Fortescue Shares Oversold

Technicals | Jul 09 2024

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Michael Gable of Fairmont Equities sees Fortescue shares recovering from current oversold conditions.

By Michael Gable 

US markets continue to climb the wall of worry and the S&P/ASX200 Index continues to see the trading range tighten up.

Locally, we have seen weak household spending numbers, as well as real retail sales growth. The US has also seen some soft economic numbers which demonstrate an economy that is expanding, but not running too hot.

Because we have had some short-term uncertainty around interest rates, markets will appreciate seeing these softer numbers.

The first couple of quarters of 2024 have, of course, seen some softness in commodity stocks. This is why the Australian market hasn’t progressed compared to the US.

But this short-term weakness looks set to end as commodity stocks naturally see a rotation of funds back into the sector. One cause for this short-term weakness has been the strengthening US Dollar Index.

Today’s technical view is on Fortescue ((FMG)).

The decline during May and June has seen FMG shares become oversold before bouncing again and forming a buy signal on the daily RSI (circled).

Price action at the recent low looks very encouraging and the rounding out of the bottom is a good sign that a new low is in place.

This also appears to be a low from an Elliott Wave perspective, where the February-March decline is about equal in length to the May-June decline.

FMG is a buy at these levels as there is a high chance that it recovers from here. Nearest resistance levels are near $24.50 and then $26.50.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (

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Michael is RG146 Accredited and holds the following formal qualifications:

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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