Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) Buy, Hold or Sell?

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) Buy, Hold or Sell?

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) Buy, Hold or Sell?

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

Short term: Prices are moving.

Intermediate term: Prices are ranging.

Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.

By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 32.12.

The projected upper bound is: 34.46.

The projected lower bound is: 32.74.

The projected closing price is: 33.60.

Westpac Banking Corp

Candlesticks

A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 3 white candles and 7 black candles for a net of 4 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 20 white candles and 29 black candles for a net of 9 black candles.

A rising window occurred (where the top of the previous shadow is below the bottom of the current shadow). This usually implies a continuation of a bullish trend. There have been 4 rising windows in the last 50 candles–this makes the current rising window even more bullish.

Momentum Indicators
Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 81.4085. This is an overbought reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses below 80 The last signal was a buy 14 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 67.12. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 26 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 176.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a buy 15 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 6 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

WESTPAC FPO closed up 0.290 at 33.560. Volume was 63% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 8% wider than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
33.700 33.700 33.490 33.560 1,985,953

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 32.55 32.47 30.72
Volatility: 13 17 22
Volume: 4,385,378 4,820,893 5,564,061

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

WESTPAC FPO gapped up today (bullish) on light volume. Possibility of a Common Gap which usually coincides with a lack of interest in the security. Common Gaps are fairly irrelevent for forecasting purposes. Four types of price gaps exist – Common, Breakaway, Runaway, and Exhaustion. Gaps acts as support/resistance.
WESTPAC FPO is currently 9.3% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is relatively normal as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect moderate flows of volume into WBC.AX (mildly bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on WBC.AX and have had this outlook for the last 0 periods.

We are aware of the heightened political tensions globally, these must be monitored daily to protect your portfolio.

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