RIO.AX closes within prior day's range
Rio Tinto Ltd (RIO.AX) Technical Analysis Report for Jul 13, 2018
Moving lower for the 3rd day in a row, RIO.AX ended the week 0.1% higher at 79.84 after edging lower A$0.11 (-0.14%) today. Today's closing price of 79.84 marks the lowest close since July 6th. Trading A$0.59 higher after the open, the market 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. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Friday's trading range was A$1.36 (1.7%), that's slightly above last trading month's daily average range of A$1.19. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is slightly below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average.
Prices are trading close to a key support level at 78.96. Unable to break through the key technical resistance level at 80.50, the stock closed below it after spiking as high as 80.79 during the day. The failure to close above the resistance might increase that levels importance as resistance going forward.
The trend is clearly bearish, showing an intact downtrend in the short, medium and long-term.
Selling could speed up should prices move below the nearby swing low at 78.92 where further sell stops might get activated.
While classical technical analysis indicates a neutral sentiment for the next trading day, our quantitative statistics show a different picture being bearish.