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Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. declined from the high of about $24 to about $3 in 2007 where it began to form a bullish technical pattern known as an inverse head-and-shoulder (see left shoulder, head, right shoulder – dashed lines). After a rise to $6.19 in early-2011 (A) and a temporary decline to $3.20 (B), the recent rise to $5.20 (C) signalled the resumption of the up-trend. Only a decline below about $4.60 would be negative.

Measurements provide targets of $6.50 and $7.50. The large inverse head-and-ahoulder pattern (solid lines) supports higher targets.

Monica Rizk is the senior technical analyst for Phases & Cycles Inc. ( Ron Meisels is a contributor to the website. They may hold shares in companies profiled. Please see the site for a glossary.

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Senior Technical Analyst at Phases & Cycles Inc.

Monica Rizk, Senior Technical Analyst, has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and completed the Canadian Securities Institute course. She has been with Phases & Cycles since September 2000 and specializes in the research of Canadian and US stocks using Point & Figure as well as bar chart analysis. More

President of Phases & Cycles Inc.

Ron Meisels, President, Phases & Cycles Inc., has been active as an Analyst since 1971. He was Vice President and Director of Technical Research of Nesbitt Thomson (now BMO Nesbitt Burns) from 1982 to 1990. He was ranked among the top three technical analysts by Canadian Institutions for six consecutive years (Brendan Wood Survey). More

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