BXB.AX closes below its opening price unable to hold early session gains
Brambles Ltd (BXB.AX) Technical Analysis Report for Jun 14, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
BXB.AX finished Thursday at 9.03 losing A$0.04 (-0.44%). Trading A$0.12 higher after the open, the stock was unable to hold its gains as the bears took control ending the day below its opening price. Closing within the previous day's range, prices failed to decisively move past the prior day's trading range. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (BXB.AX as at Jun 14, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was A$0.18 (1.99%), that's above last trading month's daily average range of A$0.15. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is way below the markets average with the monthly volatility being below average.
After trading as low as 8.99 during the day, Brambles Ltd bounced off the key support level at 9.02. The failure to close below the support could increase that levels importance as support going forward. Unable to break through the key technical resistance level at 9.16, the share closed below it after spiking as high as 9.17 during the day. The failure to close above the resistance might increase that levels importance as resistance going forward. The market found buyers again today around 8.99 for the third trading day in a row after having found demand at 8.97 in the previous session and at 8.98 two days ago. After spiking up to 9.17 during the day, BXB.AX found resistance at the 20-day moving average at 9.13.
The trend is clearly bearish, showing an intact downtrend in the short, medium and long-term.
Selling could speed up should prices move below the close-by swing low at 8.97 where further sell stops might get activated. 2,017's low at 8.89 is within reach and we could see further downside momentum should the stock break out beyond.