ASX200: Price Action Positive

Technicals | Sep 26 2023

By Michael Gable 

Volatility has picked back up again and both the S&P500 and the S&P/ASX200 indices have fallen over the past week.

However, it is very interesting to see how the Australian market is trading down at these levels. Our commodity stocks have come to the rescue and we have seen some serious buying step up over these past couple of days.

We remain bullish on materials and energy, despite the broader market starting to catch on to the fact that demand for traditional forms of energy is due to increase.

This week we have updated charting analysis of the S&P/ASX200 (XJO).

The trading range we often talk about with the XJO is still in place. Our last charting comment two weeks ago noticed that the range appeared to be tightening up, but last week's decline has negated that idea for now.

However, Friday's price action was very bullish. This is because after opening lower by over -100 points, the index spent the rest of the day moving higher to finish in the black.

Yesterday saw it once again rally off the lows. Price action from these past two days (circled) is very positive and once again indicates good buying at the lower part of this year's range.

The index is therefore likely to make its way up again from here. A fall under last week's low would be a negative sign.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (

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