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Consolidation Over For Cochlear

Technicals | Jul 07 2020

By Michael Gable 

After the sharp sell-down in the middle of June, the Australian share market is still hanging in there. The longer it does this, the more likely we get our "best case" scenario of a "flat" consolidation. This is similar to what we saw in April–May, when the market traded sideways for several weeks before it was ready to rally again. On the S&P/ASX 200 Index, a push beyond 6000 last week was encouraging, although it hasn't really followed through. Overnight we saw the S&P 500 Index push beyond the 3140 region that seemed to be offering resistance during the last month, however, it is still under the peak from early June. All of this is telling us that share markets are getting very close to start trending again.

Markets have been absorbing the noise (anything virus related), and improving economic data is providing confidence to investors to buy any dips. Our market may well have a rough few days again, but based on the resilience that we have observed during the last few weeks, that would only be a buying opportunity. This means that looking at current price action, we may not get a sharp dip. The chances of that happening have been slowly diminishing during the last several days because the market has had ample opportunity to sell-off, but it just hasn't happened. As the market continues to hold in here and settle down, the dangers that were seen in mid-June start to fade and the market becomes a safer place to start picking up some opportunities again.

In today's report, we look at Cochlear ((COH)).

COH is ready to start moving again. After consolidating sideways for the last few months, we finally saw it break higher last week (circled) on strong volume. This is now a buying opportunity and COH should continue to edge higher from here. Prices near $220 may offer some light resistance.Content included in this article is not by association the view of FNArena (see our disclaimer).
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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