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More Upside For Costa?

Technicals | Nov 20 2018

By Michael Gable 

The S&P/ASX 200 Index is back into the support zone of about 5600 – 5800. We are now on track to retest the October low. However, the impulsiveness of the recent move down now makes us revise our shorter-term view. It is very common for the market to retest a low after a sharp sell-off. We have been warning that we usually need a month or two to pass before a market is ready to properly rally after a sharp sell-off. But in this situation, given the price action of last week, there is a good chance that we slightly dip under the October low in the next few weeks. We are of the view that a dip under 5600 would be "peak fear" for the current period and that would actually mark an end the current slide. It would lead to a strong bounce starting in December. However, if we are wrong, and the market struggles to bounce from a sub-5600 level, then it would set us up for lower levels again. But there isn't any evidence yet that that would happen and a retest and failure to bounce gives investors a second chance to reassess. For the moment, we are within striking distance of the next major low and investors should use these next few weeks to short-list opportunities.

Today we look at Costa Group ((CGC)).

A strong bounce in the last few days is telling us that CGC may continue to rally here. For the moment it looks like the recent decline has finished in three waves. But like most stocks, we need to see it overlap the start of wave 2 to be sure that we are not going to see it break the October low. That is, a push above $7.60 is confirmation that we have seen a 3-wave decline and that sets us up for much higher levels. Otherwise a failure below that would make us negative on the chart and that would result in a fall to levels under $6 again.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (

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• Bachelor of Engineering, Hons. (University of Sydney) 
• Bachelor of Commerce (University of Sydney) 
• Diploma of Mortgage Lending (Finsia) 
• Diploma of Financial Services [Financial Planning] (Finsia) 
• Completion of ASX Accredited Derivatives Adviser Levels 1 & 2


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