Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE: EV)

Eaton Vance Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, marketing, and management of investment funds in the United States. It also provides investment management and counseling services to institutions and individuals. Further, the company operates as an adviser and distributor of investment companies and separate accounts.

Take a look at the 1-year chart of Eaton (NYSE: EV) below with my added notations:

1-year chart of Eaton (NYSE: EV)

Since the end of February, EV has formed an important level of resistance to watch at the $42 (red) mark. The stock has made its way back to the level again, and a solid close above that $42 level should lead to much higher prices for EV.

The Tale of the Tape: EV has a key level of resistance at $42. 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 $42.

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