Alamos Gold Inc. explores for, mines, develops, and produces gold deposits in the United States and Canada. The company also explores for silver and precious metals. Its principal assets include the Young-Davidson mine, which includes mineral leases and claims totaling 11,000 acres located in Northern Ontario, Canada; the Mulatos mine in the Salamandra concessions; and the El Chanate mine that comprises 22 mineral concessions covering 4,618 hectares situated in the State of Sonora, Mexico.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of Alamos (NYSE: AGI) below with added notations:
Over the two months, AGI has moved into a sideways trading range. While in the range, the stock has formed 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.
The AGI rectangle pattern has formed a resistance at $9 (red), and a $7 support (green). At some point the stock will have to break one of the two levels.
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The Tale of the Tape: AGI is trading within a rectangle pattern. The possible long positions on the stock would be either on a pullback to $7 or on a breakout above $9. The ideal short opportunity would be on a break below $7.
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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