Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI)

Rovi Corporation provides integrated solutions for the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment to service providers and consumer electronics (CE) industry worldwide. The company offers interactive program guides (IPGs), an interactive listing of television or video program information that enables viewers to navigate through, sort, select, and schedule video programming for viewing and recording. It markets IPGs to service providers under i-Guide and Passport brands; and CE industry under the G-GUIDE and HTML Guide brands.

Take a look at the 1-year chart of ROVI (NASDAQ: ROVI) below with my added notations:

1-year chart of ROVI (NASDAQ: ROVI)

ROVI has been in a downtrend for most of 2015. However, over the past 4 months the stock has created an important resistance level to watch at $12 (red). As you can see on the chart above, ROVI has tested that level several times as resistance, while also testing it as support back in July. A break above that $12 level should lead to higher prices for the stock.

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The Tale of the Tape: ROVI 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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