SA40 cash index

SA40 hits new low new lower low, but has recently also made a significant higher highs.

  • Circled blue we see the candle which triggered both our stop loss at 53350 and significant low at 52915
  • We now have an interesting setup in that we have a new lower low, but have recently also made a significant higher high
  • This is testament to no clear direction at present and a broadening range formation / consolidation (price activity within the black lines)
  • A broadening formation in the below context is suggestive of a topping formation and alludes to further downside
  • However we are not yet convinced of this and these patterns are extremely difficult to trade
  • For now we adopt a neutral positioning and a wait and see approach before committing to either direction, which we will update in due course

SA40 cash index 28 November

- The index has reached a short term high of 55222, marginally short of the upside flag target (55350) before forming a bearish engulfing pattern in overbought territory

- A pullback has commenced since, which has taken the shape of a wedge/flag type formation once again

-This would be considered a bullish continuation pattern in current form

- Aggressive traders might find a new long entry from current, while more conservative traders might prefer waiting for a break above the wedge resistance and 53980 level for confirmation before finding a new long entry

- A stop is considered should the price close below the 53350 level

- This stop level is very tight due to the extent of the recent rally i.e. we are happy to give away a small loss in the search for a bigger gain in the current scenario

- 55222 is the initial target favoured

- 55350 remains a further upside target

- 52915 is a major low and key level for the health of the current uptrend in focus

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