Well, September starts with a flurry. Banks are breaking down, and gold is breaking out. The story with oil continues to be influenced by winds of a hurricane. First it was Hurricane Harvey and this week the Gulf of Mexico is seeing the winds of Hurricane Irma. With a significant volume of off-shore and on-shore production shut in, we should continue to see some volatility in price.
A lot of the Canadian sectors are failing at their trend lines, so that is a bigger concern for the broad index.
About the author:Greg Schnell, CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. He is also the co-author of Stock Charts For Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Based in Calgary, Greg is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is an active member of both the CMT Association and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).