Analog Devices, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software, and subsystems that leverage analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing technologies.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of Analog (NASDAQ: ADI) below with added notations:
ADI has seen some ups and downs since the spring, but one constant is that the stock has repeatedly stalled at the $113 level (green). That level was also ADI’s 52-week high resistance barrier, and now that the stock has broken above it, traders could look to enter a position on any pullbacks down to the $113 area.
The Tale of the Tape: ADI broke its 52-week resistance at $113. The possible long position on the stock would be on a pullback down to that level with a stop placed under it. A break back below $113 could negate the forecast for a move higher.
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