Baby Bunting: Dummy Spit Ahead?

Technicals | Mar 02 2021


By Michael Gable 

We have been cautious on the S&P/ASX 200 Index for about a month now. Last week we commented on the lack of momentum and that the index could be weighed down in the short term. After smashing under the 50-day moving average last Friday, our market managed to stage a rally yesterday and by the end of today could well be back to where it was last Thursday. It hasn't fallen yet, but we have still essentially made no progress since December.

Bond yields edging higher are the result of a booming economy and increased company earnings. It is a good sign. Over the course of the year, money exiting bonds will find a home in equities in order to get exposure to the growing economy. However, the share market is a measure of emotions. Although it should be higher by year end, there is no reason why the human participants don't get scared by rising rates and drive the market lower before then. Yes, a slight increase in rates can affect stock market values, but it is not the only determinant.

Volatility during the last few weeks is telling us that the fear factor is very real and this is why, over the short-term, we need to be prepared for some potentially lower levels in the index. Most people claim to be longer-term investors, yet they can't help be fearful of short-term price movements. It is what it is, and for now the risks of short-term weakness is still very real.
Having said all that, there are still opportunities to consider. In this week's report, we have a look at Baby Bunting Group ((BBN)).

We can see that over the last few weeks, the daily ranges have increased and this implies a bit of extra risk to the short term. BBN appears to have made a lower high and this means that we could be seeing the share price start to consolidate here. At the moment we can be patient and wait for lower levels. There is strong support near $5.00, so if that was to break, then we could potentially see a dip back towards $4.50.

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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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