Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX)

Terex Corporation operates as an equipment manufacturer of specialized machinery products. Its Aerial Work Platforms segment designs, manufactures, refurbishes, services, and markets aerial work platform equipment, telehandlers, light towers, bridge inspection equipment, and utility equipment, as well as related components and replacement parts under the Terex and Genie brands. The company’s Construction segment offers off-highway trucks and material handlers; loader backhoes, compaction equipment, mini and midi excavators, site dumpers, compact track loaders, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders, and tunneling equipment. Its Cranes segment designs, manufactures, services, and markets mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice boom crawler cranes, lattice boom truck cranes, and truck-mounted cranes, as well as related components and replacement parts. The company’s Material Handling & Port Solutions segment offers industrial cranes, such as standard cranes, process cranes, rope and chain hoists, electric motors, light crane systems, and crane components. Its Materials Processing segment provides materials processing equipment, such as crushers, washing systems, screens, apron feeders, and chippers.

To review potential trading opportunities with Terex’s stock, please take a look at the 1-year chart of TEX (Terex Corporation) below with my added notations:

1-year chart of TEX (Terex Corporation)

TEX appears to have formed a double top price pattern (blue) from January though mid-June. Double tops are reversal patterns and are as simple as they sound: Rallying up to a point (T), selling off to a support, and then rallying back up again to approximately the same top (T). As with any price pattern, a confirmation of the pattern is needed. TEX confirmed its pattern by breaking the $27.50 support (teal) that was created by the double top pattern.

The Tale of the Tape: TEX has broken down from its double top and should be moving lower overall. A short trade could be made on any rallies back up to $27.50, while a long trade could be made if the stock were to break back above the $27.50 level.

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Before making any trading decision, decide which side of the trade you believe gives you the highest probability of success. Do you prefer the short side of the market, long side, or do you want to be in the market at all? If you haven’t thought about it, review the overall indices themselves. For example, take a look at the S&P 500. Is it trending higher or lower? Has it recently broken through a key resistance or support level? Making these decisions ahead of time will help you decide which side of the trade you believe gives you the best opportunities.

No matter what your strategy or when you decide to enter, always remember to use protective stops and you’ll be around for the next trade. Capital preservation is always key!

Good luck!

Christian Tharp, CMT