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Harvey Norman Breaks Free

Technicals | May 12 2020


By Michael Gable 

Whilst the Australian share market has been range bound for the last several weeks, a number of technology stocks have absolutely smashed it out of the park in comparison. In the last several weeks we have taken a view on Altium (ALU), Appen (APX), EML Payments (EML), Pro Medicus (PME), Technology One (TNE), and Xero (XRO). All of these have had an extraordinary run.

While the S&P/ASX 200 Index continues to trade within a range of about 5200 – 5500, we have noticed a number of market leaders have broken higher. That is, a number of stocks, in the last few days, have developed a much more bullish profile. Companies that we have recommended such as Macquarie Group (MFG), Magellan Financial Group (MFG), Aristocrat Leisure (ALL), to name a few, are trading up at levels not seen since early March.

It is interesting to see market leaders actually take the lead here and that gives us some important insights into what we should be investing in. That is, it backs up our ongoing commentary that the best way out of a sell-off like this is to concentrate on the "best of breed" stocks in each sector. Another stock that matches this charting profile is Harvey Norman Holdings ((HVN)) which is joining these companies in breaking free of its recent range.

After the initial bounce in March, HVN then drifted back to consolidate the move in a flag formation. The last few days has seen it break this flag on strong volume. We should now see it rally higher from here. There may be some slight resistance around $3.30 but the obvious target level would be near $4.00. For those versed in Elliott Wave theory, it also sees this move being "Wave 3" at 1.6x "Wave 1". 

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (

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