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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Gold showing strength

The All Ordinaries index was down 0.6% for the week, ending 1 February 2018. Having moved above its 100 DMA last week, it has spent the week consolidating just above. The index closed 2.7% below its 200 DMA. Of the 476 stocks currently comprising the index, only 198 of these (42%) ended the week above their respective 100 DMAs, up from 189 names at the end of last week.  Two hundred fifty-four stocks were up for the week, while 222 ended the week flat or down. One hundred and eighty-seven shares ended the week within 20% of their 52-week highs, while only 43 names are within 5% of highs.

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