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The following comments appeared in last week’s post on the daily bar chart pattern of S&P 500: “The week’s rally was accompanied by sliding volumes. A pullback towards the down trend line is a possibility.“
The index touched an intra-day high of 2911 on Tue. Jun 11, but pulled back towards the (purple) down trend line, forming a ‘reversal day’ bar (higher high, lower close).
A sideways consolidation in a range of 20 points (2875 – 2895) followed. The index closed above its three EMAs in a bull market, and eked out a 0.5% weekly gain.
Daily technical indicators are in bullish zones, but not showing any upward momentum. MACD has crossed above its signal line to enter bullish zone. RSI is moving sideways above its 50% level. Slow stochastic is moving sideways inside its overbought zone.
Some more consolidation is possible before the index attempts to scale a new high.
On longer term weekly chart (not shown), the index closed above its three weekly EMAs in a long-term bull market, but formed a ‘doji’ candlestick indicating indecision among bulls and bears. Weekly technical indicators are looking bullish to neutral. MACD is moving sideways below its signal line. RSI has moved above its 50% level after falling below it. Slow stochastic has moved up to its 50% level after falling below it.
FTSE 100 index chart pattern
The following comments appeared in last week’s post on the daily bar chart pattern of FTSE 100: “Near-term index upside may be limited. Sliding volumes during last week’s rally can encourage bears to ‘sell on rise’.”
The index touched an intra-day high of 7421 and closed just below 7400 on Tue. Jun 11 – negating the bearish ‘head and shoulders’ pattern (refer last week’s post). Bulls failed to press home their advantage, and bears stepped in to sell as expected.
The index received support from its 20 day EMA, and closed above its three EMAs in bull territory. Strong volumes on the two down days indicate bears are in no mood to give up without a fight.
Daily technical indicators are in bullish zones but showing downward momentum. MACD crossed above its signal line to enter bullish zone, but is turning down. RSI is falling towards its 50% level. Stochastic has slipped down from its overbought zone.
A fall and a test of support from the 200 day EMA may be on the cards.
On longer term weekly chart (not shown), the index closed above its three weekly EMAs in long-term bull territory, but formed a ‘shooting star’ candlestick pattern that can trigger some correction or consolidation . Weekly technical indicators are in bullish zones, but not showing any upward momentum.
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