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Rio Tinto: bottom up

This story features RIO TINTO LIMITED. For more information STOCK ANALYSIS: RIO

By Michael Gable

We continue to maintain our positive bias in the market here. Last week we were talking about the US Dollar Index looking in bad shape, and a drop in the US Dollar Index would be a tailwind for commodities, including gold. We are seeing continued support for commodities stocks here, especially over the past couple of days, so this is a sector to be overweight.

Today we have a chart on Rio Tinto ((RIO)).

After the peak in March, RIO trended lower and daily volatility was quite high. Over the past few weeks, however, we have seen volatility fade as RIO began to form a small base.

Yesterday it managed to break above that range and so it looks like a bottom in place and the current levels are a buying opportunity. A close above $100 will be further confirmation that RIO is ready to recover from here.

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Michael Gable is Managing Director of Fairmont Equities (

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• Bachelor of Engineering, Hons. (University of Sydney)
• Bachelor of Commerce (University of Sydney)
• Mortgage Loan Diploma (Finsia)
• Diploma in financial services [Financial Planning] (Finished)
• Completion of ASX Accredited Derivatives Adviser Levels 1 and 2


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