Technical Tuesday

23 June 2015

Our weekly technical report is compiled by in-house market analyst Shaun Murison

In the report this week we look at the South Africa 40 index, key indicators as well as the following equities:

Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd


Remgro Ltd

South Africa 40 index

Technical view

The South Africa 40 cash index has finally reached the upside resistance target at 46900 and is now attempting to further break the level at present. The short-term trend bias now appears firmly up. Should the index price manage to close above resistance at 46900, the next upside target favoured is 47700.

Breakout traders may still consider a pullback (should it occur) to 46580 buyable targeting a move back to 46900. Traders that are already long may consider a close below trend line support (currently at 46350) as a trailing stop level.

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Equities in focus

Adcock Ingram Holdings Ltd

The price of Adcock Ingram has broken out of an inverse head and shoulders formation labelled L, H and R on the chart. The pattern warns of a reversal of the downtrend which preceded the pattern.

The height of the pattern projected from the breakout level at 5000 arrives at an upside target of 5435. A price close below the right shoulder (Labelled R) at 4795 would consider the failure of the reversal pattern.  

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After the recent sharp decline on the share price of AECI, the price looks to be reversing off horizontal support. At the same time, we see the stochastic starting to move out of oversold territory, supporting the price action.

With this in mind, a rebound from the preceding decline is considered and resistance at 12000 is the favoured target. A failure in the anticipated rebound would be considered should the price close below the recent low at 11000.

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Remgro Ltd

The price of Remgro looks to be breaking out of a double bottom formation (blue W below 24900). The pattern warns of the preceding downtrend now starting to reverse back up. The height of the pattern projected from the breakout area arrives at an upside target of 25950.

A price close below trend line support at 24600 would consider the failure of the bullish indication.

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Market overview

A Technical Analysis overview of key indicators and sectors with regards to trend, volatility and overbought/oversold conditions.

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South Africa 40 chart

Source:  ProRealTime charts, as of 23/06/2015

Adcock Ingram chart

Source:  ProRealTime charts, as of 23/06/2015

AECI chart

Source:  ProRealTime charts, as of 23/06/2015

Remgro chart

Source:  ProRealTime charts, as of 23/06/2015

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