FMG.AX closes lower for the 2nd day in a row
Fortescue Metals Group (FMG.AX) Technical Analysis Report for Aug 10, 2018
Moving lower for the 2nd day in a row, FMG.AX finished the week 2.09% higher at 4.39 after losing A$0.02 (-0.45%) today on low volume. Trading A$0.02 higher after the open, Fortescue Metals was unable to hold its gains as the bears took control ending the day below its opening price. Closing within the prior day's range, prices failed to decisively move beyond the previous day's trading range in a lackluster session. Ending with a weak close near the low of the day sets a bearish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (FMG.AX as at Aug 10, 2018):
Friday's trading range was A$0.05 (1.13%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of A$0.09. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is slightly below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average.
In spite of a strong opening the share closed below the prior day's open and close, forming a bearish Engulfing Candle.
Unable to break through the key technical resistance level at 4.41, the stock closed below it after spiking as high as 4.43 during the day. The failure to close above the resistance might increase that levels importance as resistance going forward.
Though the market is experiencing a short-term up trend, this could just be a correction, as both the medium and long term trends are still in negative territory. FMG.AX broke below the 20-day moving average at 4.41 today for the first time since July 26th.
Buying might accelerate should prices move above the nearby swing high at 4.48 where further buy stops could get activated. Further selling might move prices lower should the market test July's close-by low at 4.25.