TPI Composites, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the manufacture of composite wind blades for the wind energy market. It operates through the following segments: United States (US); Asia; Mexico; and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
Take a look at the 1-year chart of TPI (NASDAQ: TPIC) with the added notations:
TPIC has formed an important level of support at $16 (green) over the past several months. After finishing up a recent rally, the stock has fallen back down to that support. If the $16 level were to break, lower prices should follow for TPIC.
The Tale of the Tape: TPIC has key support at $16. A trader could enter a long position at or around $16 with a stop placed under the level. If the stock were to break below the support, a short position could be entered instead.
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