NCM.AX finds buyers at key support level
Newcrest Mining Ltd (NCM.AX) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 17, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving lower for the 2nd day in a row, NCM.AX finished Tuesday at 20.08 edging lower A$0.02 (-0.1%). Closing within the prior day's range, prices failed to decisively move beyond the previous day's trading range in a lackluster session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (NCM.AX as at Apr 17, 2018):
Tuesday's trading range was A$0.17 (0.84%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of A$0.28. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is slightly above the markets average with the monthly volatility being way below average.
In a volatile session, prices traded above the prior day's high as well as below the previous day's low, forming a bearish Outside Bar. Even with a strong opening the stock closed below the prior day's open and close, forming a bearish Engulfing Candle.
After trading as low as 20.01 during the day, the market bounced off the key support level at 20.06. The failure to close below the support might increase that levels importance as support going forward. After having been unable to move lower than 20.02 in the previous session, the share found buyers again around the same price level today at 20.01.
While Newcrest Mining 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.
Buying might speed up should prices move above the close-by swing high at 20.37 where further buy stops could get activated.