Twitter, Inc. operates as a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter, a platform that allows users to consume, create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live with others.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) below with my added notations:
TWTR had formed a down trending channel over the last three months. A channel is formed simply through the combination of a trend line support that runs parallel to a trend line resistance. Any (3) points can start a channel, but it’s the 4th test and beyond that confirm it. You can see TWTR had several test points. Yesterday TWTR broke channel resistance, which should lead to overall higher prices for the stock.
The Tale of the Tape: TWTR broke its channel resistance and should be moving higher. A long trade could be entered on a pullback down to the prior channel resistance, which currently sits near $36.5. A short trade might also be made if the stock falls back inside the channel.
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