Materials and Financials pullback, IT and Healthcare continue advance

The All Ordinaries index was down 0.71% for the week ending 3 May 2019. The index ended the week 5.0% above its 200 DMA but backed away from the new highs established during the previous week.

The index managed to hold above its new support level of 6425; however, it is critical for it to continue to do so. If the index is unable to maintain support, this portends a retracement to test prior support levels at 6200.

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Consumer Discretionary showing leadership potential

The All Ordinaries index was up 0.14% for the week ending 5 April 2019. The index ended the week 2.6% above its 200 DMA, after a roller coaster of a week that saw it close above the critical 6,350 level before backing away sharply over the next two days to finish the week mostly flat.

For the last six weeks, the index has tracked sideways in a narrow range. Our expectation is for more of the same until there is a clear break in one direction or the other. While that might sound tautological, it is not. A clear break will signal an end to the current trading range and indicate the likely direction of the next move.

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Materials breaking out, IT pulling back, energy weak

The All Ordinaries index was down 0.31% for the week ending 29 March 2019. The index ended the week 2.4% above its 200 DMA, finishing the week strongly, near the top of the weekly bar, but still tracking sideways and making no new progress.

We expect that the index will spend some time in a trading range around this level before it will be ready to show its hand as to the direction of the next move.

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