TASER International, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) worldwide. The company operates through two segments, TASER Weapons and Axon. The company sells its products to military forces, private security, and consumer personal protection markets, as well as to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and corrections through its direct sales force, distribution partners, online store, and third-party resellers.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of TASER (NASDAQ: TASR) with the added notations:
TASR has been in an overall downtrend since last year. However, during the past 2 months, the stock has found support at $18 (green) on multiple occasions. Traders may be able to expect some sort of bounce now that the stock has reached that support again. However, if the $18 support were to break, lower prices should follow.
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The Tale of the Tape: TASR has an important level of support at $18. A trader could enter a long position at $18 with a stop placed under the level. If the stock were to break below the support a short position could be entered instead.
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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