ILU.AX closes within prior day's range after lackluster session
Iluka Resources (ILU.AX) Technical Analysis Report for Jun 14, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
ILU.AX ended Thursday at 11.42 edging higher A$0.04 (0.35%). Closing within the previous day's range, prices failed to decisively move beyond the prior day's trading range in a lackluster session. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (ILU.AX as at Jun 14, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was A$0.18 (1.58%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of A$0.26. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is slightly below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly above average.
Notwithstanding a weak opening Iluka Resources managed to close above the previous day's open and close, forming a bullish Engulfing Candle.
After trading as low as 11.36 during the day, the stock bounced off the key support level at 11.36. The failure to close below the support might increase that levels importance as support going forward. After spiking up to 11.54 during the day, the share found resistance at the 20-day moving average at 11.48.
The trend is clearly bullish, showing an intact uptrend in the short, medium and long-term. The market managed to break above the 50-day moving average at 11.42 today for the first time since June 5th.
Selling could speed up should prices move below the close-by swing low at 11.18 where further sell stops might get triggered. As prices are trading close to June's low at 11.04, downside momentum could accelerate should ILU.AX mark new lows for the month.