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ASX200: Just A Flesh Wound

Technicals | Dec 03 2019

By Michael Gable 

For a number of weeks now we were looking for the Australian market to make new highs, not collapse as many predicted. It has finally happened and the market has looked pretty strong these last couple of weeks. Having said that, our market is likely to take a hit today, but you can’t expect every day to be a positive one. In this week’s report we have a chart of the S&P/ASX 200 Index (XJO).

Since early August, the XJO had been forming an ascending triangle, which was also sitting on top of the 2018 high. It finally broke out last week. As long as it doesn’t spend much time back in the old range under about 6,750, it should just go on and continue trending higher. A failure to kick on here though would see it go back and retest the sub-6,400 level. In terms of upside targets though, it is almost impossible to predict as it trades into all-time highs. However, by extrapolating the depth of the triangle (about 400 points), we can possibly see a move towards 7,200.

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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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