GasLog Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages vessels in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market worldwide. It provides maritime services for the transportation of LNG and LNG vessel management services. As of April 10, 2014, the company’s fleet consisted of 18 wholly owned LNG carriers. It also had 9 LNG carriers operating under its technical management for third parties.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of GasLog (NYSE: GLOG) below with added notations:
GLOG has been trading sideways for the last 3 months, while forming a common pattern known as a rectangle. A minimum of (2) successful tests of the support and (2) successful tests of the resistance will give you the pattern. GLOG’s rectangle pattern has formed a $22 resistance (green) and a $16 support (red). At some point the stock will have to break one of the two levels created by the rectangle pattern.
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The Tale of the Tape: GLOG is trading within a rectangle pattern. The possible long positions on the stock would be either on a pullback to $22, or on a breakout above $16. The ideal short opportunity would be on a break below $16.
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!
Christian Tharp, CMT
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