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Telstra Breaks Support

Technicals | Apr 18 2017

By Michael Gable 

The next couple of weeks will be interesting as the US heads into reporting season. The bar has been set pretty high over there and it makes you wonder what could drive it higher in the short term. US indices have broken their 50-day moving average and investors would be looking for further clues as to whether we are now about to enter a healthy consolidation.

In light of the hand grenade thrown into the Telecommunications sector last week from TPG, this week we take another look at the chart of Telstra Corporation ((TLS)).


We have been accurately tracking the TLS chart over the last 12 months. In March 2016 we anticipated a rally from the low $5's towards $5.60. Then in August we warned of a dip back under $5, and our most recent commentary on TLS was in February when we warned that levels closer to $4.50 would be seen. TLS has now gone through that target and is sitting near $4.16. We can see on this monthly chart that the stock has now retraced 61.8% of the 2010 – 2015 rally. This area should lend some support for TLS and it may try to trade higher here in the short term. Beyond that we can't be too certain that it won't head under $4, hence our neutral stance on it right now.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (

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