Westpac: Trapped Buyers

Technicals | May 31 2022


By Michael Gable

The S&P 500 Index sits under its old support level near 4200. For this bounce to continue on a bit longer, it ideally needs to consolidate sideways here for a day or so and then that should allow it to push a bit higher.

However, we still view this current bounce as a relief rally and there is still a strong chance that we have not yet seen the lows for the year.

In today's report, we have analysis on Westpac ((WBC)).

In this monthly chart, we can see how Westpac shares have greatly under-performed the market since peaking in 2015. There is a very obvious downtrend line that has been in place during this time.

At the moment, the shares are once again finding resistance at this line. The buy trigger would be a break back above this line near $25, but a move back above $26 to make a "higher high" would be preferable.

If that were to occur, then we could expect a recovery in the share price. However, with many trapped buyers at higher levels, it may be slow going as plenty of resistance levels get encountered along the way.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (www.fairmontequities.com)

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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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