FTSE100- June

mully

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Another month ended, and now a new month ahead with hopefully new opportunities.

May was not a very fruitful month for equity traders, especially after the first week, with the FTSE100 ranged bound. Rising interest rates (+14bps) and oil prices (+6.7%) remained the dominant negative influences on equity markets. (see the table)
 

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mully

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Looking at the bigger picture first, global equity markets have been in retreat/consolidation mode since the last week in January. (See chart 1).

IMHO the big question is whether the correction is now complete, as of last Monday, or whether the recent rally is just part of an ongoing bigger correction. Seasonally, equity markets have entered a less than favourable period.

Looking at the Global Index ($) there is a case for identifying a possible completion of an ABC pattern. The FTSE250 appears to be copying this pattern.

However, looking at the FTSE100, from 23/04/04 (4602) there is the possibility of a 5 wave count to17/05/04. This would suggest that the move since then is merely a rally prior to a further fall.
 

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mully

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A more detailed look at the FTSE100 suggests that there is a barrier around 4470/2. This has held the FTSE100 four times (potentially bearish). This remains the significant near term hurdle for the bulls to overcome. However, it also possible to identify an ascending triangle, with a series of rising lows. (potentially bullish) However, a break of 4415 would invalidate the rising low theorem.
 

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mully

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I still remain nervous of reading too much into FTSE100 patterns, given the distortions that a few of the global titans can have on the index. Last week’s fall in Vodafone, on the back of their results, amounted to a fall of 0.5% in the FTSE100.

Chart 1 shows last week's stock contributions.
Chart2 shows last month's stock contributions.


What the charts clearly show is the dominant effect the global titans have on the FTSE100 and, as a consequence, what modest impact the rest of the stocks have.


A clear view on the near term prospects of BP, Vodafone, HSBC and GSK should be helpful in determining FTSE's own prospects.
 

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mully

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Charts of FTSE Global Titans

Here are the respective charts for
Vodafone
BP
HSBC
GlaxoSmithKline


The cyan line over volume is the 20 day average.
 

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mully

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Final thought before I close off,

The major focus will probably be the US non-farm payroll numbers on Friday.

On the corporate front i think Intel is due to give an update on trading


Good night all. I hope you all had a relaxing Bank Holiday.

Down here in the Cotswolds we have had a glorious sunny day.
 

KJH

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Greetings All,
Daily chart of FTSE attached.
Little change since last weeks post except more sideways action in price.
Is it a bear flag or a base pattern before another leg higher?
Considerable overhead resistance at 4470ish with the index bouncing off it a couple of times now. Note the 50% retracement from the April 23 high -May 17 low is at 4482 ish. Also, swing low resistance (April 30) of 4490ish.
This combined with the psychological level of 4500 and 61.8% fib ret of 4510 may dampen any advance. ( along with the price of Oil) I'll be looking for at least 2 closes above these levels before getting excited about retesting the old highs of May 5th and Apr 23.
A downside break of 4400 could see a bit of panic and momentum develop even if it is only from the perception of breaking out of a flag. Any 2 closes below 4400 could signal a test of the Mar 24 swing low. (IMO if that lets go--baring a break and recover-- a bear trend / sideways pattern will unfold)
Having said that with the market essentially going no where for almost 3 weeks a break either way will most likely be a fast move.
Comments/ Criticism ??
KJ
 

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john joachim

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june ftse 100
Morning Mully,& KJH
Mully has done a lot of homework last night June futures expires on 18th. June

John Joachim
 

iainpw

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Morning All,
Looks like Mully was busy yesterday.
Anyone having problems with D4F ?

Iain
PS Ignore the last line i've just got in.
 

barjon

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mornin' all

Just to add to Mully's mine of information. My swing charts show 3 of his global titans in intermediate downtrend and 1 in uptrend. GSK has only recently breached a swinglow to change to downtrend and it's yet to be confirmed.

Of the ftse14: 7 in downtrend 4 in uptrend and 3???

Ftse itself is in downtrend and needs a break of 472 then a confirming break of 602 to change.
 
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bracke

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Thank you mully for your opening posts.

As shown in the post 3 chart ftse has hit resistance at approx 4470 several times. My understanding is that this may be bearish but if resistance or support is hit often, if/when the break occurs it is a large one.

Ftse has been down to 4411 today but appears to have support at this level.

The first trading day of the month in 2003 and 2004 has usually been a plus day but unless the usa can provide a shot in the arm I am doubtful it will be the case today. ( see thread FTSE 100- MAY ) post 46

Regards

bracke
 
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bracke

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A dearth of posts today

Is that a reflection of the ftse, holiday hangover or can't be bothered.

Maybe the usa will liven things up.

Regards

bracke
 

barjon

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two of us awake bracke!!

don't know if it's just me but the site has been working really slowly at times today
 

bracke

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Yes indeed....is it bedtime yet.

It appeared to start going slow last week, not causing me much trouble.

Is it a reflection of the number of members that this site now has.

ftse moving up a little in response to the usa I imagine but will it finish in positive territory and record another plus day for the first day of the trading month?

Regards

bracke
 
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