The Japanese Market Move Could be in its Final Stages
- Posted by Greg Harmon
- on March 20th, 2013
Since November the Japanese market ($EWJ) has been on fire, up over 20%. It seems like there is nothing tat can stop it. But perhaps their fondness for seafood might get in the way. The chart below shows that the Japan iShares ETF has been playing out a bearish Crab pattern. This culminates in the last leg higher reaching 161.8% of the initial down leg and 314% of the initial bounce higher. These bounds put a range of 10.95-11.39 on the price as a Potential Reversal
Zone (PRZ). There are other signals that a top may be coming soon. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is hovering in the high end of bullish territory and the Moving Average Convergence Divergence indicator (MACD) is near an extreme on the signal line. Also the price has moved to 5.6% above the 50 day Simple Moving Average (SMA). It has been as far as 8% above before correcting so not extreme yet but elevated. None of these are a guarantee that a pullback will occur soon. Nor are they a guarantee that the price will continue higher towards the PRZ. They are signals that suggest you start looking at the chart a bit more often and refresh your exit plan.
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Gregory W. Harmon CMT, CFA, has traded in the Securities markets since 1986. He has held senior positions including Head of Global Trading, Head of Product Development, Head of Strategy and Director of Equity. (More)
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