The Aussie stock index XJO last week broke a key uptrend that had been in place since the start of 2019. The index was able to see a recovery during the week, however unlike the US stock indices the XJO index did not recover back above the uptrend line that it failed.
So we can confirm that Aussie stocks are looking weak at the moment. However, is it time to go bearish with the latest price action? When it comes to trading, we have to be fluid and open to new information as it comes to make good decisions on likely direction.
We have covered the breach of the uptrend, however there are other problems for the bulls. Its sitting below the 10 & 52 day moving average, telling me stocks are under pressure & have lost momentum. The gains we saw since mid week were relatively small moves higher relative to the down days we saw leading into the breach of the uptrend.
Lastly, another interesting red flag for the XJO I covered with members after the Friday close, is that we have closed below the 10 week moving average for the first time in this uptrend rally (see chart below). This usually means that a trend has either ended or is about to end when I see this.
Going forward from here we could be witnessing a change of trend, however for now I have not gone bearish. For my stance to change and go bearish I need to see a confirmed lower high formed, with the 52 day MA turning down. In addition the price action ideally stays below the uptrend line. Lastly if we see a close below the lows recorded last week then I will be bearish Aussie stocks.
So for now we have to go with a day by day approach as we wait and see if the other conditions are satisfied. Especially as its possible with earnings season occurring this month that we resume a bullish structure.
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