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Macquarie On Watch

Technicals | Feb 01 2022

This story features MACQUARIE GROUP LIMITED. For more info SHARE ANALYSIS: MQG

By Michael Gable 

In the past two days, we have seen US markets bounce from some obvious support levels. Is this one of those bear market rallies that we spoke of last week, only for markets to take a final dip lower? Or is this all we are going to get and markets will go up again? At best, if that is "the low", then we don't expect a lot of follow-through on the upside just yet. If the pullback is over, then we will likely see a bit more of a base form here, daily ranges will contract, and that will give us some better set-ups. However, the alternative is that we have just seen a bit of a bounce from an oversold market.

If you look back at the last couple of major sell-offs, we have seen these ‘dead cat’ bounces occur after the initial dip. In 2020 we saw that at the start of March before the market continued falling. And in the last quarter of 2018, we had a pause during October-November before the final capitation in December. So, we are once again potentially seeing another one of these pauses. If the market takes out last week's low, then we know for sure that the sell-off hasn't finished and that could therefore lead to a final capitulation. Unless we get a proper capitulation, it is too risky to start buying in such a volatile market. Our advice is to be patient and wait for the set-ups to occur.

In today's report, we don't have any stocks that look like a buy right now of course, but our charting section takes a look at a stock where there seems to be an obvious level for you to keep an eye on — Macquarie Group ((MQG)).

By falling under the prior low near $190 last week, MQG has technically broken the uptrend. At the moment, it is stuck between what is now resistance at $190, and support near $180. At best we need to see MQG base out here for a while, get back above $190 and then hold it. Otherwise, if it breaks under $180, we believe the next support level will come in near $160. That also happens to be the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the 2020 – 2021 rally. A failure of that level would then have us targeting the low $140's.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (

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• Bachelor of Engineering, Hons. (University of Sydney) 
• Bachelor of Commerce (University of Sydney) 
• Diploma of Mortgage Lending (Finsia) 
• Diploma of Financial Services [Financial Planning] (Finsia) 
• Completion of ASX Accredited Derivatives Adviser Levels 1 & 2


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