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Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2009 Feb 09, 2009 - 04:55 PM GMT

By: Kingsley_Anderson

Stock-Markets After some big gains last week, today was a bit of a ho-hum affair as the DJIA only finished down 9.72 points. Does this rally have legs? We will know soon enough. There is a trendline (see the chart) right overhead the current price. Moreover, the DJIA's recent nemesis, the 50 dma , sits menacingly above at 8463.


After such a large gain, it is common for traders to take some profits. As for candlestick analysis the doji candle that was formed today is normally not a rally killer after a large move. However, be wary if another doji or a small-bodied candle forms. This is known as a "dumpling top," and usually gives a good indication that the bears will soon be in control.

One positive to take away from this chart is the decrease in volatility over the last several months. Notice how over time the price movement has become less and less volatile. That is one indicator that we may soon face better times.

Positions: None

By Kingsley Anderson

http://tradethebreakout.blogspot.com

Kingsley Anderson (pseudonym) is a long-time individual trader. When not analyzing stocks, he is an attorney at a large law firm. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Army for five years and continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves. Kingsley primarily relies on technical analysis to decipher the markets.
Kingsley's website is Trade The Breakout (http://tradethebreakout.blogspot.com)

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