ASX.AX finds support at 50-day moving average

ASX Limited (ASX.AX) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 17, 2018

Highlights

ASX.AX closes above its opening price after recovering from early selling pressure
ASX.AX finds buyers at key support level
ASX.AX finds support at 50-day moving average
ASX.AX closes higher for the 3rd day in a row
ASX.AX pushes through previous session high

TQ Sentiment

Report Sentiment: 57% Bullish
Technical Forecast:

Overview

Moving higher for the 3rd day in a row, ASX.AX finished Tuesday at 56.08 gaining A$0.08 (0.14%) on low volume. Today's closing price of 56.08 marks the highest close since April 7th. Trading up to A$0.25 lower after the open, the stock managed to reverse during the session as bulls took control ending the day above its opening price. Closing above Saturday's high at 56.00, the market confirms its breakout through the previous session's high having traded A$0.25 above it intraday. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.

Daily chart for ASX.AX

Volatility

Tuesday's trading range was A$0.47 (0.84%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of A$0.65. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is way below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average.

Support/Resistance

After trading as low as 55.78 during the day, ASX Limited bounced off the key support level at 55.91. The failure to close below the support might increase that levels importance as support going forward. After trading as low as 55.78 during the day, the share found support at the 50-day moving average at 55.99.

Trend

The trend is clearly bullish, showing an intact uptrend in the short, medium and long-term.

Order Flow

As prices are trading close to April's high at 56.92, upside momentum could speed up should ASX.AX mark new highs for the month.

Conclusion

While classical technical analysis indicates a slightly bullish sentiment for the next trading day, our quantitative statistics show a different picture being bearish.

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