UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rallies through key resistance level
A dovish appearance from Federal Reserve (Fed) chair Jerome Powell yesterday provided a welcome boost for stock markets, with the FTSE 100 rallying back up into the 7059 mark. The ability to break convincingly above that level provides us with a more bullish outlook for the index.
With the price looking primed for another move higher, short-term weakness is likely to be a retracement of the rally from 6911. Thus, further upside is expected before long, with a drop below 6911 required to bring a more bearish outlook.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.
The projected upper bound is: 7,198.67.
The projected lower bound is: 6,866.10.
The projected closing price is: 7,032.38.
A white body occurred (because prices closed higher 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 22 white candles and 28 black candles for a net of 6 black candles.
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.
One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 70.7611. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 19 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 48.58. 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 buy 23 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 54. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a buy 3 period(s) ago.
The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 3 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
FTSE 100 INDEX closed up 34.430 at 7,038.950. Volume was 1% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 44% narrower than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 7,002.24 7,141.86 7,388.76
Volatility: 15 15 14
Volume: 835,798,784 841,486,464 817,112,320
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.
FTSE 100 INDEX is currently 4.7% below 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 volume flowing into and out of .FTSE at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on .FTSE and have had this outlook for the last 6 periods. Our momentum oscillator has set a new 14-period high while the security price has not. This is a bullish divergence.