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Santos Recovery Underway

Technicals | Apr 07 2020

This story features SANTOS LIMITED. For more info SHARE ANALYSIS: STO

By MichaelGable

For the last few weeks, we have been optimistic that markets will bounce higher, and so far so good. The moves we are seeing are not as large as a few weeks ago, which is a good sign. However, there is still further scope for markets and stocks to settle down even further. We still favour gaining an exposure here to select, large, high quality blue chips stocks like CSL, Cochlear (COH), ResMed (RMD), Macquarie Group (MQG), Magellan Financial Group (MFG), to name a few. It is best to stick with companies that are the best in their sector.

Our buying of energy stocks such as Woodside Petroleum (WPL) and Santos ((STO)) in the last week or so now seems to be on the money with good support now coming in for those shares. In today's report, we have a chart of Santos to show you what we are seeing. With the energy sector looking like a basket case, it has given us a good opportunity to get involved – especially since price action in the last couple of weeks has indicated to us that there has been plenty of accumulation down at these levels.

Since the lows in mid March, STO has gone on to make a couple of higher highs and lows. We have also seen buy signals triggered on daily RSI and MACD (circled). The March low was also a successful retest of the lows from 2016. We expect STO to recover from here. Short-term resistance would be expected near $5.15 and $6.70, which also represents the 38.2% and 61.8% Fibonacci retracements of the January to March decline.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of Fairmont Equities (

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Michael is RG146 Accredited and holds the following formal qualifications:

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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