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Bullish Flag Pattern on Ansell Limited (ANN)
As traders, we use technincal analysis as a reliable method for speculating on future price direction of both equities (shares) and indexes. Technical Anyalysis in simple terms is the study of historic price movements in a chart in search of patterns or consistantly traded support and resistance levels. Today we are looking at a specific chart pattern that falls under continuation patterns, the Bullish Flag Pattern.
Appearance: A Bullish Flag pattern is comprised of:
- A strong rise of bullish momentum with the volume and share price rising.
- A break of the uptrend line and a sideways to bearish period where the share price starts to fall slightly, and the volume of trading decreases from the recent strong trend.
- The breakout of the sideways to bearish movement and then a sharp rise higher once again. The volume should also accelerate after breaking out of the channel, or pennant.
Important Note: Be aware, this pattern could be the stock taking a breather or the direction is about to change to head Bearish. Wait to see the reverse to the upside and make sure the volume starts to increase.
Example: Ansell Limited
Ansell Limited showed this exact pattern just over a month ago. The stock is in a long-term uptrend and started to have a bearish fall-off near the end of June. The volume started to weaken as the channel continued, then increased with the break out of the resistance channel level. The following bullish move up continued higher, and we may be about to see another flag pattern forming currently.
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