ASX200 To Reveal Direction… Soon

Technicals | Jan 16 2024

By Michael Gable 

US markets were closed overnight but there are still a few interesting developments in the Australian market.

Our index itself has had some very interesting price action the past few days and this means that it is close to showing its hand and telling us what direction the next move will be in.

Today's report has an updated chart of the S&P/ASX200 Index.

Our most recent commentary on the XJO has stated that longer-term it looks bullish, with an eventual break above the 7600 being the trigger for a larger rally above 8000.

Short-term, however, we can see that the market has been overbought and is due for a consolidation. At the moment, we can see that the market is holding in at current levels fairly well.

However, we have noticed that the trading range is tightening up (circled).

This means that we are probably a day or two away from a decent sized move. Mostly likely this will be to the upside, but we need to wait and see.

The bottom line is, the next large move on the XJO (which is due in a day or so) should tell us what direction it will head in over the next few weeks.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (

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