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The Hang Seng Gaps Below Support At 22500 For The 4th Time

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Recently, the Hang Seng has been building a broadening top formation. We'll  call it a Head/Shoulders pattern. Note the loss of the 200 DMA again.

$HSI 20140127

What is more interesting are the lines on the chart. Those lines have been there for years. Let's broaden the view with 3 years of information.


The Hnag Seng built a broad topping pattern in 2011 with support at the same level.

$HSI 20140127 4 years

For some reason at this level, the $HSI can really plummet quickly. Check out both the red circle areas. The HSI lost 4000 points quickly going through this area. Even more interesting is on a 6 year view, you can see this is where the $HSI broke down quickly back in 2008.

There seems to be a vaccuum tube at this level.Will this be a precipitous drop back down to 19500 again? Or is it different this time ?

Good trading,

Greg Schnell, CMT

 

 

 

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Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. Based in Calgary, he 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 Market Technicians Association (MTA) and the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

Greg is also the co-author of Stock Charts for Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Greg joined StockCharts.com in 2012 and has be instrumental in helping launch a variety of new blogs and other commentary platforms. Presently, Greg contributes market analysis commentary to The Canadian Technician, Commodities Countdown and Don't Ignore This Chart blogs. Learn More
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