Jabil Circuit, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. It offers electronics design, production, and product management services to companies in the aerospace, automotive, computing, defense, digital home, energy, healthcare, industrial, instrumentation, lifestyles, mobility, mold, networking, packaging, peripherals, storage, telecommunications, and wearable technology industries. The company’s services include integrated design and engineering; component selection, sourcing, and procurement; automated assembly; design and implementation of product testing; parallel global production; enclosure services; systems assembly, direct order fulfillment, and configure-to-order; and injection molding, metal, plastics, precision machining, and automation services. It also provides mobility, display, set-top boxes, and peripheral products, such as printers and point of sale terminals.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of Jabil (NYSE: JBL) below with my added notations:
Over the last 6 months JBL has been trending consistently higher, while also forming a nice trend line of support (green). Always remember that any (2) points can start a trend line, but it’s the 3rd test and beyond that confirm its relevance. As you can see, the market deems JBL’s trendline to be very important. In addition, the stock also has a key level of resistance at $24 (red).
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The Tale of the Tape: JBL has a trend line support and a $24 resistance. A long position could be entered on a break above $24, or on a pullback to the trendline, with a stop placed below the level of entry. A short position could be entered if JBL were to break below its trendline.
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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