BARC.L pushes through 200-day moving average
Barclays (BARC.L) Technical Analysis Report for Jun 14, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
BARC.L ended Thursday at 200.60 gaining £2.72 (1.37%). Today's closing price of 200.60 marks the highest close since June 7th. Closing above Wednesday's high at 200.15, the market confirms its breakout through the prior session's high having traded £1.10 above it intraday. Ending with a strong close near the high of the day sets a bullish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (BARC.L as at Jun 14, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was £5.57 (2.82%), that's far above last trading month's daily average range of £3.79. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average.
In a volatile session, prices traded above the previous day's high as well as below the prior day's low, forming a bullish Outside Bar. In spite of a weak opening the share managed to close above the previous day's open and close, forming a bullish Engulfing Candle.
Breaking through the key resistance level at 197.88 today, it is now likely to act as support going forward. Prices are trading close to the key resistance level at 202.55.
The stock shows strength in the short-term supported by its long-term uptrend with only the medium-term trend being bearish. Barclays managed to break above the 200-day moving average at 199.28 today for the first time since June 11th.
Buying might accelerate should prices move above the nearby swing high at 203.40 where further buy stops could get triggered. As prices are trading close to June's high at 204.70, upside momentum might speed up should BARC.L mark new highs for the month.