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Relief In Sight For James Hardie

Technicals | Jul 05 2022


By Michael Gable 

To recap our comments from last week, the S&P500 Index remains in a downtrend, but we were looking for it to pull back and make a "higher low" in order to give us a better platform from which to trade the bounce.

The last couple of sessions in the US has seen the S&P500 Index form what looks to be a higher low and we now expect a counter-trend rally in the US and locally to develop from here. How strong that rally would be remains to be seen. The ultimate low in markets, however, is likely to still be ahead of us.

The recent easing in bond yields is a short-term positive, but further rate hikes in the US have the potential to get the markets bearish again.

Once rates are higher and central banks are able to take a pause, then markets would be set for a meaningful recovery and that would be the time to be more aggressive on the buy side. At the moment however we have a shorter-term opportunity in James Hardie Industries ((JHX)).

The overall trend for JHX is still to the downside, but it has displayed some bullish characteristics in the past couple of weeks which lends itself to a shorter-term opportunity.

After falling below $30 in mid-June, it then spent a few days moving sideways to display some good buying support before bouncing higher. Then in late June the range managed to tighten up before it gapped up again yesterday and closed near its highs of the day.

It therefore looks as though we are going to get a relief rally here in JHX. Some resistance will come in near $35, and a move through that would then have us targeting $40.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (

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• 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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