LUK closes within prior day's range after lackluster session
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) Technical Analysis Report for May 17, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving lower for the 3rd day in a row, LUK ended Thursday at 23.44 losing $0.06 (-0.26%) on low volume. Today's closing price of 23.44 marks the lowest close since April 6th. Trading $0.14 higher after the open, Leucadia National 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 beyond the prior 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 (JEF as at May 17, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was $0.20 (0.85%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of $0.47. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is above the markets average with the monthly volatility being below average.
During the whole day, prices traded within the previous day's range, unable to trade above the prior day's high or below the previous day's low forming an Inside Bar.
Prices are trading close to a key support level at 23.30. Prices are trading close to the key resistance level at 23.74.
The trend is clearly bearish, showing an intact downtrend in the short, medium and long-term.
Selling could accelerate should prices move below the close-by swing low at 23.30 where further sell stops might get triggered.