- Previous posts have followed the fortunes of the Commonwealth Bank. This is a follow-up post based on technical analysis, and should not be considered as constituting investment advice. Observations are based on a Daily Chart over the past year. It should be noted that chart patterns may be suggestive of future share-price movement, but it is only in retrospect that one can verify their significance.
- The year started by testing support at about $73.50 after encountering resistance at an all-time high of $80.
- From this low the share-price returned to an upwards trend, shaking off controversy over the ethics of its financial advice during the global financial crisis
- In May it transitioned into a sideways trading range pattern with most of the price action between $81 and $82.25.
- During this period the price spiked higher to a new all-time high of $83.92, before easing back.
- In doing this a chart appearance suggestive of a head and shoulder pattern was formed.
- This proved to be predictive of a corrective move lower which wiped off all the previous gain.
- Support was again found at around the $74 level before rebounding
- The impulsive move higher has been a strong one with overnight gapping to reach and test resistance again at $80.
- The trend line has been penetrated but not convincingly.
- Today’s price decline formed a bearish engulfing pattern suggesting reversion into a corrective phase.
- This would bring back concerns for lower prices instead of further gains, with a lower high than the previous one.
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