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CBA.AX closes above its opening price after recovering from early selling pressure


Technical Analysis Report for CBA.AX - May 17, 2018 [1 min read]
Highlights
CBA.AX pushes through key resistance level
CBA.AX closes above its opening price after recovering from early selling pressure
CBA.AX ends the day on a bullish note closing near the high of the day
CBA.AX rises to highest close since May 9th
CBA.AX closes within previous day's range after lackluster session
TQ Sentiment
Technical Forecast:
Overview

CBA.AX ended Thursday at 71.16 gaining A$0.37 (0.52%). Today's closing price of 71.16 marks the highest close since May 9th. Trading up to A$0.30 lower after the open, the share managed to reverse during the session as bulls took control ending the day above its opening price. Closing within the previous day's range, prices failed to decisively move beyond the prior day's trading range in a lackluster session. Ending with a strong close near the high of the day sets a bullish note for the next session.

Daily chart for CBA.AX
Volatility

Thursday's trading range was A$0.81 (1.14%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of A$1.06. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly above average.

Price Action

Notwithstanding a weak opening Commonwealth Bank managed to close above the previous day's open and close, forming a bullish Engulfing Candle.

Support/Resistance

Breaking through the key resistance level at 70.80 today, it is now likely to act as support going forward. Prices are trading close to the key resistance level at 71.71.

Trend

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

Order Flow

Buying might speed up should prices move above the close-by swing high at 71.78 where further buy stops could get triggered.

Conclusion

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

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ConditionForecastDirectionWinAvgWorstBest
Price broke through Technical Resistance R1 TQ Pro Members Only
Close to R1 Resistance TQ Pro Members Only
Bullish Engulfing Candle TQ Pro Members Only
Bullish Intraday Reversal TQ Pro Members Only
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