Market Focus, February 22, 2013

The retracement we had to have

The retracement we had to have

The Spinning Top

The Spinning Top (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The week in retrospect

The XJO continued its steep ascent the first three days of last week. Just when it seemed that the correction would be delayed another week, sellers hit the market on Thursday 21st February 2013, driving the index sharply lower by 96 points to finish the day at 4980.

The expectation was for further falls on Friday but instead buyers  rallied the market  for the XJO to close the week above the 5000 resistance level at 5018.1

The weekly chart candlestick shows a spinning top appearance.

The weekly chart candlestick shows a spinning top

The spinning Top Candlestick

A “spinning top” candlestick appearance is shown on the weekly chart. This term describes an appearance in which there is a small real body (there was just a 15.8 point decline in the index for the week) but long shadows at the top and bottom. Both buyers and sellers took control for a time. but could not sustain a greater advancement. There was indecision by traders and the net outcome was neutral.

The retracement was less than many expected, but it respected support at 5000 suggesting continuation of the up-trend next week.



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