TriNet Group, Inc. provides human resources solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States and Canada. The company offers payroll processing, human capital consulting, and employment law compliance services, as well as health insurance, retirement plans, and workers compensation insurance services. It serves clients in various industries, including technology, life sciences, property management, professional services, banking and financial services, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality services, as well as non-profit entities. The company markets its solutions through its sales representatives, sales management, and sales operations and support personnel.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of TriNet (NYSE: TNET) below with my added notations:
TNET had been declining insistently since its March peak, but more recently the stock has moved into in a sideways consolidation. In addition, over the past two months the stock has created a key resistance level to watch at $20 (red). As you can see, TNET has already tested that level twice. A break above that $20 level should lead to higher prices for the stock.
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The Tale of the Tape: TNET has a key level of resistance at $20. 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 $20.
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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