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Macquarie Breaks Out

Technicals | Feb 09 2021

This story features MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED. For more info SHARE ANALYSIS: MQG

By Michael Gable 

The Australian market has managed to have a solid week and has stuck its head back above the January peak, which is a positive for now. Under the surface however, we haven't seen a broad-based rally, with the big miners still under-performing in the short term. Other large caps are failing to do much also, including Macquarie Group ((MQG)), which we have a chart of in today's report.

We had a look at the MQG chart four weeks ago and we noticed that it had been trading in a tight range. A potential upside break could have resulted in a swift rally. However, MQG has broken underneath this range instead (circled). It has since bounced back up, but we can see that it is still struggling to get back above that old support level. If MQG cannot rally above the lower blue line in the next few days, then it remains vulnerable to a further dip where it may go on to test support down near $120. However, if it can push above that lower blue line (about $136.50), then we can be more confident that it is ready to head higher again. For now, any buyers of MQG need to be patient and see what it wants to do in the next few days.

[Note: At the time of publication, Macquarie Group is up 6.5% to $142.99 (10.30am) following a trading update.]

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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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