian sharemarket has enjoyed strong gains over the past four weeks and traders will be trying to determine when the correction is likely to come. Looking at the chart for the All Ords Index below I think we can see signs of this correction likely to take place soon. The index is continuing to push higher and last weeks trade saw this continue up-wards. I have drawn the short term up-trend line which in technical terms is looking to form a bearish flag. This is where the parallel trendlines are pointing upwards as shown. I think a correction this week is possible and may push he index back towards support at 5,800 points.
Below are shares on the Australian share market which have interesting technical charts.
Ansell (ANN) : Symmetrical triangle breakout
Capitol Health (CAJ) : Symmetrical triangle , looking for a breakout
Medusa Mining (MML) : Ascending triangle breakout
Slater & Gordon (SGH) : Bullish flag, look for a breakout to confirm continuation of up-trend
This chart was shown in my blog on January 5th indicating a breakout from the flag was imminent. The chart below shows the breakout was successful.
Magellan Fin Group (MFG)
This was another share mentioned in the January 5th report suggesting that a a breakout from the pennant was a possibility. On Friday there was a clear bullish breakout on good volume. My trigger signal for an entry has been achieved. I’ll be on the look out for an entry on Monday trading.
This share is in a strong up-trend. Friday saw a breakout from resistance.