Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSEMKT: INO)

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, discovers, develops, and develops synthetic vaccines and immune therapies focusing on cancers and infectious diseases. The company’s DNA-based SynCon technology designed to provide protection against known and new unmatched strains of pathogens, such as influenza. Its electroporation DNA delivery technology uses controlled electrical pulses to enhance cellular DNA vaccine uptake. The company’s clinical programs include HPV-caused pre-cancers and cancers, influenza, prostate cancer, breast/lung/pancreatic cancer, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, HIV, and malaria vaccines. It is also advancing preclinical research for a seasonal/pandemic influenza vaccine, as well as other products.

Please take a look at the 1-year chart of INO (Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) below with my added notations:

1-year chart of INO (Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)

INO peaked in February at almost $16 and lost about half of its value from there. The stock seems to have bottomed out a bit over the last (3) months. Over the last year the stock has commonly hit a very important level of resistance at $12 (blue). The one time INO was able to break through $12 the stock ultimately ran to $15+. If the stock can break above $12 again, higher prices should follow.

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The Tale of the Tape: INO has a key level of resistance at $12. A long trade could be entered on a break through that level. However, if you are bearish on the stock, a short trade could be made on any rallies up to $12.

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

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