Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) is a publicly owned equity real estate investment trust. The firm manages owns, manages, develops, acquires, and leases mall and power and strip centers primarily in the Eastern United States. It also provides management, leasing, and development services to affiliate and third party property owners.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of Pennsylvania (NYSE: PEI) below with my added notations:
Over the past couple of months, PEI has hit the $12 resistance (red) on multiple occasions. In addition, the stock may be climbing a trend line of support (green). Together, these two lines have formed an ascending triangle on PEI. Eventually the stock will have to break either the $12 resistance or the trendline.
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The Tale of the Tape: PEI is winding up between two key levels. A long trade could be made at the triangle support or on a break above $12. A break below the trendline could be an opportunity to enter a short trade.
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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